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Piazza Grande

Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 31 Attractions in Modena
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Maplewood, New Jersey
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101 reviews 101 reviews
37 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Piazza Grande is the center of Modena. Its a very small town with a cute square. The Duomo and Ghirlandina tower occupy the center of the square and there is a tourist information center there as well. The walk to the center of town is really easy but you can take a cab there as well. It was a sunny... More

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Oulu, Finland
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136 reviews 136 reviews
41 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A nice piazza, but nothing more than that. Maybe I am just overwhelmed with all the piazzas in Italy. There is a restaurant called Caffe Concerto at the piazza. They serve a great lunch buffet.

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Uk
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is your typical Italian Piazza, cobble stoned, surrounded by wonderful architecture, slightly dirty which for me adds to the rustic beauty that I love about italy. The piazza is surrounded by cafe bars, restaurants and shops. We visited during a public holiday so during lunch and evening times it was very bustling but we also made use on our... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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188 reviews 188 reviews
36 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Very nice piazza with restaurants around, the Cathedral is undergoing exterior renovation so is covered with scaffold.

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Aalborg, Denmark
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96 reviews 96 reviews
14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

It is a typical Italian square but if you like these, you will like this as well. The area boasts a wide variety of small bars, cafes, restuarants and designer shops (of course). If you are in Modena, you ought to see it.

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Bologna, Italy
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195 reviews 195 reviews
56 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Really very nice, with monumental buildings all around. I love sitting at the local cafes, having a coffee or a beer, enjoying the view. Last october some parts of the cathedral were covered due to restoration works. Don't visit Piazza Grande wearing high heels: it's covered with cobblestones.

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Bressanone, Italy
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96 reviews 96 reviews
16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

This place is such a must see that it is really not necessary to write anything about it. Mantova might well be one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. Take time to stroll around at your leisure and do not forget to buy some typical food like the mustards, rice grown locally, truffles and salami.

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camarillo, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Unusually, the Piazza Grande is behind the Duomo, not in front of, or on the side of it. Covered arcades, under which there are restaurants and shops, line the square. To one side of the square (a bit around the corner) is the tourist office. Dont confuse that with the Municipal Office, which initially looks like it might be the... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Thisnis a great location to mingle with locals. The cafes around the piazza offer a great vantage point to enjoy the local culture.

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Riverside, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Nice open space. Construction all around! It was a Sunday when we visited and raining. Not many shops open around the piazza.

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