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Piazza Grande

Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 28 attractions in Modena
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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172 reviews 172 reviews
35 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
14 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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151 reviews 151 reviews
36 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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69 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 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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Valletta, Malta
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

this cobbled piazza is the central square for Modena where one finds the main church or Duomo, the famous watch tower, cafe's, and the comune.

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