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Address: Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy

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The heart of Modena

A typical medieval place with a magnificent view of the cathedral. On the side a nice terrace is waiting offering foods and drinks. Everything is full of peace and rest and we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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239 reviews 239 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A typical medieval place with a magnificent view of the cathedral. On the side a nice terrace is waiting offering foods and drinks. Everything is full of peace and rest and we loved sitting there looking at the church and at the people passing by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We sat outside at the restaurant with the upside-down parasols in the warm spring evening sipping our aperitivos and eating the little snacks accompanying the drinks. This Italian evening ritual is simply great - so relaxing and friendly, with a background gentle hum of conversation. The piazza has lots of character, bordered by old and interesting buildings with the the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Pretty buy not really "grande" as it's called. Interesting to watch the locals converge around the plaza. I guess, most if them attract locals and foreigners alike. The market is tucked in one of the alleys. It is not that big but it serves it's purpose. There is a pizza place in one of the corners facing inside the piazza.... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

It's not really "grande", but it's a typical Italian main square. It's the nominal centre of town with the usual important buildings around: Duomo, Museo Lapidario, Torre, Palazzo Comunale etc. Behind the arcades there are shops, bars, restaurants. It's not very different from other main squares in other Italian cities, but you can't say you visited Modena without taking a... More 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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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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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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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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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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55 helpful votes 55 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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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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