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Piazza Grande

Piazza Grande, Arezzo, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 28 Attractions in Arezzo
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Walking, Shopping
Description: The spacious and lovely main square features the Town Hall, which dates back to the 6th century.
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Vaduz
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78 reviews 78 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Do you remember the Oscar awarded movie "Life is beautiful" ? This square takes you back into the past, into the history, into the arts of Italian grandeur

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Ciudad Obregon, Mexico
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

on our tuscany road trip we decided to cross over arezzo and finding piazza grande was a nice way to get to know the city. it is in the heart of the town and has all crafty, foodie stops.

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Centreville, Virginia
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159 reviews 159 reviews
109 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Piazza Grande is an amazing space unlike other piazzas we explored in Italy. The main square slopes steeply and is surrounded by the galleried apse of Santa Maria Della Pieve parish church, the 16 th century logge designed by Vasari, 8th century law courts, and the Gothic/Renaissance Palazzo Della Fraternita. Under Vasari' s gallery are lovely cafés perfect for... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

When we visited in both June and August 2014, they were setting up for a medieval jousting festival and Piazza Grande looked super impressive! I'm so disappointed that we missed the festival! This is a great spot to grab a bite to eat or a glass of vino and do some people watching. There's also some nice souveneir shops and... More

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Lovely cafes, beautiful buildings, plenty of people to observe. There are numerous antique shops which are interesting.

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Washington, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A vibrant square with shelter from sun or rain under its great loggia. Great restaurants. The clock in the Palazzo die Fratelli is very ancient and worth a visit.

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York
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218 reviews 218 reviews
83 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stumbled upon the piazza by descending some very unassuming steps in the centre alleyway so we really did go "wow" when we saw where it led. Looks very much like a little Siena, but much less crowded.

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SF Peninsula, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It's a pretty big piazza. It's surrounded by some very impressive old buildings. It's also quite a slope, the first thing Americans might think of when laying out a plaza in a town is "get the laser levels and the Cat D9s out here and let's get this place level" but that obviously wasn't a priority for Arezzans back in... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautiful old square with some quaint antique shops around and a range of restaurants 'under the arches'.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Arrived on the day of the monthly Antiques Fair; more like a huge Car Boot. This made seeing the frontage of many building extremely difficult and also meant the town was crowded.

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