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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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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

When I went the piazza grande was quiet... Which was perfect opportunity to go and read all about what goes on there. Old style horse battles take place at certain point in the year... But is a beautiful place to go walk around and have a coffee after walking up to it. Has the typical Italian feel in this Tuscan... More

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Spent one night in Arezzo and after a very good dinner, we walked around the lovely historic centre of Arezzo. Piazza Grande is definitely worth a visit !

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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This place could not be more medieval, transporting you back in time with banners draped from the buildings and a large well near the centre. A fantastic place to transport you back in time! Our second visit here.

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Vaduz
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110 reviews 110 reviews
27 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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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119 reviews 119 reviews
32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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187 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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24 reviews 24 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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217 reviews 217 reviews
83 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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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