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“Unique miltary emplacement” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Piazza Grande di Palmanova

Piazza Grande di Palmanova
Piazza Grande, Palmanova, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Palmanova
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Roveredo in Piano, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Unique miltary emplacement”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Great place to visit for history buffs, military strategy enthusiasts. Best time to visit is on Saturdays at 9:30 AM. Go to the tourist info office for a 2 hr guided tour of the Piazza and the surrounding fortifications. The tour is mostly in Italian but they will accomodate English speakers. The city is not the shopping Meca of the world but the historical importance is facinating. An outlet mall nearby (to the south) is a better place for shopping. We found a great place for sea food at Trattoria "Ai Due Delfini".

Visited September 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Market on Mondays, Tango in the evenings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Walking to the discovery of the star-shaped fortress-city was most rewarding.Biking around the defensive walls and moat was a must at sunset.Proper attention to traffic is essential at the city gates.Find out the dates when the city is re-enacting the past in full pomp and ceremony, simply enthralling.

Visited August 2013
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Venice, Italy
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“City of Palmanova”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Took a day trip to Palmanova just out of curiosity. Had a good time, but don't think I would return. It is worth at least one trip as it is a very unique and one of a kind city. I'm writing this more to make other peoples experience more enjoyable. I would start off in the Piazza Grande. It has several outdoor cafes which are great for getting an espresso, cappuccino, or a little vino (but don't eat there). You can visit one of the main attractions Cathedral de Palma de Mallorca. From there you can go to either one of the main fortress gates of the city. There is a tour of the military aspects of the fortress which I highly encourage. We then decided to walk the entire exterior of the city. Very fun! I encourage everyone to do this. Tip 1: bring a FLASHLIGHT. There are all kinds of tunnels to explore. Tip 2: Bring/rent a mountain BIKE. The exterior of the fortress/city is a great for running, walking, picnic, and mountain biking. After all that we decided to head back into the city for a bite to eat. If you do nothing else in this city go to this restaurant: Tip 3: AL GAMBERO, this place is outstanding! We enjoyed it soooo much. All the local Italians flock to this place, so you know it is good. But don't forget siesta/pausa. So, they close at 3pm and open back up at 6pm. All and all it was a fun day trip.

Visited January 2013
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