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Much more than a lump of rock

This symbol of Modena has a long and colourful history dating back to the middle ages. Used as a... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Michael V
Stop to read the sign, as you walk by.

This stone exists because it was just too big to haul away. Guesses about the original use were as... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2017
John M
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Oct 21, 2018
“Much more than a lump of rock”
Oct 11, 2017
“Stop to read the sign, as you walk by.”
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

This symbol of Modena has a long and colourful history dating back to the middle ages. Used as a stand for town cryers it was also the spot where debtors and fraudsters were pilloried. Enjoy an afternoon aperativo at the cafe behind it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael V
Reviewed October 11, 2017

This stone exists because it was just too big to haul away. Guesses about the original use were as an oratory platform, public funeral spot, and more. Stop to read the sign, as you walk by.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank John M
Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is a very interesting big pink stone. In the middle ages this was the pulpit to announce important issues. If you don't know the story behind, it is just a big stone.

Date of experience: August 2015
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