Piazza delle Vettovaglie

Piazza delle Vettovaglie, Pisa: Address, Piazza delle Vettovaglie Reviews: 3.5/5

Piazza delle Vettovaglie
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3.5
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dapper777
Monaco32,183 contributions
Friends
The square has the shape of an irregular quadrilateral, with a double arched loggia, supported by sandstone columns.
The sixteenth-century portico, that runs along the four sides, was built by the "Opera del Duomo".
Formerly it was known as "Piazza del Grano" (wheat) or "Piazza dei Porci" (meat) as it was the place where the food and meat market took place and it has never changed its original function ever since.
It was located in a very lively neighbourhood, but it did not have the current appearance.
From the eighteenth century, the square took the name of "Vettovaglie", from the sale of various foods, and it was equipped with a fountain.
Piazza delle Vettovaglie is today one of the most popular places for young people, students from the nearby university and the Pisans themselves who, especially in the evening, flock to the numerous clubs, small cafes, restaurants and pubs and enjoy food, wines and aperitifs.
It is the centre of the university's nightlife.
The square is quite nice and the portico has a lovely shape.
Written October 6, 2021
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gourmetflaneur
York, UK1,064 contributions
Just off the Borgo Stratto this little square has a few cafes and pizza places. A very small market operates - it seemed to specialise in hats. Curious. A little lacking in atmosphere but easy to get to and enjoy its quaint setting.
Written September 7, 2019
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Conrad N
Whitstable, UK700 contributions
Couples
An arcaded piazza that is probably not what it once was. When we visited the few market stalls in the square itself were selling cheap clothes and other poor quality items. Further along outside were some decent fruit and vegetable stalls. Overall not really worth going out of your way to find.
Written October 26, 2018
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia5,256 contributions
Couples
The name of the square explains a lot, because it literally means “Supply Square” due to the everyday market where locals and tourists can buy fresh fruits, vegetables and other food. The square is surrounded by small streets and porticos full of wine shops, fish-sellers and butchers, bakeries and coffee bars.
Written October 13, 2018
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