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Piazza Grande di Palmanova

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Edward wrote a review Sep 2019
Santa Rosa, California654 contributions142 helpful votes
the central piazza of Palmanova reflects the shape of the town's fortress layout and is interesting for that as well as for its unusually large size, the water features in the centre, and its collection of interesting, attractive buildings and statues which all reflect its past role as important fortress town. It is certainly worth a visit if one is in Palmanova and is one of the key sights in town. The town itself is moderately interesting due to its history and layout as a fortress town and is worth a visit if one is in the area and has time. There are places to eat or relax around the piazza and there is a small tourist information centre just off it on a street. That said, the town and its piazza have limitations and are not an important must-see. We stopped here because we were driving back to Venice from Slovenia and, having been to Venice before, didn't need any more time in that town so we had some time to visit another place. We had earlier on the trip been in Treviso and did not have enough to to visit any place else of note on this day.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Paul h wrote a review Oct 2018
Adelaide, Australia787 contributions223 helpful votes
Given the town planning of this town the hexagonal piazza is very interesting to see. The town as such doesn’t rate as interesting as places like Udine which is quite close but if you are in the area drop past
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Date of experience: October 2018
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amy e wrote a review Oct 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina997 contributions53 helpful votes
Our tour took a break at the piazza after an in- depth exploration of the fortress. We were fortunate to be there on a day when the market was in full swing, and what an interesting experience to have a chance to interact with the townsfolk on their terms. Please go to Palmonova to learn about the history and visit a UNESCO site from the ground up. You won't be disappointed
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Professor04 wrote a review Mar 2018
Welland612 contributions204 helpful votes
While the town itself is interesting, the huge piazza in the very centre of the city is not much to see. It is massive but incredibly boring – useful for parades and marshalling military hardware. If you try to walk across the square on a summer day, you will rename it “The Devil’s Anvil”. There is not the slightest bit of shade or relief from the sun. Since there is nothing in the piazza itself, spend your time walking around the edge of the square to discover plenty of shops and restaurants.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Dag M wrote a review Jan 2018
Gdansk, Poland102 contributions25 helpful votes
Palmanova is a very small town which has the most fascinating shape once shown from the bird's eye view. It's main 'piazza' is a very large and very simple spot surrounded by lots of small cafes and shops. We have visited it around noon so half of the places were closed however it is very friendly place which is not filled with tourists - it's calm and quiet. Really worth seeing.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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