Some impressive architecture that includes bars, restaurrants and shops. Was not too crowded when we were there in August but quite a few places were shut due to holidays. Good to sit and people watch.
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We enjoyed having a look around, but the sheer heat of the day made this a hot experience which would be enjoyed maybe more later in the year.
Piazza grande or Piazza del Duomo is now dotted with cafe bars and it's great sitting therw whilst admiring the view of the Ghirlandina
The tower (Ghirladina) is very dear to me, and Piazza Grande is a nice place for a variety of things. Stop for a coffee (or a glass of wine) at one of the bars, sit on the steps of the Duomo and people watch, or...More
In this area you will find many restauran and shop. Especially in summer you can enjoy the giallato and enjoy the environment
The square is located in the historic center of Modena and probably by bus from the station you get off here and the square will be your starting point to the various landmarks. Here are the cathedral Duomo di Modena ant the tower Ghirlandina. There...More
Historical cathedral, Middle Age masterpiece of architect Lanfranco, Romanesque style. Also the square is wonderful, in particular the bar in the colonnade, Highly reccomended.
You will probably pass thru it several times as you walk around the old city, but as a destination, it is nothing special. It offers good views of the Duomo and other buildings.