Very nice piazza with restaurants around, the Cathedral is undergoing exterior renovation so is covered with scaffold.
It is a typical Italian square but if you like these, you will like this as well. The area boasts a wide variety of small bars, cafes, restuarants and designer shops (of course). If you are in Modena, you ought to see it.
Really very nice, with monumental buildings all around. I love sitting at the local cafes, having a coffee or a beer, enjoying the view. Last october some parts of the cathedral were covered due to restoration works. Don't visit Piazza Grande wearing high heels: it's covered with cobblestones.
This place is such a must see that it is really not necessary to write anything about it. Mantova might well be one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. Take time to stroll around at your leisure and do not forget to buy some typical food like the mustards, rice grown locally, truffles and salami.
Unusually, the Piazza Grande is behind the Duomo, not in front of, or on the side of it. Covered arcades, under which there are restaurants and shops, line the square. To one side of the square (a bit around the corner) is the tourist office. Dont confuse that with the Municipal Office, which initially looks like it might be the... More
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