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.
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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 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.
Modena to know: the best method is to visit it: in addition to the Cathedral you can admire the Palazzo Ducale, seat of the Military, the house of the Ducal Garden, the many churches and squares in the center, the Galleria Estense, the Estense Library...More