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A solitary and peaceful place that will transport you back to Medieval times.

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Piazza Mercanti

A great place to unwind.

When you enter this square, you will be immediately transported back to another time. It is worth taking time out here to relax when you visit the historic centre. From the Duomo, deviate a little towards the west. Look for the Via de Mercanti to find the entrance as the piazza is surrounded by various medieval buildings. You'll recognise it as soon as you enter; it feels like you've been transported to another place. You may find it deserted, with the sound of the traffic drowned out in the background. If so, you can rest for a while away from the hustle and bustle of the city and admire the buildings. Here you'll find the Palazzo della Ragione that was built as a court house in the thirteenth century, the Scuole Palatina which once was the city's most important university and the Casa di Panigarola where many ducal decrees were drawn up. This is a place where time seems to have stood still.



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