Piazza Torre

Directly alongside the Ghirlandina Tower is Piazza Torre, also known as Piazzetta delle Rivendugliole, a reference to the small greengrocers that were once concentrated here. Even today, art and craft markets are periodically held in the shadow of the tower.

The poet Alessandro Tassoni, a Modena native, is honored with a statue in the center of the piazza. Tassoni is the author of the epic poem “La Secchia Rapita” (the “stolen bucket”), the saga of the war between Modena and Bologna around the 1300s.