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“Beautiful restored Piazza”
Review of Piazza Maggiore

Piazza Maggiore
Ranked #2 of 23 things to do in Mondovi
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We failed to get out really early to avoid the heat but by mid morning we were once again strolling around Piazza. The jewel in the crown here is the stunning Baroque church the Chiesa de la Missione that overlooks the Piazza Maggiore. There is a bigger Cathedral church off the other end of the piazza but this one is glorious. Built in the C17 it is stunningly decorated throughout internally by Andrea Pozzo. It is his first major work, before he went on to fame in Rome and elsewhere and includes an amazing trompe l'oeil dome and the only remaining example of a Baroque era mechanism that allows a painting of the patron saint to be raised up during services. The many other historic buildings around the centre have all been carefully restored. There are a few nice shops and restaurants but the place does not feel touristy.
The piazza also gives access to the top of the funicular railway that takes people up and done between The centre of Mondovi and Piazza. It is a neat modern device that replaces earlier models and gives great views on the way.

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Beautiful piazza, not over restored and as a first taste of Italy for us made us feel were in something very authentic. A good array of shops, bars and restaurants. We there during a fiesta when the piazza and surrounding streets were decorated with multi colored umbrellas, the whole place looked fantastic.

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

We loved it here, the Cafes were ace and the general feeling is great.There was community dancing in the street on the sun day and everyone got involved, even my children. Lovely

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