Often, when deciding the destination of the next vacation , it happens to be misled by the excessive xenophilia that leads to rejecting the Italian destinations a priori . In fact, most of those people who believe themselves to be genuine travelers have actually seen only a small percentage of the wonders that our “Bel Paese” offers. For example, few people know that Italy is the nation most represented in all the rankings of the most beautiful squares in the world .
You are surprised
We had no doubts! But which are “our” most beautiful famous squares in every corner of the globe.
Find out in our personal top 10of the most beautiful Italian squares, both from an architectural point of view and from an artistic / cultural point of view.

NB : The following ranking is the result of a survey which actively involved the members of the Community. Over 10,000 users were asked to express their preferences, choosing 10 squares from the over 100 selected by our editorial staff.

10 – Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples – Votes: 597

Piazza Plebiscito is certainly one of the best known to Italians, in fact it has often been chosen as a location for important events and events due to its large size. This place underwent heavy changes during the Napoleonic era and today its beauty is mainly due to the presence ofbuildings of considerable historical and cultural value, including the Basilica of San Francesco da Paola and the Royal Palace .

9 – Piazza Ducale, Vigevano – Votes: 622
Photo by Vignati Francesco.
We are sure that only a few of you know the beauty of this Renaissance pearl! Piazza Ducale , in the municipality of Vigevano , was built at the behest of the Sforza family in the last years of the 1400s. Beyond its undoubted architectural charm , the added value is given by the Pietro Bertolini shoe museum located inside the Castello Sforzesco looks right on the side of the square.

8 – Piazza del Popolo, Ascoli Piceno – Votes: 654
Photo by ITASVE. “One of the most harmonious squares in Italy, pedestrian area and heart of the historic center.” These are the words used by the historian Antonio Rodilossi to describe the square of the town of Ascoli Piceno . And in fact we cannot blame him … Today it continues to be a point of reference, the most important meeting place in the city.

7 – Prato della Valle, Padua – Votes: 700
Photo by AnatolyPm.
At the seventh position of our ranking is another little known square, the Prato della Valle .
We are talking about one of the largest in Italy, as well as by far the largest in the city of Padua , one of the least polluted cities in Italy. The current configuration is characterized by an original elliptical island surrounded by a small channel.


6 – Piazza Pretoria, Palermo – Votes: 728 Superb
source that has no equal in FiorenzaThese words were uttered by Giorgio Vasari, a well-known Florentine artist, as soon as he saw the masterpiece made.
In the heart of Palermo , the capital of the Sicily Region, near the Quattro Canti , is the fantastic Piazza Pretoria . This jewel of mannerism owes its rare beauty to the splendid fountainpresent in the center, sculpted in 1500 by the great Francesco Camilliani . Also known to most as “Piazza della Vergogna”, due to the nakedness of the statues that make up the fountain, its affixing in the square was not taken well by the cloistered nuns of the Convent of Santa Caterina that overlooks the square: it was they to rename it “Piazza della Vergogna”.

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5 – Piazza San Pietro, Rome – Votes: 895
Photo by Till Niermann.
In the fifth position we find a “very Italian” square, even if in reality it is not really located on Italian soil. We refer to St. Peter ‘s Square in Vatican City, in the historic center of Rome . Among the most visited squares in the world, also due to the Vatican Museums, in sixth place among the most visited museums in the world. For obvious cultural and religious reasons it is probably the most famous square in the world .


4 – Piazza Navona, Rome – Votes: 998
Close to the podium is the famous Piazza Navona , whose shape closely resembles a stadium from the ancient era. Among the most characteristic of the Italian capital, Piazza Navona is also famous for being the place where the feast of the Befana is celebrated every year on the occasion of the Epiphany.

3 – Piazza del Campo, Siena – Votes: 999
Photo by flissphil.

Piazza del Campo is awarded the third position thanks to its very particular shape which makes it probably the most original of the squares in our top 10. Naturally it represents a “sacred” place for Sienese citizens as the very important Palio is held here. , one of the most deeply rooted traditions of the city.

2 – Piazza San Marco, Venice – Votes: 1017
The main square of the most beautiful city in Italy wins “only” the silver medal. Among Byzantine domes , spiers and mosaics , it is not difficult to understand why this sublime place was the favorite ofGiacomo Casanova for his courtships.

1 – Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa – Votes: 1021

Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa wins our special ranking and wins the gold medal . It is no coincidence that it has been included among the UNESCO World Heritage sites . It is the topical place of the city’s religious life due to the important ecclesiastical structures present. Furthermore, it is linked to a curious legend : it seems that on the side of the Cathedral there are strange signs on the marble, called the “devil’s nails”, whose number seems to vary every time you try to count them.

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