Piazza Camillo Prampolini
Also known as “Piazza grande” (“Big Square”) contrary to the so called “Piazza piccola” (“Small Square” Piazza San Prospero), reached the present shape during the renaissance time.
The most important buildings of the political and religious life of the city are situated in this square. Among them, the Cathedral, the Episcopal Palace and the Baptistery built in the Middle Ages and restored in recent times In the Northern side of the square Palazzo del Monte emerges with its clock Tower attached. On the opposite side there is the City Hall, with the Tricolour Hall and the Bordello Tower today the place of municipal offices. In front of Palazzo del Monte there is Crostolo Statue, a monument beloved by the people of Reggio Emilia, which represents the river crossing the city.
Piazza martiri del 7 luglio
Piazza Martiri del 7 luglio is located in the heart of the city of Reggio Emilia. This square is dedicated to Five italians workmen Lauro Farioli, Ovidio Franchi, Emilio Reverberi, Marino Serri, Afro Tondelli, who were killed by the Police force during a fights occurred the 7th july of the 1960 during a syndical manifestation. In this square are located, in particular in the position where five braves fighters died, five plates of memory as a symbol of democracy. The square has been object of an important project of city retraining that is finished only in december of 2008 with an induction cerimony with a lot of citizens. During the year, in this square there are many different cultural manifestations, and on tuesday and friday there's a weekly open-air market. In front of this square there's the municipal theatre "Romolo Valli", isolated San Rocco, that is a civil construction of 1953-54, the Italy's bank Palace builted in 1929 and the S.Francesco's church builted in 1272 by the franciscan friars and restructured many times. Nearby the church, in the S.Francesco's building, there's the seat of Civic museum.