Novara. Piazza delle Erbe



Surrounded by arcaded houses, it takes the form of a triangular space, the western apex of which leads to the Piazza del Duomo. In the Middle Ages, it housed the butchers', shoemakers' and merchants' stalls, which made this trading area the centre of town life. In 1506, the square was restructured, the wooden and terracotta columns replaced with serizzo tiles, until an effect not too dissimilar to today was achieved, with rows of arcades with round arches.


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