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piazza - a public square with room for pedestrians; "they met at Elm Plaza"; "Grosvenor Place"
plaza, place
public square, square - an open area at the meeting of two or more streets ...

The Piazza in Portmeirion, Wales
Originally the Piazza was a tennis court, but since 1966 the area has been a quiet paved area with a blue tiled pond, a fountain, and lavish flower beds.

The Italian term for a city square. Image courtesy of Phil Gruen ...

piazza: an Italian public square; in 17th and 18th century England it came to denote a covered arcade surrounding a square.
pier: a mass of masonry serving as a vertical support. If cylindrical it is called a pillar or column.

Piazza Novona , Rome, Italy

St. Peter's, Rome, Italy ...

- an open space, sometimes square but more usually rectangular, surrounded by buildings. Used in Scotland to describe the arcaded walk under 17th century and earlier, buildings.

Piazza d'Italia by Charles Willard Moore, New Orleans.
Perhaps the best example of irony in Postmodern buildings is Charles Willard Moore's Piazza d'Italia (1978). Moore quotes (architecturally) elements of Italian renaissance and Roman Antiquity.

Piazza bassa: A casemate set in a flank of a work from which artillery was used to enfilade the curtain and to cover the ditch.

Site: Piazza San Marco
Date: 11th century and later
Exterior view #1
Exterior view #2 ...

piazza, plaza, place, platzPiazza, Plaza, Place, Platz, deriving from Italian, describe a public open space surrounded by buildings.

Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena
Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci ...

concourse : a hall in a pedestrian precinct, or a piazza
concrete : A mixture of sand, cement and aggregate (stone or gravel) that may be reinforced with ferrous metals.

The nude, muscular hero holds the bloody severed head of Medusa high in the air as he looks over the Piazza della Signoria, the main square of Florence.

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