Originally a Roman forum and market place, the square has traditionally been the crossroads of business and leisure in the city. The square is really a rectangle and here you find the Basilica of Palladio and Bissara Tower. On the stand opposite the Loggia del Capitanio (also by Palladio) and the Palazzo del Monte di Pietà, and there are many exit routes. In summer it is very nice to take an evening stroll. It has many shops, restaurants for all tastes and exquisite ice cream. It is also known as "Piazza delle Erbe", Square of Herbs.