Piazza Verdi was named as such in the post-war period. Previously, it was known as Piazza del Grano (Grain Square) because it hosted the grain market. The square has undergone several renovations. At one point, it was filled with greenery, but today it is paved and has become a meeting place for citizens.
On the northeast side, there used to be a public weighing scale. In the 1990s, the square was renovated by engineer Eligio Valentini. Instead of the weighing scale, a bronze sculpture by Roberto Macellaro was placed, depicting a sack of grain and a bushel (a cylindrical wooden container used for measuring grain). In a recent renovation, the statue has been removed.