Though not the geometric center of the town, it has always been considered as such from the viewpoints of civic, economic and social life. Even back in the 17th Century, it was painted and drawn as a small and friendly square loved by its people. It contains some of the town's most important buildings such as the 18th-century Palazzo dell'Udienza, the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, the Chapel of San Marco, and the statue of Sant'Oronzo on a column. Nine roads leave the square: Via degli Acaya, Via Scarambone, Via San Marco, Via dei Templari, Via Mocenigo, Via Visconti and Via la Bagliva, of the market (more recent) and Via delle Erbe, once home to the covered market. Today, new buildings like banks have been constructed, some of these are not the most attractive, architecturally speaking, but the ancient monuments remain intact and the townspeople still take their stroll around the square as was their custom in days gone by.