In the square of the same name, you can admire the statue of the great Girolamo Savonarola. He was excommunicated by Pope Alexander VI, accused of heresy, and was hanged and burned in 1497. After some of his theological works were reevaluated by the church, the Archdiocese of Florence began a campaign to have him beatified in 1997.
The Bonissima is a small statue dating back to around 1200, located high on a corner of the Town Hall on the Piazza Grande, Modena. It's a well-known statue in Modena, but if you don't know where it is, it's easy to miss. The legend tells of a woman, probably a noble, who helped the local people during a period of famine.