Via Blasia 10, , Modena, Emilia-Romagna 41100
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Palazzo dei Musei, Epigraphic Museum, 5/2010
Palazzo Comunale, Sala degli Arazzi, Modena 5/2010
Street Sign, Accademia Militare, Modena, May 2010
Palazzo Ducale, Modena, May 2010
I will be in Bologna on Sunday and I plan to visit Modena on Monday. What kind of market they have on Monday ? Interesting ? and whereabout ?
There is a market in Modena every Monday morning from 7.00 to 14.30. It is in the Parco Novi Sad. You will see the precise location on this webpage: http://www.modenaparchi.com/modena-parco-novi-sad.html
It is a rather big market of the 'general' kind, with clothes, accessories, houseware, food.
Thank you. It seems interesting.
Travel Tips for Modena
Modena, settembre 1982. Esco dalla stazione e annuso l'aria. Come mi accoglierà Modena questa volta? Sono prevenuto. Ci sono passato un anno fa, in autostop, con mia sorella e non ci caricava nessuno.
Le prime persone che incontro sono due ragazze splendide, dalle gambe lunghissime. Chiedo qual'è autobus per andare all'università. Gentilissime, mi accompagnano a prendere il biglietto. Cominciamo bene, penso.
Salgo sull'autobus e chiedo ad un ragazzo di spiegarmi dove si scende per l'università. 'Ci vado anch'io, ti accompagno' risponde. Sempre meglio.
Nei giardini dell'università, cerco di capire dove si trova il Centro di calcolo. 'Cosa cerchi?' mi chiede una ragazza. 'Il centro di calcolo' ripondo. 'Ci vado anch'io. Ti accompagno'. Sogno o son desto?
'Volevo solo qualche informazione...', non faccio in tempo a finire che un gruppetto di studenti mi accoglie e mi spiega tutto con dovizia di particolari....
E cosi' via. Non c'e' che dire. Modena è una città accogliente.
The town of Maranello is located 17km south of Modena, and is famous for being the birth place of Ferrari. The town is home to the Ferrari factory and museum, and everywhere you look you see people walking about in their Ferrari overalls (factory workers I hope!).
Alex is a big fan of Ferrari's and I am not adverse to any shiny sports cars, so we made a visit to Maranello a top priority on our Sep 2006 Italy trip.
The highlight of a visit to Maranello is Galleria Ferrari, which is a museum charting the history of Ferrari. Here you can get right up close to a large range of shiny Ferraris and decide which one you want for Christmas ; )
Also, make sure you take a wander around town as you are sure to see a new Ferrari or two coming in/out of the factory.
For more information, check out my Maranello page.
The Palazzo Ducale is a vast 15th century palace which was built for the Este family. The Este family used to rule the nearby town of Ferrara before moving all their wealth to Modena. The palace was the family's court and was very extravagant in its day.
This grand building takes up one whole side of Piazza Roma. Check out the candelabras that sit on the balcony edge, and the small clock tower.
These days the Palazzo is home to Modena's Military Academy. It closed to the public, except for a couple of special days throughout the year.
Monumento a Alessandro Tassoni
All cities like to commemorate their famous children, and Modena is no exception. In Piazza Grande beside the Duomo you will find a monument to Alessandro Tassoni, a poet and quasi-diplomatic who live at the turn of the turn of the 16th-17th centuries and spent much of his life as a secretary to various Kings and Bishops in Spain and Rome. His most famous work is La secchia rapita, a poem about rivalries and battles between Bologna and Modena. This isn't quite a monument to Dante or Boccaccio, but it's still an interesting insight into the history of Modena's culture.
la Cattedrale - Main Façade
Facing west at Piazza Duomo, the façade of la Cattedrale di Modena consists of three sections, with a horizontal row of triple mullioned windows across all three sections. The middle part contains the main entrance of the cathedral flanked by two columns supported by lion statues from the Roman period. Immediately above the entrance is a loggia and further above it is an enormous Gothic rose-window by Anselmo di Campione, completed in the late 12th century. The middle section is topped by a triangular roof pediment which is crowned with a statue of the archangel Michael and is flanked by two octagonal turrets. The 12th century bas-reliefs sculptures on the lower façade, depicting the creation, are considered masterpieces of Romanesque art by the sculptor Wiligelmo (Guglielmo da Modena).
For detailed photos of the façade, take a look at the travelogue: "la Cattedrale di Modena - façade".
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We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Modena Ritz
- Tiby Ritz Modena
Address: Via Blasia 10, , Modena, Emilia-Romagna 41100