Hotel le Ville

Via Giardini 1270, Modena, 41100, Italy
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Forum Posts

What interesting to see in Modena?

by Malopolanin2006

Hi,
I'll be in Modena for 3 days in January. What is worth to see in so short time there. I guess I'll be occupied during the day with job training, but in the evenings I hope it will be a little bit of spare time.

RE: What interesting to see in Modena?

by effeti

I never visited, but the Modena Travel guide of VT seems quite rich of tips.

RE: RE: What interesting to see in Modena?

by rubbersoul75

Stopped in Modena last week, great food! Any of these Emelia-romagna towns it's almost impossible to find a bad food.

Nice university feel to Modena, vibrant, lots of good, affordable, cafe's/night spots. When are you going? The city was really alive. Amazing Duomo with nice facade, but it was all covered under scaffolding last week and will surely continue for a bit. Check out the bell tower, leaning quite a bit. It's a large but comfortable town, enjoy yourself.

Other than that, as francesco mentiones, check out the travel guides on VT and books for general info on the town. The town, or rather surounding's are home to ferrari and lamborghini- so a visit to the Ferrari factory may end up on your agenda.
ciao

RE: What interesting to see in Modena?

by marktynernyc

I was in Bologna at the beginning of November and day tripped to Modena. The cathedral is amazing - probably my favorite compared to Bologna's, Parma's and Ravenna's. The farmer's market is mouthwatering - rows upon rows of beautiful produce, cheeses, pastas, seafood, etc, etc. I really like Modena - a little more reserved than Bologna and definitely quieter. I had a good meal at Cucina del Museo, near Sant Agostino.

RE: RE: What interesting to see in Modena?

by rubbersoul75

but you did'nt get to see the duomo facade as it was covered, right?

That bell tower has quite a lean, huh

What interesting to see in Modena?

by marktynernyc

yes - the facade was covered in scaffolding. The portal entrance, with the two lions, on the piazza grande was closed (I thought odd because it wasn't noon yet) - I almost didn't walk around to the main facade, on corso duomo, which also has two lions and was open. The interior is wonderfully moody and mysterious - the altar with the crypt beneath is wonderful. I kept thinking I would really enjoy going to midnight Christmas mass there. Maybe one Christmas...

RE: What interesting to see in Modena?

by Malopolanin2006

thnky very much for all your tips concerning Modena.

rgds

Travel Tips for Modena

If you have never been to...

by Ruthy2001

If you have never been to Modena before the one thing you must do is go walk about on a Sunday afternoon at around 5 when everyone is parading. Then go to Cafe dell'orologio (next to Max Mara) and have an aperatif with some of the snacks from the bar. Finish off the evening in Il Grottino (via del taglio) with one of their tasty pizzas and some profiteroles for pudding. I miss Modena for its winter, when all the shops look so cold and old fashioned. I miss the tasty food from the fresh market every day. I miss club 37, and my Erasmus friends.

One of my fondest memories is the Pavarotti concert - it was suc a beautiful day and so exciting to have so many famous people in such a small town. Another fond memory is the festa della comunita and sitting on a slope in Parco Amendola listening to RAF...

Chiesa di San Domenico

by croisbeauty

The St. Dominic's Church was comissioned by the Dominican Order to the architect G.A. Torri and built between 1708 and 1731. The front facade is pretty simple one and looks more like an temple.
There is an majestic dome inside of the church resting on eight columns, while the Baptistery decorated with the paintings with episodes from the life of St. Dominic.

Palazzo di Belle Arti

by MM212

Commissioned in 1785 by Duke Ercole III d'Este, il Palazzo di Belle Arti was specifically designed as l'Accademia delle Belle Arti, the Beaux-Arts academy of Modena. The Neoclassical design, with its two tone red ochre façade, triangular pediment and arched portico, was the work of the architect Giuseppe Soli, who transformed an abandoned Dominican monastery into this grand arts school. In front of the palazzo's portico stands a Classical statue, brought over from Hadrian's Villa, of Saturn devouring his sons (Saturno che divora i suoi figli, see attached photos). Nowadays, the palazzo houses l'Istituto d'Arte di Modena, the successor of the original beaux-arts academy. Palazzo delle Belle Arti is located on its namesake street, next to la Chiesa di San Domenico, which is all that is left from the Dominican monastery.

Piazza Grande

by MM212

Named simply as the 'large square', Piazza Grande is the heart and focal point of historic Modena. The vast piazza began developing in the 12th century as the civic and religious centre of the city and is thus bordered by the mighty Romanesque-style Cattedrale di Modena and il Palazzo Comunale, the municipal building. The ground of the piazza is paved with rounded cobblestones, which are picturesque but rather difficult to walk on (I couldn't imagine how women in heels would manage!). As is typical in many Italian cities, locals and tourists seem to enjoy gathering at Piazza Grande. The piazza, the cathedral and its bell tower are all listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

la Cattedrale - Southern Façade

by MM212

Dominating Piazza Grande is the southern façade of la Cattedrale di Modena. The series of triple mullioned windows of the loggia seen in the main façade is replicated along the southern façade as well to provide a sense of continuity in its architecture. From Piazza Grande, the Cathedral is entered through two portals: on the left hand side is la Porta dei Principi (covered in scaffolding when I visited) and on the right is la Porta Regia. Both contain elaborate bas-reliefs and porches with columns supported by lion statues, carved in the 12th and 13th centuries. Above the porch of Porta Regia is yet another lion sculpture, but this one dates from the Roman period. Because of its length and its location facing Piazza Grande, the southern façade is in many ways the most important of the cathedral. When I visited in April 2010, this side of the Cathedral was getting ready to be wrapped in scaffolding for some restoration work.

For more photos of the southern façade, take a look at the travelogue: "la Cattedrale di Modena - Southern Façade."

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