Via Rainusso 108, Modena, 41100, Italy
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Palazzo dei Musei, Epigraphic Museum, 5/2010
Palazzo Comunale, Modena, May 2010
Cadets from Accademia Militare, Modena, May 2010
Palazzo Ducale, Modena, May 2010
Vespa rental in Modena
I've had wonderful advise on where to rent a vespa in Bologna. I will be in Modena from 16 to 20 June and would like to rent one there as well. Can anyone help me find a good place to rent vespas.
Thanks so much,
Re: Vespa rental in Modena
I can't speak to specifics in Modena, but there is a company in Italy called Stradanova (give em a google) that rents every make and model of bike you can imagine. I rented a BMW from one the franchises in Milan earlier this year and know they have other locations in select Italian cities.
Travel Tips for Modena
See the cathedral, which is...
See the cathedral, which is indeed a typical example of the architecture of Emilia Romagna (the region where Modena and Bologna are situated): reddish (a wonderful combination of red and white marble), and - leaning! I'm really sorry that my old Zenit couldn't manage the whole height of the belfry, because it leans under a different angle than the base. Furthermore, the back part of the building (click on the photo to see better) leans in the opposite direction!
Oh, yes. Emilia Romagna does provide things to wonder about.
Located in Sant'Agata Bolognese, 19km from Modena, is the Lamborghini Factory & Museum. We headed there one afternoon to have a drool over the delicious cars.
We were told we had to make an appointment in advance to visit the museum, so I rang a couple of weeks prior to our visit to book a time. However, when we arrived we were able to just wander around and no one questioned us or asked for our name.
The museum is basically filled with Lamborghinis. It is set over two levels, and there is a fabulous range of old and new cars, along with several formula 1 cars. I really loved the old red 350GT with a square rear-end, and the bright green Countach.
From the 2nd level of the museum you could peek into the adjoining factory. It was really interesting actually being able to see the Lamborghini assembly line, albeit from a distance.
Museum Hours: Mon-Fri 9am - 12noon & 2pm - 5pm
Entrance is free of charge.
Via Modena 12, 40019 Sant'Agata Bolognese
Located just outside the town of Sant'Agata Bolognese, 19km from Modena - via the SP255
Giardino Ducale Estense
Giardino Ducale Estense (Public Gardens) was built with the aim of creating a private park for the Ducal Palace. The design of the park was comissioned by Francesco I d'Este to G. Rainaldi in 1632.
The Baroque residence, designed between 1617 and 1656 by G. Vigarani, was the Duke's residence for leisure purposes.
Chiesa di San Domenico
The Chiesa di San Domenico is an interesting church in Modena, located close to the Palazzo Ducale, on Piazza San Domenico. The church was built between 1708 and 1735 by Giuseppe Antonio Torri.
This 18th century church has a stunning orange and yellow coloured façade. Inside it is also interesting, with marble columns and a lovely white domed roof.
Giardino Ducale and Palazzina dei Giardini
The Giardino was created in 1602 behind the Palazzo Ducale and the Palazzina dei Giardini was begun a bit later, in 1634, by the same architect who started the Palazzo Ducale, Vigarani. Today the Palazzina, which was modified several times in the 1700s, is used as the Galleria Civica for exhibitions. The gardens themselves were further enlarged by the addition of the Botanical Gardens, at the request of the University, in 1758 by Francesco III. The gardens are quite pretty, but there are not all that well maintained (in the sense that there was a fair amount of litter there when I visited). Still, they provide a sumptuous means of relaxing if you are heading back from the town centre towards the train station.
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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 Rainusso 108, Modena, 41100, Italy