Modena Local Customs

  • Portico on Via Emilia
    Portico on Via Emilia
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  • Porticoes of via Emila - Apr 2010
    Porticoes of via Emila - Apr 2010
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  • Palazzo Levi-Finzi, via Emilia - Apr 2010
    Palazzo Levi-Finzi, via Emilia - Apr...
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    Food & Beverage

    by xaver Written Oct 2, 2012
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    I must put typical food and beverage on this tips cathegory as I am not talking about a particular restaurant and because they are indeed part of the local culture and custom.
    Typical food in Modena are Tigelle(main photo) and Gnocco fritto (second photo) both are intended to be eaten with ham, cheese, salami. Typical wine of this area is Lambrusco, a sparkling red wine. It can be very dry tasting, so if you do not like it, ask for an "amabile" which is sweeter.

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    i Portici

    by MM212 Updated Nov 8, 2010
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    Similar to Bologna, many of Modena's buildings contain arched porticoes over the pavements. Although not as extensive as Bologna, Modena's porticoes are nevertheless widespread and cover many streets around the historic centre. The most famous among them is that of il Collegio San Carlo, on Via Emilia. Walking around the city, I came across two porticoes where the vaulted ceilings were painted with beautiful, albeit fading, frescoes. They are shown in the attached photos, along with other porticoes.

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    The statue to A. Tassoni

    by croisbeauty Written Nov 6, 2004

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    The statue to A. Tassoni

    The statue to poet Alessandro Tassoni stands on the little piazzeta, right beneath the Ghirlandina. Tassoni is known for his famous mock-heroic poem "La secchia Rapita" (The stolen Pail), inspired by the Pail, which original being held in the Town Hall.

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    Palazzo dell' Universita'

    by croisbeauty Written Nov 6, 2004

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    Palazzo dell' Universita'

    University of Modena is an massive three-storied building situated in Via Canal Grande. The building was designed by the architect Andrea Tarabusi in 1774 according to the wishes of Francesco III d'Este.
    The Athenaeum of Modena was established in 1175 when Pilio da Medicina was asked to run courses in jurisprudence.

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    Teatro Storchi

    by croisbeauty Written Nov 6, 2004

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    Teatro Storchi

    The Storchi Theatre is situated in a widening called Largo Giuseppe Garibaldi, on the outskirt of the old core of the town. The theatre mainly performing non-opera shows, looks onto widening Garibaldi.

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    Teatro Comunale

    by croisbeauty Written Nov 6, 2004

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    Teatro Comunale

    The building of the City Theatre, recently restored, was designed by Francesco Vandelli and officially opened in 1841.
    The portal on the front facade, in meo-classical style, is surmounted by a balcony while a series of panels representing plays written by Modenese authors.

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    Try and catch Modena City...

    by oja Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Try and catch Modena City Ramblers, the top Italian band in the eyes (ears) of yours truly. They combine Italian and Irish meloses, which (surprisingly) yields wonderfully energetic and heartfelt music. Learn more at www.ramblers.it, where the photo is originally located too.

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