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    Food and Beverage

    by xaver Updated Oct 2, 2012

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    mostarda

    What to buy: Typical products are balsamic Vinegar, Parmesan, mostarda.
    The vinegar you normally buy in the shops is made by wine winegar and must, the traditional Modena balsamic vinegar is made only by must and it is really too expensive in my opinion. You can pay a 100 ml bottle12 months old 40€ and a 25 months old 70€ so, if you need it just for your salad, go on with the supermarket one.
    Mostarda is something I never tried before, a sort of fruit marmelade with very hot mostard in it, you use it as sauce for boiled meats.

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    Eredi Pedrazzi shop: Tea, coffee and candy

    by oriettaIT Updated Oct 15, 2011

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    Walking back from Mercato Albinelli toward Piazza Maggiore my eyes were captured by the little window of this shop. When I walked closed the smell capture me even more!
    They sell every kind of tea, coffee, candy, chocolate and spices. The shop is original from the '40 and still has the wooden shelves and the counter as it was.
    Teas and spices are saved in glass jars and it is a joy just to stand in the middle of it.

    What to buy: Tea and coffee from oll over the world, spices, chocolate, traditional Modena liquor, Balsamic vinegar.

    What to pay: You pay for high quality product, so it does not really matter.
    100 grams of White tea was 3.50 euros.

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    Mercato Albinelli: Everything about food

    by oriettaIT Updated Oct 15, 2011

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    The covered market "Mercato Albinelli" is where you have to go if you have interest in food, no matter if you like to cook or just eat, this is the place for you.
    The building have an interesting architechture and have been inaugurated in 1931. In the middle of it there is a statue of a girl and a little fountain.
    The sides are a line of butchers, cheese and pasta shops. In the middle there are lots of different fruits and vegetables stand, a couple of fish stand and several stand selling cooked food to take away.
    It is full of colors and smells and it will wake up your sense.

    It is open every day 6.30/14.30 Saturday also 16.30/19.30.

    What to buy: Vegetables, fruits, spices, cheese, meat, handmade pasta, bread, flowers and plants.
    Street food, precooked food, wine, traditional balsamic vinegar.

    What to pay: Less than in a supermarker and the product will be fresher.

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    Eredi Pedrazzi: Visit Old Shop In Center

    by painterdave Updated Oct 10, 2011

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    Teas and Coffee (roasted there)
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    You can smell this shop from the street as they roast coffee, besides having spices that locals seek for food preparation. When you enter the shop it is like going back in time, not only do your eyes see how shops once were in Italy, but your senses smell the history of Modena.
    Don't miss the chance to spend even 5 minutes back in time!
    There are fewer and fewer of these kinds of shops in northern Italy, as many older shop owners leave the business and their shops are renovated into a New York look alike. Once made into a shiny, black and chrome spectacle the old look of Italy cannot be brought back.

    What to buy: They have teas, too.
    Look for balsamic vinegars here. They will help you find the one right for your budget.
    The people who work this shop, are really friendly, and will tell you about the history of their shop if you ask.

    What to pay: average prices

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    All shops and central market: Balsamic Vinegar

    by painterdave Written Oct 10, 2011

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    This area, famous for balsamic vinegar, is a paradise for cooks and people who want to take home a nice gift for a friend of relative.
    You will so so many displays of balsamic vinegar that it will be difficult to choose....and there are tastings, too, which might help you decide which is best.
    The older the vinegar the higher the cost. It is made by decanting each year and placing into a smaller barrel because of dehydration, which makes the vinegar more intense in flavor. At the end of 20 years or more, they will have less vinegar in a much smaller barrel, making what is left more precious and more costly.
    If you can arrange a visit to a farm that makes this wonderful tasting product, be sure and go.

    What to buy: Featured are some photos of balsamic vinegar displays with prices and age.

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    Central Market: Foods in Market

    by painterdave Written Oct 10, 2011

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    Local and Italian made salamis
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    The market is the daily stop for the citizens of Modena. It is the place to find things they need to cook their food, from balsamic vinegar made locally, to all types of vegetables.

    What to buy: You can find numerous types of cheese, wine and meat products, too.

    What to pay: average prices... no bargaining.

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    Il Mercatino del Riusato di Marzaglia: great second hand opportunities

    by PALLINA Written Oct 3, 2011

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    Second hand markets are not so popular in Italy and to go and sell like Americans do in their garage, estate and yard sales is rather new for us. Fortunately, the mentality is changing so it is more and more common to go to empy own's cellar or garage. I went yesterday for the first time in my life and found it as a fantastic idea to give another life to second hand things!

    It is a huge parking lot where you (seller) can enter with your own car; for 6 euros you will get the area where you can put your things.

    Every first Sunday of the Month, from sunrise to sunset

    What to buy: Everything except for animals, weapons and gold.

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    Enoteca Ducale Di Simonini Paolo: Enoteca Ducale: For Local Wine and Vinegar

    by von.otter Updated Nov 30, 2010

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    Enoteca Ducale, Modena, May 2010
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    This is the perfect local shop to stock up on Emilia-Romagna’s local wine, Lambrusco. Also, this shop sells a wide range of Modena’s famous vinegar, aceto balsamico, aged anywhere from three to 100 years. It is possible to taste the various vintages of vinegar here.

    The web site is in Italian only.

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    various: Aceto balsamico di Modena

    by MM212 Updated Nov 8, 2010
    Aceto balsamico di Modena
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    As everyone knows, Modena is famous for its balsamic vinegar. Naturally, it is one of the most available shopping items all around the city, and there is certainly a greater variety of it than elsewhere around the world. It is therefore a nice "souvenir" to buy and a perfect gift to bring back after a visit to Modena. Attached are two photos of shops selling balsamic vinegar of Modena (aceto balsamico).

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    Mercato Albinelli: Covered food market

    by MM212 Written Nov 5, 2010
    Mercato Albinelli, closed on a Sunday
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    Inaugurated in 1931, il Mercato Albinelli is Modena's farmers' market. It continues the city's market tradition from Mediaeval times, when the piazzas of the city were filled with farmers selling their produce. Flowers and fresh produce from the very fertile region surrounding Modena is sold here on a daily basis, except on Sunday when the market is closed. Unfortunately for me, I visited Modena on a Sunday, so I did not see the market in action.

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    Pretty much all the designers: Luxury Goods in a Historic Setting

    by mikey_e Written Sep 4, 2007

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    Benetton on Via Emilia
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    The Via Emilia is not a single shop, but it is an arcade in which you will find pretty much all the major designer stores and boutiques. The bulk of the goods here are clothing and cosmetics, and the people of Modena are among the richest in Italy (on average), so don't expect to pick up bargains or souvenirs on this stretch of road. In fact, Via Emilia is likely to be another sort of tourist attraction at which it is possible to purchase top of the line products.

    What to buy: Anything really.... clothing mainly, though, and there are some upper-mid range stores like Benetton for those who want to buy clothing that you aren't afraid to wear while going from sight to sight in the heat.

    What to pay: More than usual

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    Ferrari Store: All the Ferrari stuff you can dream of

    by boggild Updated Jul 28, 2003

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    The first official Ferrari store with all the Ferrari merchandising you can dream of.

    Ok, the price of some of the items are a bit out of this world like EUR 1,500 for a gear wheel from a Ferrari Formula 1 car.

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    In local shop: Wine

    by painterdave Updated Oct 10, 2011

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    Yes, expensive wine can be found here

    On a shelf in the market

    What to buy: High Priced Vino.....bring it home in your check in bag. They have styrofoam containers for you to use.
    But not in your carry on....

    What to pay: Over 100 euros

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    Piazza Grande Flea Market: Flea Market

    by von.otter Written Dec 2, 2010
    Piazza Grande Flea Market, May 2010
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    The Saturday that we visited Modena a flea market was being held in Piazza Grande, behind the duomo.

    What to buy: Items ranged from contemporary books to modern clothing to 19th century furniture.

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