White and gray Modena's Cathedral is one of the best perserved Romanesque monuments in Italy and on the UNESCO list of humanity's Cultural Heritage Sites. In the crypt of Cathedral is tomb of Moden's Patron Saint, S. Geminiano. Construction began in 1099 and is really one of the must-see monuments! Beside the Cathedral is tower called Ghirlandina and it's symbol of the City of Modena.
Yes, details! Doing my...
Yes, details! Doing my homework, I learnt that the Estense family moved here from Ferrara and made their mark, but didn't really explore that on the spot. However, this array of stones caught my attention. I'd like to believe they're prehistoric, but I'm afraid they're not.
Built in 1634, this marvelously decorated and awe inspiring building is now a military academy and mostly closed for public. My Lonely Planet says that the soldiers attending the academy have scarlet uniforms and look like soldiers from Quality Street box. Well, I'd definitely love to see that! 4 November, when it opens its door, seems a good chance.
Everyone should go and see...
Everyone should go and see some sort of proffesiol sporting match. I recomend handball.
Also, all over the country there are often cycling races, wich can be kind of boring to watch, but amazing at the same time, to see the endurance of the athlete who will cycle for around 3 hours, in some ugly conditions (extreme heat or rain or hills, etc. )
The fans are amazing. They are almost more entertaining to watch that the game itself. They really take sides. Often fans will get into arguments, if not full out fights. I watched a lot of handball, volleyball and a small amount of (non professional) soccer. it's all good.
Palazzo Comunale: Its Elaborate Ceilings
A tip I always offer when touring palaces, and museums that once were palaces, is “Look up.”
Some of the best art in on the ceiling.
Modena’s Palazzo Comunale is no exception.
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Campanile della Chiesa di S. Salvatore
The bell tower is all what was left of the Church of San Salvatore, which was built in 1214. The self standing tower was interpolated in the block of the buildings in via dei Servi.
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The gate to heaven ???
Oh, it must be wonderland on the other side of that gate.
Well, you can't get in, but you can always dream.
Walk around beautiful historical centre of Modena. There are so many interesting and nice places to see.
Modena has a lot of interesting churches around. This is one of them. I visited that church and find it very interesting but didn't remember the name. Could somebody help me?
Duke's palace 2
On this picture you could see Duke in front of Palazzo. Well... not a true at all. It's just a me trying to keep my eyes wide open at hot Sunday sun.
Pallazo Ducale, built by Francesco I of Este in first half of XVII century. It's really huge and impresive building but, unfortunatelly, closed for public. There are now Military academy.
Catherdal has 4 doors: Main door, Door of Princes, Royal or Great Door, and Fishmarket Door. All of them are different and highly decorated with sculptures and pillars.
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