MODENA and MANTUA (it. Mantova): classic city centre tours in Unesco World Heritage Sites

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Tour Number

Activity Level

191032


Categories

City, Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
The problem is to reach the city centres on foot or by bus from the railway stations. On Sundays and summer times very few busses are available therefore it is possible to reach them on foot only.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (conversational), German (fluent), Italian (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

This tour is perfect for those people who spend in Bologna Mantua or Modena a short-term stay


Both cities can be easily reached by car or train (for train ticket prices see section "what's extra").
MANTUA (It. Mantova)
Wrapped in water Mantua is an overlooked Renaissance gem; a mini-Florence, rich with art. Where Florence had the Medicis, Mantua had the Gonzagas who commissioned the finest Renaissance craftmen. Waking down the Unesco World Heritage city you first meet the Ducal Palace which covers an area of ca. 35, 000 m². Up to 1630 2, 000 paintings and 20, 000 valuable objects, the richest art collections known in Europe at that time, were stored in the palace. In the city centre you can admire saint Andrew church drawn by L. B. Alberti.
FERRARA
Modena, made famous by the likes of Ferrari and Maserati, Pavarotti, balsamic vinegar and tortellini, is home to a historic university and the 12th century Saint Geminiano Cathedral, a supreme example of Romanesque art. Now the Cathedral with its soaring Tower and its Piazza Grande are Unesco World Heritage monuments.

Itinerary

TOUR IN MANTUA
CITY CENTRE: Rigoletto's house, Piazza Sordello, Piazza Broletto, Piazza delle Erbe, Saint Andrea Basilica and public gardens and inner courtyards belonging to the ducal palace.
In case you wish to visit the Castle with the Mantegna's frescoes and the ducal palace pls inform the guide. The ducal palace is closed on mondays
No tickets are foreseen in mMantua city centre, ticket for castle and ducal palace € 14, 00/ea

TOUR IN MODENA
The walking tour starts from the most important monuments in Modena: Piazza Grande, Saint Geminiano Cathedral and the Ghirlandina tower. The visit continues with the monuments and old streets near the Piazza Grande, like the Via Emilia, the main urban artery since the Roman age. The tour ends with the visit of the area of the former Jewish Ghetto, where the historical synagogue rises and Piazza Roma with the Ducal Palace of the family Este, presently seat of a Military Academy.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Monument/Building

Duration: 7 hours

Transportation

walking tours in Modena and Mantua city centres.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: Lunch not included in the tour price.

In order not to lose much time a quick lunch break is suggested

Estimated Local Cash Needed

14 EURO - Castle and ducal palace visit

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: MODENA
No entrance Tickets are foreseen in Modena

MANTUA
No entrance Tickets are foreseen in Modena
In case of ducal Palace and castle visits ticket costs Euros 14,00/each

Train Tickets RE NOT INCLUDED in the tour price

No kind of transportation is included in the tour price

Ravenna is easily reachable from FERRARA by train, return ticket costs € 12,80/each person and it takes 1h15 by "Regionale".

PAY ATTENTION:
Before the tour it is really important to check train times with the guide, guide can also advice you from which city to start the tour.
Railway stations are close to the city centres but they are not in the city centres therefore a walk to reach them is needed

Restrictions

I am a Licensed Tourist Guide/Tour Guide and have access to any landmark

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    191032


    Categories

    City, Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.
    The problem is to reach the city centres on foot or by bus from the railway stations. On Sundays and summer times very few busses are available therefore it is possible to reach them on foot only.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), French (conversational), German (fluent), Italian (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

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