MODENA: city centre guided tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

122598


Categories

Food and Wine, Museums / Culture, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
cobblestone streets and steps

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

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

Ferrari, Cuisine, Culture and ... Art - Unesco World Heritage Centre


Modena is one of the lesser-known Italian cities, made famous by the likes of Ferrari and Maserati, Pavarotti, balsamic vinegar and tortellini. Despite its small size, whatever you're looking for, Modena has it: history, traditions, art, one of the best Italian cuisine but also innovation, where the Old and the New come together. Modena is a Historic university town, both quiet and lively, a place where modernity and tradition meet. Its cobblestone streets and buildings give you the opportunity to relive the medieval town still filled by the echoes of the court of the Este family, who transformed the city into the capital of their Duchy in 1598 when they left Ferrara. Modena is home to 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. It is one of the best examples of an architectural complex where religious and civic values are combined in a medieval town.

Itinerary

The walking tour starts from the most important monuments in Modena: Piazza Grande, Saint Geminiano Cathedral (it is possible to visit the interior according to the opening times and services) 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. During the tour there is also the possibility to visit the oldest Delicatessen in Europe. The "salumeria Giusti" was founded in 1605.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: In Piazza Grande where the facade of the Duomo(Cathedral) is, in front of the main entrance

End location: In Piazza Duomo where the facade of the Duomo(Cathedral) is, in front of the main entrance

Duration: 2 hours

Transportation

Walking

What’s Included

Other: - The price includes 2-hour guided tour in Modena.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 Euro - for a bottle of water in summer time

What’s Extra

Other: The tour price does NOT includes transportation costs.

If you plan your visit from Bologna: return train ticket costs 7,50 € per person by "Regionale Veloce" trains. From Bologna to Modena it takes less than 30 minutes by train.

If you plan your visit from Milan: return train ticket costs 30,00 € per person by "regionale Veloce" trains. From Milan to Modena it takes 2h10 minutes by train.

Restrictions

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

A Recent Review of this tour

Manuela was a fantastic guide with immense knowledge of Modena and the Emilia Romagna region. The tour was entertaining and diverse with visits of the Duomo, the Mercato Albinelli and the library and very interesting with lots of historic information. We would definitely recommend Manuela for future Modena visitors - you'll see the city with different eyes after this tour! :)
Lena Stadelmann

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