MODENA - EMILIA ROMAGNA - Travel Guide & Hotels
MODENA TRAVEL GUIDE
Modena is an Emilian city of 185,003 inhabitants. It seems that the first settlements in this area date back to the Etruscans and then to the Boi Gauls: the same name seems to derive from the Etruscan "mutna", which meant tomb, and that in the centuries has then transformed into today's Modena (it is curious to note that in the dialect, the name of the city is pronounced "Modna", a word quite similar to the ancient Etruscan name). In 183 b.C. here a Roman colony was founded, and became the capital of the former Gallia Cisalpina, but between the fifth and seventh centuries Modena was abandoned due to the continuous flooding of the Secchia and Panaro rivers, which surround it without crossing. The city was repopulate around 891, when the dominion of the bishops took control of the city. After several territorial struggles with nearby Bologna, at the end of 1200 it passed under the control of Ferrara, even if it was only at the end of 1500 that the capital of the Duchy of the Este family was moved from Ferrara to Modena.
what to see and what to do in MODENA
MODENA Land of Motors and food
In addition to being one of the main Italian cities of art, Modena is also the land of Motors, and in fact the Modena motoring heritage boasts names such as Ferrari, Maserati, Ducati and Pagani, with museums, factories and collections, a remarkable opportunity for the enthusiasts from all over the world: many motor homes also organize guided tours inside their own factories.
But Modena is not only a land of art and engines, because it is also synonymous of good food and typical products! Many restaurants and farms allow you to taste those products that are now part of the tradition, such as the Modena Ham, but also the tortellini, Parmesan and balsamic vinegar, excellent on a nice piece of aged Parmesan cheese, maybe accompanied by a good glass of Lambrusco!
Events in MODENA
Among the various events that take place in Modena during the year, we remember FestivalFilosofia, in mid-September, an opportunity to attend readings and lectures given by the major philosophers of our time. Also in September there is the Motor Gallery, trade show of vintage cars and motorcycles, which sees the presence, among exhibitors, of official motor brands, private clubs and motoring stables.
Another important event for the city is La Bonissima, at the end of October, an enogastronomy festival that presents the excellence of the Modena tradition with a large market set up in Piazza Grande, where producers present products that normally cannot be found in large stores, like the Parmigiano Reggiano aged 57 months or the Bensone, an ancient traditional sweet, prepared with eggs, flour, milk, butter and honey.
LA CATTEDRALE IMMAGINATA
10 STREET ARTIST HANNO AFFRESCATO L'INTERNO DI UN CAPANNONE INDUSTRIALE
dove : ROSSO TIEPIDO via emilia est 1420/3 Modena
quando : dal 06/10/2018 al 10/03/2019
orario: dalle 10.00 alle 12.00 dalle 15.00 alle 18.00
telefono : 3406408427