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Modena: Private Walking Tour with A Guide

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Activity provider: Manuela Roversi

Modena: Private Walking Tour with A Guide

Activity provider: Manuela Roversi

From US$ 107.13 per group up to 10

Explore the medieval streets, 17th-century architecture & rich heritage of Modena on this 2-hour tour. See the cathedral, Jewish ghetto, Palazzo Ducale, and more.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Discover why Modena is known as the capital city of Romanesque art
  • Learn about Modena and its UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Understand the history of Modena with an expert guide
  • Explore Modena city center and its main highlights
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Discover the city of Modena and its highlights on this 2-hour walking tour and learn why its UNESCO World Heritage Sites are considered as unique representatives of a 12th-century Italian cultural-artistic tradition. Visit this lesser-known Italian city, 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, UNESCO sites, a Ducal Palace, and the second oldest university of Italy. Start in Piazza Grande where the city’s structures of civic and religious power have long held court. Admire the 3 UNESCO sites of the Cathedral, the Ghirlandina tower, and the square itself. It is possible to visit the interior of the Saint Geminiano Cathedral according to opening times and services. Piazza Grande is located near Piazza della Torre and Albinelli covered market. The Albinelli market is the oldest covered market of the town and among the most beautiful in Italy. You can see and buy typical produces of the province here (open from Monday to Friday morning and closed on Sundays). Leaving Piazza Grande and through Piazzetta delle Ova, reach the backbone of the Region Emilia Romagna, the Via Emilia, the main urban artery since the Roman age. On the other side of the Via Emilia is the old Jewish Ghetto. See the new Synagogue which overlooks Piazza Mazzini. Just a few steps from the old Jewish ghetto, find yourself at the majestic 17th-century Palazzo Ducale, the residence of the Court of the Estes until it became the seat of the prestigious Modena Military Academy. Learn how this part of the city became the symbol of power.
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Meeting point

The Pietra Ringadore is called the "Speaker's Corner." It's a huge red marble stone located at one of the corners of Piazza Grande, close to where the 2 arcades meet.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • The Duomo/cathedral is open on Mondays from 3:30 PM-5 PM, from Tuesday to Saturday from 10.30 AM-5 PM, and on Sunday from 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
  • To enter churches, please follow the dress code. Cover your shoulders. A wide shawl is suggested. Shorts are not allowed
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We loved the tour. Manuela was very attentive to us at all times. You can see that he enjoys his work and transmits it this way.

November 30, 2021

Manuela was competent, kind and helpful, she answered all the doubts

October 22, 2022

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