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Preparing your trip to Modena: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

1. The most convenient way to cruise the city is on foot as many streets are closed for public transport and cars and are totally designed for pedestrians. Tourists may as well rent a bicycle in one of the numerous specialized rental centers. Many hotels possess their own rental stores.
2. System of public transportation is presented with buses and trams by which tourists can reach any district of Modena. Tickets for a bus as well as for a tram will cost equally. Prudent tourists are advised to buy a travel pass for certain quantity of trips. Such a pass can be bought in news stalls and tourist information offices.
3. Shop-a-holics should pay attention to genuine leather goods and footwear of local production as well as to knitwear and porcelain goods. Many stores offer these goods at rather attractive prices however this fact should not alarm the visitors as all goods feature excellent quality.
4. To buy some grocery and foods tourists should better set off to local market as it offers lower price tags than supermarkets and large stores do for the same goods. Setting off to the market one should have enough cash by oneself meanwhile supermarkets and large stores accept international credit cards.
5. Stores and public institutions start working at 9.00am and serve the customers till 4 – 6pm. During the daytime some of the institutions close for a lunch which lasts not more than one and a half hour. Large shopping and entertaining centers commonly work till 8 – 9pm. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. The optimum rates for inter city and international calls are offered in street call boxes. To make an international call one should choose a call box with a special mark of “TELESELEZIONE”. The call boxes accept international credit cards as well as specific coins and plastic cards which can be bought in tobacco stores and news stalls.
7. Tips are welcome for almost any service one gets. Restaurants and taxi services reckon upon 10% meanwhile a maid in the hotel, a guide and a hair stylist are usually rewarded with 0.5 – 1 Euro.
The best destination to start the exploration of the landmarks of Modena is the Palazzo dei Musei. The museum tells it visitors about the most significant events of the city history. The … Open
8. Utility supplied voltage is 220V. All the hotels and inns are equipped with European size sockets. Before a journey one should check the compatibility of the appliances necessary for a vacation. If necessary one should buy necessary connectors and adapters.
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What to visit being in Modena - unique sights

Basilica di San Petronio

From the series “Famous unfinished buildings ”
The project of finishing the facade was redone. You may notice that only a small part of it is lined with rare pink marble today. The basilica is several hundred years old. But it was officially consecrated only recently, in 1954. The complete reconstruction of the temple started about 20 years ago. It continues today. Visitors to the attraction have the opportunity not only to admire the interior design of the temple but also to climb to the observation deck. An important religious relic was moved to the cathedral in 2000. These are the remains of Saint Petronio. They attract pilgrims from various countries today. … Read further

Two Towers of Bologna

From the series “Falling towers and buildings”
Torre Degli Asinelli tower was built in the first half of the 12th century. Its height is 97 meters. It originally belonged to one of the city's noble families. The tower was used as an important defensive structure during the Middle Ages. The tower's deviation from the vertical axis is currently 2.1 meters. The tower is still accessible to the public despite the huge roll. An excellent observation deck is located on top of it. It is necessary to overcome a ladder of 498 steps to climb it. … Read further

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Travelling to Modena - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Modena. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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