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Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

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Welcome to Italy in Photos and immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of Modena: – Modena is a city in northern Italy that offers a rich blend of history, culture, and gastronomy. It is located on the south side of the Po Valley, in the Emilia-Romagna region, and is surrounded by two rivers, the Secchia and the Panaro. It is famous for its production of balsamic vinegar, a dark and sweet condiment that is aged in wooden barrels for years. The city is also home to some of the world’s most renowned car makers, such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati, and has a museum dedicated to the life and work of Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the Ferrari brand. Modena’s historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, featuring the stunning Duomo di Modena, a 12th-century cathedral that is considered one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Europe. The cathedral’s bell tower, the Torre della Ghirlandina, is a symbol of the city and offers a panoramic view of the surroundings. The Piazza Grande, the main square, is the heart of the city’s social and civic life and hosts various events and festivals throughout the year. Modena is also a cultural hub, with a prestigious university, a military academy, and a library that houses thousands of manuscripts and historical volumes. The city is the birthplace of Luciano Pavarotti, one of the most famous opera singers of all time, and has a museum dedicated to his memory. Modena is also known for its musical traditions, such as the Modena City Ramblers, a folk-rock band that sings about social and political issues. Modena is a city that will delight any visitor, whether they are looking for art, history, cuisine, or entertainment. It is a place where tradition and innovation coexist, and where the past and the present are celebrated with pride and passion. Modena is a city that will make you fall in love with Italy.

Via Luciano Minelli is a street in Modena which runs from Hotel Astor to Via Antonio Araldi. (Photos 1-2) – Via Antonio Araldi is a street in Modena which runs from Via Vignolese to Via Emilia Est. (Photo 3) – Via Emilia Est is a street in Modena which runs from the outskirts of the city to Largo Giuseppe Garibaldi. (Photos 4-5-6-7-8-10) – Via Domenico Cucchiari is a street in Modena which runs from Via M. Bonacini to Piazza A. Manzoni. (Photo 9) – Largo G. Garibaldi is a street in Modena which runs from Via Emilia Est to Largo di Porta Bologna. (Photos 11-12-13) – Viale Martiri della Libertà is a street in Modena which runs from Piazza della Vittoria to Piazza Indipendenza. (Photos 14-15-46) – Via Emilia is a street in Modena which runs from Largo Giuseppe Garibaldi to Largo Porta Sant’Agostino. (Photos 16-17-19-20) – Corso Canalgrande is a street in Modena which runs from Via Mascherella to Corso Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour. (Photos 18-33-34-35-36-37-52) – Via S. Carlo is a street in Modena which runs from Via Emilia to Via Canalino. (Photo 21) – Via Canalino is a street in Modena which runs from Via Emilia to Via Saragozza. (Photo 22) – Via Castellaro is a street in Modena which runs from Via Università to Piazza Grande. (Photos 23-24) – Piazza Grande is the main square of Modena, a city in northern Italy. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes the Cathedral of Modena and the Ghirlandina Tower. The square was founded in the 12th century and has been the center of political and religious power in the city ever since. It has witnessed many historical events, such as markets, processions, celebrations, and executions. The square is surrounded by beautiful buildings, such as the Palazzo Comunale, the Cathedral, and the Torre Civica. It is a popular tourist attraction and a symbol of Modena’s culture and history. (Photos 25-26-27-28-29-30) – Piazza XX Settembre is a small square in the historic center of Modena, near Piazza Grande. It was arranged in the early 20th century and features colorful buildings from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the 15th-century Palazzo Tagliazucchi, which houses the Banco San Geminiano e San Prospero. The square is decorated with various installations of Santa Claus during the Christmas holidays3. It is a lively spot for locals and visitors alike. (Photos 31-32) – Via S. Pietro is a street in Modena which runs from Viale Martiri della Libertà to Via Saragozza. (Photos 38-39-45) – The Chiesa di San Pietro, or the Church of Saint Peter, is a Catholic church in Modena. It is part of an abbey that belongs to the Benedictine order. The church dates to the 16th century and has a Renaissance style. It is located on Via San Pietro, a street in the south-eastern part of the historic centre of Modena. Some of the features of the church are: – A terracotta frieze on the facade, depicting mythological scenes, by the Bisogni brothers. – A marble portal on the main entrance, with a relief of the Last Supper, by Antonio Begarelli. – A cloister with a well and a fountain, dating from the 15th century. – An organ with 2,500 pipes, built by the Serassi family in 1828. (Photos 40-41-42-44) – The Monument to the Fallen in the First World War, located in Viale Martiri della Libertà, 41121 Modena, is an imposing monument dedicated to the Italians who lost their lives during the First World War (1915-1918). Designed by Alberto Bazzoni. The structure of the monument is vertical, more than 14 meters high. It consists of a central body made up of four closely spaced marble columns. On the top of these columns, majestic and solemn, stands a large bronze statue 4 meters high, depicting winged Victory. The statue has a severe face, is dressed in a long peplos and holds a shield in his left arm and a dagger in his right arm. (Photo 47) – Rua Pioppa is a street in Modena which runs from Via S. Pietro to Via Emilia. (Photo 48) – Via dei Gallucci is a street in Modena which runs from Corso Canalgrande to Viale Martiri della Libertà. (Photos 49-50-51)

Modena Cusine: – Modena is famous for its food and wine. Some of the specialities of Modena cuisine are: – Crescentine: small discs of bread, also known as tigelle, that are baked on terracotta discs and served with various fillings, such as cunza (a mixture of lard, rosemary, garlic and cheese), cured meats, and cheeses. – Tortellini: small pasta parcels filled with meat and cheese, usually cooked in broth or cream sauce. Tortellini are said to be inspired by the navel of Venus, the goddess of love. – Balsamic vinegar: a dark, sweet and sour condiment made from cooked grape must, aged in wooden barrels for at least 12 years. Balsamic vinegar is used to dress salads, cheese, strawberries, and even ice cream. – Lambrusco: a sparkling red wine, often dry or semi-sweet, that pairs well with the rich and fatty dishes of Modena. Lambrusco is produced from local grapes and has a fruity and floral aroma.

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Photo Gallery of Walk 1 – Hotel Astor, Via Luciano Minelli to Via Emilia
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The walk starts at  Hotel Astor, Via Luciano Minelli – Via Luciano Minelli – Via Antonio Araldi – Via Emilia Est – B&B Hotel Modena, Via Emilia Est – Via Emilia Est – Via Domenico Cucchiari – Via Emilia Est – Largo G. Garibaldi – Viale Martiri della Libertà – Via Emilia – Corso Canalgrande – Corso Canalgrande

Photo Gallery of Walk 2 – Via S. Carlo to Corso Canalgrande
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The walk starts in Via S. Carlo – Via Canalino – Via Castellaro – Piazza Grande – Piazza Duomo – Via Luigi Albinelli – Piazza XX Settembre – Via Mondatora – Via Canalino – Via Università – Corso Canalgrande – PHI Hotel Canalgrande, Corso Canalgrande – Via Mascherella – Via Saragozza – Via S. Pietro – Chiesa di San Pietro, Via S. Pietro – Via S. Pietro – Viale Martiri della Libertà – Monumento ai Caduti nella prima guerra mondiale, Viale Martiri della Libertà – Via S. Pietro – Rua Pioppa – Via dei Gallucci – Corso Canalgrande