A little gem to discover, Modena is famous around the world for its vinegar or its powerful cars. This is a historic city and university. With its two hundred thousand inhabitants, it is a quiet and lively city, where modernity and tradition meet. Modena is a city to discover by foot walking under the arcades or pedalling along its old streets laid out on the old canals, the cobbled historic centre and the amber colour of the buildings will make you relive the medieval village and hear the echoes of the court of the Dukes of East. Its inhabitants are open and friendly: in the stores or on the street you will always find someone more than willing to chat with you. Unlike other bigger cities, Modena offers you the chance to hear Italian spoken in every corner.
Modenesi are open and friendly: in the stores or on the street you will always find someone more than willing to chat with you. Unlike other bigger cities, Modena offers you the chance to hear Italian spoken in every corner. Furthermore Modena is a superb destination for food lovers.
When to go?
At most times of the year, the weather is pleasant and ideal for sightseeing and enjoying the various activities Modena has to offer.
There & Around
If you arrive in Italy by plane, the nearest airport to Modena is Bologna’s G. Marconi (about 35km from Modena). From Bologna you can take a bus, train or taxi to Modena. Other options are Milano Linate, Milano Malpensa and Rome Fiumicino (2-4 hours to Modena). For further information on things to see and do during your Italian course in Modena, we recommend you to have a look at the Lonely Planet Guide to Modena.
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