Italy
Province of Modena

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  • Day11

    Ferrari Factory

    November 11, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    What better place for a couple of car crazed lads to spend an hour? No pics allowed inside on tour but these confirm where we were today! A couple hours drive from Milan, the factory is in Maranello where it seems there is little other than Ferrari on locals' minds! Started with a look inside Pista di Fiorano, their own race track.Read more

  • Day16

    Impressionen am Abend

    May 26, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Am Weg zum Abendessen haben wir ein paar Eindrücke festgehalten. Na wer errät wos uns hingetrieben hat???
    Tipp: Hier hat unsere Campingkarriere begonnen (back to the roots)

    PS: Der Chefkoch empfiehlt hat heute Ruhetag wir gönnen uns eine Pizza

  • Day18

    Weiter in Richtung Süden

    October 22, 2017 in Italy ⋅ 🌫 14 °C

    Auf der Landstraße ging es vom Gardasee in die Toskana, da wir uns die Autobahngebühren sparen und auch etwas von der Landschaft sehen wollten. Wir hatten auf dem Weg wieder einmal einen schönen Übernachtungsplatz direkt an einen angrenzenden Fluß und wurden bei der Fahrt über die Berge mit einen Wetterwechsel überrascht (das erste Mal dass wir bisher Regen hatten).Read more

  • Day21

    Ferrari Factory Tour & Museum

    October 21, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Sadly we weren't allowed to take pictures in the Factory but I made up for that in that museum 😊

    The factory was interesting though.... Employees used to sign the engines they built up until a few yesrs ago, when they replaced that process with a barcode.

    Now we know where the last piece of Ferrari soul went 😥Read more

  • Day16

    Modena

    November 28, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Modena. The town that gave us Ferrari cars and balsamic vinegar. It also lays claim to Luciano Pavarotti whose funeral was held in its Duomo. It's a lovely sweet little town with not much in terms of spectacular monuments. "The charm of Modena is Modena. It's little shops, it's bicycles..." said a man from Seattle who has been living in Modena for many years. In Modena, bicycles rule. Every cyclist must think they are behind the wheel of a Ferrari in a demolition derby. Fast, and if you’re in their way, they'll run you over. We have learnt to approach streets, alleys, junctions and corners with great care least a cyclist appears with intent to kill.

    Like all great Italian destinations, Modena is about food. Great food like nonna would cook. Giant raviolis filled with tasty pumpkin, tasty meats that are just boiled or grilled and with no fuss preparation. Just their yummy pesto, all served up with great service, smiles and grace; even to grubby, bedraggled travelers like us.

    Oh dear. News flash. I'm writing this whilst on the train. A cap from a spray can that I uncapped flew across the train, ricochet and landed amidst 4 very serious looking men in suits, with laptops, pens and paper, having what looked like a business meeting on the train. I cracked up laughing as 2 of the men very chivalrously went on their hands and knees to help retrieve the cap that is now sliding all over the floor. Grace insist that I also mention that passengers all around us were politely laughing. Anyway, capped retrieved, I apologised profusely as the men resumed their serious men's business.
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  • Day322

    Day 323: Modena and Bologna

    January 3, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 7 °C

    First of our day trips today, this time north-west to the town of Modena. Our first World Heritage site in a couple of weeks awaited - it felt a bit strange to have gone so long without visiting one! The train took about 45 minutes, then we walked the 10 minutes into the old centre of town.

    The site itself was the Cathedral, the bell-tower and the piazza adjacent to both. The cathedral was interesting, with a mix of Romanesque and Gothic touches, plus it was quite old. The tower had a pronounced lean, but still very impressive and tall. It was meant to compete with the two towers in Bologna which we were yet to see. The piazza was OK, nothing too special really - just a large square adjacent to the two important buildings. We had a look around and did the filming we needed, but after that just had a look around.

    It seemed like quite a nice town, probably wealthier than Bologna. It's the spiritual home to Italy's car industry - Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and several other smaller makers were founded here. Briefly considered going to the Ferrari museum on the edge of town at Enzo Ferrari's birthplace, but in the end decided we didn't have time.

    Headed back to Bologna around 1pm and spent the rest of the day wandering around the city. Bologna is famous for its porticoes, and indeed there were hundreds of them. Basically every street in the city is lined with columned porticoes, keeping the traffic at bay and the pedestrians dry. A couple of impressive monuments to see including the town hall, the main cathedral, and then the two towers.

    These towers are huge, and both have a very pronounced lean though are still apparently quite stable. Had a seat at nearby cafe for a while and relaxed, and struck up a conversation with an Australian girl/Italian guy couple at the next table - I heard them discussing our Australian accents and puzzlement that we had a dog with us. They were based in Turin and visiting for the weekend to see an art exhibition, so we traded contact details and will meet up next week when we make it to Turin.

    Back to the Airbnb where we relaxed for a bit, then headed out in the evening. Walked to a typical local marketplace out of the tourist area, where in the evening the typical produce market gave way to restaurants and bars. I had a lasagne (another local specialty!) while Shandos had seafood cous-cous. We also shared a plate of bruschetta and some arancini balls which were delicious. Exhausting day - almost 25,000 steps all up! More to come tomorrow!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Provincia di Modena, Province of Modena, Módena, Modène, Modena

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