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Modena

The town of Modena: its monuments, art and cuisine.

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Modena: statue of Archangel Gabriele on the tympanum of the central transept of the Cathedral. In the backgroundd, the Civic Tower.

Modena: statue of Archangel Gabriele on the tympanum of the...

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 Modena, Cathedral, northern side: the archivolt of the Porta della Pescheria (Fish-Market gate) depicting scenes from the Matter of Britain. Detail of the archivolt with two knights identified by inscriptions as Calvariun (Galeschin?) and Che (Kay).

Modena, Cathedral, northern side: the archivolt of the Port...

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 Modena, Cathedral, northern side: the archivolt of the Porta della Pescheria (Fish-Market gate) depicting scenes from the Matter of Britain. Carrado, on horseback, emerges from the castle, confronting with two knights identified by inscriptions, Galvaginus (Gawain) and Calvariun (Galeschin?).

Modena, Cathedral, northern side: the archivolt of the Port...

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 Modena, Cathedral, northern side: the archivolt of the Porta della Pescheria (Fish-Market gate) depicting scenes from the Matter of Britain. Detail of the rescue of Guinevere: the Castle with two figures: Winlogee (Guinevere) on the left and Mardoc (Meleagant), her captor, on the right. The castle itself is surrounded by a moat filled with water.

Modena, Cathedral, northern side: the archivolt of the Port...

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 Modena, Cathedral, northern side: the archivolt of the Porta della Pescheria (Fish-Market gate) depicting scenes from the Matter of Britain. Detail of the Knights: the first is unnamed. The first, looking back, is Isdernus (Lancelot), The second is Artus de Bretani (King Arthur). Burmaldus, wielding a battle axe, emerges from the castle to meet the three knights.

Modena, Cathedral, northern side: the archivolt of the Port...

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 Modena, Cathedral, northern side: the archivolt of the Porta della Pescheria (Fish-Market gate) depicting scenes from the Matter of Britain. Detail of the Knights: the first is unnamed. The second, looking back, is Isdernus (Lancelot).

Modena, Cathedral, northern side: the archivolt of the Port...

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 Modena, Cathedral, northern side: the archivolt of the Porta della Pescheria (Fish-Market gate) depicting scenes from the Matter of Britain, in particular the rescue of Winlogee (Guinevere) from captivity. With one exception, all figures are identified by inscriptions.

Modena, Cathedral, northern side: the archivolt of the Port...

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 Modena, Cathedral, northern side: the archivolt of the Porta della Pescheria (Fish-Market gate) depicting scenes from the Matter of Britain, in particular the rescue of Winlogee (Guinevere) from captivity. With one exception, all figures are identified by inscriptions.

Modena, Cathedral, northern side: the archivolt of the Port...

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 The “Porta della Pescheria” (Fish-Market gate), on the northern side of the Cathedral.

The “Porta della Pescheria” (Fish-Market gate), on the nort...

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Modena: the Southern side of the Duomo (Cathedral of S. Maria Assunta and S. Geminiano) with the Porta dei Principi (the Prince Door) and the Porta Regia (the Royal Door).

Modena: the Southern side of the Duomo (Cathedral of S. Mari...

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Modena: aerial view of Piazza Grade (Grande Square) with the Cathedral (Duomo), the Ghirlandina (bell tower) and the Town Hall with the civic tower.

Modena: aerial view of Piazza Grade (Grande Square) with the...

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Typical Modena product: zampone (cold cut) served with spinach and lentils.

Typical Modena product: zampone (cold cut) served with spina...

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Typical Modena product: zampone (cold cut).

Typical Modena product: zampone (cold cut).

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Modena, Historical shop "Antica Pasticceria San Biagio" (old pastry shop), in Emilia Centro road: the owners, Gianpiero Ronchi and his wife Iolanda.

Modena, Historical shop "Antica Pasticceria San Biagio" (old...

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Modena, Historical shop "Antica Pasticceria San Biagio" (old pastry shop), in Emilia Centro road: the Modena macaroons which were very appreciated by Enzo Ferrari.

Modena, Historical shop "Antica Pasticceria San Biagio" (old...

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Modena: Historical shop "Antica Pasticceria San Biagio" (old pastry shop), in Emilia Centro road.

Modena: Historical shop "Antica Pasticceria San Biagio" (old...

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Modena, "Caffetteria Giusti" (coffee house/bar) in Farini street: friends at a bar table.

Modena, "Caffetteria Giusti" (coffee house/bar) in Farini st...

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Modena, "Caffetteria Giusti" (coffee house/bar) in Farini street: couple at a bar table.

Modena, "Caffetteria Giusti" (coffee house/bar) in Farini st...

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Modena, Historical shop "Salumeria Giusti" (Delicatessen), in Farini street:  Cecilia Morandi who runs the shop with her mother Laura e her brother Matteo.

Modena, Historical shop "Salumeria Giusti" (Delicatessen), i...

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Modena: Historical shop "Salumeria Giusti" (Delicatessen), in Farini street.

Modena: Historical shop "Salumeria Giusti" (Delicatessen), i...

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Modena, Historical shop "Salumeria Giusti" (Delicatessen), in Farini street: list of prices.

Modena, Historical shop "Salumeria Giusti" (Delicatessen), i...

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Modena, market in Albinelli street (the market was built in 1931 according to art nouveau style): statue of young girl with fruit basket, by Giuseppe Graziosi.

Modena, market in Albinelli street (the market was built in...

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Modena: night partial view of Griffin's Pub.

Modena: night partial view of Griffin's Pub.

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Modena: night partial view of Griffin's Pub.

Modena: night partial view of Griffin's Pub.

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Modena:  night view of Piazza Grande (Grande Square) and the bar tables of the restaurant "Caffè Concerto".

Modena: night view of Piazza Grande (Grande Square) and the...

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Modena: night partial view of Piazza Mazzini (Mazzini Square). In the background, the Synagogue built between 1869 and 1873.

Modena: night partial view of Piazza Mazzini (Mazzini Square...

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Modena, "Caffetteria Giusti" (coffee house/bar) in Farini street: night partial view with open air bar tables.

Modena, "Caffetteria Giusti" (coffee house/bar) in Farini st...

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Modena: the porches in Emilia Centro Street with people walking and riding a bike.

Modena: the porches in Emilia Centro Street with people walk...

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Modena: partial view of the Cathedral (Duomo) façade and Ghirlandina (bell tower) covered with an artwork by Mimmo Paladino. The tarpaulin by Paladino was used during the restoration works on the Modena bell tower.

Modena: partial view of the Cathedral (Duomo) façade and Ghi...

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Modena: night partial view of Farini street. In the background, the Ducal Palace  façade (now seat of the Military Academy) in Roma Square.

Modena: night partial view of Farini street. In the backgrou...

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Modena, the Ducal Palace (seat of the Military Academy), detail of the façade in piazza Roma (Roma square): "Hercules", statue by Prospero Sogari (1565) and big mask in braze holding up a chain, by anonymous author (XVII century).

Modena, the Ducal Palace (seat of the Military Academy), det...

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Modena: partial view of Piazza della Pomposa (Pomposa Square).

Modena: partial view of Piazza della Pomposa (Pomposa Square...