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The cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and San Geminiano is a masterpiece of the Romanesque style. The cathedral of Modena was built by the architect Lanfranco on the site of the tomb of St. Geminiano, patron of the city, where previously, from the fifth century, had been already erected two churches. In the cathedral crypt lie the relics of the saint, preserved in a simple urn of the fourth century covered with a slab of stone and supported by columns. The sarcophagus, guarded by a glass case, is opened every year on the occasion of the feast of the saint himself (31 January) and the remains of
The square has always been the core of every social and political event of the city. The Piazza Grande, with the Cathedral and the Bell Tower of the city, has been included in the 1997 list of world heritage sites by UNESCO.
La Bonissima statue is located at the corner of the Palazzo comunale di Modena. Probably the statuette was honesty in Commerce ("Babe" from "Bonissima Esma" (estimate/measure)-named after the Palace of "Babe"), reinforced by the fact that in the past held a Libra and laid on a pedestal engraved with the different units of measurement.
The richest collection of worldwide existing figurines and related materials from the first half of the nineteenth century until the present becomes Museum in 1992 by Giuseppe Panini, founder of the printing industry (1961), which donates to the municipality of Modena, his entire collection was formed with the intention of retracing the history and development of this "material" advertising, consisting of figurines and related material over time, a deep interest to collectors. The Museum heritage consists of around 500.00 specimens, of which only a part. Among these are nuclei of great rarity
In the second half of the 19th century, after the demolition of the temporary arenas built on the ramparts of the city and the theatre fire Aliprandi (1881), missed a building in Modena intended for theatrical shows and folk of escape. The gap was filled by the trader that Gaetano Storchi at his own expense and benefits purposes, he built the homonymous Theatre-designed by architect Vincenzo masters-founding a pious work in order to help the sick and needy with using part of the revenue . Unlike the Municipal Theater, overlooking one of the main streets of the city centre, it was built on
The Ducal Palace of Modena was the seat of the Este Court between XVII and XIX century. The unification of Italy, the Palace houses the Military Academy of Modena.
The majestic façade of the Palace, relieved chromatic game of marbles, was recently restored. The main door leads to the "Cour d'honneur", home of the military ceremonies, and the evocative "staircase". In the Central Hall is noteworthy the ceiling, frescoed in 1700s by Marco Antonio Franceschini with the coronation of Bradamante, founder of Este, already celebrated by Ariosto in Orlando furioso.
Impressive testimony to the magnific
In recent years, Piazza Roma reported changes to street furniture. The entire area has pebbles from rivers and you may notice the crossing diagonally by two large spaces for walking. Within walking distance you can visit Palazzo Ducale, a historic building in the city of Modena.
On the occasion of Expo 2015 the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation and Nicoletta Mantovani have decided to open to the public the country house of the master in Modena, allowing you access seven days a week. It is a House Museum to allow the public to admire not only the rooms and furnishings, but also clothes and costumes, gifts like scarves and hats that often accompanied Pavarotti, photographs, paintings, various memorabilia, sheet music and piano where the Maestro studied and deepened his art.