Modena, A city with infinite discoveries
Many traditional dishes arose from misery and the unwillingness of foodstuffs, produced in a closed agricultural economy and self-sufficient by necessity. These traditional recipes have been rediscovered and are offered in provincial and mountain locals. Very pleasing is the gnocco fritto (fried dumplings), but also the “crescentine”(other type of fried dumplings) cooked in the traditional “tigelle" shape. Spread throughout the mountains is also the cornmeal polenta and typical of the Panaro valley are the borlenghi . If you are this kind of food lovers, you can not make a stop at restaurant “Antica Moka”, very distinctive local for its authentic Emilian verve. Excellent quality of food, well curated presentation of dishes and elegant atmosphere are also characteristics offered by “Osteria Francescana”.
For those whom wish to visit the places where the "fruits" of the Modena tradition are handcrafted produced, we point out the old delicatessen Ferrari Erio & C. specialized in creating kinds of ham, mortadella, greaves and salami and the San Martino farm, with its educational visits.
Modena welcomes visitors, those traveling for business or pleasure, those who intend to spend several days or even just for one night, with simple and refined structures that meet all needs. Local hotels offer hospitality in ancient renovated buildings comfortable to all services and monuments of excellence.
Bed & breakfast is a solution which allows you to stay in the city or in the suburbs, but also in the lowland and in the mountains; with this kind of formula we point out La Casa del Viandante, or l’Antico Mulino Bramante. And numerous is the proposal of landlords and holiday apartments, for those whom prefer a casual and friendly atmosphere at cheap prices. Appreciated, especially for a young audience, is the proposal for hostels, very casual and affordable like Ostello San Filippo Neri, located in the historic city center. Now that you know many curiosities of this beautiful Emilian city, you'll have to choose it as your next tourist stop, don’t you think?