Modena Renaissance | Secrets and Gossips of the Dukes of Este

by Free Walking Tour Italia

This special Walking Tour wants to take you to a specific period of the city's history. We are at the time of 'Comuni': back then Modena was the capital of a semi-independent dukedom and it was ruled by the family of Este. The story says that Ercole III d'Este, better known as "big nose", was a very bizarre character: he was more fascinated by the pleasure of a frivolous life than the strict rules of the Palace. He preferred to go out in the night, camuflaging himself among the population, and spend long time with his lovers. As you can see, the story of the Dukes of Este, full of anecdotes and secrets, is also the Renaissance story, flourishing and alive. This is the Modena we have decided to narrate you in this special event. We will go through the vicissitudes of the Este family and its most memorable characters, walking through the buildings and streets which made them well-known.

  • When: 31st March, 19th May at 3.30 pm
  • Where: Piazza Grande (nearby the Pietra Ringadora)
  • Duration: 2h
  • Itinerary: Town Hall, via Farini, Ducal Palace, Church of San Domenico, Academy of Arts, Corso CanalGrande, Ducal Gardens, Santa Margherita Palace, Ciro Menotti's house, Pavarotti Theatre, Church of San Vincenzo
  •  Language: italian 
  • Price: 8€ 

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