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Piazza Roma 15 | visitabile nei weekend con ModenaTur, 41121, Modena, Italy
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Historical residence of the Duke, now a navy accademy very well known and appreciated for the navy carrier.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank anderlinif
Reviewed 22 October 2018

My hotel host said I had to see the marble bust of Duke Alfonso d'Este by Alfonso Lombardi. Such beauty. The galleries are a smorgasbord of paintings, sculpture and musical instruments from the 16th and 17th century. A must if you visit Modena. The map...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael V
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

This historical huge building dating from Renancentism period is one of the highlights of a visit to Modena, and the square and surrounding buildings are a great companion to this magnificent building

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Imposing Palazzo Ducale, former home of the Dukes of Este, dominates beautiful Piazza Roma. Gorgeous Baroque facade and a sheer size of the palace is very impressive. It houses the Military Academy now and is not opened to general public. We have been told at...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 13 June 2018

We did not enter, based on advice from previous reviewers, but found the outside really attractive and typical of the area's palazzo's. Easy to fit in a visit as is between the station and the centre - kids of all ages will love the water...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

It's just off one of Modena's main shopping streets so it isn't hard to find. Pretty to look at but I gather the interior is not worth the effort

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Terry D
Reviewed 27 January 2018

The history of the family Estense is also the history of Modena. They ruled this area for a couple of hundred years.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

I enjoyed spending time here as part of exploring Modena as I was just leisurely spending some time. I did not make use of a tour guide but still enjoyed the visit.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Alrentia V
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Beautiful to behold from the outside as you stroll throughout the historic city center, the old building interior has been now converted to mundane modern offices.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Home of the Ducale Palace, a magnificent building which is still in use today as a college, in the palazzo there are many places to sit, relax and have a drink or a snack, there are also many shops to window shop

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Terry C
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