This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Modena. To help you make friends with Modena before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Modena is an ancient city located in the north of Italy, on the south side of the Po Valley in the Emilia-Romagna region. The town square has many traditional buildings, free Wi-Fi (for residences as well as tourists -- and you don’t need a Italian mobile phone contract to access the Wi-Fi like in many Italian cities), many cafes and restaurants, museums, and a cathedral. The city can easily be explored on foot or on bicycle. Like many Italian cities and towns, there are many bicycle and pedestrian routes dotted around the city. There are also many shops, post offices, supermarkets, and accommodation options.
The most popular accommodation options include hotels, guesthouses and hostels in Modena. All options are competitive and good deals can be found. Complimentary Wi-Fi and breakfast is usually included in the price, as well as linen, towels, and sometimes toiletries. Most local staff working within the tourism industry speak a good level of English, however outside of this some Italian phrases or a phrase book would be helpful. Accommodation in Modena is usually clean, modern, and affordable. Hostels in Modena usually have a communal kitchen and social areas, and there are plenty of supermarkets where food can be purchased for relatively cheap prices. If eating out, pizza is always a cheap option.
From Modena Parma, Emilia-Romagna and Bologna are only a small distance; these cities are also beautiful, traditional ancient cities. In between there are many vineyards and agricultural areas, which produce wines, vinegars, and fruits. There is a main road (SS9), which connects all the cities, and leads to the coast.
Written by local enthusiast for Modena hostelsKelly Sheldrick