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Piazza Roma 15 | visitabile nei weekend con ModenaTur, 41121, Modena, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were told you can only enter the palace with a prearranged tour. We walked by the outside instead.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 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
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Reviewed July 6, 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 June 23, 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
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Reviewed June 13, 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 April 30, 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
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Reviewed January 27, 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 November 20, 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
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Reviewed October 11, 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
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