'Not sure what matters most in life “ happiness or success. I think both are virtually inseparable, at least for mere mortals like us who don't know how. That said, it'll be much easier for one to focus on success if they know what happiness really is and how to achieve it. I think that's what my pursuit has been all my life.
Pavarotti, among the best Italian opera singers of all time, expressed his take on life, success and happiness in these candid terms. Despite all the success he had, his humble nature has always enchanted his fans. It would be well in order to find the roots of this humility in Modena, the home town of the man.
Modena is one of the most famous cities in Italy. Apart from its striking natural beauty, Modena is also famous for its cathedrals, churches, museums and a number of industrial establishments.
Although many tourists seem to think that the only claim to fame Modena has is thanks to its strategic location in the country as well as in the whole of Europe. A usually overlooked facet of Modena is the contribution that it has made in the development of Italy as an important commercial, educational, industrial and reformist role player. The University of Modena stands tall in the city of dreams and aspirations even today, almost after 2000 years of its establishment. Housing thousands of rare volumes, books, tomes and manuscripts, it is a hugely important learning Centre for Italians and many visiting foreign students.
Many celebrities usually visit Modena in a hope to rediscover its old school charm and a sense of tranquillity that its pristine landscape offers so abundantly. So much is the wealth of knowledge and history that weighs down this city's shoulders that even UNESCO has declared it as an irredeemable jewel in the history of mankind.
A number of luxury car manufacturers have made Modena their natural on adopted home city in order to exploit its rich network of transport channels and efficient infrastructure. These include all the bigwigs from Ferrari to Maserati and counting. This trait has also made Modena's name prominent on tourism map as a city of whirring engines and sports cars.
If you are taken by the idea of visiting Modena in order to understand, feel and experience all his wealth, you can rest assured that you are not the only one. So, our only advice would be to plan out and visit Modena as soon as possible. And to help you get ahead of yourself, we are presenting this quick guide to hotels in Modena in a structured and bite-sized chunks.
Budget Hotels in Modena
Let's agree to settles the score that getting to stay at cheap hotels is probably the best way to make your travel and tour budget stand firm on its legs, and not stand crookedly in a dilapidated condition on its heels.
If one is to go hunting for such cheap hotels here in Modena, they can be sure that there are many hidden establishments to be unearthed. The word hidden is used in the sense that not all of these cheap Modena hotels can be trace through the mammoth network of internet.
Hotel Modena Residency is our top pick in this category, just because it is a very famous gathering stop of tourists from the English speaking countries. If you are backpacker, this one's quite ideal for you.
For family guys, Hotel Principe can play the similar role, providing a steady and budget accommodation option without any funny surprises.
A Quest for Luxury in Modena
Luxury hotels in Modena, like elsewhere in many tourism friendly cities of the world, are all about pleasure of senses. From visual to aesthetic, they can be counted upon reliable to provide you with just the sort of accommodation you would need to make the most of your well-awaited and carefully planned out trip.
Best Western Premier Milano Hotel is the top ranked luxury resort in the city that is known to host pretty much every visiting celebrity. But it's not to say that it is out of bounds for regular people like us, because if you are ready to cough up a few hundred dollars per night, the staff would be more than glad to welcome you and look after you for the entire duration of your trip!
Similarly, another choice hotel in Modena is the UNA Hotel. It is a well-known name among tourists as well as business travelers, offering cosy, comfortable and stately stay at relatively cheaper prices.
Alternative Lodging in Modena
We'll be the first to admit that there's not much in this segment to tell you about.
Although there are a few rental villas and a handful of holiday rental studio apartments, that's all that you can expect to get from Modena. The modern culture of home sharing is slowly getting popular here though, with many homeowners exploring the idea.
Hotels Near Modena Airport
Modena Int. Airport is located just outside city limits, making it easy for tourists to travel back and forth between the city and the airport.
The drive usually takes no more than 15 minutes, and hence, looking for Modena hotels that are nearby the airport can only be regarded as an unnecessary exercise.
But still, if you insist on residing near the airport, you can look for temporary night's stay in a budget motel.
Getting Around in Modena
It's incredibly easy. Walking is the best mode of sightseeing in Italy, and Modena is not an exception.
Fitness freaks can hope to explore the city on bicycles, too “ if their schedule allows for it. The local bus network is good enough to take you to most tourist spots and a good deal of private taxi operators make it even simpler to travel within the city.
To see attractions around the city, we would advise tourists to hire a rental car with a local guide and an experienced driver who know the city well.