Planning a Football Trip to Modena? Free guide – where to stay, eat, drink and how to get tickets & to the stadium.
It’s unlikely that you are going to plan a Football Trip to Modena as their team is not one of the Italian greats, however it may be a place you head as a day trip from Bologna
You can read more about Bologna and other ways to get to Bologna via our trip guide to Planning a Football Trip to Bologna
Football Trip to Modena – How to get to Modena & How to get around
Football Trip to Modena – Fly to Modena
The closest major airport is Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ / LIPE), which has international and domestic flights from Bologna, Italy and is 40km from Modena, Italy.
From Bologna Airport you will need to get to Bologna Central station, from there you can get a regular train. Modena is on the train lines (Milano-) Piacenza-Parma-Modena-Bologna and Verona-Mantua-Modena, so it can easily be reached from the main nearest towns. The train station is not far from the town centre, so that you can go there on foot, if you like; otherwise, at the station you’ll find a number of buses of SETA (the local transport company), by which you can reach the main areas of the town or the locations in the surroundings. The main buses that connect the train station to the center are line n° 7 direction GAZZOTTI (Policlinico), line n° 4 direction LATINA, line° 11 direction ZODIACO.
There is also a shuttle service managed by SETA (the transport company of Modena: from 5:15AM-9:30PM from Modena to the airport and from 6:15AM-10:30PM from the airport to Modena). The fare is €15.00 per person. Tickets can be bought on the bus. Baggage is free and minors accompanied by at least two relatives travel free of charge.
Football Trip to Modena – Travel Around Modena
The town is easily walkable, though it expands over more than 183,000 square meters. In the historic centre, closed by an imaginary line where the city wall once stood, we find the most important buildings. The town is crossed by a fundamental street, the Emilia way, the historic Roman way that once connected Modena with other important towns and cities of the Region, and that still represents one of the main traffic ways in Italy. The street runs right through the middle of the town, in an east-west direction.
Modena is well served by a wide trolleybus service – one of the biggest in Italy – composed of 3 lines, and a bus service; all the means of transport are provided by SETA (Società Emiliana Trasposrti Autofiloviari). Tickets can be bought directly on the bus, thanks to an automatic ticket machine (the machine is not giving change so it’s better to have the exact amount in coins). Urban buses run from 6AM-9PM; the night urban line 7N runs from 8:30PM-10:30PM. Extra-urban buses run through all the surrounding Province at many different times and on many different routes.
Football Trip to Modena – How to Get to the Match
Modena FC was founded in 1912 and has spent the majority of its existence playing in Serie B. Currently it plays in Lega Pro after being relegated in 2016 after a twelve years stint in Serie B.
Modena first took part Italian football league in 1912–13, where they competed in the top division. These early years saw the purchase of Attilio Fresia, perhaps the greatest player in the club’s history. During the period of the first world war, the team won the 1916 Coppa Federale
They have played in Serie A twice in their history, the last time was the 2000/1 season
Football Trip to Modena – The Stadium
The stadium was built in 1936 and holds 21,151 people.
Football Trip to Modena – Getting to the Stadium
The stadium is a 10 minute walk from the centre of town and next to the stadium
Football Trip to Modena – Getting Tickets
Modena F.C. play in Serie D so you are not going to struggle for tickets if you turn up on the day.
Football Trip to Modena – Fixtures
When planning your football trip please note that the dates shown represent the weekend that the game is scheduled to take place and games are likely to change through the season and be moved for TV scheduling.
Plan your Football Trip to Modena with our full list of fixture
The schedule for kick-off times in Italy can be found our Planning a Football Trip to Italy page (COMING SOON)
Football Trip to Modena – Where to stay. What to See. Where to Eat. Where to Drink
Football Trip to Modena – Where to stay
It’s only small so stay in the centre.
Football Trip to Modena – What else to see & do
Cathedral – Erected in 1099 in the place where previously an early Christian church and the sepulchre of San Geminiano stood – whose body was solemnly transported to the cathedral on 30 April 1106 in the presence of the countess Matilde di Canossa – it was consecrated by Pope Lucius III on 12 July 1184.
The Piazza Grande with its paving made of cobblestones and its Ghirlandina tower, delimited to the north and east by the Cathedral and the Town Hall, was recognised by UNESCO as heritage of mankind. It is the centre of life of the city. A weekly Saturday market used to take place here and on those occasions it was a colourful meeting place
The Ghirlandina Tower, so called because of the double twist of balustrades which crown it like a garland, is 86 meters high and the symbol of the city.
The Ducal Palace, whose construction began in 1634 on design of Avanzini, distinguishes itself as illustrious example of 18th century civil architecture and one of the largest Baroque palaces in Italy.
The Museum Building, built in the eighteenth century, was converted in 1881 into a museum housing the paintings and books of the Este family and the Civic Cultural Institutes
Where to eat and drink in Modena
Red Lion Pub – Pub is pretty typical of the Irish pubs but with Italian twist (Via E. Rainusso, 68)
Griffins Irish Pub (Largo Hannover, 67)
Ristorante Birreria Paninoteca (411/A str. Barchetta,)
Osteria Vechhia Pirri (Via Francesco Prampolin)
Night owls will be pleased to note that Modena is a university town and has a host of bars that cater to its large student population. The area around via Nazario Sauro and via Pomposa is popular, and the Juta Cafè on nearby via Taglio serves very reasonably-priced cocktails that will help round off a busy day.
Franceschetta58 brasserie, serving small plates of local meats, cheeses and pastas along with reasonably priced wines.
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