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Via Emilia, Modena: 4 reviews and 10 photos

  Via Emilia - Apr 2010
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  • Via Emilia - Apr 2010 - Modena
      Via Emilia - Apr 2010
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  • Central part of Via Emilia - Apr 2010 - Modena
      Central part of Via Emilia - Apr 2010
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  • Western side of Via Emilia - Modena
      Western side of Via Emilia
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  • Looking east on Via Emilia - Modena
      Looking east on Via Emilia
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  • Via Emilia & la Ghirlandina in background - Modena
      Via Emilia & la Ghirlandina in background
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Modena's main thoroughfare, running south-east to north-west, cuts the historic centre roughly in half. Although it bends slight in city centre as it passes by il Duomo, Via Emilia is essentially a straight line from Piacenza in the Po Valley all the way to Rimini on the Adriatic. It was created by the Romans in 187 BC to connect the agricultural Po Valley with Via Flaminia, the road to their capital Rome further south. They called it Via Aemilia, a name which has survived to this day, not only as a street but also as the name of this region: Emilia-Romagna. Most of larger of towns in Emilia-Romagna, including Modena, Bologna, Parma and Forlì, are along this road and it cuts each of them in half in almost exactly the same way. In Modena, nowadays, Via Emilia is its commercial backbone with banks and shops occupying many of its buildings. Attached are a few photos of Via Emilia.

Address: Via Emilia

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