So it is possible! Modena is not only an agricutural and industrial centre, with a small elìte of jurists in the main city…
I live between my hometown Modena and my PhD location Salzburg. These two cities have both a wonderful historical city centre, but lie on opposite sides when we look at the way they organise their economic policies, their tourism and culture management, and – in the end – how they promote themselves. This will be the main theme for my blog. I love travelling, I love enjoying art, architecture, food, drinks, things to do and so on, and I miss sometimes what one could ( or should) do in a certain city.
Salzburg invested everything in promoting the beauty of the city centre and supporting the Salzburg festivals. This means most of the time that even inhabitants are subordinated to tourism – being excluded sometimes by benefits. The main case is represented by the Festivals, far too expensive for many people. Another terrible problem is competing for parking lots when trying to live in Salzburg: if you don’t have a place to park, you will better use public transports ( which means travelling 45 minutes instead of 10-15…) or you hope that there is no rain, no snow, no ice and ride your bike.
Modena is the contrary: no one promotes cultural issues. There is nothing for tourists ( info points and so on). Authorities seem not to care for advertising the cultural richness of our Province – when compared to Salzburg.
What happened in Modena in September?
10th-12th September: Mutina Boica (Celtic feast)
17th-19th September: FestivalFilosofia sulla fortuna (Philosophy festival, theme: fortune and luck)
and many other ideas…
The main issue in these things is: full of people, both inhabitants and tourists. This means: if one would like to offer something different for the population and tourists, there will be a market for it.
Rough thoughts for today ( a beautiful Sunday)…there is still a lot to say…till next time!