My digital diary about Modena

by Stefania Fregni

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The Historical Shops of Modena: a lovely tour between culture, values ​​and traditions

Bar and restaurants, Not to be missed, Shopping, Suggested Tours - Stefania Fregni - September 2, 2019

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If it has happened or it will happen to you to go around Modena and you are a person that take care of details, you will not miss to see a sign located outside the windows of some shops, bars or restaurant, which over time has hit me. I’m talking about the signs where it was written: “Bottega Storica dell’Emilia Romagna” (The Historical Shop of Emilia Romagna), but what are they?

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Grandma’s Tortellini

Food & Drink, Stories of Modena - Stefania Fregni - August 21, 2019

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When, in 2015, I wrote this article, I felt I was very fond of it right away. Reasons are many. First of all, because these few lines are dedicated to my lovely grandmother Anna, who passed away in May 2018, but at the time of the writing was 96 year old. She was a special woman who, despite the passing of time, has made everything to respect the good habits of the traditional “rezdora” (a Modenese word to indicate a sort of “queen of the house”). Then, because I will tell you about Tortellini (those of my grandmother) a food that Modenese people have written in their DNA and that represents the tradition especially in this festive period 🙂

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12 months of My Modena Diary

Stories of Modena, Video - Stefania Fregni - November 17, 2016

“In November 2015 this beautiful adventure began… since then I have traveled a long way!
I rediscovered my city, I observed it, I lived it, I photographed it and I told about it: 12 months of Modena My Diary”

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There is so much of Modena at “Fotografia Europea” 2016

Exhibitions, Arts & Events - Stefania Fregni - May 23, 2016

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In this post I will talk you about a Festival organized in Reggio Emilia, that I always appreciate a lot. It’s called “Fotografia Europea” and every year opens in May with many initiatives and lasts until July with its scheduled exhibitions.
It is a festival dedicated to photography that every time speaks about a different theme.

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De Lord’s story: the Modenese pianist

Stories of Modena - Stefania Fregni - April 8, 2016

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As I always say, this blog has given me the possibility, in the last months, to get in touch with so many people and to discover many stories to tell.
One of these is surely that of Christian Carlino, aka “De Lord”, the Modenese pianist who is conquering Europe and Asia.

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How it’s exciting being in a TV program: My Modena Diary goes on air!

Stories of Modena, Video - Stefania Fregni - February 10, 2016

And finally it has happened!
Going on air in a TV program is always very exciting, especially when you are going to talk about your own project 🙂

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Travelling into the past: a visit inside the Ex Daytime Hotel in Modena

Stories of Modena - Stefania Fregni - December 19, 2015

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I recently had the pleasure and the luck to make a beautiful visit. A journey into the past in a place of which I had only ever heard.
In this article I bring you to the discovery of the ex Daytime Hotel in Modena.

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My Modena Diary tells Città di Modena its story | Video

Stories of Modena, Video - Stefania Fregni - December 11, 2015

It is really a great pleasure sharing the video (in Italian) dedicated to My Diary Modena project realized ​​by Città di Modena. I’m honored.

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Market stories in Modena: a delicatessen stall with more than 30 years of tradition

Food & Drink, Stories of Modena - Stefania Fregni - November 28, 2015

There are many stalls of Albinelli Market in Modena that deserve to listen to their own the story, probably all. When I walk around the market, in addition to colors and smells, I try to breathe the stories of people who every morning wake up at dawn to go to work. I make myself thousand questions, I try to imagine how many beautiful things they could tell me. And so it did Massimo Manzini, owner since 1984 of Manzini Brothers delicatessen stall. There are so many market stories in Modena….

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Let’s know Francesca Gonzales, the first My Modena diary’s friend

My Diary's friends, Stories of Modena - Stefania Fregni - November 9, 2015

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When I dreamed about creating My Modena Diary project, I never expected to pick up immediatly “on board” someone else. Of course I’ve always thought that working in team is inspiring and motivating. I have always worked with teams. I don’t remember a project in which I was completely alone. I was grown up with the teamwork culture, I’ve played volleyball for most of my life and in this game team is everything.

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