MODA MAKERS: THE FASHION FAIR WILL TAKE PLACE IN CARPI, THE LAND OF STYLE, BEAUTY, HISTORY, TASTES AND BEAUTIFUL CARS.

 

The second edition of Moda Makers is approaching: from Tuesday 15th till Thursday 17th November 2016 the textile district of Carpi will host the fair for sourcing and sampling textile products.

Carpi is within easy reach and well connected by train, by taxi and by car (Bologna’s airport is nearby), with Milan 160 km, Rome 350 km, Florence 150 km, and Bologna 50 km.

If you are driving take the exit Carpi on the A22 motorway, keep left towards SP468R, at the first roundabout take the second exit and keep going on SP468R. At the second roundabout take the first exit onto via Cattani, at the third roundabout take the second exit and keep going onto via Cattani, at the fourth Roundabout take the third exit onto via Carlo Marx. Keep going towards viale Nicolò Biondo then turn left onto via U. Sbrillanci, take the first turning on the right onto viale Giosuè Carducci. Take the second turning on the left onto via Piero Gobetti, then Turn right onto via Giacomo Matteotti where you can find the Parking place. Walk along via Matteotti for 100 meters and you will reach piazzale Re Astolfo where the event will take place.

If you will reach Carpi by train, turn right as you walk out from the train station onto via Darfo Dallai towards corso Sandro Cabassi, then turn left onto via Rodolfo Pio and keep going straight until you will reach piazzale Re Astolfo.

If you wish to spend more than one day in Carpi in order to fully appreciate the high-quality products offered by the many firms which will take part in the exhibition, you can chose between four under agreement hotels. Hotel Gabarda, which is located in via Carlo Marx 172 or Hotel Carpi, via delle Magliaie 2/4 which are easy to reach by car. While Hotel Duomo, via Cesare Battisti 25 or Hotel Touring, viale Darfo Dallai are located in the city centre.

A free traditional dinner will be offered to the registered clients who will chose to spend at least one night in one of the previously mentioned hotels. The voucher can be collected at the hotel’s reception.

Being part of Moda Makers does not only give you the opportunity of seeing and feeling more than 6000 A/W 2017/2018 ready-to-wear and knitwear creations, cut and sew knitwear, shirts and coats, but also of being plunged in a territory full of history, traditions and tastes renowned worldwide.

Carpi’s city centre is imbued with history. Palazzo dei Pio, which today houses the city museum, is a magnificent example of Renaissance architecture (www.palazzodeipio.it). Furthermore it will host the photography exhibition A gun for hire, selection: Helmut Newton’s fashion shoots for Blumarine (open Thursdays, Saturday, Sundays and bank holidays from 10am until 1pm and from 3pm until 7pm. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am until 1pm. Closed on Monday. Tickets are 5 euros). The Sagra church, which overlooks piazzale Re Astolfo is renowned for its majestic tower (opening times: from Monday until Sunday from 9am to 12am. On Sundays from 2.30pm until 7pm. It is not possible to visit the church during the service). The Museum Monument to those deported for political and racial reasons is open on Thursdays by reservation only. It is also possible to book a visit to the ex synagogue located in via Giulio Rovighi as well as the concentration camp of Fossoli by calling Fondazione ex Campo Fossoli at least 20 days in advance (+ 39.059688272 or [email protected]). Moreover you cannot miss the magnificent community Theatre of Carpi which overlooks piazza Martiri, one of the largest squares in Italy.

But the area of Modena does not only stand out for its historical architecture, in fact we pride ourselves on the long-standing food traditions, no wonder the award winning chef Massimo Bottura opened his world famous restaurant La Francescana here. Just to mention some of the delicacies Carpi’s restaurants could offer: different types of balsamic vinegar, Lambrusco: the best-selling Italian wine, handmade tortellini and last but not least the original Parmigiano Reggiano. Among the many restaurants in Carpi, we recommend La Bottiglieria, Caffè del Corso, ‘Da Michele’, Ristorante Sporting Club and Ristorante Gabarda.

The province of Modena has also fathered some legendary car makers such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, De Tomaso and Pagani. The history of the most notorious car in the world can be learnt and admired at the Enzo Ferrari Museum in via Paolo Ferrari 85, Modena (opening times: everyday from 9.30am until 6pm. The ticket price is 26 euros. Reduced tickets are available for students, for those aged 65 or over, agencies, tour operators and for those who accompany a disabled person. More info at: www.museomodena.ferrari.com).