In the middle of the Italian region Emilia Romagna, there is the city of Modena. It is placed at the far end of Po valley, which is delimited by Secchia and Panaro rivers and by the northern mountain chain of Apennines. It is a strategic point for trade between the north and the south of Italy and also between Italy and Europe. It is 40 km far from Bologna, 130 km far from Florence, 170 km from Milan and 200 km far from Venice.
Why should you visit it?
Modena is well-known for its architectural beauties, which are UNESCO heritage. It has a culinary and cultural tradition and it can attract you by its mix of tradition and innovation. The visitor can be spoiled by its particular and delicious typical dishes, which are unique and exquisite.
Nice and easy to visit in every season, Modena offers extraordinary beauties to the tourists, like:
- The Dom;
- Piazza Grande and the Ghirlandina Tower (Unesco heritage);
- Palazzo Ducale, designed by Bartolomeo Avanzini, which is today the headquarters of the prestigious Military Academy;
- Church of Sant’Agostino , with the sculpture of “Compianto del Cristo morto” by Begarelli;
- Municipal Museum of Art, Archaeological – Ethnological;
- Estense Gallery;
- MEF- Enzo Ferrari Museum;
- Ferrari Museum Maranello;
- Stickers Museum.
Not to be missed:
- The typical aromatic vinegar of Modena;
- Typical cured meats (the most important is Modena ham);
- The zampone;
- Parmigiano Reggiano;
- Lambrusco, red sparkling wine;
- Cherries from Vignola;
- more and more…..