A city with many souls: anyone can find good reasons to visit it and its many locations of interest. Here are a few ideas:
All the splendor of the age of the Italian Communes returns to life in the center of Modena
, within an area established by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The area includes the (internationally renowned) Romanesque Cathedral, Piazza Grande, the Ghirlandina
, and the Municipal Hall and Vinegar Cellar.
Balsamic Vinegar & the Tortellini of Castelfranco
The whole territory is peppered with many well-known vinegar cellars, where you can discover and taste one of Modena’s greatest wonders: balsamic vinegar
. Starting from Spilamberto
, right next door from our hotel, where the Consortium for Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
defined the authentic recipe.
We must also mention the Castelfranco tortellini
, given that this ancient product – now a symbol of the Emilia region – was allegedly born right here!
Museum of the Sticker
Many immediately associate Modena
with the historical Panini family
, whose legendary sticker albums
were a household trademark for many decades of Italian history. The museum of the sticker
allows you to browse through the most famous collections and re-experience passion for stickers.
Pavarotti House Museum
The belcanto tradition is another important part of Modena’s identity. Indeed, the precursor of the Italian melodrama, Orazio Vecchi, was from Modena. However, the city is most famously associated with the figure of Luciano Pavarotti
. During the last years of his life, the Pavarotti & friends event attracted important international personalities to Modena
, including Lady Diana
and the Dalai Lama