Modena is located in the heart of the Po Valley, surrounded by the rivers Secchia and Panaro rivers and the northern Apennines.
Ancient capital of the Duchy of Lords D’Este, Modena offers endless possibilities for every type of traveler interest. The city, in fact, contains in its historic center luxurious palaces, such as Palazzo Ducale, now the headquarters of the Military Academy, which it hosted the Este court. And ‘the city of architectural jewels such as the Duomo, declared with the Ghirlandina tower and Piazza Grande, World Heritage by UNESCO in 1997.
The city also contains works of art in its major museums like the Galleria and the Biblioteca Estense.
Modena is also known worldwide as synonymous with good cuisine: typical products of the tradition appreciated as wine Lambrusco di Modena, traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena, Parmigiano – Reggiano cheese, Prosciutto di Modena and other local products that represent the authenticity and history of Modena gastronomy such as tortellini, zampone, cotechino, crescentine, cherries and more.
Modena is furthermore the Land of Engines, represented by sport car producers such as Ferrari, Maserati, Pagani and Lamborghini that have their factories 20 km far from Modena. Guest can enjoy a full day in the collections of the Museum Enzo Ferrari and the Ferrari Museum in Maranello or follow a path link to the history and passion for engines thanks to Stanguellini Museum, the Museum of cars and motorcycles Umberto Panini, the Pagani Automobile and in nearby Bologna Ducati and Lamborghini galleries.
It is also the heart of the Opera Bel Canto, a tradition that is honored by its Municipal Theatre, and that can boast of the highest quality names like Raina Kabainvanska, Mirella Freni and Luciano Pavarotti, “the Master” who has given the city recognition in the world, living in the city most significant stages of his career. It is at the gates of Modena you can visit Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, the residence in which the Master has lived the last years of his life.