Things to see and do - Modena
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Situated at the crossroads between the Via Emilia and the Brenner route, this large industrial city in the Emilia-Romagna region specialises in the production of shoes, cars and railways. The old district remains quiet and peaceful, huddled around its superb cathedral and dotted with large arcaded squares. Here, numerous inns serve regional specialities such as zamponi (stuffed pigs’ trotters), accompanied by a glass of sparkling red Lambrusco wine.
Tourist attractions Modena : Things to see and do
Palazzo dei Musei 337
With 600 000 volumes and 15 000 manuscripts, this is one of the richest libraries in Italy put together by the Este family. The highlight of the visit is undoubtedly the Bible of Borso d'Este, with 1 020 pages illuminated by 15C Ferrara artists, amon..
Largo Porta S. Agostino 337
The gallery Essenes and library are part of the Palace of Museums (18C) which is also home to the Museo Lapidario Estense, Museo Lapidario Romano and Musei Civici di Modena. The gallery opens with a bust of Francesco I of Este, a masterpiece by Berni..
This noble and majestic palace was begun in 1634 under Francesco I of Este and today houses the Infantry and Cavalry schools.
Corso Vittorio Emanuele 52 I - 41121 Modena
Prix Prices from : 44 €
Hotel Europa is just 150 metres from Modena Train Station, just outside the restricted-traffic area, and a 5-minute walk from the historic centre. Outdoor parking is free and a garage is also available. Each room at the Hotel Europa is bright and co..
Corso Canalgrande, 6 I - 41121 Modena
Just 5 minutes’ walk from Modena Cathedral, Hotel Canalgrande’s rooms have air conditioning and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Modena Train Station is 2 km away. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lounge area, which features sofas and a..
Via Cervetta 5 I - 41121 Modena
Just 200 metres from Modena Cathedral and 500 metres from the Ducal Palace, the Cervetta offers simple but elegant rooms with free WiFi. The completely renovated Hotel Cervetta 5 features air-conditioned rooms, accessed via stairs and decorated in w..
piazza Roma 31 I - 41121 MODENA
Right in the centre of the town, traditional restaurant with rooms with a pleasant slightly old-fashioned atmosphere, where you can try local specialities and home-made pasta.
Via Castel Maraldo 45 I - 41121 Modena
This bright and minimalist restaurant is decorated with contemporary paintings. It serves as the backdrop for traditional regional cuisine and more imaginative dishes created by the talented young chef.
via Stella 22 I - 41121 MODENA
This restaurant is a step above the rest with its well-balanced menu and ability to create innovative versions of traditional recipes. This is thanks to a critical and non-nostalgic approach and a focus on light cuisine. The Osteria Francescana has c..
largo San Giacomo 17 I - 41121 MODENA
Although youthful, the management of this restaurant is experienced and efficient. The cuisine is innovative but strongly influenced by traditional Emilian recipes. In summer one can dine outside on the little piazza, in sight of a gently splashing f..
via Emilia Ovest 622 I - 41123 Modena
A charming small restaurant where the husband works in the kitchen and the wife is the sommelier. The menu features typical cuisine from Modena, as well as a selection of more imaginative meat and fish dishes.
vicolo Squallore 46 I - 41121 MODENA
A niche establishment with just four tables in the back of a famous delicatessen. A rustic setting but with more refined table linen; the cuisine is home-made and Emilian.