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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.

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Tourist attractions Modena : Things to see and do

  • Duomo Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Piazza Grande I - 41100 Modena

    Begun in 1099, this cathedral is one of the masterpieces of Italian Romanesque art. It is by the Lombard architect Lanfranco, the Maestri Campionesi (Campionesi Masters) and the sculptor Wiligelmo. As well as remarkable external sculpted decoration a..

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  • Biblioteca Estense Interesting

    1er étage, escalier à droite I - 41100 Modena

    With 600 000 volumes and 15 000 manuscripts, this is one of the richest libraries in Italy. The high point is undoubtedly the Bible of Borso d'Este, with 1 020 pages illuminated by Ferrara artists in the 15C among whom was Tadeo Crivelli.

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  • Galleria Estense Interesting

    Largo Porta S. Agostino 337 I - 41100 Modena

    The gallery opens with a bust of Francesco I of Este, a masterpiece by Bernini. It has paintings from the 15C Modena school which was much influenced by the Ferrarese school represented here by Cosmè Tura. Venetian and Bologna masters linked to the &..

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Hotels Modena

  • Hotel Cervetta 5 Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Via Cervetta 5 I - 41121 Modena

    Prix Prices from : 90 €

    Just 200 metres from Modena Cathedral and 500 metres from the Ducal Palace, Cervetta enjoys a privileged position in the city centre.It offers simple but elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. The completely renovated Hotel Cervetta features air-conditioned..

  • Best Western Hotel Libertà

    Via Blasia 10 I - 41100 Modena

    Situated in the historic centre of Modena, in a restricted traffic zone, Best Western Hotel Libertà is ideally set just a short walk away from a number of attractions, including the Duomo. Featuring free Wi-Fi, all rooms at the Libertà are air condi..

  • Central Park Hotel Modena

    Viale Vittorio Veneto 10 I - 41100 Modena

    With a central location in Modena, 10 minutes' walk from the cathedral, Central Park Hotel offers free parking and air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs and minibars. Central Park is a family-run hotel located opposite Biblioteca Estense, a 17t..

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Restaurants Modena

  • Osteria Francescana Very comfortable restaurant  Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey

    via Stella 22 I - 41121 Modena

    Of the original osteria, only the name remains. The highly inventive chef at this modern restaurant takes inspiration from his childhood memories and the traditional flavours of Modena. He creates a range of imaginative dishes that surprise and delig..

  • L'Erba del Re Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    via Castelmaraldo 45 I - 41121 Modena

    This restaurant overlooks one of the most beautiful squares in Modena. It combines the traditional and the modern in both its decor and cuisine.

  • Hosteria Giusti Quite comfortable and pleasant restaurant 

    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.

  • Strada Facendo Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    via Emilia Ovest 622 I - 41123 Modena

    Although its location on the outskirts may lack the atmosphere of the historical centre, this restaurant has become a popular choice for gourmet enthusiasts in Modena. Specialities include charcuterie, tortellini and bolliti, as well as more contempo..

  • Zelmira Comfortable restaurant 

    piazzetta 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..

  • Hostaria del Mare Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    via Castelmaraldo 29 I - 41121 Modena

    As its name suggests, this simple, modern restaurant situated in the historic centre specialises in fish and seafood. It offers a wide variety of dishes, including raw fish, and more elaborate, inventive cuisine. Traditionalists can choose from a sel..

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