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Modena Travel guide
Modena : Michelin's recommendations
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
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 decora..
Via Lanfranco 6 I - 41100 Modena
This museum houses the famous 12C metopes . These bas-reliefs which used to top the flying buttresses of the building portray wandering players and symbols which are completely incomprehensible today. They are a model of near classical balance.
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 .
Via Blasia, 10 I - 41121 Modena
Prix Prices from : 90 €
Located in the heart of the historic center, the BEST WESTERN Hotel Liberta is near the most important monuments of Modena. It offers 51 rooms, an American bar, a little meeting room, and a garage.
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..
Viale Jacopo Berengario 11 I - 41121 Modena
The modern Hotel Estense is right in Modena’s centre, within a 10-minute walk from Modena Cathedral and the train station. It offers free parking, free Wi-Fi, and elegant rooms with flat-screen TVs. With either carpeted or wood floors, rooms at Este..
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.
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.
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..
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.
via Stella 22 I - 41121 Modena
This modern, minimalist-style restaurant is decorated in light tones and adorned with works of contemporary art. The Francescana finds favour with diners who enjoy traditional Modena cuisine, as well as fans of avant-garde fare. Combining both extrem..
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..