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
Piazza Grande I - 41100 Modena
This cathedral, dedicated to the patron saint of the town, St Geminian, is one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture in Italy. It is the work of the Lombard architect Lanfranco who used his knowledge of rhythm and proportions before the Cam..
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.
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 &..
Viale Jacopo Berengario 11 I - 41121 Modena
The modern Hotel Estense is right in Modena’s centre, within a 15-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 Blasia 10 I - 41100 Modena
Prix Prices from : 59 €
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..
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..
via Giardini 1270 I - 41126 Modena
via Emilia Est 1496 I - 41126 Modena
This is an elegant establishment with two sober yet inviting little dining halls where you can enjoy delicious classical and local dishes. For those in search of old-time flavour and new combinations.
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..
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 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.
via Settembrini 10 I - 41100 Baggiovara