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
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..
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 &..
Via Blasia 10 I - 41100 Modena
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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..
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..
Corso Vittorio Emanuele 52 I - 41121 Modena
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..
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 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..
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..
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..
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 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..