Discover Modena

art, food and...cars!

Welcome to Modena province a shrine of treasures to discover! 
Art food and cars will make out of your visit a unique experience. 
Modena, city of Art, hosts in its ancient heart of capital city of Duchy of Este, architectural jewels appreciated all over the world: the Cathedral, the Ghirlandina tower and Piazza Grande declared Heritage of Humanity by Unesco in 1997, chef d’oeuvre of Italian Romanesque, the XVII century Ducal Palace, now site of the Military Academy , the Estense Gallery and the Estense Library, hosting art works of undiscussed value. In the province of Modena you'll find treasures to discover: Carpi, jewel of Renaissance, Nonantola and its Benedictine San Silvestro Abbey, Sassuolo and its Ducal Palace summer residence of the Este Dukes, Maranello and the Ferrari Gallery, Castelnuovo Rangone with an archaeological park and open air museum of Terramare di Montale (medium Bronze age), Spilamberto and the Traditional Balsami Vinegar Museum, Vignola and its cherries and the Contrari castle,  

Modena province is worldwide synonymous of good food. Restaurants provide traditional menus based on typical and organic products for the pleasure of any taste. In the whole province it is possible to visit Farms, cheese factories and acetaie producing the traditional products from Modena: Parmigiano Reggiano cheese DOP, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena DOP, Modena Ham DOP, Modena lambrusco wines DOP.. Farmers, shaping the architecture of this landscape and keeping the bio-diversity, welcome families, groups or inquisitive individual tourists, in search for genuine taste and quality.  Food and historic festivals spread all over the area offer opportunities to taste traditional products and live the atmosphere of the past. 
Modena, hometown of Enzo Ferrari, is a land of motors. There has always been a deep feeling between Modena province and the engines world. Within a range of only a few kilometres you’ll find factories, museums and private collections dedicated to motor vehicles. The Ferrari Factory and the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena near the Maserati Factory in Modena, the Pagani Museum and Factory, the Museo dell’Auto Storica Stanguellini, the Panini collection, the Righini collection and in Bologna the Lamborghini Museum and the Ducati Museum. Great opportunities for driving experienxes are given by the Autodromo di Modena just a few km from Modena, where it’s possible to organize test drives and driving courses on supercars. 

In this area, where “good living” has always been a life style, the opportunity to meet nature and relax are not lacking: the Parco Regionale dell’Alto Appennino modenese, the natural park of Salse di Nirano, the park of Sassi di Rocca Malatina, oasis, opportunity of trekking and mountain-bike, cycle lanes, river parks, the mountain area of Modena Apennines. Modena Golf & Country Club is located just 10 km outside the town. Salvarola Spa and its wellness center offer along with traditional spa therapies, treatments using the properties of must and Lambrusco and Trebbiano grapes. 
Throughout the year, Modena has a rich, intensive cultural life, of which we mention only a few examples here; Festivalfilosofia, Grandezze e Meraviglie music festival, the opera, ballet and drama season in the province theatres as well as numerous trade fairs, markets and antiques exhibitions.  Every year numerous motor related events are organized, Motorshow Festival Terra di Motori, Modena “100 ore classic”, la Mille Miglia.

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WALKING TOURS IN MODENA


 

Modenatur Modena city tour

Modena city tour

Discover the old city center of Modena with a local guide. You'll visit the Unesco site: Cathedral, Ghirlandina Tower (Exterior) and Piazza Grande, the historic rooms inside the townhall, Piazza Roma and the exterior of the Ducal Palace

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Modenatur Guided tour to Modena Ducal Palace

Guided tour to Modena Ducal Palace

Roman architect Bartolomeo Avanzini designed the Palazzo Ducale, whose construction began in 1634. The Palazzo housed the Este Court for more than two centuries and is today the headquarters of the Italian Military Academy. A majestic stairway climbs upward from the Honor Court to a loggia that leads to three “apartments”: the “Apartment of the Princes,” the “Private Apartment” (site of the Military Academy’s museum), and the “State Apartment,” which contains frescoes and portraits of the Este family. The most spectacular rooms are the vast, elegant Hall of Honor, the “Sala dello Stringa” and the 18th-century Golden Salon, where it is believed Duke Francis IV signed the death sentence of Ciro Menotti, the leader of an unsuccessful 1831 rebellion against Austrian dominance.

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FACTORIES AND MOTORVALLEY TOURS

Maserati factory & showroom tour - Modena

Maserati has three plants: Modena (Granturismo and Grancabrio) and Torino: Grugliasco (Ghibli and Quattroporte), Mirafiori (Levante) presented in the video available in this sheet. This online reservation refers exclusively to visits to Modena plant Factory tours are possible, from Monday to Friday (excluding holidays and August) only by reservation The cost is 30 euros per person. Important notes:  Factory tour participants must be over 18 unless Maserati issues special authorization, which has to be requested at least 1 month before the tour. If there are minors in your group, please do not book online, but write to factorytour@maserati.com The tour is free for Maserati customers, in this case you are kindly invited to write directly to factorytour@maserati.com and not book online. If your reservation is for a group or if you don't find enough availability online, please write to maseratifactorytour@modenatur.it 

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Pagani factory and museum tour

Pagani Automobili S.p.A. is an Italian Supercar manufacturer. The company was founded in 1998 by Horacio Pagani and is based in San Cesario sul Panaro, in the province of Modena, Italy. The philosophy driving the company embraces a concept borrowed from the Renaissance and embodied by the great Leonardo da Vinci who, over 500 years ago, once stated: “Art and Science are disciplines that must walk together hand in hand.” Pagani Automobili creates in accordance with this inspirational creed, combining technique and taste, functionality and aesthetics, handcraft work and technological know-how. Pagani Automobili is honoured to welcome you at the new Atelier in San Cesario Sul Panaro (Modena), in Via dell’Industria 26, for a guided tour throughout the factory. It is possible to book a guided tour to the factory and to the Pagani museum located in San Cesario sul Panaro, between Modena and Bologna. Modenatur is the official booking center for Pagani factory tours.    TO SUBMIT A FACTORY TOUR BOOKING REQUEST PLEASE CLIC HERE https://pagani.modenatur.it/   FACTORY + MUSEUM GUIIDED TOUR TICKET the price includes a visit with a guide inside the museum and the factory and the museum entrance ticket.  The visits are held from Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) and have a duration of about 1 hour Duration: about 1 hour Factory tour full: € 50.00 Factory tour Group reduced(minimum 15 people): € 45.00 Factory tour Under 18: € 25.00 Factory tour Under 12: Free ENTRANCE TICKET TO THE HORACIO PAGANI MUSEUM (GUIDED TOUR TO THE MUSEUM AND TO THE PLANT NON INCLUDED)  OPENING: Monday to Friday 10.00 – 12.30; 14.30 – 17.00. Museum Full: € 22.00 Museum Reduced: € 20.00 Museum Under 12: Free  

Maserati showroom tour - free of charge (Special Saturday openings)

MASERATI  showroom, in Via Divisione Acqui 17 in Modena, will be open on some Saturdays. Year 2019 January 26th  February 16th March 23rd  April 6th  May 4th  May 18th  June 22nd July 13th  September 14th  September 28nd  October 19th  November 16th  December 14th    Admission to the showroom will be free and available from 10am to 6pm.    In these occasions visitors will also have the opportunity to take part to free of charge “showroom tours”, thanks to which it will be possible to admire, in addition to the Maserati store, the cars currently in production exhibited in the showroom, a modern car configurator, a historic diorama and the "loop", the semi-suspended ring designed by the architect Ron Arad. For the showroom tour booking is required. Book online now!  Dates may change. if you don't book the guided tour and you would like just to come to see the showroom we suggest to check this website some days before coming.   

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