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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