Modena, Italy
General Info, Italy

Modena, Italy

Modena

Modena (pronounced: Mo-den-a) is an Italian town of 184,973 inhabitants and in the province of Emilia-Romagna. It is south of Parma and north of Bologna on the same train line.

We had a great day walking around this town. Each town we visit, the first thing we do is go to the Tourist Information or “TI” spot where we can pick up a local map. We have a ritual of getting the town’s map and then sitting with a cappuccino (as it’s always in the morning) and pondering the day’s events. We also look up a few days in advance, the main attractions we want to see of each town we are visiting.

 

This post contains affiliate links that help keep this website running. By purchasing through our links, we make a small commission at no extra charge to you. Thank you for your support!
1200px-Modena_Piazza_Grande

A view of Piazza Grande – photo credit Wikipedia

 

Factories famous in Modena are the famous Italian sports car makers Ferrari, DeTomaso, Lamborghini, Pagani, and Maserati are, or was, located here and all, except Lamborghini, have headquarters in the city or nearby. 

Modena is also known in culinary circles for its production of balsamic vinegar.

The Cathedral (Duomo) (below) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begun under the direction of Countess Matilda of Tuscany and started on June 6, 1099, and completed in 1184. 

We were very surprised that the inside of the church is all brick. Unusual for a church that usually has frescoes. It was disappointing yet, because of the size of it; it was pretty grand – for just being brick.




The Ghirlandia Tower has 201 steps and is adjacent to the Cathedral and offers beautiful views of the city below:

Some street pictures:


Last Minute Flight Deals!





 

ouritalianjourney.com

Previous Post Next Post

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.