Modena, Italy
General Info, Places to Visit

Modena, Italy

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


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 were, located here and all, except Lamborghini, have headquarters in the city or nearby. One of Ferrari’s cars, the 360 Modena, was named after the town itself.

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

The Cathedral (Duomo) (below) are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begun under the direction of the 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:


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