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Modena

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Capital of Engines
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars. The historic city center, a World Heritage Site, features cobblestone streets and a mix of medieval, Gothic, and Romanesque architecture. Located in the famous food production region of Emilia Romagna, Modena is an international exporter of Balsamic vinegar and known for its cured meats and cheeses. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Modena and add them to your vacation plans using our Italy itinerary planner.
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Specialty Museum
Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti
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Distillery
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
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World heritage site
Duomo di Modena
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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Castle
Castello Sforzesco Milan
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Duration: 3 hours
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Religious Site
Il Cenacolo Milan
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Architectural Building
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II Milan
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Food Tour
Food Tours Parma
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Duration: 3h 30 min

Museums in Modena

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MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Panini Motor Museum
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Art Museum
Museo Civico d'Arte
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Art Museum
Galleria Estense
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Modena

World heritage site
Piazza Grande
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Winery / Vineyard
Acetaia San Matteo
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Piccolo Museo Profumalchemico
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Landmark
Convento di San Geminiano
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Modena

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Cantina Estense
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Gift & Specialty Shop
La Vacchetta Grassa Cuoieria Artigiana
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Acetaia di Giorgio
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Bottega Storica Pedrazzi
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Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Modena

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Historic Walking Area
Centro Storico
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Cemetery
Cimitero Di San Cataldo
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Religious Site
Monastero San Pietro dei Monaci Benedettini
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Chiesa Parrocchiale di Sant'Agostino
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Panini Motor Museum
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Prato della Valle Padua
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Farm
4 Madonne Caseificio dell'Emilia Lesignana
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Museo Ferrari Maranello
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Where to stay in Modena

The center of town has a selection of grand old hotels, as well as some budget-friendly guesthouses dotted along side streets. To the west of town, a number of caravan and camping sites provide facilities for those crossing the country in their own accommodations.
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