Mini guide to Modena
Modena is well known all over the world, especially for some symbolic characters,
such as Enzo Ferrari and Luciano Pavarotti, and for products such as tortellini,
Lambrusco wine and parmesan cheese.
Here you can also find theatres, entertainments, concerts, antique markets
and exhibitions. Most visitors come to Modena to enjoy the famous local food
and admire the extraordinary racing cars that are built here.
The charming city of Modena lies 40kms northwest of Bologna, 403kms northwest
of Rome and 130kms north of Florence. The city has one of the largest networks
of cycling lanes in Italy; and there are 80kms within Modena itself.
Modena is a city that, in the past 40 years, has become one of the richest
and most advanced in Europe. It is also a well-known city, thanks to its remarkable
economic activities, and has a great number of artistic and cultural treasures,
including: the Cathedral, the Ducal Palace, the Palace of Museums and the Este
Besides Modena itself, there are many itineraries and places of artistic interest
in the rest of the province, including: Saint Sylvester's Abbey at Nonantola,
which was founded in 752 AD and is a significant example of Romanesque architecture;
and the Renaissance Piazza Borgogioso of Carpi (now Piazza Martiri), one of
the largest squares in Italy.
From Bologna, take the A1 northeast until you see the turn-off for Modena.
There are good train connections to Modena as well. One train leaves Bologna
for Modena every 30 minutes. Trip time is 20 minutes, and a one-way fare is
€2.50. Modena is 25kms from Bologna Airport and about 110kms from Forli
Selection of hotels in this region:
Holiday Inn Modena
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