Modena

Known for its medieval history, its auto-making prowess (as home base of both Ferrari and Maserati) and its famous balsamic vinegar, Modena is a treat for visitors of all ages. The 12th-century Romanesque Cathedral of Modena, with its spectacular Ghirlandina bell tower (under restoration until the end of 2010), is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just outside of town (and next to the car maker’s factory) in Maranello is Galleria Ferrari, dedicated to the brand and Italian motor racing industry.

Musei del Duomo

The museum exhibits an important artistic-liturgical apparatus dating from the Romanesque period to the 19th century, it includes decorative items, sculptures, antique relics, fabrics, paintings and manuscripts, which the Modena community used to embellish the domus Clari Geminiani over the centuries. Amongst the oldest works, belonging to the Cathedral’s Treasure, is the precious San Geminiano...

Museo della Figurina

After passing through an enchanting "tunnel of wonders", visitors will find themselves in the great exhibition room, furnished with six great "store-cupboards", six super-sized albums to browse through, showing the entire history of the picture-card. Each store-cupboard-come-album, reflects a particular part of its history, told through both original prints and objects, giving a total of around...

Museo Lapidario Estense

Il Museo Lapidario racconta la storia della città di Modena, dai tempi della sua fondazione romana fino alla modernità. Reperti archeologici, targhe, lapidi storiche e monumenti provenienti da collezioni estensi, chiese cittadine o donati dai modenesi stessi. Un vasto patrimonio che racconta l’evoluzione della società e del gusto artistico modenese attraverso gli oggetti privati e gli arredi...

Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari

Museo Casa Ezno Ferrari (Enzo Ferrari's Birthplace Museum) includes the restored house where he was born and a new futuristic automotive design gallery with a yellow cover, designed by the architect Jan Kaplický. It is located in Modena; the Birthplace hosts a permanent exhibition on the life of Ferrari's founder Enzo, while the gallery houses temporary exhibitions of vintage cars. The Museum...

Ghirlandina

Alongside the apse of the cathedral, standing 89.32 metres tall, is the Ghirlandina belltower, the symbol of the city of Modena. The Ghirlandina was given this nickname by the city's inhabitants due to the double ring of parapets that crown its steeple, "as light as garlands", ghirlanda in Italian. Built as the belltower for the cathedral, this tower has however played an important civic function...

Mercato Albinelli

The Albinelli Market keeps alive the tradition and heritage of the ancient market that since the Middle Ages has spiced up the streets and squares of Modena, safeguarding the city cultural and nutritional values and the personal and close customer relationship that has always characterized the retail sale. With the October 28th, 1931 new Market inauguration, Modena retail trade left piazza...

Galleria Estense

La Galleria Estense espone la straordinaria collezione d’arte dei duchi d’Este, all’interno del settecentesco Palazzo dei Musei di Modena. Venti sale dedicate al vasto patrimonio estense con opere di pittura, scultura, arte applicata e molto altro. Tra tutti spicca il busto marmoreo di Francesco I d’Este del Bernini, oltre al Crocefisso di Guido Reni, la Madonna col Bambino del Correggio,...