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Visit the home of Pavarotti and Ferrari for a sophisticated trip across vineyards, historic plazas and a ski resort. The Po Plain and the Secchia and Panaro rivers decorate the large province of Modena in the heart of Italy. From historic structures surrounding Piazza Grande in the centre of the main city to Apennine Mountains, see the rural and urban treasures in this region.
Among the highlights is the Modena Cathedral, a Romanesque structure dating back to the 12th century. Admire the various styles of the façade that is known for its iconic lions holding up central columns. View the reliefs on the wall depicting Bible stories.
The historic centre of Modena city has many notable buildings, including the Ducal Palace, the Modena Town Hall and the Palazzo dei Musei. Explore the pretty floral displays in the Orto Botanico di Modena, part of the area’s university.
Visit the homes of the supercars of Museo Enzo Ferrari and the Umberto Panini Collection. These attractions display remarkable models of Ferraris and Maseratis.
Near the city are multiple vineyards and wineries. Attend events and tastings to learn about their grapes and fermenting processes.
Travel north to the quaint Renaissance town of Carpi, once ruled by the Pio family who were known for being great patrons of the arts. See the Sagra Church and the Palazzo dei Pio, which houses three museums: the Palace Museum, City Museum and Museum of the Deported. Take a guided tour of the majestic building to see its works of art.
In winter, the Cimone Mountain resorts south of Modena city offer skiing. Ride the Campo Scuola Montecreto Ski Lift for views of the picturesque snowy region.
Try the province’s staple delicacy, Modena balsamic vinegar, which is aged in barrels for many years.
The province is just west of Bologna and east of Parma in the region of Emilia-Romagna. It lies south of the Po Valley in northcentral Italy. Fly to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, 25 miles (40 kilometres) southeast of the city of Modena.
Snowy peaks, vineyards and historic city centers create diverse holiday attractions in Modena province.
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