is a city on the south side of the Po valley, in the Province of Modena in the Emilia-Romagna
region of Italy
. A perfect vacation destination full of accommodation choices and villa rentals, this ancient town is now best known as "the capital of engines", since the factories of the famous Italian sports car makers Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati are, or were, located here.
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match you with that perfect villa rental or apartment rental so that you can explore Modena. There are many sites to see while in Modena. The Cathedral of Modena and the annexed campanile are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ducal Palace currently houses the Accademia Militare di Modena, the Military Museum and a precious Library. Facing the Piazza Grande is the Town Hall of Modena. The Palace Museum, on the St. Augustine square, is an example of civil architecture from the Este period, and today houses the main museums of Modena.
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Modena is well-known all over the world especially for some symbolic characters, such as Enzo Ferrari and Luciano Pavarotti, and for food and wine, such as tortellini, Lambrusco wine and parmesan cheese. But Modena is not only this, it is a town that, in 40 years, has become one of the richest and most advanced in Europe.
Accommodations are plenty and your vacation rental will make this destination feel like home. It is home to 48 miles of cycling tracks, 16 cinemas, 25 libraries, and one of Europe's most ancient universities. Certainly, it is favoured by some geographical and environmental factors: the town is located in the middle of the Po valley, in one of the most developed areas in the whole continent, along the main routes of the trading traffic between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea. Modena attracts tourists from all over the world to visit the art treasures in the town
. First of all, the XII-century Cathedral, a masterpiece of Italian Romanesque art, that, together with Piazza Grande and the Ghirlandina tower, creates a complex of unique beauty, that UNESCO has included among the "Wealth of Mankind".
Modena has a rich and diversified cuisine, often including meats, hams and salamis. In fact, Modena is well known in culinary circles for its production of balsamic vinegar.
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