is a friendly city, with an interesting history and plenty of modern creations, where visitors can discover ancient flavours and music on the city theatres.
The historical centre recalls the greatness of the House of Este, thanks to whom Modena became State Capital from the end of the sixteenth-century to 1859. The emblem of all this magnificence is Palazzo Ducale, designed by the architect Avanzini on which other architects also worked, including Vigarani and Soli. Since the Unification of Italy, this building has been home to the prestigious Military Academy.
The centre of Modena is based around the Via Emilia, as in the past the Roman city developed along the consular road, whose construction in 187 BC preceded foundation of the Modena colony by a few years (183 BC). Remains and monuments from the Roman city can be admired in the Museum of Archaeology, in the Estense Lapidary Museum and the Roman Epigraphic Museum, which houses the monumental altar of Vetilia Egloge.
In addition to the traditional colour of the houses in shades of yellow, old rose and ochre, the white of monuments stands out in the ancient heart of the historical centre: the Cathedral and the Ghirlandina. These masterpieces, together with Piazza Grande, are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and date back to medieval times.
A byword for the industrious city, Modena boasts a long list of ingenious entrepreneurs, among them the Panini brothers, trading card manufacturers now celebrated in the Museo della Figurina.
Modena is also synonymous with photography and contemporary art. Since October 2017, as well as the Museo della Figurina, FONDAZIONE MODENA ARTI VISIVE has also been in charge of the 2 locations of the city’s art museum.
We are also MOTOR VALLEY where the most famous brand are born: Maserati, Ferrari, Ducati, Lamborghini.
Just a few minutes from the train station and the historical centre is the MEF, the Enzo Ferrari Museum, a modern building in the shape of a yellow aluminium car bonnet that houses the cars that have written the History of Ferrari and its founder, explained in videos and multimedia effects. It is also home to temporary exhibitions.
This museum is linked to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, a must-visit for car fanatics.
The Value of the houses is between 2.000€/mq and 4.000€/mq and it’s a great place to invest in.
Rent for students. Thanks to the university and the big turist flow.
The city offer a great food experience, from the original Balsamic Vinagrette to the greats restaurants.