Well-known worldwide for such icons as Enzo Ferrari and Luciano Pavarotti, and gastronomical products such as tortellini, Lambrusco wine, and balsamic vinegar, Modena has become one of the richest and most advanced city in Europe.
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 is at the crossroads between the Brenner motorway and the Autostrada del Sole, just a few miles from the important railway and airport intersection in Bologna.
Modena is well known for its artistic and cultural treasures such as the Cathedral, the Ducal Palace, the Palace of Museums, and the Este Gallery. You can also find theaters, entertainments, concerts, antique markets and exhibitions, enjoy the typical and famous local food, and admire the extraordinary racing cars.
Modena's historical town center, with its arcades, churches, and palaces, offers attractions for tourists and lovers of Italian art alike. Its restaurants offer excellent menus with typical Modena dishes, and its shops offer the best of Italian and foreign products.
Today, Modena is characterized by a very important concentration of auto (Ferrari, Maserati, Bugatti, De Tomaso, Lamborghini, etc.) and ceramics industry (348 factories), as well as word-known products of culinary art (balsamic vinegar, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Lambrusco), and culture (Opera and Prosaic Theater, Este Gallery and Library).