This makes Modena the capital of engines and the cars are the Ferrari, Pagani, De Tomasco, Maserati and the Lamborghini. There is even a car named after the town, the 360 Modena and a special color that you can get a Ferraris in is called Modena yellow.
Modena is also famous for education in the form of economics, law, and medicine at the University of Modena, which has been educating students since clear back to 1175. There is also a place that holds more than 3,000 items of print from history: the Biblioteca Estense. Another educational place is the Modena Military Academy, which is considered as the Westpoint of Italy.
Modena is also famous for its production of balsamic vinegar, as well as its production of famous people like music stars Vasco Rossi and Mirella Freni and Luciano Pavarotti.
Through the ages, different peoples have inhabited Modena, including the Etruscans, Villanovans, Ligurian tribes, and the Gaulish Boii. There have been many battles fought over it over the centuries with it changing hands several times.
Sights to See in Modena
If you are on Italy trips then you will want to know what to go see on sightseeing trips to Italy. If you come to Modena don’t miss out on the following attractions:
The Cathedral and the Ghirlandina
Inside the town hall is several famous things, including a famous statue, the La Bonissima, as well as a painted frieze done by Niccolo dell Abbatte in 1546 that shows people from the ancient days of Rome. Plus, there is a special bucket that is in memorium of the Battle of Zappolino against Bolgona, and a relic that dates to the Middle Ages called the Preda Ringadora, which is a large, rectangle shaped stone made of marble that was used for a platform for speakers.
Famous Churches of Modena
So, no matter if you want to see culture in the form of museums, beauty in the form of artwork, fancy cars or you want to eat great food and drink some Italian wines, you can find all of that and more in Modena on your Italy trips.