Modena, that sounds like strong engines and empathetic music. The city has a high value in abitability. The entire city center of Modena is surrounded by a park like a green ribbon. The avenues around the historic centre are covered with large shady trees. The trolley buses, through which the city seems like sound-insulated, are particularly pleasant.
A lot has happened in Modena in recent years. New museums have been created, such as the Enzo Ferrari Museum, his birthplace and later his production site, and the museum of the home of Luciano Pavarotti. His birthplace can be visited where you can find almost everything still original from the life of the great tenor.
In addition, the manufacturers of the famous vinegar Balsamico di Modena have opened their companies to visits and tastings.
At the tourist office in Piazza Grande (behind the cathedral) one can book a guided tour in English and buy a Unesco ticket, with entry to the Torre Ghirlandina bell tower, the cathedral museum, the historic halls of the town hall and the communal production of balsamic vinegar.
The center of Modena is located around Piazza Grande with the town hall and the cathedral. The most important street is Via Emilia, which already existed in Roman times as Decumanum and is now a beautiful shopping street with arcades.
In the historic centre, the palaces are reminiscent of the richness of the Este family, who inhabited the Palazzo Ducale. Today, the Military Academy is housed in Palazzo Ducale.
In Modena there are three sights that are listed as a World Heritage Site: Piazza Grande, the Duomo and the neighbouring bell tower Torre Ghirlandina.