Although often considered to be a predominantly tourist activity, I find that visiting the local museums is one of the best ways to understand the cultural soul of the city.
Some of Modena’s best museums include:
MEF is the Enzo Ferrari House Museum and the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, ideal for car enthusiasts.
The Estense Gallery is one of the oldest and most important National Galleries of Italy, perfect for lovers of classic art collections
Palazzo Ducale of Sassuolo
This palace is one the most important Baroque residences of Northern Italy.
MATA – Manifattura Tabacchi
Located in a former tobacco factory, MATA is Modena’s home of photography and contemporary art.
House Museum of singer Luciano Pavarotti
Visit the home of one of Modena’s most famous sons, the Great Maestro, Luciano Pavarotti.
Museum of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
The perfect place to learn about the Modena’s famous Balsamic Vinegar.
These are just some of the places to discover the history, traditions and life of Modena. Many of these places are mainstays of our tourism, others are pleasant destinations to visit for a complete experience of Modena, offering a look at the many facets of our beautiful city.