Best Things To Do in Modena, Italy

Whether you're visiting Modena for a few days or are a localite, Modena is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Modena. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Modena. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Modena. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Modena keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Modena listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Modena which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Modena will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Modena recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Modena

Here is the list of things to do in Modena and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Piazza Grande

    Tags: Cafe, Square, Town, Architecture

    The Piazza Grande is the main town square of Modena and is one of the best piazzas in Italy. Lined with a few cafes, restaurants, bars and shops, the Modena Cathedral and the Torre Civica (Ghirlandina)are located at this square. The piazza has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997 because of its proximity to these two extremely important architectural structures.
  2. Villa San Donnino
    Villa San Donninois a traditional family based company that is into the production of Balsamic Vinegar. What makes it more special is the fact that they operate from their house. Villa San Donnino’s production is selected and limited and they offer tours and vinegar tastings at their humble abode.
  3. Palazzo Ducale

    Tags: Palace, Architecture

    This marvellous, grand and architecturally stunning palace was built in the year 1634 based on a design by famous Roman architect BartolomeoAvanzini. Presently, the building is home to the Military Academy. While on a guided tour of the palace, do check out the main courtyard. It is considered a masterpiece of Baroque architecture.
  4. Museo Della Figurina

    Tags: Hotel, Museum, Specialty Museum

    A completely unique museum, the MuseodellaFigurina was founded by Giuseppe Panini. On display are collections and collectibles of Mr. Giuseppe. From paintings on small cards to old cigarette cards, coupons and picture cards to menus and labels of hotel, papers of candy and stamped envelopes, you will find all types of figurines over here. For the oblivious souls, a figurine is described as, &ls...Read more
  5. Grom- Gelateria

    Tags: Restaurant

    For some smooth and delicious Gelatos and milkshakes, head over to GROM. A company that believes in organic manufacturing, GROM gelatos are 100% natural- no artificial flavours and ingredients. This includes fresh milk, cage-free eggs, sorbets consisting of 50% fruit, water from Sparea® Springs and white cane sugar. Regular patrons recommend Vaniglia Gelato, Mint Chocolate Chip Gelato ...Read more
  6. Albinelli

    Tags: Market, Street Market, Street Food

    An almost a century old market, the Albinelli is a covered bazaar selling local produces and products. From farm fresh vegetables, to balsamic vinegar to honey to cheese, to dairy products to Nocino to pastries to fruits, to spices to truffles to yams- you name it, the stalls over here sell it! Head over to Albinelli Market to shop or to see how a local market operates efficiently. The market b...Read more
  7. Acetaia Di Giorgio
    In the heart of Modena city lies a secret! The secret of Balsamic vinegar! Acetaia di Giorgio is an old mansion belonging to the Barbieri brothers. The vinegar over here is made using centuries old methods and processes. Guided tours are available and are free of charge. At the end of the tour, you can go in for buying some vinegar bottles for yourselves and your loved ones.
  8. Panini Motor Museum

    Tags: Exhibition , Automobile Museum

    One of its kind in the world, the Panini Motor Museum is dedicated to Maseratis (Italian luxury car manufacturer). Available for viewing by appointment only, the collection contains beautiful and rare Maseratis ever manufactured. MASERATI GHIBLI Spyder, Tipo 61 Birdcage Drogo, MASERATI TIPO 420/M/58 ELDORADO and MASERATI A6GCS 53 "Berlinetta" are just some cars that are on display. A must visit...Read more
  9. Parco Fluviale Fiume Secchia

    Tags: Outdoors, Trail, Hiking Trail, Bird Watching

    A cycling/ hiking track situated between the provinces of Modena and Reggio Emilia. A part of the track goes through the Nature Reserve Bank Expansion of the River Secchia. Along the trail, you will see small ponds, wetlands vegetation, trees, shrubs, water lilies and many species of birds. If you are lucky enough, you might also find deer grazing. A must do if you are the outdoorsy type.
  10. Preda Ringadora

    Tags: Historical Site, Square

    An integral part of Piazza Grande, PredaRingadora is a porch or a bench made of Pink Verona marble. A historic symbol of Modena, the PredaRingadora is many centuries old. During the Middle Ages, it was used as a stage for auctioneers and as a platform for important speeches during rallies. It was also used as a stone of shame! Debtors and swindlers used to be ‘displayed’ here for pu...Read more
  11. Le Meraviglie Mercatino And Vintage

    Tags: Market, Shopping Center, Specialty Shop

    Are you into vintage items? This is the place to visit for you! Le Meraviglie Mercatino & Vintage sells everything vintage- from furniture to books to music instruments to lamps to jewellery to a lot more. Head over for a shopping expedition and souvenir hunting.
  12. Museum Building
    There are number of museums inside the palace of museum which includes Estense library and art Gallery from 14thto 16th Century illuminated Civic art museum, Ethnographic museum, Archaeological and manuscripts. There is no entry fee.
  13. Canal Grande
    This hotel is a prolific aristocratic accommodation that retains the neo classic architecture and is located in the luxurious garden. All rooms are well furnished and include the facilities of AC, LCD with cable connection, Telephone and other services. This can be also a great accommodation for the people who love nature and peace.
  14. Via Emilia
    While going with the Via Emilia from west to east coast there are numbers of shops where you can find varieties of products on discounted offer, however the products are of good quality at extremely prices. Here you can buy shoes, cloths, perfumes and other things of use.
  15. Club 37
    It is the best stop for the people who want to enjoy their dinner with their friends but haven’t more money to spent. One can get here cheap drinks and food of good quality. You can also enjoy the friendly atmosphere of this club.

Activities And Tours

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