Top Historical Places in Modena

Are you looking to explore the history of Modena through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Modena including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Modena. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Modena ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Modena, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Modena for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Modena with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  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. 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.
  3. 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
  4. Ghirlandina

    Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site, Tower, Cathedral

    The Ghirlandina tower aka Torre Civica, is the Modena Cathedral’s bell tower. At 86 metres, the tower is a symbol and landmark of the city of Modena. The two marble railings at the top of the tower are the source of its name- Ghirlandina. The tower is visible from any part of the city and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inside the tower is a Sala Della Secchia room where you wi...Read more
  5. Duomo Di Modena

    Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    The Duomo di Modena aka the Modena Cathedral is a sacred place of worship and is listed with the UNESCO World Heritage Site as an exceptional example of the cultural tradition. The construction of the Cathedral began on May 23 in 1099 under the guidance of famous architect Lanfranco. The architecture is a beautiful blend of Italian Gothic style and Romanesque designs. Within the Duomo (cathedra...Read more