Modena, Italy and its cuisineFor those who love true Italian cuisine, Modena is a gourmet paradise, with dishes accompanied by the best Lambrusco wines. Meanwhile, it is also home to the “real” balsamic vinegar. Moreover, typical Modenese cuisine offers some dishes that are part of the culture of Emilia-Romagna, but also those unique to Modena. For starters, imagine tortellini, a case of pastry filled with pork, sausage or cured ham and served in beef stock. Larger versions are known as tortelloni and are served with spinach and ricotta cheese. Modenese cookery also offers fresh, handmade pasta, including a delicious lasagna, baked in the oven with béchamel and meat sauce. Other dishes here are dominated by sausage, including cotechino, served with mashed potatoes and lentils. Heading into rural areas, dishes of stewed game meat are served with tomato and sautéed vegetables.
Meanwhile, not only can travelers enjoy eating the cuisine of Modena and the region of Emilia-Romagna as a whole, they can also learn to cook the dishes at home. Experience cooking those delicious dishes from scratch while learning more about the area along the way.
Art and History in the CityWhile Modena has several art galleries and museums, one must-visit is the Museums Palace (Palazzo dei Musei). The palace was built in the mid-18th century and was initially used to house the city’s military arsenal. However, the building had been designed by Duke Francesco Ill d’Este to accommodate the General House of the Poor. In 1769, the palace’s next stop was to be renovated by Pietro Termanini and became the House of Crafts.
Fast-forward to now, and the palace houses several key cultural institutions, including artworks, illuminated manuscripts, sculptures and objects of artistic beauty. In the building, visitors can explore the Modena Civic Museum, the Historical Archives, the Estense Library and Gallery and the Luigi Polette Library of Art.
Guests can explore the Historical Archives, the Modena Civic Museum, the Luigi Polette Library of Art and the Estense Library and Gallery. The experience truly gives a visitor a feel for the city of Modena and its cultural and historic past. Those who enjoy the work of the late Italian opera singer, Pavarotti, can visit his former home, which is now a museum, just outside of Modena.
Enzo Ferrari Museum, ModenaFor anyone who loves luxurious cars, the iconic Enzo Ferrari Museum is located close by in the village of Maranello. Visitors can gaze at the iconic vehicles while learning the history behind them. However, it is fun to note that the Museo Lamborghini is located close by in Sant’Agata Bolognese.
If visitors haven’t yet had enough of luxurious vehicles, they can also enjoy a tour of the Maserati Private Collection Museum. Set in a beautiful Art Nouveau building, the museum displays some of the most iconic vehicles.
Visit Modena in Emilia-Romagna, Italy for its delicious cuisine, its art and history, and some of the most luxurious vehicles in the world.