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Modena is a city on the south side of the Po Valley in Northern Italy. The city is known for many things, including the production of balsamic vinegar, yet is well known the world over as "the capital of engines", being the home of many auto companies such as Ferrari, De Tomaso, Lamborghini, Pagani and Maserati. Home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Modena is also a thriving metropolitan destination famed as a culinary centre, with plenty of shopping streets, public festivals, and a bustling nightlife. There is something for everyone here, no matter your holiday interests. Finding your ideal hotel in Modena can be a difficult process, especially if you have certain expectations and budgetary constraints. Finding a hotel in Modena is made simple with, as our website has thousands of helpful user submitted reviews, photo galleries of thousands of hotels, and locations provided by Google maps.

What's Modena Like?

Visitors to Modena will be spoiled for choice when it comes to sights and sounds. The culinary capital of Italy has plenty of restaurants, outdoor bars, and shopping centres to appeal to modern tastes, and of course plenty of historic and cultural attractions to appeal to the history buffs. Some of the most popular destinations include Duomo di Modena, Ghirlandina, Piazza Grande, Palazzo Ducale, and Piazza della Pomposa. If you are interested in the local history and culture, you can visit several museums, such as Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari, Panini Motor Museum, and the Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti. Festivals take place all year round, celebrating the local culture, music, and food, such as Fiera di San Giovanni Spilamberto Modena, San Geminiano, and Carpi Modena to name but a few.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Modena

Many of the most popular local attractions are within walking distance of the city centre, including historical sites and shopping streets, so a sturdy and comfortable pair of walking shoes is advised. The Summer months last from June to August, and temperatures usually rise to around 31°C. Carrying a backpack would be ideal as you can store bottled water for when the afternoon sun becomes too intense. Although many of the locals will speak English, and Italian people can be very welcoming, either learning a few simple Italian phrases or carrying a phrase book will go a long way. When communicating with the locals, be sure that you do not take their way of speaking as annoyance or anger, Italians are simply animated when they speak. The website offers a virtual tour of the area around your hotel, so you can begin planning your holiday in advance.