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Things to do in Modena

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Modena. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Modena attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Modena to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Modena.

  • Abbazia di Nonantola

    An eighth-century monastery with an imposing vaulted interior. More
  • Albinelli

    Do as the Modenese do and visit this covered market (open mornings only). Pick up lunch to go at Panini Schiavoni, a stall with unusual sandwich fi... More
  • Azienda Galli Giovanni

    Here, Carla Galli produces some of Modena's best traditional balsamic, aged for a minimum of 12 years in wooden barrels in her attic (warning: a 3.... More
  • Collezione Umberto Panini

    Off the SP486 highway, a small sign for the museum points left, down a long driveway to what looks like a dairy farm. Owned by retired Italian busi... More
  • Museo Galleria Ferrari

    Inside, racing lanes map the floor, where a half-dozen Formula One car sit side by side - small, sleek automobiles that resemble spaceships out of ... More

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