Modena holiday rentals - something for everyone
Modena is a small city with so much to offer – a villa Modena will satisfy car lovers, food lovers, and fans of history and architecture. It's easily accessible from Milan, Bologna, and Florence, and the city centre is small enough to be discovered on foot. Holiday apartments Modena would make an excellent romantic break.
Modena is the hometown of the Ferrari – founder Enzo Ferrari was born there in 1898, and a visit to the Muso Casa Enzo Ferrari is a must. The Panini Motor Museum, showcasing the collection of Umberto Panini will delight fans of classic and vintage Maseratis. On the premises you'll find a farm shop and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese producer, another of the areas finest exports. The cheese, which is a protected product and can only be so named if it is produced in either Modena, or two neighbouring towns of Parma or Reggio Emilia, must be aged for a minimum of 12 months, and each kilo of cheese is made from 16 litres of milk from cows fed exclusively on grass and hay. Other local specialities include traditional Modena Balsamic vinegar, tortelloni, amaretti biscuits, and various hearty pork dishes. When renting a villa Modena don't miss the chance to pick up some of those fine foods.
Like most historical cities in Italy, Modena has a great collection of religious buildings; among the best are the grand Romanesque cathedral, or Duomo, which was consecrated in the 12th century, the Chiesa di San Bartolomeo, Chiesa del Voto, and the Chiesa di Sant'Agostino. The duke's palace, Teatro Luciano Pavarotti, and Palazzo di Santa Margherita are some of the most impressive civil buildings.
Those who rent a car or bicycles for their holiday apartments Modena, or don't mind getting to know the local bus system, should visit some attractions in nearby villages, too. About 10km away is Nonantola, home to a striking Benedictine monastery that was founded over 1200 years ago. A little further away are the beautiful towns of Castelfranco Emilia and Formigine, both great for a day trip from your villa Modena.