Modena, a colorful Mosaic
A magical atmosphere seems to linger over Modena; a land of great traditions, unique flavours and love for culture as well as fine dining. A land filled with historical and artistic heritage but also flourishing in today’s economy thanks to its vast range of high quality products such as the famous world renowned sports cars Ferrari and Maserati, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, high fashion brands, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, Tortellini, Zampone and a vast selection of Lambrusco wines.
Modena’s population is of 665 thousand inhabitants and is the second largest province in Emilia Romagna right after Bologna. It is located in the heart of the Pianura Padana, the great Plains of this region and it is bounded by the rivers Secchia and Panaro, both affluent of the Po River.
Modena’s territory covers 2,689 square kilometers starting from the ridge of the Apennine Mountains all the way down to the great plains for about 100 kilometers.More info:Download [pdf 820 KB]www.modenabio2008.orgwww.emiliaromagnaturismo.itwww.turismo.comune.modena.itwww.appenninomodenese.netwww.provincia.modena.it
Vignola is located at the foot of the Appennine Hills and is 25 kilometers far from Modena and 35 kilometers far from Bologna.
The name of the town, Vignola, refers to the vineyards (vite) which were cultivated in the Roman period on this alluvial soil near the
Till this day, the agricultural tradition remains deeply rooted to its territory, to the extent that Vignola has become famous around the world for its cherry production. The ever so famous “Mora of Vignola” cherry, known for its typical rather dark color and simply bursting with flavor. Nowadays, Vignola’s economy is flourishing and strong thanks also to the many industries which operate and are active in various fields.More info:
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Castelvetro of Modena and the Castle of Levizzano Rangone
Castelvetro of Modena is located 18 kilometres south of Modena, lying and spreading out over the hills, as it paints a picturesque landscape and an amazing scenery. There are several towers and steeples located throughout the ancient village and right in the middle of the main square, one is able to admire a chessboard-like pavement, made by using large black and white slabs of marble.
The hills are totally covered by vineyards and this particular geographical area is known for the production of the worldwide famous Lambrusco Grasparossa of Castelvetro of Modena.
The Castle of Levizzano dates back to the end of the 19th
century and stands proudly on the hills of Levizzano.More info:Download [pdf 820 KB]www.comune.castelvetro-di-modena.itwww.castelmeteo.itwww.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castelvetro_di_Modenawww.levizzanorangone.it
The famous legend narrates that Carpi was founded by the Lombard king Astolfus right on the very spot the king himself found his beloved hunting falcon which he had previously lost. The king found the falcon perched on a hornbeam ( the Latin word for hornbeam is Carpinus betulus, from which the name of the town derives) and there, he decided to build a church (Santa Maria in Castello). The year was 752 and the church would later become known as “the Sagra” and the area before the church as King Astolfus Square.More info:Download [pdf 820 KB]www.carpidiem.itwww.carpiformazione.itwww.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpi
The town of Sassuolo, known throughout the world for its fine ceramic tile industry, also withholds an outstanding artistic heritage.
The Ducal Palace of Sassuolo, is indeed a remarkable work of art belonging to the baroque age, decorated with breathtaking trompe
l’oeil frescoes and gold stucco-works. It was designed and built by Bartolomeo Avanzini back in 1634 and became the official summer residence of Duke Francesco I of Este.
The landscape surrounding Sassuolo is truly picturesque and full of
Located at the foot of the nearby hills, is the Salvarola Spa, the ideal
place for a relaxing and rejuvenating getaway.More info:Download [pdf 820 KB]www.comune.sassuolo.mo.itwww.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sassuolowww.sassuolo.itwww.termesalvarola.it
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