Modena - Montagnana di Serramazzoni – Modena
The second day begins in the historical center with a typical Modena breakfast of gnocco fritto (a pastry something like a deep-fried dumpling) and a visit to the splendid Albinelli Market, the symbol of Modena’s culinary traditions.
This immersion in local colors and flavors will prepare you for your next stop in the town of Montagnana di Serramazzoni, where the Museum and Garden of Ornamental Roses is located. This delightful oasis features more than 800 varieties of ornamental roses and hosts a series of very special seasonal events.
For a truly authentic experience, try your hand at preparing dishes that make use of the herbs, plants, and flowers found in the Modena area. You can choose a cooking class or a thematic workshop on a farm in Modena Province. There’s no better way to top off your tour.
First stop: Gnocco Fritto for Breakfast and the Albinelli Market
Begin your day like a real Modenese. This authentic experience is a typical way for many of Modena’s residents to start their day. After breakfast, continue to Piazza XX Settembre, a few steps from Modena Cathedral, where the historic Albinelli Market is located. The Albinelli Market is a shrine to Modena’s passion for good food and high-quality ingredients. Dive in for a rich experience of scents, colors, and flavors.
Second stop: The Museum and Garden of Ornamental Roses
Next, leave Modena for the town of Montagnana di Serramazzoni, about thirty minutes (twenty-five kilometers) away by car. Here, set on a ridge that offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside, is the huge Museum and Garden of Ornamental Roses, where more than 800 varieties of ornamental roses are cultivated.
Begin with a guided tour of the Museum and, afterward, get your energy back at a small tasting featuring local products and specialties made with roses. Depending upon the season, you could also choose one of the museum’s special activities, including the multisensory herbarium. Engage all five senses: roses to feel, to see, to touch, to smell and to taste!
Third stop: Cooking with Herbs and Flowers
Finish off your day with a special cooking class where you’ll learn how to make use of herbs, plants, and flowers in dishes both traditional and with a touch of the modern.
You’ll learn under the guidance of the best teachers and chefs who’ll show you the tricks of the trade. For “foodies” in particular, it’s an incomparable treat.
And what’s a better way to end the day than by tasting the dishes you’ve prepared with your own hands? This activity is organized on request and requires a group of a minimum of 8-10 people. For advice and reservations, don’t hesitate to contact us