Musei Civici - The Modena Municipal Museums
The last stop of this adventure-filled day is the Modena Municipal Museums whose striking collections won’t let anyone’s attention flag.
In the Ethnological Archaeological section, you can deepen your understanding of the history of the Etruscans and their so-called “talking urns.” There’s Egyptian history here as well, including the splendid sarcophagus of a child (whose face has been reconstructed), and beautiful decorative items. An exhibit dedicated to Amazonia highlights the handmade bows and arrows of its indigenous peoples.
Finally, head to the Municipal Museums’ Art Section for the last part of your visit. There, you’ll find displays of 17th-century decorated paper with peacock and marble designs, tooled leather goods, the Serpentone (a spiral-shaped horn made of wood, leather, and brass), the statuette of a fearsome mermaid-siren, and antique musical instruments of many kinds.
This is a perfect chance to bring your children closer to history, ancient and contemporary, and to culture through play: an itinerary to experience together and to remember as an unforgettable family moment.
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