Discover the famous Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena

Visit the "Acetaia Comunale di Modena" or an acetaia in Modena or nearby!

In 2003, the City of Modena wanted to pay homage to its most important product, and so, in partnership with the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena Consortium, it opened a vinegar cellar that hosts three “batteries” (rows of barrels in which balsamic vinegar is aged): two smaller ones that hold six casks each, called Secchia and Panaro after the area rivers, and one with ten casks, known as the Ghirlandina Tower. The Municipal Vinegar Cellar, located in the attic of the Palazzo Comunale, is also home to three large oak “Grandmother” barrels of 100 or 200 liters, from which the smaller casks are filled, as well as mementos and tools that tell the story of the culture of balsamic vinegar, including tragni, the traditional glazed terracotta pots used to store vinegar.