Facciataduomo.jpg Piazza Grande is the heart of Modena: you can there admire the medieval cathedral and the Ghirlandina tower - both have been recognised by Unesco as heritage of mankind - and the Town Hall, a structure composed of various buildings that sprang up over the centuries starting in the Middle Ages and that is still today seat of the Municipality.
In the nearest Piazza Roma you will find the 17th century Ducal Palace, headquarters of the Military Academy.
Coming back to via Emilia you can continue towards Piazza S.Agostino where you can visit the church of the same name and admire the splendid "Mourning the body of Christ" by Begarelli. Still on the same side where the church rises, is the Palazzo dei Musei, the seat of many prestigious cultural institutes, such as the Municipal Museums, the Estense Gallery housing one of the most important Italian collections which reflects the interest the Estenses had in painting and sculpture, but also in archaeology and other minor arts, the Estense Epigraphic Museum with many exhibits of high artistic value and the Estense Library which preserves precious illuminated codes from the 14th to the 16th century.

IAT - Tourist Information and Assistance Office
Piazza Grande, 14 - 41121 Modena
Telephone: +39(0)59/2032660, Fax: +39(0)59/2032659
E-mail: info@visitmodena.orgOpening times : From Monday to Saturday from 9.00am to 6.00pm;
on Sunday and Holidays from 9.30am to 6.00pm

Closed 25 December and Easter Sunday.

sea level

184.525 ( last update 2014)

How to get there
By car: A1 exit Modena Nord km 5; A1 exit Modena Sud km 10; A22 Brennero Km 8.
By train: Modena Railway Station, piazza Dante Alighieri.
By bus: Bus Station, via Bacchini. Public Company Seta:
Distance from Bologna/Borgo Panigale airport km 40.