Title: Modena
Category: Destinations We Visit on Our Bologna Vacations
Author: Sophie Townsey Updated: Jan 30, 2019 Views: 6,775
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The historical and beautiful city of Modena is classic Italian

Modena is the birthplace of Italy’s world-famous tenor, Luciano Pavarotti.  Also the birthplace of the historic racing legend, visionary and automaker, Enzo Ferrari! 

But most of us are more familiar with a staple in everyone’s kitchen, the Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.

The historical and beautiful city of Modena is classic Italian.  Beautiful cathedrals and palaces are highlights in this town with roots back to pre-Roman times.  For those of you that wish to explore Modena, we will have a guided walk through the historical center and we’ll visit the central market where famous Michelin-starred chefs do their daily shopping for the freshest ingredients that make any recipe a star! 

We'll then head over to the La Secchia Acetaia where we’ll meet Lorenzo, a producer of traditional balsamic vinegar.  We’ll visit his family-run operation where he will show us the love and dedication he pours into the making of the delicate and delicious balsamic that we’ll all sample!  This is a special experience, as it is not one of the Vinegar producers frequented by tourists, but rather a true, family operation that will be opened up to us. We’ll have lunch at the “acetaia” with a home-made meal prepared by Lorenzo and his family. 

After lunch we will head to Maranello to visit the world famous Ferrari museum and...drive a Ferrari!


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