Modena is an Italian town of 188.090 inhabitants, capital of the province of the same name in Emilia-Romagna.
In the sources, the first news about Modena dates back to the war between the Romans and the Boi who lived in the area. The center served as a military garrison even before the official foundation of the city by the Romans. The city, in fact, was ritually founded in 183 BC, as a colony under Roman law, by the triumvirs Marco Emilio Lepido, Tito Ebuzio Parro and Lucio Quinzio Crispino who brought two thousand citizens from Rome. Since the 6th century, Modena has been a ducal city of the Lombard Kingdom (Longobard Duchies) on the border with the possessions of the Eastern Roman Empire, that is, the Byzantine Empire. Like most of the Lombard municipalities in 1167 Modena joined the Lombard League against Federico Barbarossa. From 1598 to 1859 it was the capital of the Duchy of Modena and Reggio and is an ancient university and archbishopric. In 1757 the Duke Francesco III d’Este founded the Military Academy for the training of the officers of the Este army based in the ducal palace. With the unification of Italy, the Palazzo Ducale was the seat of the Military School of the Kingdom of Sardinia, then the Kingdom of Italy, which evolved over the decades to become in 1947 the Military Academy of the Army and of the Carabinieri.
The Cathedral with Ghirlandina and the Piazza Grande of the city have been included, since 1997, in the list of Italian World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
Several car manufacturers are based in the province of Modena: Ferrari, Maserati (the facility is visible with the mod), Pagani and for some time Bugatti was also based there.
Modena also has an important food production which contributes to the size of its economy. The main export items in every part of the world are types of filled pasta (tortellini and similar), all kinds of cold cuts (including zampone and cotechino), cheeses (primarily Parmigiano Reggiano) and above all wines (of which the most characteristic is Lambrusco).
Enzo Ferrari and Luciano Pavarotti have been born in Modena.
GPS Coordinates: 44.649423011502805, 10.928596604689229