Modena was the capital of the duchy of Este in the XVI century and its history and its monuments are strongly tied to the fate of this family. Today this metropolitan city is one of the most important European economic, thanks to its engineering and food industries.
The three monuments are in this historic center that are only a few meters away from each other. Each monument is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage site: Piazza Grande, the Civic Tower and the Duomo. The Duomo, known as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, is a masterpiece of a Romanesque artist, whose crypt houses the relics of the patron saint of the city. At his side stands the bell tower, also called Ghirlandina, that reaches more than 86 meters and recognizable from several kilometers away, a true symbol of Modena.
Since 2012, Modena also houses a museum dedicated to Enzo Ferrari, the famous racecar driver and founder of the historic motorist house that bears his name.