SENIORS TRAVEL TO ITALY



Fast Car Seniors Land In Modena

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Modena (pop. 177,000), in north central Italy, sits on the Panaro River. Modena is known all over the world, for its fine wine, excellent dining, and is one of the wealthiest and most progressive city in Italy.

Forty-eight miles of bicycling roads, sixteen movie theaters and twenty-five vast libraries are just a few of the points that make Modena a senior travelers hotspot.

Modena is best known as “the Capital of Engines” or “Super Car Capital” in Italy. It is home to Maserati, Lamborghini and Ferrari. Sports cars are in evidence in Modena, but modern automobiles won’t be your focus as you stroll through the heart of the old city.

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Head first to the pulsating Piazza Grande, a busy plaza ringed with the Modena Cathedral, one of the main attractions of Modena. The Ghirlandina Tower also referred to as the Torre Della Ghirlandina is the famous bell tower of the Cathedral of Modena.

Seniors Go For the Food

Great Italian food: The top 20 Michelin-Starred Cities in the World are in Italy and Modena ranks number twelve. One of the 50 Best Restaurants in the world is Osteria Francescana. Voted fourth best in the world by Restaurant Magazine, Italian Chef Massimo Bottura was Awarded the “Nobel Prize” of Gastronomy.

 Modena is an amazing city. It still shows the signs of the main eras through which it developed in the Middle Age, the Renaissance and the Baroque period. An old Etruscan settlement, the city was the site of a Roman colony called Mutina, founded in early 2BC.

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The Enzo Ferrari Museum is near Modena. Well-known worldwide for such icons as Enzo Ferrari and Luciano Pavarotti, and gastronomical products such as tortellini, Lambrusco wine, Parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar, Modena has become a rich, advanced city in Europe.

Senior visitors will enjoy 27 attractions. The town center has wide arcaded streets and large squares, and the old fortifications have given place to beautiful avenues and gardens.

Modena is also famed for its artistic and cultural treasures such as the Cathedral, the Ducal Palace, the Palace of Museums, and the Este Gallery.

Seniors Enjoy Affluent City

The Biblioteca Estense houses historical volumes and 3000 manuscripts. Do some strolling in this affluent city and World Heritage Site and you’ll find a lively medieval center, thick with market stalls, vibrant piazzas and impressive palazzi.

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Balsamic vinegar is the prize of Modena. The Balsamic Vinegars of Modena originate strictly from grapes of vines found in the province of Modena. This special vinegar is added to a multitude of Italian dishes and has a taste like no other.

There is so much to enjoy in Modena and senior tourists flock to the region all year long. jeb

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