A private guide for a full day immersion in art, taste, music and beautiful cars
In the morning we'll take a walk through the old city of Modena, under her peaceful archways and across her charming squares.
We'll see the lively food market and the outstanding Medieval Cathedral dedicated to San Geminiano and we'll have the chance of seeing how the Traditional Balsamico is made at a real Acetaia.
At the end we'll take a short walk to the Museo Enzo Ferrari, the newest museum dedicated to the genius of cars who, thanks to his innovativity and creativity made Modena famous all over the world.
Our tour ends with the visit to the Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, Luciano Pavarotti's house, that is now open to the visitors and where you'll appreciate the various skills of the maestro, his humanity, his passion for life and mankind and his unique idea of music and art.
I like to start discovering Modena from the city centre, where we'll visit the Cathedral, a very interesting example of Romanesque style, and the Main Square (Piazza Grande).
A few steps away from the Cathedral there is Modena's food market, a must see for food lovers.
After a short walk we'll reach the Ducal Palace, to see its impressive façade. This palace is one of the most important examples of Baroque architecture in Italy. At present it hosts a Military Academy.
At the end we'll go to the Museo Enzo Ferrari, where you'll see some of the most beautiful cars of the world,
After a short drive we'll reach an Acetaia, where you'll discover all the secrets of the real Balsamico Vinegar, and where you'll have the chance of tasting it!
The tour ends with the visit to Pavarotti's house, near Modena. This house-museum is dedicated to the worldwide famous tenor, and it's been recently opened by the widow, Nicoletta Mantovani.
Time for lunch during the tour. Return to Modena in the late afternoon.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Piazza Roma, under the Monument to Ciro Menotti, in front of the Ducal Palace.
Duration: 6 hours 30 min.
The first part of the tour, in the centre of Modena, will be done on foot.
A car is needed for the transfers to Acetaia and Museo Pavarotti, if you don't have one we can go there by taxi.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 euro - Museum tickets are not included.
Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti is out of town and must be reached by cab.
Museo Enzo Ferrari is 15 minutes walk away from the Ducal Palace.
For lunch you may consider 25-30 euro.
At Pavarotti's house you can find books and cds about the Maestro.
A bottle of PDO Traditional Balsamico Vinegar costs from 50 euro up.
If you fall in love with a Ferrari and want to buy one... I'm afraid that it will cost a bit more!
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I speak a bit of German but I am not licensed as a guide in German.
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Very interesting tour. The coolest part was going to Pavarotti's house outside of the city center. It was just the guide and myself. No one else showed up so we had the house to ourselves. Very impressive!! And we met and spoke to the artist that was just recently finished this mural on the side of his house!! It was completed yesterday on the anniversary of his death September 6, 2007. The Balsamic Vinegar was the best. Also enjoyed the Ferrari exhibit. Housed elegantly and quite unique.