Dating back to ancient times, this city is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the Duomo di Modena, a magnificent Romanesque cathedral and the adjacent Piazza Grande. But you may know it best as the home of balsamic vinegar – here you can explore vinegar cellars and learn more about its production, as well as enjoying the world-renowned liquid in many excellent trattorias. Visitors may also enjoy a trip to see the supercars on show at the Enzo Ferrari Museum or attend the opera at The Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti.
Hotel Rua Frati 48 in San Francesco
Located in the historic centre of Modena, Hotel Rua Frati 48 is housed in a Renaissance-era building. The boutique hotel has brought contemporary furnishings and technology into the property, while sympathising beautifully with the existing period features. Most are relatively simply (yet luxuriously) decorated, with the exception of the opulent Presidential Suite, where frescoed ceilings, heavy drapes, gilt antiques and a marble fireplace are the norm. A notable change to its original state, is the wellness area, which comprises a small gym, a Turkish bath, a sauna and massage and beauty rooms. Pay a visit to the restaurant and bar for a refined Modenese menu.