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Italian comune
Official nameComune di Modena
ProvinceModena (MO)
MayorGiorgio Pighi
Total Area70.5 sq mi (182.7 km2)
Total Population183069 (21 December 2009)
Elevation111.5 ft (34 m)
Patron saintSan Geminiano
Saint dayJanuary 31
Area code059

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Modena (-itˈmɔːdenalangIt-Modena is a city and comune (municipality) on the south side of the Po Valley, in the Province of Modena in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy.

An ancient town, it is the seat of an archbishop, but is now best known as "the capital of engines", since the factories of the famous Italian sports car makers Ferrari, De Tomaso, Lamborghini, Pagani and Maserati are, or were, located here and all, except Lamborghini, have headquarters in the city or nearby. Lamborghini is headquartered not far away in Sant'Agata Bolognese, in the adjacent Province of Bologna. One of Ferrari's cars, the 360 Modena, was named after the town itself. Also, one of the colors for Ferraris is Modena yellow.

The University of Modena, founded in 1175 and expanded by Francesco II d'Este in 1686, has traditional strengths in economics, medicine and law and is the second oldest Atheneum in Italy, sixth in the whole world . Italian officers are trained at the Italian Military Academy, located in Modena, and partly housed in the Baroque Ducal Palace. The Biblioteca Estense houses historical volumes and 3,000 manuscripts.

Modena is well known in culinary circles for its production of balsamic vinegar.

Famous Modenesi include Mary of Modena, the Queen consort of England and Scotland; operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti (1935 2007) and soprano Mirella Freni, born in Modena itself; Enzo Ferrari (1898 1988) eponymous founder of the Ferrari motor company; the Catholic Priest and Senior Exorcist of Vatican Gabriele Amorth; and the rock singer Vasco Rossi who was born in Zocca, one of the 47 comuni in the Province of Modena.

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Maserati Honours Juan Manuel Fangio On The 100th Anniversary Of His Birth - Autochannel (press release) Tweet this news
Autochannel (press release)---MODENA- - June 21, 2011: Maserati honours one of its favourite 'sons' by reminding motor racing fans around the world of what would have been the 100th birthday of the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio. Celebrations will - Date : Tue, 21 Jun 2011 09:05:07 GMT+00:00
Soles4Souls, Inc. Announces Staff Additions and Warehouse Expansion - Centre Daily Times Tweet this news
Centre Daily Times--The new hires include Kelly -Modena- to the Fundraising team, Emily Prokopik to the Travel4Souls team, and Joe Locke, who will assist the Strategic Development department to further develop the Soles4Souls brand in non-endemic markets. - Date : Wed, 22 Jun 2011 10:45:47 GMT+00:00
Tailor made: hands-on with PC World's laptop customising service - Tweet this news Advent -Modena-, Zuni and Sienna are all listed as supported so we decided to give it a go. You first buy your notebook and in our case that meant the Advent -Modena-. The -Modena- is a 15.6-inch notebook, running Windows 7 Home Premi - Date : Wed, 22 Jun 2011 13:01:16 GMT+00:00
2500 without power in Dutchess, Ulster; noon restoration expected - Poughkeepsie Journal Tweet this news
Poughkeepsie Journal--There were also outages in Hyde park affecting about 59 customers and in the -Modena-/Gardiner area affecting about 150 customers. Maserjian said crews are enroute to the area to determine the problem. The exact location of the probl - Date : Thu, 23 Jun 2011 13:22:55 GMT+00:00
Accused fraudulent homebuilder left customer in lurch - Tweet this news Maghera and -Modena- Homes Inc. are accused of falsely claiming the homes they were asked to build were covered by deposit, completion and warranty protection. In at least two cases, the construction of the homes was not completed, officials - Date : Wed, 22 Jun 2011 18:04:41 GMT+00:00
Modena Release Video for Second Time Around - Guitar International Tweet this news
Guitar International--Hard rock band -Modena- release their first profession video for their popular single “Second Time Around.” The Second Time Around EP, produced by the legendary Jim Wirt (Incubus, Hoobastank), basks in rave reviews. Wirt, whose t - Date : Tue, 14 Jun 2011 11:10:46 GMT+00:00
Death Notices 06/12/11 - Leader-Telegram Tweet this news
Leader-Telegram--Services will be at 1:30 pm Wednesday at Lyster Lutheran Church, town of Nelson, with burial at -Modena- Cemetery. Friends may call 4 to 7 pm Tuesday at the Talbot-Poeschel Funeral Home and at church one hour before services. BARTINGALE, - Date : Sun, 12 Jun 2011 05:48:21 GMT+00:00
Peggy Lampman's Thursday dinnerFeed: Rosemary-Balsamic Flank Steak, Asparagus ... - Tweet this news make the dressing (vinaigrette) for the following recipe, I used a top-drawer balsamic vinegar from -Modena-, Italy vinegars made in New Jersey that tout themselves as balsamics are imposters and should be incarcerated. I used a good ex - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 09:00:01 GMT+00:00
Canyon's Tarango shuts down No. 25 team in nation - OCVarsity Tweet this news
OCVarsity--El -Modena- 0, Stockdale of Bakersfield 0: The Vanguards (6-2-1), ranked No. 12 in the state, and the Mustangs (12-0-1), ranked No. 3 in the state, battled to a scoreless draw for seven innings before the game was called because of the time lim - Date : Sun, 27 Mar 2011 12:47:54 GMT+00:00
March 27: Roast Asparagus Bundles - KMGH Denver Tweet this news
KMGH Denver--Serve, decorating with a sprinkle of parsley, curls of Parmigiano-Reggiano, and a drizzle of Italian Balsamico di -Modena-. - Variations: Add thin slices of fresh portobello mushroom and roasted red pepper tossed in olive oil to the asparagus - Date : Sun, 27 Mar 2011 16:45:29 GMT+00:00

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World Heritage Sites in Italy

North West|North West |
North EastAquileia * Botanical Garden, Padua * Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena * The Dolomites * Ferrara * Ravenna * Venice * Verona * Vicenza and Palladian Villas of the Veneto
CentreAssisi * Cerveteri and Tarquinia * Florence * Hadrian's Villa * Piazza del Duomo, Pisa * Pienza * Romeup|2 * San Gimignano * Siena * Urbino * Val d'Orcia * Villa d'Este
SouthAlberobello * Amalfi Coast * Castel del Monte * Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, Paestum and Velia, Certosa di Padula * Naples * Palace of Caserta, Aqueduct of Vanvitelli and San Leucio Complex * Pompeii, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata * Sassi of Matera
IslandsAeolian Islands * Archaeological Area of Agrigento * Barumini nuraghes * Syracuse and Necropolis of Pantalica * Val di Noto (Caltagirone, Militello in Val di Catania, Catania, Modica, Noto, Palazzolo Acreide, Ragusa, Scicli) * Villa Romana del Casale

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