Mauro, Modena, Italy
Mauro, 66 describes his city of Modena in his own words -"It is a small town in the center of the Po Valley, Italy. It’s famous for its traditional cuisine, for the Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale (it counts a huge number of imitations), Ferrari racing and luxury cars and to be the birthplace of Luciano Pavarotti, one of the greatest Opera singer of all times.This small town is not as famous as many other in Italy and has honestly less architectural treasures as you can find elsewhere but (our jewels have been declared World Heritage anyway) . Here you can visit our main spot but the best memories you will bring with you will come from a walk around the narrow streets of the old town, sitting in a bar and tasting a glass of wine with gnocco fritto and some kind of salami (we have many kind of salami because here transforming pork meat is an art) If you love speed, you can drive a beautiful Ferrari supercar! If you have time you can also go roaming around and enjoy our hills, covered with vineyards of Lambrusco, our local wine."
Mauro with the Cathedral and bell tower in the background
Best time to visit?
April, May, June, September
Must try local dishes?
Tortelloni di ricotta
Zampone (fresh sausage made from pork, fatback, and pork rind)
Cotechino(Italian charcuterie product, similar to salami), Gnocco fritto (fried dough parcels)
Tigelle (round shaped bread)
Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale (Balsamic Vinegar)