Opera arrives in winter at the Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti, Corso Canal Grande 85 (www.teatrocomunalemodena.it/en/; tel. 059-2033010), and the summer brings a major opera festival.

Stroll through the neighborhood to the spot where everyone seems to gravitate on long, hot evenings, the Parco Amendola, south of Modena's historic core, filled with ice-cream stands, cafes, and bars.

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