We stayed at the sosta which is run by the local motorhome club. Its called Camper club Mutina https://www.visitmodena.it/english/tourist-information/hotels-and-restaurants/where-to-stay/camper-parks/camper-club-mutina-camper-park. Its a nice secure site, it cost 17 euros per night and you can catch a bus quite easily into Modena. The bus stop is located back in the village opposite the pharmacy, it took us about 15 minutes to walk to the bus stop.
Modena is best known for being the home of Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and also DOC Balsamic vinegar.
The Town Hall, Cathedral and the Ghirlandina which are all located in Piazza Grande are UNESCO listed. The cathedral was started in 1099 and finished in 1184! Modena’s Duomo inspired campaigns of cathedral and abbey building in emulation through the valley of the Po.
Also located in a corner of Piazza Grande is a red marble stone called Preda Ringadora which was originally part of a Roman building but during the middle ages it took on a whole new meaning. Firstly, it was used as a stage for the town speakers, executions and where the unidentified corpses were laid for identification. Debtors were also stripped naked and had their heads shaved and made to wear a special hat before being made to run around the piazza 3 times then made to sit on the stone which had been covered in turpentine and vow to pay their debts. If their debts remained unpaid this could be repeated for at least 3 consecutive Saturdays.
Mercato Albinelli is a historical covered market founded in 1931 and a true gastronomic delight. There was an array of different stalls offering locally made pastas, cheeses, meats and definitely plenty of fruit and vegetable stalls to choose from.
We stopped in a little cafe and had a piece of Focaccia which was covered in Burrata. Burrata is a fresh Italian cow milk cheese made from mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella, while the inside contains stracciatella (a soft cheese made from buffalo milk) and cream, giving it an unusual, soft texture. We had never tried Burrata before and it certainly was a delight although quite hard to eat.
We enjoyed our day wondering around this interesting city and you could easily spend a few days visiting all the museums.