City of Modena

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 northern Italy.

Modena, as well as the entire Italy, is characterised byan increase of extreme meteorological events such as heat waves and drought periods alternating with enhanced precipitations and floods.

Modena is a university and an industrial city, well known for its automotive industry (e.g. Ferrari, Maserati, etc), but also intense farming.

In the past years, Modena focused on primarily tackling transport emissions. In Modena the modal split of cycling is above 10%. There are several cycling services, such as: bike sharing, bike storage and parking facilities, technological innovation (WeCity app, wi-fi counting sensors), bike promotion initiatives (bicycle registration, incentives for e-bikes, Bici&bus, etc.).Four years ago there was a strategic transition in the city centre of Modena towards a more sustainable and healthy city, ensuring a better air quality and less noise pollution, guaranteeing an increased quality of life.


City of Modena is a member of Energy Cities since 1998


180 641 Inhabitants