Modena is a city in Emilia-Romagna and capital of the province of the same name. For several centuries from 1598 it was the capital of the Duchy of Este, and has an ancient university archbishopric. The city is in the Po Valley, in the middle of its province.
Modena was one of a series of Roman garrison towns established along the Via Emilia in the 2nd century BC. It became a free city in the 12th century and then passed to the Este family late in the following century.
Prosperity came when it was chosen to be the capital of a much-reduced Este duchy in 1598. Apart from a brief Napoleonic interlude, the Este family ran the town until Italian unification in the 19th century.
Coordinates: 44 ° 38'41 "N 10 ° 55'32"
Altitude: 34 m s.l.m.
Area: 183.23 km ²
179 353 inhabitants  (31-12-2012)
Density: 978.84 inhab. / Km ²
More info about Modena
Modena Sports Hall is named after Giuseppe Panini. Built in 1985, it has a capacity of 5.211 seats arranged on two floors: the level of the playing areas features retractable seating for 1.500 people approximately, while the upper floor features 3.700 seats approximately.
There are about 100 positions for journalist, arranged along the shortest sides of the court, in addition to a grandstand with ISDN and ADSL wireless telephone lines available.
The home team are Casa Modena and Liu-Jo Volley Modena, whose headquarters are also located in the Sports Hall . The new Centre of Sports Medicine, boasting special equipment for check-ups with sports doctors is arranged in a wing of the sports hall.
- Size: 28 m x 40 m
- Height: 13 m
- Flooring: parquet
- Capacity: 4,990
- Lux: 2000
- 39.3 km from Airport Marconi (Bologna). 31 min.
- 3.0 km from Central Station. 9 min.
Distances old town hall:
- Piazza Grande 2.8 km 7 min
- Torre Civica (Ghirlandina) 2.6 km 6 min
- Cathedral 2.8 km 7 min