Are you planning your vacation in Modena, Italy? If so, do not miss a visit to Sassuolo. This beautiful town, located in the Province of Modena, is an unmissable destination for history enthusiasts and travelers seeking a blend of tradition and contemporary appeal.

Lively and full of events, Sassuolo is not only the world’s ceramics capital but also a town rich in cultural and historical heritage, including the old town and the wonderful Ducal Palace.

Follow our suggestions to enjoy the area’s many landmarks and natural treasures: you will be surprised by the unique experiences this vibrant town has to offer!

The best of history and culture

The historic center of Sassuolo, which is the heart of the town, is a true wonder that reached its maximum splendor thanks to the Este family in the 16th century.

Let’s find out together what are the main attractions in Sassuolo:

  • Ducal Palace: also called the “Delight” for its architecture embellished with fountains and surrounded by green spaces, it represents a true jewel of northern Italian Baroque architecture. It served as a summer residence and official seat of the court.
  • Piazza Garibaldi: the central square of Sassuolo. A lively meeting place for aperitifs and evening events, dotted by many clubs and embellished by the Clock Tower, which is the symbol of the town.
  • The Drogheria Roteglia Grocery Shop: an ancient grocery shop founded in 1848 in the heart of the city of Sassuolo, where one can taste traditional local liqueurs surrounded by a unique atmosphere.

Must try-foods

Sassuolo offers a very rich and varied local cuisine, which is also  linked to its ancient traditions. Are you ready  to discover the city’s culinary specialties? Here are a few essentials you cannot miss!

  • Sassolina: a regional Italian food, similar in composition and preparation to “Zampone Modenese”, but different in its casing.
  • Cotechino: enjoyed during festive occasions like Christmas or savored as a comforting meal on a chilly evening, this beloved sausage in Sassuolo is not just eaten –it is celebrated, cherished, and savored with gusto.
  • Nocino and Sassolino: typical of this area, they are traditional local liqueurs. While Nocino features an intense aroma and a delicate taste and can be used in various cocktails or as an ingredient in desserts and baked goods, Sassolino is made from a hydroalcoholic infusion of star anise with herbs and is perfect as a digestif after a meal.


As in the entire province of Modena, in Sassuolo you can also enjoy the best-known Modenese delicacies, such as PDO Parmigiano-Reggiano, Zampone, Cotechino, Prosciutto and other typical cured meats, Gnocco Fritto, Crescentina, Lambrusco wine, and PDO Balsamic Vinegar.

Are you feeling tempted to explore Sassuolo’s wonders? Plan your trip  and get ready to experience a truly memorable journey!

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