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Modena is an ancient town, its origin are etruscan and first written mention about it was done in 3d century BC in connection to Punic Wars. Its university is one of the oldest in the world - it was founded in 1175 and its traditional strong faculties are economics, medicine and law. Town's cathedral ensemble is a UNESCO World Heritage site, its old town is cozy and museums are numerous. Gastronomy enthusiasts worldwide praise the locally produced balsamic vinegar. On top of all this, town is known "the capital of engines" because of factories of the famous Italian sports car makers Ferrari, De Tomaso, Lamborghini, Pagani and Maserati, who have (or had) their factories and headquarters in Modena.

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