Modena's principal museum is housed in the Palazzo dei Musei, a short walk from the Duomo. The collection was assembled in the mid-17th century by Francesco d'Este (1610–58), Duke of Modena, and the Galleria Estense is named in his honor. The gallery also houses the Biblioteca Estense, a huge collection of illuminated manuscripts, of which the best known is the beautifully illustrated Bible of Borso d'Este (1455–61). A map dated 1501 was one of
the first in the world to show that Columbus had discovered America. To get here, follow Via Emilia, the old Roman road that runs through the heart of the town, to Via di Sant'Agostino.
Piazza Sant'Agostino 337, Modena, 41100, Italy