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Carpi
Travel Guide

This industrial town in Northern Italy offers unexpected delights, including several noteworthy architectural gems and a cluster of interesting museums. 

Enjoy the numerous cultural attractions in this charming northern town . Discover its vast, Renaissance-era piazza. Learn about the famous Pio family who once ruled over Carpi. Historic churches and fascinating museums are dotted throughout the city’s culture-packed core.

From the 14th through the 16th centuries, Carpi was ruled by the Pios, a powerful noble Italian family. Many monuments from this period still stand in the town’s historic center. Come to the vast Renaissance-era square of Piazza dei Martiri. Despite being damaged by a devastating earthquake in 2012, the square has been mostly rebuilt and renovated. Stroll around the square and survey the surrounding buildings.

Attractive porticoes line the side of the piazza. Look for several landmark buildings, including La Sagra cathedral, the Teatro Communale and the Torre della Sagra at the Pieve of Saint Maria. Venture inside the cathedral to explore the 12th-century interior, which features several frescoes.

Admire the grand Palazzo Dei Pio, a large complex featuring towers and turreted buildings. Step inside to view frescoes and exhibits detailing the history of the city. The palazzo holds the Museo Monumento al Deportato. Haunting exhibits document the plight of the people imprisoned in the nearby Campo di Fossoli while waiting to be deported to Nazi concentration camps. The camp, which is just a 15-minute drive north of Carpi, was used to house Jews and political opponents to Fascism. Wander around the remains of the complex and ponder the horror of humanity’s past.

Continue strolling around the town on foot to find more centuries-old churches, such as the Chiesa di San Bernardino da Siena. One of the most exciting times to visit Carpi is during October, when the Italian Marathon, which finishes in the city, takes place.

To get to Carpi, fly to Bologna and travel about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest to reach Carpi. Consider renting a car for easy access to nearby daytrip destinations such as Modena, Parma and Bologna.

Top Hotels in Carpi

comfortable room with TV in the apartment. Whyfy free. Kitchen and washing machine
comfortable room with TV in the apartment. Whyfy free. Kitchen and washing machine
Carpi, Emilia-Romagna
The price is $36 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22

Located in the heart of Carpi, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Martiri Square, Palazzo dei Pio, and Chuch of Santa Maria. Museum of the Deported ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Persone gentili e ospitali

"Posto tranquillo,proprietari moto gentili"…"

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2019

comfortable room with TV in the apartment. Whyfy free. Kitchen and washing machine
B&B Villa delle Palme
B&B Villa delle Palme
Via Pola Esterna, 13, Carpi
The price is $82 per night from Mar 1 to Mar 2

Situated in Carpi, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Oasi La Francesa Nature Reserve, Fossoli Camp, and Martiri Square. Chuch of Santa Maria and ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)

"Séjour très plaisant, hébergement au calme et l'osteria propose par Mauro est excellente."…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

B&B Villa delle Palme
Hotel Gabarda
Hotel Gabarda
4 out of 5
Via Carlo Marx 172, Carpi, MO
The price is $93 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Situated in Carpi, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Chuch of Santa Maria, Museum of the Deported, and Martiri Square. Palazzo dei Pio is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) ...

4.4/5Excellent! (36 reviews)

"Loved the breakfasts, nice little restaurant tucked away behind the hotel in a seriously old building. Needs a pool, heatwave brought temperatures up to 47 degrees Celsius"…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

Hotel Gabarda
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Carpi

comfortable room with TV in the apartment. Whyfy free. Kitchen and washing machine
comfortable room with TV in the apartment. Whyfy free. Kitchen and washing machine
Carpi, Emilia-Romagna
The price is $36 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22

Located in the heart of Carpi, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Martiri Square, Palazzo dei Pio, and Chuch of Santa Maria. Museum of the Deported ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Persone gentili e ospitali

"Posto tranquillo,proprietari moto gentili"…"

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2019

comfortable room with TV in the apartment. Whyfy free. Kitchen and washing machine
luxury suites in the historic center
luxury suites in the historic center
Carpi, Emilia-Romagna

Situated in Carpi, this vacation home is steps from Martiri Square and Chuch of Santa Maria. Palazzo dei Pio and Museum of the Deported are also within 5 minutes. ...

luxury suites in the historic center
Agora 32
Agora 32
Piazza Martiri 32, Carpi, Modena
The price is $99 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12

Situated in the historical district, this apartment building is 6.5 mi (10.4 km) from Lini 910 and within 16 mi (25 km) of Museo Enzo Ferrari and Ducal Palace. ...

3.3/5 (3 reviews)

"bellissimo appartamento nel pieno centro di Carpi. wifi potente. location elegante. comodo ai servizi e con parcheggio comunque agevole."…"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2018

Agora 32
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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