commune in N Italy, in Emilia-Romagna: pop. 177,000
See Modena in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A city of northern Italy west-northwest of Bologna. An ancient Etruscan settlement and later (after 183 B.C.) a Roman colony, Modena became a free commune in the 12th century A.D. and was absorbed into Italy in 1860. Population: 180,000.