Carpi is known throughout Europe for its clothing and textiles manufacturing industry. The Carpi district, in fact, plays a key role on the Italian fashion scene, with more than fifty factory outlets and outlet stores with top designer labels to be found in the area.

Shopping “in factory” www.spaccicarpi.it
Carpi is art, history and culture: Martiri Square (ancient village Joyous) the third largest in Italy, the centre and soul of the city with its Palazzo dei Pio (called the Castle), its Cathedral, its Theatre and its arcades. Piazzale Re Astolfo represents the late Medieval part of the city with the church of Santa Maria in Castello, known as La Sagra.

The Renaissance  Palazzo dei Pio www.palazzodeipio.it

Inside the Castle (Palazzo dei Pio), an area for kids www.castellodeiragazzi.carpidiem.it

The Theatre

The Art Gallery in Palazzo Foresti www.palazzoforesti.it

Romanesque Art in Carpi and surroundings www.transromanica.com

Carpi is good food and wine: many of the most renowned  Italian gastronomic products in the world belong to our gastronomic tradition: the Balsamic vinegar, the Lambrusco wine, the Parmesan Cheese, the Lasagna, Tortellini, Gnocchi and Tigelle...

The Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena  www.balsamico.it
The Parmesan Cheese www.parmigiano-reggiano.it

“Carpi Balsamica”   is one of the most  outstanding gastronomic events in town,  as well as the  “ Sagra della Lasagna e del  Lambrusco” in September, “Carpi a tavola” at the end of October – beginning of  November and many others.

Carpi is “The Memory Route”: The Museum of the Political and Racial Deportee is a monument,  the only one of its kind in Italy, in memory of all those Italian Jews who were sent to concentration camps during the II World War.  Over 14,000 names appear in the Hall of Names, in remembrance of those deported.

The ex- Concentration camp in Fossoli and the Museum of the Political and Racial Deportee www.fondazionefossoli.org