We're planning our fifth visit to Italy and I'm looking for thoughts on the differences between Modena and Ferrara. We like staying in the historic center, wandering around, visiting museums, checking out churches, eating good food, people-watching and sweeping panoramic views. I speak reasonably proficient Italian. We slightly prefer Medieval over Renaissance architecture and aren't too crazy about Baroque.
Examples of places we've particularly enjoyed: Orvieto, Assisi, Trastevere, Bergamo, Verona.
I'd love to hear thoughts from those who have been to either or both, since Rick doesn't address either in his books.