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Maranello, Province of Modena, Emilia‑Romagna

Maranello is a town 19 km south of Modena, best known as the home of Ferrari motorcars and Scuderia Ferrari, legendary Formula One racing team. Maranello was also home to the Scaglietti car factory, now owned by Ferrari.

Info

  • Altitude: 137 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 17,000 inhabitants (in 2012)
  • Zip/postal code: 41053
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0536
  • Patron Saint: St. Biagio, celebrated on 3 February
  • "Frazioni" & Localities: Bell'Italia, Fogliano, Gorzano, Pozza, San Venanzio, Torre delle Oche, Torre Maina
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What to see

  • The "Galleria Ferrari" museum, visited by tourists and fans from all over the world, which displays historical models and engines of sports and racing cars, as well as trophies and cups, drivers' suits and helmets.
  • In front of the Ferrari factory there is the famous Cavallino restaurant, where Enzo Ferrari had a small room reserved just for him.
  • The Wind Tunnel designed by architect Renzo Piano, which opened in 1997 on Via Grizzaga, at the Ferrari factory: in the tunnel cars are tested on a treadmill synchronized with the speed of the wind. The "real" tests are made instead at the nearby Fiorano circuit (adjacent to the establishments of Maranello, in the direction of Sassuolo).
  • Other buildings of the Ferrari factory were signed by famous architects: the research center by Massimiliano Fuksas, the new Mechanics by Marco Visconti, sport logistics and management by Luigi Sturchio, the building for the assembly of cars by Jean Nouvel.

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