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Maranello
—  Comune  —
Comune di Maranello

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Maranello is located in Italy
Maranello
Location of Maranello in Italy
Coordinates: 44°32′N 10°52′E / 44.533°N 10.867°E / 44.533; 10.867Coordinates: 44°32′N 10°52′E / 44.533°N 10.867°E / 44.533; 10.867
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Modena (MO)
Government
 - Mayor Lucia Bursi (Democratic Party)
Area
 - Total 32 km2 (12.4 sq mi)
Elevation 137 m (449 ft)
Population (31 March 2009)
 - Total 16,841
 Density 526.3/km2 (1,363.1/sq mi)
 - Demonym Maranellesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 41053
Dialing code 0536
Patron saint San Biagio di Sebaste
Website Official website

Maranello is a town and comune in the region of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy, 18 km from Modena, with a population of 16,841 as of 2009. It is best known as the home of Ferrari S.p.A. and the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One racing team. Maranello was also home to coachbuilding firm Carrozzeria Scaglietti, now owned by Ferrari.

Maranello has been the location for the Ferrari factory since the early 1940s, when Enzo Ferrari transferred operations from the Scuderia Ferrari Garage and Factory in Modena, which had been his base of operations dating back to Scuderia Ferrari's days as an arm of Alfa Romeo, due to bombing during World War II. Initially the factory in Maranello was a base not only for Scuderia Ferrari but also for Auto Avio Costruzioni, the machine tool manufacturing business started by Enzo to tide the company over whilst Alfa Romeo's ban on Enzo Ferrari's making cars bearing the Ferrari name was in force. The public museum Galleria Ferrari, which displays sports and racing cars and trophies, is also located here. The Ferrari 550 Maranello and Ferrari 575 Maranello are named after the town. Maranello Kart, an Italian kart chassis, is also named after the town.

Near Maranello is the town of Fiorano Modenese where the Fiorano Circuit is located, a private track owned by Ferrari for its car testing.

Maranello is the starting point of the annual Italian Marathon, which finishes in nearby Carpi.

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Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Maranello is a town in Emilia-Romagna.

Get in

If your coming by train to modena then you have to take a bus to the bus station and then a bus to maranello.

Take a bus from the Modena bus station.The bus to maranello leaves every 1 hour and takes abt 30 mins be sure to ask the driver to stop at the galleria ferrari stop.

The Maranello bus station is along the street from the Ferrari factory. Tickets can be purchased at the pub.

Get around

The town is quite compact so you can walk.

See

This town is all about Ferrari. The Ferrari factory is off-limits, unless you are able to arrange a tour through a Ferrari dealership. Preference for those tours is given to Ferrari owners and 30 days notice is usually required. But the Galleria Ferrari which boasts both historical and new Ferrari road and F1 cars is worth seeing. You can also see a part of the Fiorano test circuit from the roadside when coming into town - if there is testing going on, expect to see a lot of tifosi (Ferrari fans) around.

Do

Ferrari Galleria is the only actual sight alongside the Fiorano circuit. It's not far from the Ferrari factory (an easy building to spot if coming on a bus): just walk towards the Ferrari Store opposite the factory and search for a sign. Tickets are 12€/adult.If you are a family its better buying a family ticket which costs 8€/adult

Buy

There is lots of Ferrari merchandise available everywhere.

Eat

You can eat in a - you guessed - Ferrari themed restaurant or look for something else. You won't starve.yes you will

Drink

Find a pub - not difficult.But theres not a lot of food

Sleep

Your options are better in Modena

Get out

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