Maranello (Modenese: Maranèl) is a comune (municipality) in the province of Modena, in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, 18 km from Modena, with a population of 17,504 as of 2017. It is known worldwide as the home of Ferrari and the Formula One racing team, Scuderia Ferrari. Maranello was also home to coachbuilding firm Carrozzeria Scaglietti, owned by Ferrari.

Commune di Maranello
The Prancing Horse, symbol of Ferrari, which has its headquarters in Maranello
The Prancing Horse, symbol of Ferrari, which has its headquarters in Maranello
Coat of arms of Maranello
Location of Maranello
Maranello is located in Italy
Location of Maranello in Italy
Maranello is located in Emilia-Romagna
Maranello (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°32′N 10°52′E / 44.533°N 10.867°E / 44.533; 10.867
ProvinceModena (MO)
FrazioniBell'Italia, Fogliano, Gorzano, Pozza, San Venanzio, Torre delle Oche, Torre Maina
 • MayorLuigi Zironi (Democratic Party)
 • Total32 km2 (12 sq mi)
137 m (449 ft)
 (30 September 2017)[2]
 • Total17,504
 • Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0536
Patron saintSaint Blaise

Ferrari SpA edit

Maranello has been the location of the Ferrari factory since the early 1940s. During World War II, Enzo Ferrari transferred to Modena, ending its ownership of Alfa Romeo. Initially Ferrari's factory in Maranello was shared with Auto Avio Costruzioni, a machine tool manufacturing business started by Enzo to tide the company over while Alfa Romeo's ban on Enzo Ferrari making cars bearing the Ferrari name was in force. Maranello also houses the Museo Ferrari public museum, collecting sports and racing cars and trophies.

Its new library opened in November 2011, and was designed by Arata Isozaki and Andrea Maffei.[3]

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

Main sights edit

Maranello's new town library was designed jointly by Andrea Maffei and Isozaki. The library opened in 2012.[4] The parish church of San Biagio was rebuilt in 1903.

People edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Archived from the original on 30 June 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ "New Town Library in Maranello by Arata Isozaki and Andrea Maffei". Dezeen. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  4. ^ Baglione, Chiara (June 2012). "Arata Isozaki, Andrea Maffei. Biblioteca Civica, Maranello". Casabella (814): 48–55.

Twin towns edit

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