Maranello

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Maranello
Comune
Comune di Maranello
The Prancing Horse, symbol of Ferrari
The Prancing Horse, symbol of Ferrari
Coat of arms of Maranello
Coat of arms
Maranello is located in Italy
Maranello
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 Massimiliano Morini (Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 32 km2 (12 sq mi)
Elevation 137 m (449 ft)
Population (31 december 2013)
 • Total 17,165
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/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 (Saint Blaise)
Website www.comune.maranello.mo.it

Maranello is a town and comune in the region of Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy, 18 km from Modena, with a population of 17,165 as of 2013. 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 while Alfa Romeo's ban on Enzo Ferrari making cars bearing the Ferrari name was in force. The public museum Museo Ferrari, which displays sports and racing cars and trophies, is also located here.

Its new library opened in November 2011, and was designed by Arata Isozaki and Andrea Maffei.[1]

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

Notable architecture[edit]

Maranello's new town library was designed jointly by Andrea Maffei and Isozaki. The library opened in 2012.[2]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Town Library in Maranello by Arata Isozaki and Andrea Maffei". Dezeen. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Baglione, Chiara (June 2012). "Arata Isozaki, Andrea Maffei. Biblioteca Civica, Maranello". Casabella (814): 48–55. 

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