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Welcome to Maranello

There is only one reason to visit Maranello: the Ferrari Museum. This celebration of the history and prowess of “La Rossa” attracts thousands of sports car enthusiasts each year, and many also enjoy high-octane adventures like a turn in the museum’s F1 simulator, a Ferrari test drive on the adjacent track, or a road test on board an iconic Ferrari or Lamborghini. Maranello is set in the heart of Italy’s Food Valley and balsamic vinegar tastings, market tours and cooking classes, and home dining experiences are also popular pastimes here.

A local’s pocket guide to Maranello

Rebecca Winke

To love Italy is to love Ferrari, and Italy-based writer Rebecca holds a special place in her heart for both. It’s only natural that she makes a regular pilgrimage to Maranello, birthplace of the Prancing Horse.

The first thing you should do in Maranello is...

visit the undisputed headliner: the Ferrari Museum and factory. Book a time slot for the Formula One simulator when you arrive to experience the thrill of racing the circuit.

A perfect Saturday in Maranello...

is spent touring the museum and factory campus (visitors aren’t allowed inside the factory itself, unfortunately), with a lunch break at Ristorante Cavallino, the historic company canteen now run by celebrity chef Massimo Bottura.

One touristy thing that lives up to the hype is...

a test drive experience in and around Maranello that puts you behind the wheel of a powerful Ferrari (or other Italian sports car) for the ride of your life.

To discover the "real" Maranello...

you don’t need to stray beyond the Ferrari campus. Maranello is a company town through and through, and local life has revolved around the iconic automobile manufacturer for generations.

For the best view of the complex...

take the bus tour through the factory campus, but don’t expect to enter the factory floor. That kind of access is reserved for Ferrari owners and F1 sponsors.

One thing people get wrong...

is thinking the Ferrari Museum is only for gearheads. Ferrari has been an essential part of Italian history and culture for more than a century and the museum presents modern Italy through a “red-tinged” lens.

People Also Ask

What can you do in Maranello?

Maranello is best known as the home of Ferrari, and the town’s number one attraction is the Ferrari Museum. After exploring the museum, fans can also take a tour of the Ferrari Factory, see the Renzo Piano–designed Galleria del Vento wind tunnel, and take a thrilling test drive of a Ferrari.

Is Maranello worth visiting?

Yes. Maranello is a popular destination for motorsports enthusiasts and supercar fans. The top attraction is the Ferrari Museum, but you can also tour the Ferrari Factory, test-drive a Ferrari, and see the Renzo Piano–designed Galleria del Vento. Tours to Maranello are often combined with the Enzo Ferrari Museum in nearby Moderna.

How much time do you need at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello?

Leave yourself about an hour and a half to visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, which will give you plenty of time to browse the exhibitions, admire the F1 cars on display, and ride the Ferrari simulator (optional extra). Many visitors also choose to add on a 45-minute Ferrari Factory tour.

How long does the Ferrari Factory tour take?

Ferrari Factory tours last about 45 minutes and include a guided shuttle bus tour of the Ferrari Campus, including the Fiorano track and Viale Enzo Ferrari boulevard. Factory tours are only available to visitors of the Ferrari Museum in Maranello and cover the exterior parts of the factory only.

What is the difference between the Ferrari Museum in Modena and Maranello?

While the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Moderna tells the history of Ferrari and has several classic cars on display, the Ferrari Museum in nearby Maranello focuses on both the Ferrari brand and F1, and offers Ferrari Factory tours. Many fans choose to visit both museums—combined tickets and shuttles are available.

How should I spend a day in Maranello?

The top attraction for visitors to Maranello is the Ferrari Museum, where you can also take a Ferrari Factory tour and ride in a Ferrari simulator. While in Maranello, consider booking a Ferrari or Lamborghini test drive, explore the small city center with its many shops, and visit neighboring Moderna.


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