Land of Ferrari. Sounds sexy, right?
You all know the monk who sold a Ferrari, but I would become a Monk if I can get a Ferrari!!! LoL…
Yes, this is the land where these beasts are manufactured. And it sits right in the middle of a region in Italy called, Emilia Romagna. It extends from Piacenza on the west till the Adriatic sea on the east. But our area of interest is of Modena which is the heart of this region, where my favorite Maranello is situated.
This region is the home of most of the luxury cars like Lamborghini, Maserati, and Ducati. And Maranello is the place where Enzo Ferrari‘s dream came true.
Although originally the factory was started in Modena, it was moved to Maranello during the World War II. From then, it has been the Mecca of Petrol heads and F1 race fanatics.
How to reach
Maranello is a small town which hosts the Ferrari museum and has minimum connectivity with the external world if you want to use public transport. To visit this place, you need to fly down to Bologna airport and reach Modena, the nearest big town.
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From here you can catch a bus to Maranello. Do expect a very less frequency of public transport.
But if you are planning to visit the Ferrari Museum, you are lucky. Yes, you have a paid shuttle bus link between Modena Railway Station and the Ferrari Museum in Maranello (20 km away) and is available exclusively for visitors to the Museums and runs 90 minutes.
The special shuttle bus also connects the Ferrari Museum in Maranello with the Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena, which is around 1 km from the Modena station. Tickets are available on the bus, in the Museums or online.
Welcome to Maranello
Well just because you press your pedal on the Ferrari, does not mean that you can floor the pedal. You need to stick to the official speed limit of the urban roads, 50KMPH.
Tips to save some buck: You can have a clear view of the F1 testing track from this place where the Maranello town starts. There is a small bridge which provides a good view. If lucky, you can see those red machines zooming across the test track.
The Ferrari Museum in Maranello also offers visitors exclusive shuttle bus tours to the Fiorano track and along the Viale Enzo Ferrari in the factory complex. The 45-minute bus tour takes visitors into the Ferrari factory site and around the Fiorano track and the Company facilities. But you are not allowed to get down from the bus. Visitors can peep in the manufacturing of the Ferraris.
During my first visit, the museum had displayed the 500th production unit of La Ferrari. The car was supposed to be auctioned. With those lines so sleek and sexy, LaFerrari is the first Ferrari to be not having the design from Pininfarina, which is a very surprising move from Ferrari.
If you are not heard of, the car was auctioned for a price of 7 million dollars! Do you think this was exorbitant? Hold your breath. The Open Coupe version of this La Ferrari was auctioned for 10 million dollars!!!
Once you are inside the Museum, I am sure you will have no clue where to begin. Welcome to the Land of Ferrari. There are literally Ferarri everywhere you look at. The 1950s, F1 models and other cars are showcased in here. It would definitely be a wonderful treat for the eyes of the fans.
Personally, my camera was on heavy duty clicking every Red, Green,
Take it for Spin
Yes, you heard it right. Close to the museum and in fact all over Maranello, you will find rental offices renting the Ferrari and other luxury car for feeling the driving pleasure. All for less than 100 Euro. Of course Plus insurances.
Even a casual walk around the Maranello will certainly prove you why I said this as Land of Ferraris. Yes, there are many who takes this car for a spin and love the pleasure of being behind the wheels of the Ferrari for a short period! Who can miss the chance, right?
Are you ready to grab a RED!!!