Maranello – So You Like Fast Cars?
Maranello, famous as Ferrari’s town in Italy, is a travel hotspot. If you love fast cars and if you are particularly fond of Ferraris, then you ought to include Maranello in your trip to Italy. There are Italy vacation packages that would include all important tours in Maranello.
It is a small town and is sparsely populated just a short drive from Modena in the Emilia Romagna region, this North Italian town has been home to Ferrari for almost eight years now. Enzo Ferrari shifted the factory from Modena to Maranello and since then it has been the manufacturing hub. Let us explore what Maranello has to offer on your vacation.
- Ferrari Museum is undoubtedly the most popular draw in Maranello. It records a footfall of more than two hundred thousand visitors every year and it is not just Italians but people from across the world. You may or may not have visited a similar display in Modena but it wouldn’t matter because the Ferrari Museum in Maranello is larger and more diverse. From the historic models to the classy developments through to the very latest models, you would have your quest for Ferrari satiated at this place. Wander through the three sections of the Ferrari Museum, take photos of some of the finest cars in the world and bask in the glory throughout and afterward. Also, if it is of interest to you, there are Maserati and Lamborghini museums nearby.
- You should visit the Fiorano Test Track. It is possible to explore the museum and the track on the same day. They are just a mile apart. The Fiorano Test Track has been the testing ground for Ferraris for more than forty years now. Racing teams use the track, so do mechanics and engineers, designers and top executives. However, this track is not used for actual racing. If you wish, you can get in and explore the track or you can just sneak into a place outside wherefrom you can see all the action inside.
- The Ferrari factory that has been in operation since the 1940s is not open to the public. You can only get in if you have purchased a Ferrari which is not really affordable when you are planning a trip to Italy. You can however go to the factory, laze around and you can spot some swanky new wonder cars.