Culture

A community grows in a shared and open culture, made of practical knowledge and artistic sensibilities.

1475

Life in Maranello in the late 15th century

The first feudal statutes with rules, penalties and offences were approved in 1475. This is a precious testimony of everyday Maranello life five centuries ago. Maranello became feudalised with its own jurisdiction in 1464, and after a few years, a set of rules to dictate coexistence, offences and penalties were..leggi tutto

1860

Maranello, the free municipality: when crisis hits, the nobility goes on holiday

With the Unification of Italy Maranello became a free municipality, but the situation was peculiar: on one hand, there was a farming crisis; on the other hand, the city became a holiday destination for noble families. The Unification of Italy was good news for Maranello. Freed at last from Sassuolo,..leggi tutto

1893

Eighteen kilometres per hour: the transport revolution in Maranello

In 1893, the tramway was opened that would link Modena to Maranello for 44 years. And the town dreamt of becoming a hub between the plains and the mountains. For Maranello, 24 June 1893 was an important day. For several years, the construction of a line of steam trains that..leggi tutto

1900

The Panini, a Pozza family

In 1900, Antonio Panini opened his mechanical workshop in Pozza di Maranello: he was the grandfather of the famous brothers that created the publishing house famous for its sticker books. All of them were from Pozza. If we read the newspapers of Maranello, the years around the turn of 1900s..leggi tutto

1904

Health issues in Maranello

In 1904, Farmacia Caselli (Caselli Pharmacy) opened, the first pharmacy in Maranello: until then the 3,800 inhabitants only had one pharmaceutical cabinet and four doctors, three of which were veterinarians. Despite the fact that the years around the turn of the century were better than the crisis after the Unification..leggi tutto

1922

The murder of San Venanzio

In 1922, two Socialists were killed in San Venanzio by a group of Fascists, who would escape punishment due to the amnesty proclaimed the following year. At the beginning of the 1920s, Maranello was still hovering between the past and future. The city had retained its agricultural identity, with only..leggi tutto

1930

The textile sector and women at work

In the 1930s new businesses opened in the textile sector, providing good job opportunities for both men and women. In the 1930s in Maranello, people who needed a package delivered could turn to Eminia Grani, called “Il Corriere di San Venanzio” (the courier of San Venanzio). The woman carried goods..leggi tutto

1931

The Maranello coat of arms

In 1931 Maranello was granted the use of a coat of arms, depicted today as a mosaic in front of the Town Hall You can see the centre of Piazza della Libertà: 16,000 pieces of marble and semiprecious stones put together by the artist Mario Montanari to form the coat..leggi tutto

1936

Giuseppe Graziosi and the Maranello Castle

From 1936 to 1942 Giuseppe Graziosi owned the castle complex in Maranello: he used it as a summer residence and studio. Artists need suitable places to create, and at some point, an artist decided that the castle complex of Maranello was exactly what he was looking for. This was the..leggi tutto

1951

The first library of Maranello

In 1951 the first library opened in Maranello, established to preserve publications and spread culture among the inhabitants. After the first school, the first pharmacy and the first bank, it was time for the first library in Maranello. The City Council approved construction on 18 March 1951, and the first..leggi tutto

1990

The birth of the Galleria Ferrari (Ferrari Gallery)

The Galleria Ferrari (Ferrari Gallery) opened in 1990 with Director Mario Ledda, a project strongly desired by Enzo Ferrari during the last years of his life. Enzo Ferrari would have celebrated his 92nd birthday on 18 February 1990. Unfortunately, he had died in the summer of 1988 without seeing his..leggi tutto

1995

The Galleria Ferrari (Ferrari Gallery) managed by the company

In 1995, the management of the Galleria Ferrari passed from the Municipality to the company, due to the great success and substantial effort required: the Ferrari Museum was a reality. The Galleria Ferrari remained under the municipal administration for five years after it opened. It had been an immediate success...leggi tutto

2006

Mabic, Maranello Biblioteca Cultura (Maranello Culture Library)

In 2006, the new Mabic library of Maranello was built, designed by Arata Isozaki in line with the restyling of the Ferrari factory. During the years when the Ferrari Citadel took shape thanks to names such as Fuksas, Nouvel and Visconti, passion for next generation architectures went beyond the boundaries..leggi tutto

2012

The municipal vinegar works in Maranello

In 2012 the municipal vinegar works in Maranello was inaugurated at San Venanzio: the “black gold” from Modena finds its home in the city of the Prancing Horse. Not only fast cars and ceramics: Maranello has made itself a name also for enogastronomy. The region and the province speak for..leggi tutto

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