The Road of History
A land of history, passion and talent.
A lot of histories, one community: Maranello.
Maranello’s name was mentioned first in a parchment dated 1191. However, there is another legend that tells us the name’s origin. When the Terramare civilisation built its houses on stilts, or the Roman legions drove off the Ligurians, or when the Fogliano parish was founded, Maranello did not bear its..leggi tutto
Borso d’Este made Maranello the capital of a fief with its own jurisdiction and entrusted it to Teofilo Calcagnini in 1464. After his death, the fief passed on to his descendants. By 1464, Maranello already had a castle, which was different from the current one and had seen two centuries..leggi tutto
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
The first heresy trial against someone from Maranello was the one against Orsolina Bernardi in 1498: 52 others followed. The most frequent allegations were magic and blasphemy. At the end of the 1400s, the community not only had its statutes and rules, it also faced a scary institution that followed..leggi tutto
A heresy trial was held in Modena in 1567 for the most famous Maranello citizen to be hauled before the Inquisition – the humanist Gian Maria Tagliati, known as “Maranello.” The trial of the humanist Gian Maria Tagliati, known as “Maranello” was held in Modena on 1 March 1567 at..leggi tutto
In 1766, work began to build Via Giardini and connect Modena to Tuscany: the road will pass through Maranello, boosting trade and development of the city. The history of Maranello is intertwined with that of important roads. In Roman times, the settlement was reached over Via Claudia, but in the..leggi tutto
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
After a long and fierce debate, in 1899 the new Church of San Biagio was opened: during its construction, many citizens of Maranello participated in the “brick brigade”. In 1894, a year after the tramway began transporting the citizens of Maranello to Modena (nearly an hour away, in return for..leggi tutto
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
In 1923, Carlo Stradi died: a moneylender in life, he left all his property and possessions to the town of Maranello and also promoted the construction of a care home. It is said that the mothers of Gorzano advised their children to never approach engineer Carlo Stradi. He disliked children,..leggi tutto
Dante Beltrami was the town’s first photographer, typographer and organiser of local sports events, but also an important person during the Resistance. One of the businesses that opened in Maranello during the years between the two world wars, in addition to textile companies, was the printing business of Dante Beltrami,..leggi tutto
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
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
The story of people who have made the recent history of our communi
A name, a brand, a myth, now indissociable from the city itself.
The events and the steps that take us to present Maranello (and make us think of the city tomorrow).
The signs of history and art that made our territory rich and beautiful.
Learn and train, the founding moments of tomorrow’s Maranello.
The story of a healthy vocation to agony and commitment.
The history of the knowledge and richness of our city, built with work and talent.
A community grows in a shared and open culture, made of practical knowledge and artistic sensibilities.
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