The Road of History

A land of history, passion and talent.

A lot of histories, one community: Maranello.

  • Maranello’s name

    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

  • The birth of the Calcagnini fief

    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

  • 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

  • Maranello heretics

    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

  • The Gian Maria “Maranello” Tagliati heresy trial

    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

  • The history of Via Giardini

    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

  • 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

  • This church will be built (or not?): the history of the construction of San Biagio

    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

  • 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

  • Carlo Stradi, the moneylender who became a benefactor

    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, the first photographer in Maranello

    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

  • 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

  • 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

People

The story of people who have made the recent history of our communi

Ferrari

A name, a brand, a myth, now indissociable from the city itself.

History

The events and the steps that take us to present Maranello (and make us think of the city tomorrow).

Heritage

The signs of history and art that made our territory rich and beautiful.

School

Learn and train, the founding moments of tomorrow’s Maranello.

Sport

The story of a healthy vocation to agony and commitment.

Work

The history of the knowledge and richness of our city, built with work and talent.

Culture

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

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