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Modena & Maranello: The Italian Stalian

Posted by daveb on October 18th, 2007

If I said the word “Maranello”, my betting is that it means exactly one of two things to you:

a) Nothing
-or-
b) Ferrari

Maranello, the home of Ferrari, is a village just outside of the main city of Modena, around which a number villages playing home to Italian marques orbit: Lamborghini, Pagani, Ducati, they’re all here.

We went to the Ferrari museum and Lamborghini (my preferred Italian marque) too. I’d love to tell you about my tour around the Pagani factory (no museum, too small a marque) but unfortunately they picked-up and immediately replaced the phone handset when I called them to arrange!

I’m pleased to tell you that Squiffy had a good day at Ferrari too, although I could see her thinking:

“Red car. Red car. Another red car. Red car. Red car. Oh look, a silver car. Then a red car. Red car…”

At Lamborghini, rather than follow me round the museum she headed straight for the business reception’s hot-chocolate machine and, along with the female receptionist, looked pathetically on at her boyfriend and eight other adolescent thirty-year olds cheering at a works technician revving the b’locks off the engine of a bright orange Murcielago.

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Comment from Mum N.
Time: October 19, 2007, 3:16 pm

Great pictures from Venice Claire. I really must go there one day.
Great ( yawn ) pictures from ( yawn )Maronello Dave ( yawn ) . I really must ( yawn ) remember to bypass it one day. ( zzzzzzz ) !
Sorry Dave, only joking, but I must be one of the people to whom Maronello means nothing !

Comment from daveb
Time: October 20, 2007, 9:27 am

(I’ve cancelled your flight to Spain later this year… just kidding)

Comment from Mum N.
Time: October 19, 2007, 3:23 pm

I must have been so underwhelmed by all of those shiny cars that I managed to spell Maranello wrong !

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