The wonder of the Ophiolites

The Ophiolites of Monte Calvario and Poggio Medola. Extraordinary natural elements, surrounded by greenery and quiet.
The Ophiolites of Mount Calvario and Poggio Medola

A geological-environmental itinerary has been created in the area of the ophiolites for educational and tourist purposes. This itinerary follows a ring-route along the slopes of the ophiolite outcrop of Mount Calvario, touching on the village of Medola, a settlement of undisputed historical and cultural importance, (mentioned as early as 1071 among the twelve courts donated by Beatrice of Lorraine to the Benedictine abbey of Frassinoro.
On the rocky spur of Poggio Medola once stood a fortress consisting of a simple tower, of which only a circular cistern dug into the rock remains).

The site covers a wider area of land of about 308 hectares, straddling the municipalities of Montefiorino and Palagano, which has been designated as a Site of Community Importance (SCI) belonging to the Natura 2000 network, consisting of no less than 12 habitats of Community interest.

In the Modena area, the valley of the Dragone torrent is the richest in ophiolite outcrops that take on greenish-black and reddish-brown colours and give rise to a varied and unique landscape. The greater resistance to erosion has led to the formation - as in the case of Mount Calvario - of singular and fascinating morpho-sculptures which emerge from the adjacent terrain.

The ophiolites are the oldest rocks present in the Modena area, consisting of fragments of an ancient ocean floor, formed in the Jurassic period (about 160 million years ago) called the Ligurian-Piedmontese Ocean.

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Museo Ferrari Maranello
Via Dino Ferrari 43, 41053 Maranello (MO) Italia
Tel: +39 0536 949713

IAT Motor Valley office at the Ferrari Museum
IAT Terra di Motori / Museo Ferrari Maranello
Via Dino Ferrari 43, 41053 Maranello (MO) Italia
Tel: +39 0536 073036

The Ferrari Museum is open every day of the week, from Monday to Sunday.
The Ferrari Museum closes only on December 25th and January 1st.

Opening Hours

April / September 2021: 9.30 am – 9.00 pm

1 october 2021: 10.00 am – 06.00 pm

The Ferrari Museum is open to the public in complete safety: it will be possible to visit the Museum thanks to the extensive security measures that the management has applied to the premises and to the entire experiential path dedicated to visitors.

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As measures to counter the Covid19 emergency, the Museum will host a maximum number of visitors present at the same time within its premises. To ensure your visit, book early: you can speed up the procedures and ensure the time you prefer.

Temperature detection
To ensure your safety and that of others, your body temperature will be measured at the entrances. In the event of temperatures above 37.5 ° C, it will not be possible to enter the museum. In this case, if you have already purchased the ticket, you can request a full refund or reschedule the visit on another date and time.

wearing a mask is compulsory
If you want to visit the Ferrari Museum, be sure to bring a surgical mask with you: it is mandatory for everyone except for children up to 6 years of age. It is a good idea to bring disposable gloves, even if they are not mandatory. If you don’t have a mask with you, the Museum will provide you with one.

Safe path
The Museum has prepared an internal route, with signs on the ground that will help you to respect the safety distances: follow them strictly and you can enjoy the visit in complete tranquility

Maximum duration
The maximum length of stay at the Ferrari Museum is one and a half hours..

At your disposal
Inside the Ferrari Museum you will also find the “Terra di Motori” Tourist Information and Reception Office, at your disposal to help you on site and give you all the information on the many possible activities in the tourist district: Maranello, Fiorano Modenese, Formigine and why not , also all the beauty of the mountain between Palagano, Frassinoro, Montefiorino and Prignano await you with a thousand other incredible experiences!

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