The Archaeological Site of Pescale

A journey of discovery begins amidst an unspoilt natural environment and traces of an ancient past.
Amid beauty and an archaeological heritage.

This is one of the major archaeological sites in the Modena area, from where the Secchia river and the countryside around Reggio can be admired.
Following systematic excavations, carried out on several occasions by Ferdinando Malavolti between 1937 and 1942, a settlement was found at Pescale which flourished from the end of the 5th to the middle of the 3rd millennium BC.
The settlement was located on a promontory characterised by steep cliffs overlooking the Secchia river, in a naturally defended position.
This dominant and favourable location explains the longevity of the settlement. In fact, several Neolithic cultures succeeded one another here: the Fiorano culture, the 'square-mouthed vases’ and Lagozza culture.
The settlement also continued to thrive between the Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages. The village consisted of ellipsoidal huts with walls and a wooden roof plastered in clay.
Inside, the remains of hearths and artefacts such as pots, millstones and grindstones, bone tools and terracotta spindles for spinning have been found.

In the external area, waste from the working of flint and obsidian, pits for
storing foodstuffs, and a series of outdoor hearths have been uncovered.

The more sporty-minded can reach the top of Rupe del Pescale, on the Modenese side, by means of a small bridge over the Pescarolo ditch.
A path lined with a chestnut picket fence leads up to the top of the plateau, where signs narrate the story of the archaeological site and where a Neolithic village once stood.

Da From here you can enjoy a wonderful view of the river and its valley.

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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 mandatory
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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