The Modena of Ferrari and Mann
Modena is featured in Michael Mann's film "Ferrari." The film depicts a specific moment in the life of Enzo Ferrari in 1957.
Here you will find a map with locations in Modena that were used as film sets and some interesting facts!
A paper version of the map is available at the Tourist Office in Piazza Grande 14 in Modena (open every day from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Sundays and holidays open at 9:30 AM. Closed on December 25th).
Intriguing production trivia
The estimated cost of the film is $90,000,000.
Most of Ferrari was filmed in and around Modena, and the period recreations were largely filmed in the original locations with a bare minimum of computer graphics.
Filming began in August 2022 and continued until the end of October.
(Spoiler alert) Massimo Bottura, Modena’s famous Michelin-starred chef, plays the part of a hotel front desk clerk in a scene filmed at the Hotel Canalgrande.
Mann said he chose to set the film in 1957 because that was the year in which Enzo Ferrari experienced the most painful period in his life.
The screenplay of Ferrari was adapted from Brock Yates’ 1991 biography, Enzo Ferrari: The Man and the Machine.
Filming was originally slated to begin in 2016 with Christian Bale in the role of Enzo Ferrari, but the film was postponed to 2022.
During filming, Modena chef Marta Pulini invited actors Penelope Cruz and Shailene Woodley to her house to teach them how to make fresh, homemade pasta.
Discover "Motor Valley"
In addition to the Ferrari Museums (one is located in Modena and another in nearby Maranello), a journey of only a few kilometers takes visitors to plants, private collections and to such shrines as the Maserati plant and showroom, the Umberto Panini Collection of vintage cars, the Stanguellini Museum, the Pagani factory and its museum, and the Autodromo di Modena. A few kilometers from Modena, near Bologna, you will find the museums and factories of Lamborghini and Ducati and many other attractions