Enzo e Dino Ferrari Racetrack opens its doors to the public. IF Imola Faenza Tourism Company, in collaboration with Formula Imola, will take tourists and motorsport fans on a tour to the discovery of the sites where the magic happens. Pit lane, pit garages, race control room and the much dreamed podium … do not […]
Envisioned by the champion Fausto Gresini who, after 13 years of winning on two wheels, decided to seek a new thrill as manager, and form Gresini Racing. The team has participated in the World Championship since 1997, when it made its debut in the 500 class with Alex Barros. Since then, Gresini never stopped collecting world titles and important victories thanks to the amazing drivers who have joined the team: Daijiro Kato, Toni Elias, Sete Gibernau and Marco Melandri, as well as Loris Capirossi and the unforgettable Marco Simoncelli, a top driver in 2011’s tragic season. In 2015, after 18 years of working with Honda, Gresini Racing signed an agreement with Aprilia Racing. Together they formed Aprilia Racing Team Gresini, which has taken on the role of the official Aprilia Team in MotoGP. Also, in 2015, they opened their new headquarters in Faenza. It includes administrative offices as well as the new racing department, which contains spaces dedicated to engine assembly and bodywork alongside a workshop area.
The Scuderia Toro Rosso was born in 2005 following their acquisition of Team Minardi.the team created by Giancarlo Minardi in Faenza. The following year, began participating in the Formula 1 World Championship. At the foundation of the team is the desire to create a space to cultivate the talented youths that emerge from the Red Bull Junior Driver Program. From its conception, the team has operated as a satellite of Red Bull Racing, relying on Red Bull Technology for the continual development of their racecars. However, since 2010, thanks to the intense expansion program that has impacted their structures in Romagna and the UK, Scuderia Toro Rosso operates with complete autonomy in its factory on Via Boaria in Faenza. It is where the entire process of design and production of the single-seater takes place. To date, Sebastian Vettel is the only drive who has managed to take Scuderia Toro Rosso to the top of the podium. He made his mark by winning the Italian Gran Prix of 2008 in Monza and simultaenously earning the pole position at the same time.
Parco della Vena del Gesso Romagnola, a regional park since 2005, is a karst complex that rises as a natural wall, full of caves and tunnels. Stretching 15km long, 2km wide and cutting across the three valleys of the Santerno, Senio and Lamone rivers, the Vena del Gesso Romagnola is the largest chain of selenitic gypsum in Europe. Clear Gypsum Selenite is a variety of gypsum that is formed by deposits of translucent scales. This characteristic of transparency understood in ancient times and used to make windows (the recent discovery of Roman caves in the park that were used for the extraction of Lapis Specularis has provided more evidence for this theory.) Selenite is also known as ‘moonstone’ for the reflective properties it exhibits when light is shone on it. Landscape From the southern slope of the Vena del Gesso Romagnola, it appears as an almost vertical wall of white gypsum striped with layers of softer gray marl. On the steep slopes to the south, the vegetation is mostly Mediterranean, while the northern slopes are filled with chestnuts trees and spectacular spring blossoms. The solubility of the gypsum has meant, over many millennia, that water has carved out caves, sinkholes, […]
In Bubano, in the commune of Mordano, you can find the 15th century keep of Caterina Sforza that has recently been renovated and is home to a museum dedicated to the history and culture of the area. The museum The museum has a collection of history, artifacts and information connected to the area structured in 5 sections: Archeology – contains relics found in the Roman wells in Bubano Medieval and Modern – contains precious ceramics discovered during the renovation of the building Demo-ethno-anthropologic – a collection of agricultural objects and instruments (Cavulli donation) Historic testimonies – a collection of audio, photos and videos of the recent past Workshop of ancient knowledge and flavors – dedicated to the display and tasting of local products, educational activities and themed workshops. Call to reserve tours and sign up for workshops. History (Source: www.paliodeltorrione.it) The first fortress of Bubano, which dates back to the end of the XIII century, was besieged so many times that by the end of the XV century it was rendered unusable. In 1493, Caterina Sforza completely rebuilt the castle with a stable nearby the site of the former fortress and named it “Castle of the Countess.” She occasionally dwelt […]