“Ferrari – Italian excellence”

Maranello is Italy’s motor city par excellence so it is hardly surprising that its Mayor, Lucia Bursi is also president of the representative association for all of the Italian towns and cities with links to engines, be they destined for cars, motorbikes, trains, ships or aircraft. Mayor Bursi and her Fiorano counterpart Claudio Pistoni accompanied Deputy Vice President of the European Parliament Gianni Pittella on a visit to the Ferrari factory complex when he was in the area this morning for an event to launch the European Network of Motor Cities, a project due to be unveiled at the European Parliament within the coming weeks. Welcomed to Ferrari by Director of Human Resources and General Secretary, Mario Mairano, Mr Pitella was then treated to a thorough tour of a company that although renowned the world over, remains very much rooted in the local area.
“Today, I saw an Italy of excellence, that creates work and wealth whilst respecting the environment and workers,” Mr Pitella is quoted as saying at www.ferrari.com. “This is the Italy we should be fostering and taking example from for our challenges, present and future.”
The delegation also included rpresentatives from the Prima Persona association as well as the communications director of ANCI (the National Association of Italian Municipalities) Danilo Moriero who was also present in his role as head of the technical secretariat of the Motor Cities network.