The Imola circuit in Italy is a historic venue and has been hosting Formula One Grands Prix since 1980 – the circuit has authorised officiating of weddings now.
The Imola Municipality has approved the celebration of civil marriages within the premises of the historic Imola F1 circuit. As per the agreement between the Municipality and the Imola-Faenza Tourism Company, the Enzo and Dino Ferrari tracks can be used for hosting weddings. The Ayrton Senna hall can be used for celebrations and other events related to weddings. The Municipality has also given the green signal for the establishment of civil unions.
The Ayrton Senna hall will be accessible for hosting public events from October to March with specific days also aligned for the purpose.
The authorities will charge hefty rates but it’s quite similar to what is charged for hosting such ceremonies in the historic locations of the city such as the Rocca Sforzesca and Palazzo Tozzoni. The estimated cost of hosting a wedding at the Imola is € 410.00 (excluding VAT) for couples residing in Imola and double, or € 820.00 (excluding VAT), for non-resident couples.
Imola is contracted to host F1 races at least till 2025
The Imola circuit extended its hosting rights last year and will be on the F1 calendar at least till 2025. Imola’s first F1 event was the Italian Grand Prix in 1980 and then became the venue of San Marino Grand Prix from 1981-2006. The circuit made a return to F1 as the venue for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in 2020. Imola is one of the two Italian venues in F1.
While it hosts the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Monza hosts the Italian Grand Prix. Imola has been a historical Formula 1 venue over the years and is also known as the ‘Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari’. It is named after Ferrari’s late founder Enzo Ferrari and his son, Alfredo ‘Dino’ Ferrari. Before Enzo’s death it was called Autodromo Dino Ferrari.
The Imola circuit track is a unique one – it is one of the very few international circuits to run in an anti-clockwise direction. It has a total length of 4.909 kilometres including 19 turns. The circuit was first opened for the public in 1953 and supports a total capacity of 78,000 people. The circuit has undergone major revisions since 2007 and is quite different from its older version. The old pit garages and paddocks have been demolished and completely rebuilt while the pit lane has been extended and resurfaced – making races spectacular to watch for the audience.
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