If you are a car enthusiast and are planning a visit to Italy, you are in for a treat. There are 3 great car museums to put on your itinerary; the Ferrari museum in Maranello, the Pagani auto in Modena and the Lamborghini museum and factory in Sant’ Agata Bolognese. Just to give you a taste of what you will enjoy, here is a look at each of them.
3 best super car museums to visit in Italy
The Ferrari Museum in Maranello
Located in the northern part of Italy, this museum attracts more than 200,000 visitors every year, far more than any other tourist attraction in the region. A visit to the museum, which is only 30 minutes from Modena, is best done by car. You can also go by shuttle, but this requires visiting another Ferrari museum in the region to get a ticket. A ticket to the museum costs €14 and expect to pay an additional €14 if you choose to use the shuttle.
The museum was built in the 1970s near the Fiorano racetrack and you can expect to see not only a vintage Ferrari along with a sizeable number of Formula 1 cars. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to see the production facility as that access is restricted. You can buy some nice Ferrari souvenirs in a shop in the museum.
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Pagani Auto in Modena
This is located in an area near Modena. It is named after Horacio Pagani, and the cars on display here are proof that a dream and hard work can turn into something beautiful. Pagani spent 7 years building his first Zonda and today, there is a 2 year waiting line if you want to buy one. The best thing about this visit is that there are guided tours of the factory so visitors can see the hard work that goes into putting a Zonda together. You can also see how to assemble the car’s carbon fiber body. Be aware though, you are not allowed to take any photos in the factory.
The museum is eager to give you a story of Horatio Pagani. He crossed from Argentina to look for his dream. He wanted to create supercars that were simply works of art. His first scale model was completed when he was only 12 years old. In the museum, you can see the first car he ever built when he was only 20 years old as well as the first drawing of the Zonda. The latest Zonda and Huayra are also on display.
The Lamborghini museum and factory
This museum is located in the region of Sant’Agata Bolognese which is between Bologna and Modena. It was opened in 2001 and it had to remind, together with the new millennium, the new type of dream cars. It was also built in recognition of Lamborghini fans. The Lamborghini Murciélago was initially displayed in this museum. In addition, you will see a number of Lamborghini treasures and you can take a tour of the assembly lines.
3 excellent car museum tours in Italy you must do; make sure you pencil them in your schedule.
Gabriele is a writer dedicated to travel in Italy. He has been organizing super car tours in the area of Bologna and Modena since 2009.