Italy has countless museums to please anyone. Whatever your interest is, there is a museum to feed your curiosity: history, art, wine making, olive oil, – the list can go on. The Ferrari Museum is certainly among the most popular museums in Italy.
Located in Maranello, near Modena in Northern Italy, the Ferrari Museum and Factory offer the visitors to live the dream. It tells the extraordinary story, from the humble 166MM, Enzo Ferrari’s first automobile, to our newest model, the F12berlinetta, and shares the company’s plans for the future. The permanent exhibition is dedicated to Formula 1 and the World Championship, with Ferrari cars and a “pit stop” where visitors can experience what it is like to be a pilot in a car race. There are also Formula 1 simulators to get your adrenalin pumping – a semi-professional one for adults and a junior one, based on an actual Formula 1 car. You can practice changing a tyre on a Ferrari racing car or watch Grand Prix action on large screens. However, only Ferrari owners can see assembly lines inside the factory. For those who are not lucky enough to have one of these famous shiny red cars, a thrilling driving experience can be organised. It is easy to understand why this is one of the most popular museums in Italy!
For a full immersion into the world of the Supercar, it is a good idea to pop in to the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena. A modest 19th-century red brick building where Enzo was born and his father worked is flanked by a futuristic-looking structure added to expand the museum. The exhibits tell Ferrari’s fascinating life story spanning over 90 years. Here you can admire the blueprint of the Ferrari F40, the last car Enzo Ferrari worked on, twenty collector’s cars and get really close to The Enzo, the car dedicated to the company’s founder. Only 400 of them were made, and the going price for one of those is one million dollars.
Photos by: Antonino Tumminia, Turismo Emilia Romagna