VISITING AN AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM: EUROPE’S 5 MOST BEAUTIFUL AUTOMOBILE MUSEUMS
Visiting an automobile museum is something that everybody agrees on.
Adults and children, men and women, young people and older people, everybody can find fascinating entering a museum which illustrates the history of the mean of transport which has changed people’s lifestyle in the last 150 years.
Among the automobile museums you must visit, most are in Italy, but I chose only 5 museums.
Which one do you like better?
THE FERRARI MUSEUM (MARANELLO) AND THE MUSEO ENZO FERRARI (MODENA)
This is the automobile museum dedicated to the myth of Ferrari.
Here you can discover who first Ferrari drivers were, and thanks to a simulator you can also experience the thrill from driving a F1 car to feel like a real driver for some minutes.
In the near city of Modena, instead, there’s the “Museo Enzo Ferrari”, the museum dedicated to Enzo Ferrari.
The place where you can discover the origins of a myth, because in addition to the birthplace of the founder, there’s also the workshop of Enzo’s father restored as the home to the Ferrari Engines Museum, used in various races.
WHERE: Musei Ferrari, Maranello (Mo), via Dino Ferrari 43; Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari, Modena, via Paolo Ferrari 85
LINK: https://musei.ferrari.com/it/maranello; https://musei.ferrari.com/it/modena
THE NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM (TURIN)
The automobile museum in Turin, dedicated to Giovanni Agnelli, is the largest museum in Italy and one of the most complete in Europe.
In 30 rooms it retraces a real journey into the history of car, without omitting any aspect: from design to technology.
WHERE: Torino, corso Unità d’Italia 40
THE LAMBORGHINI MUSEUM (SANT’AGATA BOLOGNESE)
The Museum is located in the Lamborghini production site.
Inaugurated in 2001, but completely renovated in 2016, it illustrates the history of the brand and its projects for the future.
WHERE: Sant’Agata Bolognese (Bo), via Modena 12
THE MERCEDES-BENZ MUSEUM (STUTTGART)
The Mercedes-Benz Classic in Stuttgart is the automobile museum which covers 125 years of the history of car.
It was 1886 when the German engineer Karl Benz filed a patent for a vehicle designed to be propelled by an internal combustion engine, and the museum rooms illustrate not only the history of the brand, but also the most famous cars and the cars become well-known thanks to their owners: from the first car to the car owned by Princess Diana.
WHERE: Mercedesstrasse 100, Stoccarda.
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THE BMW MUSEUM (MUNICH)
The BMW Museum is one of the oldest automobile museums in Germany.
Visiting it means retracing the history of the BMW brand and admiring at a short distance both historic sports cars and prototypes.
Next to the Museum there’s also the BMW Welt, a multi-use exhibition centre where you can admire the current model lineup of BMW cars and motorcycles and the section dedicated to BMW technology.
WHERE: Am Olympiapark 2, Monaco di Baviera.
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