Enzo Ferrari Museum, Modena
This is a museum dedicated to one of Italy’s most celebrated legends, unquestionably one of the leading lights of the Twentieth Century, Enzo Ferrari, man, driver and carmaker: the history of car racing.
The new museum, built with an investment of some 18 million euros, stands on the ruins of the old house where Enzo Ferrari was born in 1898. The original dwelling has been preserved together with the workshop and it has been merged with the futuristic new gallery: a “bonnet” in yellow aluminium, the colour of the city of Modena, the colour chosen by Enzo Ferrari as the background for the Prancing Horse, the trademark of the company that bears his name.
In the new Gallery, the protagonists of “Le origini del mito”, staged by Giovanni Perfetti, are the cars which are exhibited like works of art. The cars are all products of the great Italian brands and held in internationalcollections and museums of great prestige, some of them symbols of the life of Enzo Ferrari: the Alfa Romeo 40-60 of 1914, the Alfa Romeo RL Super Sport Mille Miglia of 1927 and the Alfa Romeo Bimotore of 1935. The history and glorious achievements of Modena carmaking are celebrated in historical documents andobjects selected by Adolfo Orsi, complete with previously unpublished audiovisuals.
Open every day of the year from 9.30 am to 7 pm except for Christmas and New Year’s days.