Museums in Italy
There are 60 motorcycles made between 1914 and 1970 and complete Ariel documentation.
In Montecchio, near Vicenza, the Venetian city there is an interesting museum dedicated to the Italian, German and American military vehicles used in the first and second world wars. A living and exciting history book to document the stark reality of conflicts.
As its name suggests, this collection is focusing on the Fiat 500 "Topolino", the cute Italian minicar featuring many early and modified cars.
Attilo Fantini's exciting collection of sports cars. As his son put it in a feature for Petrolicious.com: "After 45 or so years we can clearly state that Fantini’s collection of cars represent and belong to the most important automotive periods in the Italian history: from the ‘20s with the Ansaldo, to the early ‘90s with the Lancia Delta Integrale."
"The Car Museum was founded in 1956, when cars that now are considered ancient had not been invented yet. Here were exhibited more than 400 vehicles among the most prestigious old cars in the world, such as the famous Auto Avio Costruzioni 815, the first car built by Enzo Ferrari. If you wish to become a real visitor and not just a virtual one, you don’t need to pay a ticket: take us some typical food products of your country."
Bandini was one of the better known makers of etceterini, hand-built Italian sports- and racing cars in the 1940s and '50s. Today Registro Storico Bandini displays the life and work of Ilario Bandini in the village where he was born.
Emilio Bariaschi's museum was opened in November, 2008 to illustrate the phenomenon of mass motorization of the immediate postwar period, 1945-1965 in Italy. There are 160 motorcycles in four halls - from 34 different manufacturers, Italians and Europeans.
Benito and Renzo Battilani's private motorcycle collection includes lot of vintage bikes from the turn of the 20th century until 1945, including a Harley-Davidson and a Frera
Officine Benelli is a restoration workshop with a museum where 150 motorcycles are exhibited.
Different from most other car museums in not having a permanent collection, the museum founded in 1993 by Luigi Bonfanti has thematic displays, each lasting a few months. The museum organizes temporary exhibitions of vintage, sports and racing cars.