A new museum devoted to the life and work of world renowned carmaker Enzo Ferrari has opened an hour outside of Bologna in Modena.
Built in Ferrari’s hometown, the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari gives visitors a glimpse into the carmaker’s childhood and adult life – his original home has been preserved, along with his workshop, and built next to the site is an expansive gallery.
Constructed from aluminium, the museum has been painted yellow as a tribute both to the city of Modena and Ferrari’s iconic ‘prancing horse’ logo.
“This tribute to my father, who loved Modena profoundly, gives me immense pleasure,” Enzo’s son and honorary museum president Piero Ferrari told the Telegraph.
“It provides an opportunity for anyone who wants to find out more about the man, his story and the link between the city and the world of engines. This new structure is perfectly complementary to the Ferrari Museum at Maranello, the other fundamental location in the life of my father.”
Housed inside the gallery is a collection of Ferrari’s most impressive cars – including the 1914 Alfa Romeo 40-60, later raced by Ferrari as part of the Alfa team.
Exhibits also celebrate the history of car-making in Modena, and visitors have the opportunity to learn through the museum’s extensive collection of historical documents and automobilia.
“The museum is dedicated to the life of a character who contributed to making Italian culture famous all over the world, a path that tells the story of sports car racing through symbolic individuals, places and races,” museum president Mauro Tedeschini said.