[MotorValley Presents] The Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena
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The Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena delivers a unique and enthralling museum experience and it is one of the headquarters of the Emilia Romagna’s Motor Valley. With its unmistakable shape with a yellow bonnet, it contains the history of the Ferrari’s founder, as well as presenting some of the most beautiful and winning cars ever built.
The Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena
Inaugurated on 10 March 2012 at the behest of the Enzo Ferrari Foundation, the Enzo Ferrari Museum contains two distinct and complementary realities: the Alfredo Ferrari Mechanical Workshop, the architectural center of the entire area, and the new exhibition gallery, the famous “bonnet” of yellow aluminum, which surrounds the birthplace. It is a futuristic building, built according to criteria of environmental sustainability, and designed by the architect Jan Kaplicky.
Inside the “Officina Meccanica Alfredo Ferrari“, the place where Enzo’s father worked and now perfectly restored, it is possible to visit the Ferrari Motors Museum. A unique place, where you can discover the engines that have made the history of the Prancing Horse, from the most experimental to those applied to the road cars. In this small structure, some rooms of the Enzo’s house were rebuilt, so that the visitor can get to know the life, the places and the genius of the creator of the Prancing Horse.
The futuristic exhibition pavilion, created in the shape of a yellow bonnet to recall the color that Enzo Ferrari chose as the backdrop for the famous brand of the Prancing Horse, houses a newly built area that covers, with sweet and wavy shapes, the 5 thousand square meters of exposure.
Every 30 minutes, this totally unique, pristine-white space is transformed into a wraparound projection room as images of the people that made Ferrari and Ferrari’s history itself rush by on its walls and ceilings.
Among the most important exhibitions that have been set up inside this amazing museum, worth mention the exhibition “Red Carpet. The Ferrari Star System which celebrated the leading cars in the world of cinema and TV, and the exhibition “Maserati 100 – A Century of Pure Italian Luxury Sports Cars “, dedicated to the 100 years of the famous Italian car-factory and that was the most important and complete review of Maserati cars never organized in the world.
Among the many activities that can be done at the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena we suggest to try the semi-professional driving simulator which allow visitors to experience the exhilaration of driving a Ferrari Formula 1 single-seater on some of the world’s most famous circuits such as Monza, Barcelona, Silverstone, Imola, Nürbürgring, Zandvoort, SPA Francorchamps and Mugello.
But the driving emotions do not end with a virtual experience. The Ferrari museums, together with the Modena racetrack, reserve their visitors the opportunity to really test their skills on a racing track. Just presenting your Ferrari Museum ticket at the Autodromo di Modena you can enjoy 15 minutes of exhilarating circuit time in your own car at a discounted price of just 35 euro.
All aspiring pilots will have a hostess and a professional driver who will give them a rundown on the track’s main features and the requisite safety measures. For all those who want to extend the excitement, it will be possible to request an extension of the laps for € 2.50 a minute.
For all those who are instead interested in discovering the Modena food and tradition there is the opportunity to buy the passport of the Discover Ferrari and Pavarotti Land, an all day full immersion in history, taste and personalities of Modena and that includes: the entrance to the Ferrari Museums in both Maranello and Modena, the entrance to the Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti museum, guided tours and tastings at least two of the participating businesses which represent the area’s superb reputation in traditional balsamic vinegar, Lambrusco wine and smoked meat production, and a a connecting bus service with both Modena Railway Station and Bologna Bus Station.
Inside the structure of the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, it is also possible to take advantage of a program to introduce children and teens to the Ferrari Legend, its beginnings and long history. The educational routes, suitable for different ages and different study programs, can range from science, technology, art, history, sport, and economics.
The Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena has both a convention hall and a meeting room that can be used both during the day and after the closing time with the entire museum available for private visits. The stunning architecture of the central structure is equipped with leading-edge audio-visual facilities which can be used to create stunning bespoke evening events, including business dinners right in the midst of the cars on display, private parties, and corporate conventions.
How to get to the Enzo Ferrari Museum
The Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena is located at Via Paolo Ferrari 85 and can be reached:
Take the Modena Nord exit off the A1 Milano-Napoli (A1 Milan-Naples) motorway. Take the Tangenziale (Bypass) in the direction of Abetone-Sassuolo. Follow the signs for Maranello-Formigine. Turn left and continue on until the start of the Strada Provinciale Giardini, then turn right and drive 3 km in the direction of Maranello. The correct address for GPS: Via Paolo Ferrari 85 Modena.
From Modena Railway Station
A paid shuttle bus link (gate no. 4) between Modena Railway Station and the Ferrari Museum in Maranello (20 km away) is available exclusively for visitors to the Museums and runs 90 minutes. The special shuttle bus also connects the Ferrari Museum in Maranello with the Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena, which is around 1 km from the station. Tickets can be purchased on the bus itself, in the Museums or online. Book your shuttle bus link
From Bologna’s Guglielmo Marconi Airport
For flights arriving into Guglielmo Marconi Airport in Bologna, visitors can either take a taxi or book a shuttle transfer to the Museum by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Vivara Viaggi at + 39 (0) 51 6120818.
Info & Tickets
Every day except December 25 and January 1
November/March 9.30 – 18.00
April/October 9.30 – 19.00
The Ferrari Museum in Maranello has the same opening times as the Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena.
Tel. +39 059 4397979
Fax No. +39 059 245267
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