Opened in 2012, the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari in Modena is comprised of Ferrari’s birthplace and childhood home, as well as an adjacent 6000-square-meter complex housing not only historic Ferraris and the many objects associated with that firm’s glorious history, but also serves to celebrate the region automotive culture at large.
Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari is a fairly new 6,000 square meters (65,000 sq.ft) building houses, in a large gallery, a permanent exhibition displaying some of the most noteworthy Ferrari’s automobiles, including rare cars of the 1950s, Niki Lauda race cars and more recent sports cars. Under one ultra-modern roof, built as the winner of an international architecture competition for the space, visitors can experience first hand the artifacts and machines instrumental in the history of Modena’s storied marques against the backdrop of a minimalist masterpiece. The museum was designed by the architect Jan Kaplický.
Jonathan Giacobazzi is a collector and curator of many of the museum’s most prized possessions, among them F1 cars formerly driven by Villeneuve and Senna. Mr. Giacobazzi’s family was major F1 sponsors during his youth, and grew up among these legendary champions and their teams. Former Ferrari engineer Mauro Forghieri also has a personal involvement with Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari; his expertise was instrumental in order to provide authenticity to one of the greatest motorsport museums on Earth. If you go to Italy you must visit this exceptional museum that will make you live and breathe “Ferrari” along with the entire motorsport scene… this place definitely is all about the Racing Spirit.
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