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Enzo Ferrari Museum Opens Its Doors

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On: Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 11:01AM | By: Chris Weiss

Enzo Ferrari Museum Opens Its Doors

Ferrari already has a museum dedicated to its race and road car legacy - the Museo Ferrari, located at the Prancing Horse's headquarters in Maranello. Ferrari is broadening its museum footprint in opening the new Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari, a museum dedicated to the life of Ferrari's founder.

Ferrari officially opened its latest facility on March 10. The striking design of the Enzo Museum began in 2004 when London's Future Systems studio submitted its winning bid to design the building. The architecture was designed by the late Jan Kaplicky, his last work before passing in 2009, and completed by Andrea Morgante of Shiro Studio, who had worked at Future Systems prior to Kaplicky's death. Engineering and project management were performed by Società Politecnica. The museum was built with an investment of some 18 million euros.

The Enzo Ferrari Museum is located on the grounds of the house where Enzo was born in 1898. His workshop is also there. As its name conveys, the museum isn't focused so much on the history of the Ferrari brand, but on the man behind the brand. The museum covers the important events of Enzo's life.

Of course, cars were a central part of the man, and the museum has its fair share of not only Ferraris but other key cars, including an Alfa Romeo 40-60 from 1914, an Alfa Romeo RL Super Sport Mille Miglia from 1927 and an Alfa Romeo Bimotore from 1935. The cars on display will be changed according to exhibitions.

In addition to cars, there are also historical documents, pictures and other displays throughout the museum. The museum includes the gallery, a lecture room with digital documentation center, a film room, a conference room, a store and a cafeteria.

The Modena museum will be open every day of the year 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., save for Christmas and New Year's Day. 2012 prices are 13 euros for just Modena and 22 euros for a Enzo museum/Ferrari Museo combo ticket. Lower priced tickets are offered for children and other groups.

You can find out more information at museocasaenzoferrari.it.

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