Modena’s Ferrari Museum opens with Enzo Ferrari and Luciano Pavarotti exhibits

For its second year in operation, the Ferrari Museum in Modena will be showcasing two unique and can’t-be-missed attractions: the Museum of Ferrari Engines and a tribute to opera star Luciano Pavarotti.

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Situated in the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari, the Ferrari Museum’s two sections seek to entertain and educate the brand’s aficionados regarding the company’s rich history. The first attraction, the Museum of Ferrari Engines, is divided into six sections: experimental engines; small capacity 2 to 6 cylinder units; the classic 12 cylinder engines; the 8 cylinders; the turbo charged units and finally, the Formula 1 engines. In each portion, a 3D video will explain the characteristics of the various engines and how they functioned.

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A few Ferrari vehicles will also be showcased alongside the engines to which they were fitted: from the one Ascari used to win the world titles in 1952 and 1953 to the famous Sport 750 Monza, from Villeneuve’s Formula 1 turbo to the F60, the first ever Ferrari to be fitted with KERS.

Besides this “technical” offering is an homage to opera star Luciano Pavarotti, a close friend of Enzo Ferrari whom he held in high regard. Pavarotti’s personal F40 is on display in this section.

19 projectors scattered throughout the museum will “wrap” visitors around the video Enzo e Luciano: da Modena a Modena while a soundtrack featuring the tenor’s most beautiful songs serenades them. The presentation plays on the affinity between the two men: their origins, their worldwide success, their fans and admirers, and the international recognitions they received. It also highlights details that became their trademarks, such as Ferrari’s dark glasses and Pavarotti’s scarf and Borsalino hat.

The pavilion will also showcase some of the most famous Ferraris of all time, from the pioneering 1948 166 Touring up to the limited-edition LaFerrari. Visitors can also entertain themselves with some of the set designs used by Pavarotti, courtesy of Verona’s Fondazione Arena and Arena Museo Opera.

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The exhibition is open until February 2016. It can be seen on its own, or combined with a visit to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello.

A “passport” priced at EUR 60 will entitle visitors to a shuttle between the Ferrari Museums, one in Pavarotti’s house and other places of interest in the area. A food and wine trail that includes the cheese making factories of Parmigiano Reggiano, the Lambrusco wine cellars, the producers of Balsamic vinegar and the Salumeria (delicatessen) Museum, as well as cultural visits to Modena, to Nonantola and its abbey and the potteries of Sassuola, with its ceramics manufacturers and museums, will also be added to the itinerary.

 

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