As I mentioned in my previous post I finally achieved one of my life long goals and made a pilgrimage to the Ferrari Factory and while there I had a chance to visit the Ferrari Museum (videos at the end).
Upon entering the museum I walked through the impressive gift shop, which has anything and everything you can possibly place a Ferrari shield on. Walking through the shop I was greeted by the friendly Ferrari staff in spotless and perfect Ferrari uniforms. I was given the option of purchasing a general admission ticket for 13 Euros or a touring ticket in which you actually board a bus and drive through the Ferrari Factory among other stops. Being that it was a Sunday and the factory was closed I chose to save my money for more Ferrari gifts on the way out.
I really didn’t expect to see so many rare and amazing Ferrari’s as I did. Among all the Formula 1 and Le Mans cars basking in all their glory, as fans snap off picture after picture, sat a few cars you rarely ever see. I spotted a Super America version of the 599 Fiorano (protoypte?), and the 599XX Speciale both of which looked absolutely stunning just to name a few.
Another really cool display was Enzo Ferrari’s actual office recreated in the museum complete with his desk, chair, coffee mug, hat, pictures on the walls etc… Once I reached the 2ndfloor I was immediately greeted by a beautiful red Enzo (F60) sitting in front of a Factory facade mock up and she looked right at home.
As I walked past the Enzo I stepped into a dark magical room that had ambient music playing while 8 F1 cars sit perched in front of flat screen TV’s displaying Ferrari’s winning race history (video below). Trophies were displayed behind a glass wall while people starred in utter amazement at the heavenly room. It was really something to have visited the museum and it turned out to be much more than I expected. If you are ever anywhere near Modena I highly recommend you spend a couple hours of your time and head over to the Ferrari campus, you won’t regret it.