Museo dell ‘Automobile

Some say that love makes the world go ’round. But in Italy, and especially in Torino, the Detroit of the industrialized north, it is Fiat and Pirelli that have made Italy and Europe go ’round since the late 1800’s.

The collection has almost 200 cars among 80 auto brands representing 8 countries (Italy, France, Great Britain, Germany, Holland, Spain, US, and Poland). The museum is situated in a former Fiat factory.

After restructuring in 2011, its exhibition area was expanded from 120,000 sq ft to 200,000 sq ft and includes the first Italian cars, Bernardi 1896 and 1899 Fiat, the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost 1914, and racing cars by Ferrari and Alfa Romeo.Other older cars include the 1893 Benz Victoria, 1894 Peugeot, 1904 Oldsmobile, 1907 Itala (Peking – Paris), 1913 De Dion-Bouton, 1916 Ford T and 1928 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A.

Take a short test drive…

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About Joy Hendrickson

I am an adherent of the theory that we don't know what we don't know. I enjoy all things literary, visual, mysterious, and just beyond our grasp.
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One Response to Museo dell ‘Automobile

  1. Linda says:

    Fantastic — I think the best car museums are in Europe!

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