We brought you inside the fence coverage of the Ferrari factory and track tour this morning. I figured since we still haven’t heard from Ferrari’s lawyers, we should keep rolling. We stay in Maranello for this leg of the Ferrari experience with in-depth photos one of their museums. I say one, because there are two. There is Museo Ferrari Maranello, our focus in this article, as well as the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena. I donned my Kimi Räikkönen shirt (circa 2007-2009 Ferrari F1) and visited Maranello on a hot, hot, Italian July morning and here’s what I found.
You can’t miss it, it’s a massive glass structure with a large parking lot out front. You can’t park there though, so look elsewhere. There is a visitor lot across the street that was full when we arrived, so I parked our little diesel Toyota on the street a block down. While I would recommend booking the track and factory tour in advance, seats are limited, the museum was pretty open. It never felt crowded or difficult to get up close to your favorite Ferrari. The Ferrari themed restaurant next door had decent food and is right next to an exotic car driving experience so the sights and sounds aren’t bad.
The first floor is all older models, lots of great historic street and racing cars sitting within inches of your camera lens. There are NO velvet ropes at the Ferrari Museum. None. No matter how rare and expensive, there is solely yellow “caution, do not cross” tape around each vehicle. So you can get very close.
Upstairs you get into modern Ferrari, and honestly as neat as the old cars were, this is where I lost my ever loving journalistic mind. While it was neat to see real live LaFerraris on the tour in the morning getting prepped for delivery, they were seen through the tinted windows of a shuttle bus. These were right in front of your eyes. Not just a run-of-the-mill variety either, like the clay model used to design the car and the insane FXXK. Yep, right there. I’m going to touch it..are they watching? Yep, I touched it. Oh…sorry sir, yep no problem. Won’t do it again. Holy shit I touched an FXXK.
So was this worth € 15.00? Most certainly. Whether or not you are a huge Ferrari fan, if you are a car fan, you’ll find something to enjoy at the Ferrari Museum. And their no-velvet-rope policy makes for an up close and personal view of some amazing cars.
Up next, off to the Bologna area for Lamborghini and Pagani! Stay tuned to RFD for more.