Italy's love affair with the automobile began more than a century ago, enticed by the speed, artistry, and ingenuity of these magnificent machines. The Italian passion for cars was born out of the first rev of an engine, the first tight corner taken. That devotion continues just as fervently today, particularly in the northern Italian cities of Turin, Milan, and Modena. Home to an astounding collection of world-class automobile manufacturers and design houses, such as Ferrari, Maserati, Zagato, Pininfarina, Lamborghini, and Fiat, this surprisingly small region has turned its love affair of sleek lines and roaring carburetors into a playground for car aficionados.
In May 2020, tour renowned museums such as the Museo Enzo Ferrari and the Museo dell'Automobile, which contains Europe's largest display of historic vehicles, from a 1896 Bernardi to a 1916 Ford T. Visit legendary factories from the sleek, modern production process for Maserati to the small but extraordinary automobile manufacturer of Pagani's exclusive Zonda line. View some of the world's most elegant and powerful road and racing machines in Maranello, home to Ferrari. You'll also learn the history of celebrated innovators as you go behind the scenes at their studios and meet with contemporary designers. The grand finale will be watching vintage touring and racing cars during the exciting Mille Miglia rally.
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