Count Francesco Baracca was Italy's top fighter ace of World War I, who died in 1918. His prancing horse emblem was used by Enzo Ferrari later on. Lugo, the hometown of Francesco Baracca, has dedicated to the World War I hero a museum housing the SPAD VII, the fighter that brought Baracca to one of his 34 victories, as well as numerous mementos from the time.
Autumn 2018 has seen the opening in Varano de ‘Melegari of a new building next to the Dallara headquarters: the Dallara Academy. The Dallara Academy is an educational and display center founded to distribute and share the wealth of knowledge and know-how created in over 46 years of experience – according to the idea of the company founder Mr. Giampaolo Dallara – as well as to enable visitors to see and to understand the cars themselves and the history of the brand Dallara.
The museum was born in Garlenda, the hometown of the Fiat 500 Club Italia, to spread the myth of the Fiat 500, which has now become a social, cultural and customary phenomenon. The Club of Garlenda put together this Museum.
In an evocative building of 13th century, built with arches, ancient stones and exposed beams, Italian, English, German and rare bikes and motorbikes are exhibited, the result of the passion of Paolo Peirone, active pilot and federal councilor of Asi for years. The collection also includes a rich collection of automobiles, photos, posters, etc.
The International Sidecar Museum is certainly one of a kind. Over a period of 30 years Costantino Frontalini has collected more than 100 sidecars, creating a collection that, given the quality and quantity of the vehicles on display, is interesting not just for enthusiasts.
The private "Vite da Vespa" collection is housed in the Civic Museum of Palazzo Cento.. The museum includes a historical archive on Piaggio and the best known product of the Pontedera group: the Vespa. There are obviously many motorcycles on display: among the rarest a 98 cc, which belongs to the first series from 1946, the Vespa Sei giorni (1951), Acma Militare and a Vespa 400 car.
The story of Italian furniture manufacturer and leather specialist Poltrona Frau – from being founded in 1912 by Renzo Frau right up to its latest collaboration with Ferrari – is told at the brand's museum near its headquarters in Tolentino. The museum was opened in 2012 as part of the centenary celebrations, it houses a collection of furnishings, drawings, images and materials never revealed to the public before, including some car interiors the company did.
Exhibition of numerous racing motorcycles, some of which belonged to great champions such as Pasolini and Saarinen, the Ducati of Bayliss and Capirossi and the motorcycle of Valentino Rossi, In addition to the Grand Prix bikes, the collection includes various Benelli, the most important motorcycle manufacturer of the Marche region.
Lauro Micozzi's private collection, which shows his enthusiasm for Ducati motorcycles. Micozzi was just 13-years-old when he started working as an apprentice at a mechanical engineering workshop. Later he raced with Laverda SFC and Ducati 750 SS. Since 1985 he has dedicated himself to the restoration of Ducati motorcycles, which he also collects .