Museums in Italy
One of the biggest police vehicle collection in the world
The life and career of Achille Varzi, "the lord of the steering wheel" is being celebrated in the Visconteo Sforzesco Castle in Galliate
Francesco Angelelli and his family has collected a beautiful and curious collection of tractors and classic cars. It is located inside the Acquarossa park, which is a "a leisure park, ideal place for children and adults... Inside the park you will find a scenic circular route that will guide visitors through the landscape of gently rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves and lakes and the activities and resources that Mr Angelelli was able to patiently create and grow until today".
MV Augusta was a famous Italian motorcycle brand. It also produced helicopters - today it is part of AugustaWestland. This museum which was opened in 2002 features various motorcycles, including Giacomo Agostini's championship-winning bikes and a few helicopters, alongside photos, posters etc.
Museo Alfa Romeo tells the legendary story of the brand, via a project and an installation designed to reflect its values: historical presence, beauty and speed, an essential part of the Alfa Romeo Dna. As the visitors admire car after car, they travel through the company’s glorious history and also discover stories and curious facts with the help of videos, images and interactive access points, in a crescendo of emotions.
The Anzio Beachhead Museum is devoted to the Allied amphibious landing on 22 January 1944, along the coastline between Anzio and Nettuno, in Italy. The museum opened in 1994 for the 50th Anniversary of the landing. It comprises four sections: American, British, German and Italian. The exhibitions feature authentic uniforms, badges, documents, pictures, other artefacts and a few motorized vehicles donated by veteran organisations.
There are 60 motorcycles made between 1914 and 1970 and complete Ariel documentation.
In Montecchio, near Vicenza, the Venetian city there is an interesting museum dedicated to the Italian, German and American military vehicles used in the first and second world wars. A living and exciting history book to document the stark reality of conflicts.
As its name suggests, the collection of Erminio Forti is focusing on the Fiat 500 "Topolino", the cute Italian minicar featuring many early and modified cars
Attilo Fantini's exciting collection of sports cars. As his son put it in a feature for Petrolicious.com: "After 45 or so years we can clearly state that Fantini’s collection of cars represent and belong to the most important automotive periods in the Italian history: from the ‘20s with the Ansaldo, to the early ‘90s with the Lancia Delta Integrale."