Museums in Italy
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."
For 2023 the museum has changed its name and been entirely remodeled, both in its modernized layout and design, and in its exhibits. The newly-created exhibition “THE FUTURE BEGAN IN 1963”, retraces the most emblematic eras and representative moments that mark the history of Lamborghini's first 60 years. The narrative begins with the evolution of the brand and its products from 1963 to the present day, starting with founder Ferruccio Lamborghini.
Bandini was one of the better known makers of etceterini, hand-built Italian sports- and racing cars in the 1940s and '50s. Today Registro Storico Bandini displays the life and work of Ilario Bandini in the village where he was born.
Emilio Bariaschi's museum was opened in November, 2008 to illustrate the phenomenon of mass motorization of the immediate postwar period, 1945-1965 in Italy. There are 160 motorcycles in four halls - from 34 different manufacturers, Italians and Europeans.
Officine Benelli is a restoration workshop with a museum where 150 motorcycles are exhibited.
Different from most other car museums in not having a permanent collection, the museum founded in 1993 by Luigi Bonfanti has thematic displays, each lasting a few months. The museum organizes temporary exhibitions of vintage, sports and racing cars.
Bruno Baccari, who recently passed away, was a gentleman, passionate scholar and researcher of history, who lived in Modigliana (Fc). His father was a local agent of Parilla motorcycles. The family started collecting in the 1970s.