Italy is a powerhouse in three main areas: fashion, food, and cars. Most of the vehicles we see on the road come from Japan. Yet car enthusiasts turn their heads to Italian vehicles: Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, or Alfa Romeo.
It, therefore, makes sense that a visit to Italy would also include some touch on the field, and even more so in Turin, the city that put the letter T in Fiat. And if you are in Turin, it is recommended to enter the museum and be impressed by rare models and the history of the thing that is so obvious in our everyday life.
In the main exhibition at the Turin Car Museum, you can fully appreciate less than 200 different vehicle models from 80 manufacturers from 8 other countries. Among the vehicles there, you can find some historical exhibits from the days when a car was a rare commodity and reached a speed that makes your morning run feel like flying. Some antiques you can’t see almost anywhere else: Bernardi from 1896, Fiat from 1899, and Rolls Royce from 1914. There are even older models (1854), from when a car was at most a carriage with a steam engine.
If you are one of those who love racing and sports cars, you can get a heaping dose of them at the Car Museum in Turin. There is Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari and several other racing cars that participated in Formula 1 and other races. Those who enjoy looking at beautiful cars will be able to feast their eyes on the section dedicated to vehicle design.
But there is not only admiration for the field. The museum also deals with issues that are a little more painful for the automotive industry and users. There is a reference to the issue of air pollution caused by vehicles and also to the problem of traffic jams that is taking over every city in the world.
The museum was established in 1960 but underwent in 2011 and is one of the essential car museums in the world. It has quite a few exhibits, and you can spend a good few hours there. So if you or your children are car enthusiasts or sick of the wheel, it is highly recommended to reserve half a day for a visit.
A ticket costs 10 euros for a child and 12 euros for an adult.