How to Tour “The Motor Valley”
If you LOVE cars then Modena is the place for you! In only an hour and a half drive, you will find several must see auto museums in and around Modena. Click here for a map of The Motor Valley.
The area called “The Motor Valley” is known as the SUPER CAR CAPITOL OF THE WORLD and this is where you will find the headquarters of some of the best luxury supercars in the world. For example:
As you can see, these guys do not fool around when it comes to making some of the fastest cars in the world! In other words, you really shouldn’t miss it!
Below I’ve listed out some really useful info and links to get tickets and where to find the best itinerary.
I hope this information is helpful and as always, please feel free to reach out if you need suggestions or have any questions.
Have a great day!
Self guided itinerary
Here is a link to a great itinerary for a self guided tour.
Click here : A trip to Motor Valley
I personally havn’t done an organized tour but I know there are many available. They are customizable with transportation, meals and driving experiences. I would suggest starting here at the official Modena Tourism site.
© Massimo Parisi. Ferrari Museum in Maranello
Must see museums and factory tours
Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari and The Ferrari Museum in Maranello.
You can purchase both tickets as a package or individually. So, if you want to see both on the same day then I suggest you take a shuttle bus that goes between the two museums.
To purchase tickets to both museums click here: Purchase Ferrari Museums tickets
Official Ferrari Museum-Maranello
Just 25 minutes from the center of Modena is the official Ferrari Museum. This museum tells the history of Ferrari, Its formula one triumphs and has an amazing collection of rare cars and memorabilia.
Via Alfredo Dino Ferrari 43, Maranello (MO)
Hours: Open every day from 9:30-7:00*
Click here: Ferrari Museum Official website
*Because of Covid restrictions, it is highly reccomended to book in advance for BOTH museums. They sell out very quickly
Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari
Located in the center of Modena. (Just a 6 minute walk from the Maserati factory tour) You will find the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari. This museum is focused on the MAN and his beginnings.
Via Paolo Ferrari, 85, 41121 Modena
April/September. 9.30 – 19.00
Maserati Factory tour
Also located in the city center of Modena, Just a few minutes walk from the Enzo Ferrari museum, is the Masarati factory.
Can you imagine going behind the scenes to see how these incredible cars are made? To sign up for a tour, I suggest you reserve a space well in advance because it fills up fast. All you have to do is send an email to the following link and fill out the required information. They will get back to you.
To book a tour: firstname.lastname@example.org
Viale Ciro Menotti, Modena
Hours of tour vary.
Completely renovated in 2016, this impressive museum is all about the technology and design of the cars. Reservations are required to enter the museum.
I know they also have factory tours in addition to visits to the museum but because of COVID, they have been put on pause.
Via Modena 12, Sant’Agata Bolognese
Open everyday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tickets cost: € 15
Click here to purchase tickets: Official tickets Lamborghini Museum
Aside from the official car maker museums, there are 2 wonderful private collection museums that I highly recommend.
The Panini Collection
This museum is a private collection belonging to the Panini family. This beautiful display cars and motorcycles has one of the world’s most complete collections of vintage Maseratis anywhere! The museum also has an impressive collection of locally built vintage motorcycles.
Open Mon-Sat 9-1.
To visit you must request a time by email or phone.
Phone: +39 059 5962181
Website: www.paninimotormuseum.it. Admission is free. If you would like a guided tour you can request one through Modenatur by sending a email to: email@example.com.
Stanguellini Private collection
Automobili Stanguellini is an Italian maker of small sports cars, founded by Vittorio Stanguellini. They made cars between 1937 and 1960 and competition cars until 1981, when Vittorio Stanguellini died. To learn more click here: Stanguellini Museum.
This private museum can be visited by request and by guided tour only.
Tours can be arranged Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
For any information about tours and for reservations, contact MODENATUR.