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December 15, 2017

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The house that Ferrari built

The new, $25-million Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari sits next to the two-storey house and workshop that Enzo Ferrari’s father built in the 1830s. It’s also where the race car driver and entrepreneur was born in 1898. You can imagine the contrast, particularly when you think that the 5000-square-metre museum features a glass façade and an impossible-to-ignore roof made of yellow, double-curved aluminium with 10 incisions meant to resemble the bonnet of a car with air-intake vents.

The bright yellow is, of course, Ferrari’s corporate colour and the official colour of Modena, Italy, where the facility sits. Its interior is as striking: large, open and entirely white. Until June 30, it’ll host The Origins of the Myth, cars linked to Modena’s automotive history. There are plenty of Alfa Romeos (Ferrari was once their marketing agent) including a 1914 40-60 HP, a 1935 Bimotore and a 1938 Tipo 158 Alfetta, and Maseratis (Ferrari and Maserati were fiercely competitive) like a 1948 A6 1500 Pininfarina, a 1954 A6GCS Berlinetta Pininfarina and a 1955 A6G/54 2000 Spider Zagato.

Next door, the rooms where he once lived include personal items like his dark sunglasses, his fountain pen filled with purple ink and his race licence. Adults $17, students under 26 and seniors over 65 $15, kids 6-10 $12. museocasaenzoferrari.it.

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