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 |  Mar 15 2012, 11:01 AM

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Located at the actual birthplace and childhood home of Enzo Ferrari, an all-new Ferrari museum recently opened called Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari in Modena, Italy.

Unlike the Ferrari museum in Maranello however, Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari puts a focus on celebrating Enzo Ferrari’s life in addition to the exotic automobiles Ferrari produces.

Originally designed by architect Jan Kaplický, the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari project went to the capable hands of Andrea Morgante when Kaplický tragically passed away. Morgante, Kaplický’s protege, continued the project in the vision that he believes his mentor would have, but emphasized that they wanted the museum “to be more of an art gallery than a place dedicated to hard-core motoring.”

The museum is built on the same European home that Enzo Ferrari sold to finance his dreams of building exotic automobiles. A group of investors were able to convince the owners to convert it to a museum that now showcases much of Enzo’s life as both driver and builder. Some of the things visitors will be able to see include Enzo’s trademark dark sunglasses, his birth certificate, and a violet pen he used to sign contracts.

Though that may not sound overly exciting to some, there is also an exhibition center that was designed to “resemble a piece of a Ferrari.” In there will be exhibits showcasing a mix of automobiles that will change from time to time. The first exhibit is titled “The Origins of the Myth” and has a mix of Ferraris, Maseratis, Alfa Romeos, and Fiats that Enzo Ferrari raced and built.

Visitors to the museum will also be able to stop at a documentation center, an education center, a conference room, a book shop, and a cafeteria. The museum will also be available for conferences, launches, and cultural events.

GALLERY: Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari

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