April 16 – Turin Auto Museum
Turin (Torino) is famed for manufacturing cars, including Fiat Lancia, Alfa Romeo and Maserati. The most common car on the road is the Fiat Panda. The Auto museum is enormous and includes the early steam-driven tricycles all the way to eco-cars and formula 1. This is what the blurb on the Museum’s website says:
“The MAUTO – Turin Automobile Museum boasts one of the rarest and most interesting collections of its kind, with over 200 original cars from 80 brands from all over the world.The oldest nucleus of the collection is linked to the story of its founder, Carlo Biscaretti di Ruffia, who gathered cars, chassis and engines with enthusiasm and determination.”
The collection is over three floors and is quite exhaustingly huge. Wonderfully curated. Lots of videos and supporting photographs giving a great feeling for the times.
Below the photos is a video of a short film about the Trabant.