Aside from the Museum Enzo Ferrari Modena, we also visited the Lamborghini Museum when we were in Italy. And even though I’m not particularly a car fan, I have to say it didn’t disappoint.
Visiting the Lamborghini Museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese
Arriving there was a bit weird, as the museum is only a small part of the much larger Lamborghini complex which also houses a test track, the Lamborghini factory, a Lamborghini apparel store and offices. The parking lot is actually a few minutes walking from the entrance, which wasn’t clear to us and so we first drove onto the main parking, which is apparently only for employees and – I’m guessing – VIP visitors. Luckily, we weren’t the only ones to make this mistake.
Two Lamborghinis welcomed us even before we got into the museum. The expectations were high.
Once inside, we were surprised by how many cars there were on display. We saw old and new models and there were also Lamborghini engines, a Lamborghini timeline dating the most important moments in the car brand’s history and lots of other information.
One video showed a car designer making a Lamborghini drawing and a bit further down the room we saw Lamborghini concept cars that never reached the market.
We peeked through the windows to get an inside view of the cars, took lots of Lamborghini pictures and learned all about the Lamborghini symbol. We even saw one of the oldest models, a Lamborghini 350GT.
Each car was accompanied by an information panel and so this car noob read through the Lamborghini Reventon specs as if she knew what they meant.
But seriously, Boyfriend and I agreed that Lamborghini managed to pack quite a bit of eye candy and information in this rather small, two-story museum. It was worth the visit and I can recommend any car fan to come here.
The Lamborghini apparel store
When you exit the Lamborghini Museum, don’t go just yet. In the building next to it, you can find the Lamborghini apparel store. It has all kinds of Lamborghini stuff, from electric Lamborgini cars for kids to Lamborghini jackets, watches, hats and more.
We didn’t buy anything but it was fun watching around for a few minutes.
Doing a Lamborghini factory tour
We didn’t do this – to be honest, I forgot to look it up – but you can actually take a Lamborghini factory tour. It takes place in the original Lamborghini factory and takes you through the entire assembly of a Lamborghini Aventador V12.
While you can visit the museum any day it’s open, you need to book in advance for the factory visit.
7 Lamborghini facts
- Ferruccio Lamborghini used to drive a Ferrari. When the clutch broke, he noticed it was the same as a tractor’s. He went to Ferrari to ask for a replacement but received bad customer service there. So he started building his own cars.
- Lamborghini as a company is now part of the Volkswagen Group.
- It takes about 130 people to handcraft the Lamborghini Murcielago.
- That same Murcielago goes from 0 to 100 kmph in 3.4 seconds and has top speed of 340 kmph.
- The first Lamborghinis were… tractors. Lamborghini Trattori still exists but is a different company now.
- Once, Lamborghini donated two AWD screamers to the Italian police so they could use the speedy cars to quickly deliver organs to patients in need.
- Ferruccio Lamborghini, the man behind the brand, has Taurus as star sign. Hence the brand’s logo.
Where is the Lamborghini factory and museum in Italy?
Via Modena 12
What are the opening hours?
Monday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Check the website for annual closing days.
What does it cost?
Lamborgini Museum: €15 for adults
Lamborgini Museum + Factory Tour: €50 for adults
When should you go?
We were there pretty early in the morning and I think that was a good call because it was super calm and then, as we reached the end of our visit, several groups started to arrive.
Where to stay
We spent the night at B&B Il Corte dei Sogni in Modena before visiting the Lamborghini Museum and the Ferrari Museum the next day. Check it out on Booking.com or read the reviews on TripAdvisor.
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