Museo dell’Automobile Turin
This weekend(already happened) sees, the National Car Museum in Turin re-open. Following the evolution of cars, so much a part of this motor city, through a display of some 150 examples. Plus drawings, prints, posters and models, many of which are available in the museum’s bookshop. One of the star attractions is a “Cisitalia” Model 202. The name Cisitalia is derived from “Consorzio Industriale Sportive Italia”, a business conglomerate founded in Turin in 1946.
“The Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile di Torino re-opens after a four-year restoration and extension, featuring a new name. The overall investment amounts to 33 million Euros, of which 22 million has been allocated to the building’s restoration and 11 million to the internal exhibition design. The Museum has got a face-lift, and above all it has changed its character and aim: not only a mere architectural renovation, but an intervention aimed at placing this revamped museum in a dynamic and sensational way, into the Italian cultural landscape. Its contemporary and futuristic look was created and designed by architect Cino Zucchi, and the innovative exhibition space bears the signature of Francois Confino, set designer, who has already fitted out the National Cinema Museum in Torino.”
Address: Corso Unità D’Italia, 40, 10100 Turin, Province of Turin, Italy