If you’re planning a boomer trip to Italy’s motor valley, be sure your itinerary includes the Lamborghini Museum. During our road trip through Northern Italy, Alan may have gotten his kicks test driving a Ferrari, but I’m the one who drooled over the Lamborghini sports cars. The museum’s gleaming concept cars, vintage production models and race cars definitely started my heart racing.
Located in Sant’Agata Bolognese between Blogona and Modena, the Lamborghini Museum houses two floors of sleek machines, including cars and boats. The first production model, the 350 GT, built by Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1963, sits at the entrance.
Inside, the ground floor display area of the glass-walled museum houses yellow, red, silver and black models — some vintage — any of which I would be happy to own. However, I’m not sure that I could handle that Countach prototype which was the first car to break 300 kilometers per hour — or approximately 186 miles per hour. The Lamborghini mounted on the wall, a yellow one during our visit, intrigued me. How did the museum staff get it up there?
Upstairs, Formula 1 racers as well as concept and exotic cars are the stars of the show. Boomers will also find the world’s fastest police car. It’s Italian, of course. There’s also a display of marine motors. Did you know that Lamborghini has won several World Championships on the water?
Of course you’ll want to purchase a ticket that includes the guided factory tour, which was closed during our visit. Instead, we settled for a few minutes in the gift store next door that’s filled with Lamborghini logo items. Oh, that’s also where you can buy your very own Lambo. I wish!
Alan and I recommend combining this with a tour of the Ducati Facotry in Bologna and a Ferarri test drive in Maranelo — an ideal day for the boomer car enthusiast. We owe special thanks to Claudio Fontana of A La Carte Italy Tours for designing this itinerary especially for us.
Would you like to have this information for reference offline? My Itchy Travel Feet: Breathtaking Adventure Vacation Ideas, available at the Amazon store, includes an entire section on taking a boomer road trip to Northern Italy.