The Italian time machine

Arese (Italy), 23rd December 2016

No question: Alfa Romeo is the Italian brand. For more than 100 years, there are already the manufacturer with the unusual and beautiful coat of arms. In December 2016, Alfa Romeo celebrates a special anniversary: the factory Museum in Arese is 40 years old. Time to take a look at the history of the collection lovingly called "Time machine".

The beginnings

Already in the fifties of the 20th century laid the foundation stone for the Museum of the former Director Orazio Satta Puliga. Let the completion is delayed: only on December 18, 1976 it was as far as the doors opened for the first time for the visitors. The Museum was inaugurated in a specially converted Headquarters on the premises in the Milan Arese of suburb of. 33 years later 2009, the collection had to be closed temporarily due to the closure of production and moving the company's headquarters.

Re-opening 2015

It was the closure of the Museum at Alfa as an opportunity to rehabilitate the buildings thoroughly and to bring into the 21st century. The Italian star architect Benedetto Camerana was committed home finally was passed that the collection in June 2015 in a new guise.

What's to see?

In the Museum with the name "La macchina del tempo" the main series vehicles can be admired design studies, prototypes and racing cars by Alfa Romeo. The area of "Beauty" that aims to show the interaction of design and style can be found on the ground floor. The "timeline" exhibition on the first floor with the industrial development with a multimedia presentation to each exhibit. In the basement of those vehicles are housed Finally, celebrating successes for decades on the racetracks of the world among others in formula one and at major sports car events such as the 24 hours of Le Mans.

Opening hours

The "Museo Alfa Romeo" is open every day except Tuesdays and can be visited from 10:00 until 18:00. A glimpse into the rich history of the Italian worth. (mf)

by Paul Fabrini

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