37069 Villafranca (VR) ITALY
Tuesday to Sunday - 10:00 to 18:00
Special opening: Easter Monday
Closed: 1st January, Easter, 24/25/31 December
The “MUSEO NICOLIS DELL’AUTO, DELLA TECNICA e DELLA MECCANICA” is located in Villafranca, near Verona, where Luciano Nicolis, an entrepreneur from Verona, has brought together his passion for technology and mechanics in this very modern steel and glass building (6,000 sq. m.).
The Museum houses 8 unique collections which include: 200 veteran cars, 120 bicycles of the great champions, 105 motorbikes, 500 cameras, 120 musical instruments, 100 typewriters, 100 Formula 1 steering wheels but also small airplanes and original works of human talent. The historical archive and the library are full of old documents and finds that will satisfy even the most demanding researchers, and which tell the evolution of society and contemporary man through the history of transport.
The “MUSEO NICOLIS” is one of the most prestigious private museums in Italy, indeed in Europe. Open to various forms of innovation and experimentation, it is a lively promoter of culture and a hub of attraction for the whole territory. Managed using an entrepreneurial logic, the museum is known to be the effective and tangible example of an enterprise- museum; an “unconventional” cultural institution that promotes knowledge and innovation without losing sight of the objectives of growth and development. Museo Nicolis was one of the first associates of Museimpresa, the Italian Association of Archives and Business Museums estabilished in 2001 by Assolombarda and Confindustria. Today it is also a member of the Managing Council.
Note: Tom Tom navigator and similar equipment:
Latitude = 45.367917° Longitude = 10.867283°
Garmin, etrex and similar equipment:
Latitude = 45°22.075’N Longitude = 10° 52.037’E
Normal price: 10€
Children 10-16; Seniors; Groups of 8+ adults: 8€
Schools & Youth Groups (after booking in advance): 6€
Children 6 -10 yrs: 4€
Children under 5: free
Other useful information
Disabled facilities: yes
Guided tour: yes