automotive museum at Museo Nicolis

Cherry red cutie at the Museo Nicolis at Verona

Cherry red cutie at the Museo Nicolis at Verona

A stunning automotive and transport museum at Museo Nicolis, Verona

 

If you are a fan of fast sport cars, collector motorbikes and many other transportation vehicles, then the Museo Nicolis just outside of Verona is a must visit the museum to check out if you are in Verona, Italy. The museum documents over two centuries of transportation,  electronics and other household inventions that made our daily lives more streamlined and efficient.

The most impressive collection of businessman collector Luciano Nicolis, the collection has an impressive array of rare cars, motorcycles, bicycles and other transport mechanisms. The museum is very easy to navigate with English placards on every display model showing the history, make and models.  There are also free docent tours available of the museum in English for those that want a guided tour, which for this museum of unusual finds is highly recommended.

 

Colorful mopeds at the entrance of the Museo Nicolis at  VeronaVerona

Colorful mopeds at the entrance of the Museo Nicolis at VeronaVerona

 

The museum is separated into three levels with the automotive on the second and the motorcycles, bikes and other mechanisms on the third floor. It is relatively easy to walk through and see each model/display up close.

 

 

Let’s take a tour of the automotive displays first:

 

A vintage Benz at Museo Nicolis at  Verona

A vintage Benz at Museo Nicolis at Verona

 

Details and cobra head of the maharaja Benz

I found this one of a kind Mercedes made for a maharaja was truly over the top. Made with the finest materials and amazing details including: the cobra snake, paneled grill work, leather finishes and an ornate hood ornament. The Mercedes-Benz “8/20 PS Jagdwagen”s is a unique custom ordered automobile with gorgeous craftsmanship and meticulous details.

 

Vintage Mercedes Benz at Museo Nicolis at  Verona

Vintage Maharaja Mercedes Benz at Museo Nicolis at Verona

 

 

 

Cupie doll detail to a vintage car at the Museo Nicolis

Cupie doll detail to a vintage car at the Museo Nicolis

 

 

I’m a fan of one of a kind hood ornaments and the vintage collections here are truly stunning including the pictures with these ornaments. They are totally works of art and showcase these vintage cars perfectly don’t you think?

 

Vintage car at the Museo Nicolis

Vintage car at the Museo Nicolis

Full car body display of the Fiat Silvani

 

A vintage Fiat model at the Museo Nicolis

A vintage Fiat model at the Museo Nicolis

 

 

This amazing red Lancia Astura Mille Miglia sports car is a one of a kind racing car that was built in 1939 and was used by many famous Italian drivers in mostly regional races.  The car is in perfect condition and details as you can see below.

 

Vintage red racing model at Museo Nicolis

Vintage red racing model at Museo Nicolis

 

 

Lancia vintage model at Museo Nicolis

Lancia vintage model at Museo Nicolis

 

 

This was my favorite car and for some reason, I forgot to write the details from the description because I was captivated by color and shape. In any case it is really a funny and colorful two-seater on a three wheel chassis.  I even love the way you have to open the door to enter the inside. It’s a quirky and fun car, don’t you think?

 

 

Cute and cool at Museo Nicolis

Cute and cool at Museo Nicolis

Interior entry to a BMW Isetta 250

 

 

Cute and cool entry and interior details

Cute and cool entry and interior details

 

 

The upstairs collections contain all the motor cycles, bicycles and other music, instruments and other curiosities. It is definite, filled with amazing artifacts and even if you’re not a complete fan, there is a lot of nostalgic items to check out on the upper floor.

 

Collectors motorcycles on the third floor of Museo Nicolis

Collectors motorcycles on the third floor of Museo Nicolis

 

 

 A perfectly maintained Italian motorcycle and sidecar below.

 

Vintage motorcycles at Museo Nicolis

Vintage motorcycles at Museo Nicolis

 

I hope that you enjoyed visiting the automotive museum at Museo Nicolis, if so please do share this post with any of the social media buttons that are located around the post, thank you. Also, if you would like to visit the museum, you can check out their website here.

 

I was a guest of organizer Lorenzo Bolodi,  Verona city, Museo Nicolis and many areas of Northeastern Italy, all opinions and thoughts are my own.

 

 

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15 Responses to automotive museum at Museo Nicolis

  1. Natanael March 20, 2015 at 9:31 am #

    Hi Noel,

    Thanks for sharing this amazing photos.. I am crazy for autos!

  2. Mary @ Green Global Travel March 8, 2015 at 9:32 am #

    I love the snake on the Vintage Maharaja Mercedes. Great photos!

  3. Lillie March 8, 2015 at 4:16 am #

    So shiny! And they look like they’re smiling at me. Red really is the “Go To” color for vehicles, isn’t it?

  4. Tawanna March 5, 2015 at 6:26 am #

    Those vehicles are so cute, and very Italian. I remember when I lived in Cali how badly I wanted a Vespa. I still kinda want one but I’d need to be some place more tropical. Nice photos.

  5. Gran Canaria Local March 2, 2015 at 11:51 pm #

    We’re not really petrolheads, but there’s clearly beauty in old cars and, indeed, scooters. Thanks for the tip, Noel.

  6. Cat of Sunshine and Siestas March 2, 2015 at 1:48 am #

    Great, another place my dad will drag me to in Europe!!

  7. Penny Sadler March 1, 2015 at 3:39 pm #

    This ought to get people juiced up. Wow! Those sexy shiny cars!

  8. Rahman @ Iran Tour Groups February 27, 2015 at 9:59 am #

    Those cars belong to history, but this is why I love history so much! I just loved the photos of those gorgeous cars. Who could believe BMW could look like that?!
    Thanks for sharing them.

  9. Kathryn Burrington February 27, 2015 at 6:45 am #

    I’m not exactly a petrolhead but I do love looking around and photographing vintage cars. some really gorgeous examples here, from the elegant to the funny.

  10. Chris Boothman February 26, 2015 at 8:04 am #

    Always love visiting car museums. The image of the BMW brings back memories of our trip to the BMW museum near Greenville, South Carolina last November but seeing all of these vintage cars would be a really cool experience. I personally prefer to visit these types of museums than art galleries – just personal opinion!

  11. Jackie De Burca February 25, 2015 at 6:53 pm #

    On reading the title of the article I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy it …but the collection and the photos are fantastic. Like yourself I am also a fan of one of a kind hood ornaments, and it is so wonderful to see the level of detail. The racing car is amazing as well.

  12. Paul (@luxury__travel) February 25, 2015 at 2:27 pm #

    I can’t claim to know a great deal about cars but this certainly looks an impressive collection. Love the details… especially the cobra head! What’s the value of that Mercedes, I wonder…?

  13. Paula McInerney February 25, 2015 at 10:47 am #

    Who would have thought that I would really enjoy an automotive museum at Museo Nicolis. I loved the way this started with the red and the mopeds certainly got me ..cute and ..red. Great eye for detail Noel.

  14. anna parker February 25, 2015 at 9:55 am #

    Wow – incredible to think this is someones private collection – he can chart so much of motoring history. The little red car is gorgeous, personally I would love one, but I am terrible at packing!

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