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.
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:
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.
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?
Full car body display of the Fiat Silvani
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.
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?
Interior entry to a BMW Isetta 250
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.
A perfectly maintained Italian motorcycle and sidecar below.
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.