Museo dell'Automobile - Torino
The National Automobile Museum was set up in 1932, on the left bank of the River Po, based on the idea of two pioneers of Italian motoring, Cesare Goria Gatti and Roberto Biscaretti di Ruffia (the first President of the Turin Automobile Club and one of the founders of Fiat). However, it was Carlo Biscaretti di Ruffia, Roberto’s son, after whom the National Automobile Museum was named in 1960, who conceived and put together the initial collection: the “steam vehicle”, designed by Virginio Bordino in 1854, the first Benz model, dated 1893, the first Peugeot model to circulate in Italy, the Pecori, which was the first three-wheeled car built in our country, just to mention a few of the most valuable exhibits. The MAUTO perfectly represents the excellence of the City of Turin, a place of conservation and memory, prestigious and unique in its kind. The National Automobile Museum boasts a collection of over 200 models of the highest quality and historical value, from various countries including Italy. We tell the story of the motor car, its transformation from a means of transport to an object of worship, from its origins right up to the contemporary evolution of creative thought.