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Nicolis Museum Tours and Activities

Nicolis Museum
Offering a contrast to the more traditional attractions of Verona, the Nicolis Museum is one of Europe’s most important spaces dedicated to cars. The museum boasts an extensive collection of precious and extremely rare car-related objects collected all around the world by Luciano Nicolis, the museum’s founder.

The Basics
Divided into themed categories including automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, and airplanes, the more than 1,000 objects on display tell the story of how transportation has evolved over the past two centuries. Among the rarest objects in the exhibit are the first motorcycle to run on gas (dating from 1882), the only remaining Lancia Astura Mille Miglia automobile in the world, the 1929 Isotta Fraschini (a royal car), and the legendary F104 Starfighter plane.

The museum also houses other items of historical value, including musical instruments, cameras, typewriters, computers, and military objects. To save time at the entrance, buy your admission ticket online in advance.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Nicolis Museum is a must-visit for car and transportation enthusiasts.
  • The building is wheelchair-accessible.
  • Seniors, children, and people with disabilities get discounted admission.

How to Get There
The museum is a 20-minute drive from the center of Verona—take Via Statale 12 and SS62 toward Villafranca di Verona. Parking is available at the museum. From Verona–Porta Nova, buses 158 and 159 run directly to the museum.

When to Get There

The museum is open year-round, from Tuesday through Sunday, midmorning to evening. It is closed on January 1, Easter Sunday, and December 24, 25, and 26. Weekends are typically busiest.

Book and Vintage Store

The Nicolis Museum’s bookstore is particularly well-stocked with volumes relating to the international motoring scene, including photography books and biographies on race champions. The on-site vintage store sells original, sought-after items of historical interest, such as trunks, hat boxes, magazines, scarves, and driving helmets.
Address: Viale Postumia, 71, Villafranca di Verona, Verona 37069, Italy
Admission: Varies
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