Taruffi Museum

The Taruffi Museum is placed in the same building that formerly hosted the municipal slaughterhouse. After renovation works, the Piero Taruffi Association set up a museum that bears the name of the great racing driver, engineer, designer, and tester who came into the limelight here in Tuscia when he won for two times the Giro Automobilistico del Lago di Bolsena with his Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 for Enzo Ferrari’s race team. The exhibition space layout is organized around permanent and different themes, with materials that are periodically changed in order to give the structure a comfortable dynamism. Vintage cars and motorbikes pictured on panels and photos tell the story of their engines and the deeds of the champions who rode them in legendary races like the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio, Giro di Sicilia, Carrera Panamericana, and many others. The Museo has an interesting space dedicated to cinema that preserves a faithful reproduction of the three-wheeler driven by the Zampanò character in Fellini’s La Strada. Furthermore, the exposition boasts a vintage radio collection that ideally joins Piero Taruffi and Guglielmo Marconi, two Italian geniuses between valves and engines. 

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