Alongside this “technical” offering can be found the homage to Luciano Pavarotti. The opera star was born in
1935, when Enzo Ferrari was already 37, but despite the age difference, the two men knew one another and
held each other in high regard. Ferrari, who as a youngster had even dreamed of becoming an opera singer,
welcomed the rising talent to Maranello. Luciano had bought a second-hand Maserati Ghibli, which is on show
today in the MEF, but he wanted a Ferrari. He chose an F40, another car that is on display in the museum.
Thanks to a technology that uses 19 projectors, visitors will be “wrapped up” in the video, Enzo e Luciano: da
Modena a Modena, with a soundtrack that features some of the most beautiful of the tenor’s songs. The
images play on the affinity between the two men: where they came from, their success on the world stage,
their fans and admirers, the international recognition they received. In terms of the overall look of the
exhibition, it highlights details that became their trademarks, such as Ferrari’s dark glasses and Pavarotti’s
scarf and Borsalino hat.
Some of the most famous Ferraris of all time are on show in this pavilion, from one of the earliest models, the
1948 166 Touring right up to the awe inspiring LaFerrari.
Thanks to a collaboration with Verona’s Fondazione Arena and Arena Museo Opera, visitors can also admire
some of the set designs used by Pavarotti during his career.
The exhibition is open until February 2016. It can be seen on its own, or combined with a visit to the Ferrari
Museum in Maranello.
Furthermore, as from 4 April, a “passport” will be available at a cost of 60 Euros, which, for two days, includes
use of a shuttle between the Ferrari Museums, the one in Pavarotti’s house and other places of interest in the
area. There is a food and wine trail that includes the cheese making factories of Parmigiano Reggiano, the
Lambrusco wine cellars, the producers of Balsamic vinegar and the Salumeria (delicatessen) Museum, as
well as cultural visits to Modena, to Nonantola and its abbey and the potteries of Sassuola, with its ceramics
manufacturers and museums.