History

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Tazio Nuvolari’s Museum was inaugurated (opened its doors) in 1985, on the basis of a specific testamentary disposition of the pilot, who gave his sports Heritage to Automobile Club Mantova. He was President of the AC Mantova too, for 7 years, from 1946 until he passed away. From 1985 until the end of 2008 Museum was located in a wing of the 14th-century Palazzo del Podestà, Piazza Broletto. As a result of an order of the local administration, that for those same spaces had forseen other uses, the Museum was closed. From September 2010 through December 2011, a temporary exhibition was held, at the charming Captain's Rooms in the Palazzo Ducale. Eventually, on 16th of November 2012, the 120th anniversary of the birth of Nuvolari, memorabilia and trophies of the "Flying Mantuan" have found a new home in the former church of Carmelino, via Giulio Romano in Mantua. The new location, committed by the City to Automobile Club of Mantua, was duly renovated in order to adapt the premises of the Historical Archives in a place of preservation and fruition of the memories of the "Flying Mantuan". The project, led by architect Franco Mondadori, was entirely financed by the "Friends of the Museo Tazio Nuvolari Onlus" Association which was signed by many individuals and local firms.

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The result is a gift to the citizens that not only will finally revive the sporting exploits of one of the most illustrious of Mantuan personalities, but also visit a historic building of the Renaissance, until now inaccessible to the community.

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Tazio Nuvolari Museum - Information

Address

Ex chiesa del Carmelino
via Giulio Romano (angolo via N. Sauro)
46100 Mantova - ITALIA

Contact details

+39.3664218816
+39.0376.325691 (Automobile Club Mantova)

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Opening hours

Tuesday through Friday from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays from 11.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Advance reservations are required for groups and scholar children who want visit the Museum during the week
Closed on 1 January, 15 August, 25 December

Tickets

Full price: 5,00
Reduced (ACI members, over 65, under 14): 3,00
Family (4 people): 10,00 EUR
Group (max 20 people): 50,00 EUR

Books, video, poster and gadgets are available. You can hire out the room for special events and conferences.

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To see ...

The “Tazio Nuvolari” Museum is dedicated to honour the memory of the unforgettable champion whom Ferdinand Porsche identified as “the greatest driver of the past, present and future”.
From 1920 to 1950, Nuvolari (Castel d'Ario 1892 – Mantova 1953) competed in around 350 motorcycle and car races, winning 161 of them (91 outright, 70 class wins). In his racing life, he also won two European Championships, five Italian Championships and five International Speed records.
The Museum is located within the beautiful structure of the fifteenth century Church of Carmelino, situated along the «Percorso del Principe», the walkway where the two most important monuments of the city, the Palazzo Ducale and the Palazzo Te, are found.
The Museum displays the trophies, plaques and cups which the “Flying Mantuan” won during his long racing career, as well as a rich collection of gold medals attesting his sporting achievements and his legendary life.
Very noticeable is some of Nuvolari’s well known sportswear: helmets, gloves, goggles, overalls and his legendary yellow tee shirt. Also to be found are several historic documents, as bills, certificates, personal letters and honours received. Amongst them the telegram sent to Nuvolari by Gabriele D’Annunzio after his victory in 1932 Targa Florio, and the reproduction of the golden turtle that the poet gave him with the dedication: “to the fastest man, the slowest animal”.
Finally one will find a selection of historical films and an exhibition of vintage scale models which will bring us back to the times when Nuvolari raced.

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Press Review

"Nuvolari's legend has a new home"

Gazzetta di Parma - May 19, 2013





"Awards ACI to law enforcement and veterans"

Gazzetta di Mantova - May 5, 2013





"Historic Cars and Teocoli Show"

Gazzetta di Mantova - April 21, 2013





"Fiat owned by Nivola at the Museum"
Gazzetta di Mantova - April 19, 2013





"Il meccanico di Fangio. A Borroni's book at the Nuvolari Museum"

Gazzetta di Mantova – March 17, 2013





"Nivola accelerates again"

Automobilismo d'epoca - March 2013





Tazio spun: the Museum is at risk
Gazzetta di Mantova – January 22, 2013




“Cisitalia Abarth comes”
Gazzetta di Mantova – January 15, 2013




“CIsitalia-Abarth driven by Nuvolari comes to the Museum”
Voce di Mantova – January 15, 2013




Alesi at the Nuvolari Museum: “that jewelry!
Gazzetta di Mantova – December 17, 2012




Now there is it run
La Nuova Cronaca di Mantova – November 23, 2012




Nuvolari moves to Carmelino. Today free enters for the public 
Gazzetta di Mantova – November 17, 2012




Here's how the new home of Nuvolari"
"Nuvolari returned to the museum in a race against time

Gazzetta di Mantova – November 16, 2012




With Nivola in the new museum"
"Nuvolari, here's the new museum in the former church of Carmelino

Gazzetta di Mantova – November 8, 2012




The inauguration is the first step
Gazzetta di Mantova – November 2012




Nuvolari for the final sprint. Here's Museum
La Nuova Cronaca di Mantova – October 26, 2012




Tazio in the stories of the students. Here are the winners
Gazzetta di Mantova – June 2012




“Nuvolari goodbye pole position”
La Nuova Cronaca di Mantova – June 15, 2012




"Palermo remembers Tazio Nuvolari's last victory  
La Manovella – June 2012




A virtual museum for the Flying Mantuan
Gazzetta di Mantova – March 23, 2012




“Tazio's new home is Carmelino”
Voce di Mantova – December 6, 2011




Nuvolari Museum. In mid-January on the move
Gazzetta di Mantova - December 6, 2011




“Mantova speeder withTazio”
La Nuova Cronaca di Mantova – December 2011


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