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Equipe Vesco-Guerini wins the 2014 edition of Gran Premio Nuvolari

Equipe Vesco-Guerini wins the 2014 edition of Gran Premio Nuvolari

Teatro Bibiena of Mantova welcomed Andrea Vesco and Andrea Guerini winners of the 28th edition of Gran Premio Nuvolari on...

27-09-2014

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Audi pays tribute to Tazio Nuvolari with the Audi TT Tazio Nuvolari Limited Edition

Audi pays tribute to Tazio Nuvolari with the Audi TT Tazio Nuvolari Limited Edition

Audi has quietly introduced the TT Nuvolari in Italy. Named after Italian racer Tazio Nuvolari, the special edition features a...

19-09-2014

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A new car for the museum: Bugatti Type 37

A new car for the museum: Bugatti Type 37

A new car wiil accompany the museum's visitors in the next months, a Bugatti Type 37. The Type 35 chassis...

02-08-2014

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The mantuan equipe Mozzi-Biacca wins the 2014 Mille Miglia

The mantuan equipe Mozzi-Biacca wins the 2014 Mille Miglia

The winner of the 2014 Mille Miglia was car number 42, a 1928 Lancia Lambda Tipo 221 Spider Ca.Sa.Ro. The...

24-05-2014

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A discovered trophy come to the museum

A discovered trophy come to the museum

This cup was recently discovered, restored and finally donated to the Museum collection. Tazio Nuvolari won this trophy in 1928...

13-04-2014

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Cisitalia-Abarth 204A sold at Motostalgia auction

Cisitalia-Abarth 204A sold at Motostalgia auction

This Cisitalia-Abarth 204A is the last car driven by Tazio Nuvolari and it was sold at Motostalgia auction  in Austin,...

29-12-2013

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WELCOME TO TAZIO NUVOLARI MUSEUM!

14 Tazio Nuvolari con Enzo Ferrari

Tazio Nuvolari (1,65 m tall and 55 kg in weight) was born in Castel d’Ario (nearby Mantua) on 16 November 1892 and died in Mantua on 11 August 1953. He began to race in 1920, when was 28 years old, and went on until 1950, first on motorcycles and then in cars. He was 58 when he drove his last race, winning it. During his sporting career he competed in 353 races (124 bike and 229 car events), won 105 overall and scored 77 class wins, recording 100 fastest laps. He won 7 Italian Championships (2 on bikes, 5 in cars) and even established 5 international speed records (3 on bikes, 2 in cars). He clocked a flying kilometre average speed of 330,275 km/h. Nuvolari was injured in several frightening accidents. He risked to die when his car burst into flames, or to be crushed by its weight when he got trapped into it. But nothing could ever stop him. His extraordinary performances made him into a legend. They coined many nicknames for him: “son of the devil”, “son of the wind”, “musketeer of the risk”, “Flying Mantuan”, “Nivola” (in the Mantuan dialect means “cloud”), “Campionissimo”, “Ace”, “Master”. Enzo Ferrari called him “the greatest of all”. According to Ferdinand Porsche he was “the greatest racing driver of all time”. Streets, squares and even three monuments have been dedicated to his memory in Mantua, Castel d’Ario and Rome.


Welcome to the new museum

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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.


Cisitalia Abarth 204

Cisitalia-Abarth-204


THIS EVENT HAS PASSED


The Cisitalia-Abarth 204 arrives at
the Nuvolari Museum
On 21 January, at 16.00, the press conference at Carmelino
(via Giulio Romano, Mantua)

The book “Il meccanico di Fangio”

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THIS EVENT HAS PASSED


On March 16
, at 11.00 am, the presentation of the book by Borroni
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The book "Il meccanico di Fangio" will be presented on Saturday 16th March at 11 am to Tazio Nuvolari Museum (via Giulio Romano, Mantua).



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