Coronavirus Scare Forces Ferrari To Close Museums

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Fortunately they're scheduled to reopen soon.

Are you heading to Modena and hoping to visit Ferrari's famous museums? Then we have good news and bad news.

The bad news, first, is that the museums are closed due to the potential medical threat of the coronavirus that's been unfortunately making its way around the globe. The good news, though, is that they won't be closed for long. "In accordance with official regional and national guidelines," the company announced on its website, "the Ferrari Museums announce that they will be officially closed until March 1st 2020." That's this Sunday.

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In the (unlikely) event that you already purchased tickets (valid for 12 months following date of purchase) and were planning on using them before then, you'll have a full year to replan your trip - maybe enough time to save up for a new Roma or F8 Tributo.

The two locations include the Museo Ferrari, opened in 1990 (as the Galleria Ferrari) at the factory in Maranello, and the Museo Enzo Ferrari, opened in 2012 on the site of the founder's home and first garage in nearby Modena. The automaker owns and operates the former, and operates the latter on behalf of a foundation formed by the local automobile club, chamber of commerce, and municipal and provincial governments.

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Last year over 600,000 people visited the two museums, setting a new record as one of the most popular attractions in the region. Automotive enthusiasts and racing fans looking to make a real pilgrimage of it can also check out the Maserati and Pagani museums in Modena, the Lamborghini museum at the factory in Sant'Agata Bolognese, and (for motorcycle fans) the Ducati museum in Bologna proper - not to mention the independent Stanguellini and Panini collections, also in Modena. In short, it's a must-visit region for car fans, as long as there isn't an epidemic forcing the museums to close their doors to the public.

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