VISITORS DOUBLED IN TWENTY YEARS
If culture and history are a luxury, Italy is certainly the richest country in the world.
Its landscapes and its museums – scattered all around the peninsula – offer constant insights of the nation’s past and current richness and beauty.
Maybe for all these reasons, in only twenty years Italian and foreigner visitors in the country’s museums have literally doubled, going from 25 million visitors to the current 45,5 million visitors.
A golden era for Italian museums which have also experienced a natural financial income boost, absolutely necessary to the constant renovation process required by these very demanding and money absorbing places.
The latest studies carried on for this specific sector show that, in 2016, Italian museums received 174,9 million euros for the selling of their tickets. A number which has tripled over the last twenty years.
According to the statistical data recently released by Sistan-Mibact, the museum which has experienced the most important development in terms of international fame and visitors is the very refined Venaria Reale, a former royal residence, surrounded by beautiful gardens, located in Venaria Reale, near the city of Turin, in the northern Italian region, Piedmont.
For its particular beauty it has become, in 1997, one of the best known Residences of the Royal House of Savoy, included in the UNESCO Heritage List.
The visits to this museum have boomed with a 71,3% increase of visitors over last year.
ITALIAN CAR MUSEUMS
Due to its history, Italy is also extremely generous for cars’ enthusiasts who are passionate about the history of the national automobile sector. In this country, they are definitely spoilt for choice.
Maybe the most appreciated of all are the Ferrari Museum in Maranello – Emilia Romagna and the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena where it focuses on the life and work of the immortal founder of the Ferrari sports car brand, Enzo Ferrari.
But cars’ aficionados will also probably find incredible satisfaction and joy while visiting the brand new Pagani Museum, the Lamborghini Museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese, the Alfa Romeo Museum near Milano and the Pininfarina Museum near Turin.