Treasure Chest: Check out the Rare Gems of the Righini Collection [Video]
When compiling a list of great travel destinations for gearheads, no list shouldeverbe considered complete unless it hasModena, Italyon it.Maserati,Ferrariand, the most recent addition,Paganiall call the greater Modena area home. Plus,LamborghiniandDucatiare just a short drive down the SS9 away in Bologna and vicinity.
Of course, supercar and motorcycle companies aren’t the only reason car and bike geeks should consider holidaying in the central Emilia-Romagna region; there’s also theRighini Collection, housed at a beautiful old castle. It traces its beginnings to the years before and during World War II, when the castle’s then-owner started snapping up oldLancias,Fiats,Alfa Romeos,Bugattisand others that would have otherwise been melted down to build Mussolini’s war machines and stored them in the compound’s former horse stables. Since then, more recent machines fromFerrari,Lancia,Lamborghiniand others have joined thismagnificometallic menagerie. Yeah, this place beats the snot out of any theme park…