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Cars: a journey into the history of car racing in Florence

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domenica 22 settembre 2019

Palazzo Medici Riccardi will host an exhibition of Ermini Racing cars until 26th of September.

Red is the color that used to be associated with racing cars, like the ones manufactured by Officine Ermini, one of the Italian excellencies of the post-war years.

Pasquale Ermini’s atelier in Florence used to produce powerful cars which were capable of going head to head with the most iconic racing brands such as Maserati, Ferrari, and Lancia

A selection of Ermini’s racing cars will go on display at the Gallery of Palazzo Medici Riccardi, between the central via Cavour and via Ginori. The exhibition “Firenze da Competizione” will be open to the public until 26 September, free of charge 

Organised by the Metropolitan City of Florence, the exhibition was inaugurated by Florence’s Deputy Mayor Cristina Giachi who cut the ribbon in the presence of the councillor for Economic Development, Federico Gianassi, and of representatives of the organising body, 
Carnet-Club Auto Moto D’Epoca Toscano 
and Automotoclub Storico Italiano

The exhibition takes visitors on a historic journey that starts with the car designed by Leonardo in 1478, through to the first internal combustion engine patented in Tuscany, and to the racing cars Ermini produced in the 40s and 50s. Photos, racing circuits and documents related to races and drivers are also exhibited together with the cars. The unusual and captivating show will be hosted in a versatile space in the heart of Florence.

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