Industrial history

The birth and development of a modern and state-of-the-art motor industry changed the social and economic face of the Peninsula.

To keep up with an ever increasing motorisation demand, from this moment and for the next few decades, large car manufacturers come out of traditional production poles to open factories in many places around the Peninsula, therefore radically changing those areas with their presence. From Piedmont to the extreme South, the Fabbrica Italia produces the four wheels that make the country and exportations go round.

"After the 60s economic boom, Italy gets motorised and creates cars that are successful everywhere". 

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Year by year, the dates and essential moments that have contributed to writing the Italian motor history.

From the creation of the first motors to the present day, Italian history has gone hand in hand with the technological development and the changes regarding design experienced by the motor, motorcycling and aeronautics industries. In the Motor Web Museum timeline, a year by year history develops of the passionate bond between the Italian Peninsula and the motors and production and industrial excellences it has generated. A unanimous and fascinating history, involving all the realities connected to the "National Network of Motor Cities".

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National Network of Motor Cities project

The National Network of Motor Cities was created to offer an innovative tourist experience to Italian motoring culture enthusiasts. The project aims at promoting Italy as the cradle of absolute excellence, recognised worldwide for technology, design and personalities and as protagonist of the technical and aesthetic development of one of the revolutionary cornerstones of the Twentieth century as the production of cars, motorcycles and more generally, motorised vehicles.