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"Motorbikes in Fellini’s Films"

18.05.2013 - 09.06.2013

A Modena exhibit celebrating the maestro and his love for wheels

The Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari in Modena pays homage to Federico Fellini with an exposition entitled Le moto nel cinema di Fellini, 20 years after the beloved Italian director’s passing.
Making appearances in just about every one of his films, the motorbike is one of the constants in Fellini’s cinema. One of his first childhood memories is an original tricycle from 1925, also on view in Modena.
Dating back to 1950 is a Guzzi Ercole three-wheeled car, used in the theatrical representation of La Strada with Anthony Quinn and Giulietta Masina.
Another treasure is the Innocenti FD 125 C, also a three-wheeled car; in the 1950s it was a typical commercial vehicle, and Fellini chose it to star in Nights of Cabiria (1957).  

Of course one must be sure to cite the legendary Vespa 125, on which the papparazzi zips through the streets of Rome in La Dolce Vita. The 1960 film – lit up by icons Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg – is an eternal landmark for world cinema.
The exhibit also shows off the Gilera Saturno sidecar, a 1953 model featured in the 1971 film The Clowns (1971).
Meanwhile, Roma, (1972), a portrait of the Capital City as it was in the 1930s, hosts a Laverda 750 S.
Visitors can also admire the Harley-Davidson WL 750 (1932) from 1973’s Amarcord, the Guzzi 500 Superalce from the 1980 City of Women, and the Ducati Indiana 650 that made its star turn in The Voice of the Moon with Paolo Villaggio and Roberto Benigni. It was Fellini’s last film, made in 1990.

How to get there

Where: Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari 
City: Modena
Address: Via Paolo Ferrari 85
Region: Emilia Romagna