By pauline.Moss, for CNN • Updated 2nd October 2015
If you’re into seeing cars close up, taking a tour in Italy might be for you.
There are now nearly 100 museums in the country dedicated to supercars, including some of the most renowned. But there are also plenty of vehicles available on tour, through companies like In-depth and Artistry of Auto
“Italian cars, of course, are the biggest attraction in Italy and we go all over Italy to book tours for this,” says Artistry of Auto tour guide Marco Pasini.
One of the many art deco Ferrari models available for viewing.
They start in Italy’s most famous car city, Venice, and continue through Rome and through Tuscany and to the coast of Sicily, which has plenty of museums of high end cars.
Artistry of Auto , which is based in Rome, is organizing tours that go to Trieste, which is home to the Fiat Marche Racetrack, and to Palermo, which is famous for its automotive history.
One of Artistry of Auto’s members, Italy-Museum–from above
One company, Italy-Museum , uses members who are not professional guides, but generally are car enthusiasts who have time to devote to touring and are skilled at handling the many cars in the collection.
Once in Rome, they spend the day touring the ancient Roman road known as Via Conciliazione, with stops at the Deco Galleria and the Capitoline Museum. Then the group heads to Palermo, because it’s known for its Caraolare galleries and the Garage Archeologico.
From Palermo, it’s an 18-hour drive to Siena for the Palazzo Ducale Italiani.
A Spanish Mercedes Benz from the 1930s available for touring.
From there, a slightly shorter excursion goes back to Rome, to Capri, to Capua, and then back to Rome.
Rome has dozens of museums dedicated to Italian supercars.
Italian restaurants have become far more interesting as a result of driving Italy-Museum around. You can also spend a few nights in the country, with hosts at a hotel across the country in Italy-Museum member, the Italian Villa Bed & Breakfast .
I asked Pasini and Italy-Museum member Maestro Anderson, co-owner of Luxury Tours , about how to tour Italy’s supercar roads.
“One should bring along a map, but you should also bring some Looney Tunes or sketchbooks with which you can sketch and paint your favorites cars,” says Pasini.
“When you arrive at each museum, you should be able to draw or paint what you’d like before your appointment. You’ll love this process and you won’t be disappointed when you go in as a tourist and are surrounded by these cars.”
Anderson calls the trip around Italy’s most famous car spots “enjoying the sights without worrying about the lack of parking.”
While they have an itinerary filled with events for everything from art to parties to street food, they are open to suggestions.
They also offer a “Kennywood Experience” with themed excursions around America’s roller coaster capital, just in time for the park’s 100th anniversary in December.
Both Anderson and Pasini are now looking for more “artsy” guides to bring in to accompany their trip.