Emilia Romagna is the cradle of Italian sports car manufacturers. This is the region where the great Enzo Ferrari hails from as well as the renowned brands Maserati, Lamborghini, Pagani and Ducati. Emilia Romagna is also famous for its culinary specialties, such as Parma ham, parmesan cheese and Aceto Balsamico. There’s no classier way to travel this stretch of country than behind the wheel of an elegant Alfa Romeo Spider.
Emilia Romagna: Terra di Motori
Emilia Romagna – country of Italian Sportscar-Legends
Day 1: Maserati and Aceto Balsamico
We will pick you up at Bologna airport and get you behind the wheel of our classic Alfa Romeo’s. First leg of journey takes all teams south of Vignola to the Parco Regionale Sassi di Roccamalatina on backcountry roads. The trip’s second highlight is a visit to the Panini family. They invested a fortune they made from selling football stickers in an exemplary parmesan cheese production facility. Driven by patriotism and enthusiasm for sports cars, the family has collected the world’s largest Maserati vintage car collection in Alfieri Maserati’s hometown. You’ll also learn the secrets of the exquisite Aceto Balsamico at Acetaia. We will review this great day together with a welcome dinner.
Day 2: Ferrari and the hinterland
Our fi rst stop on this Alfa Romeo tour is the home of Ferrari, Maranello, where we’ll visit Galleria Ferrari. Just outside Maranello some beautiful winding roads seem to be virtually waiting for our Alfa Romeos. This mountainous hinterland is where Enzo Ferrari himself used to test his sports cars. In the evening we’ll head to our accommodation, the elegant Grand Hotel de la Ville***** in the center of Parma.
Day 3: Castelli Ducali di Parma
This trip’s highlight is our drive across the Duchy of Parma with its noble castles and grand rivers. In the evening we’ll have dinner together at a typical trattoria in Parma’s old town. The city’s sights, such as Teatro Regio, San Giovanni Evangelista cathedral and Battistero, are among the most famous attractions in Italy. Even today, traces of the former duchy’s wealth are abundant in Parma.
Day 4: Casa Enzo Ferrari
Our trip culminates in a visit to Casa Enzo Ferrari. It was in his father Alfredo’s mechanics workshop that young Enzo Ferrari discovered his passion for technology. Today the refurbished building hosts temporary exhibitions about the family’s history, displaying private objects from his estate. In a new building of spectacular architecture, Enzo Ferrari’s most important race cars are on display, from exquisite Alfa Romeos dating back to his early years to race cars bearing his name. You’ll experience a unique travel through time and history of Italy’s motorsports legacy. Afterwards we’ll take you to nearby Bologna airport.
* sharing a double room/ sharing a car
04/10/18 – 07/10/18
- Transfer from/ to Bologna airport (BLQ)
- Nostalgic Alfa Romeo for you to drive including fully comprehensive insurance (Euro 500 deductible), fuel
- 3 overnight stays incl. breakfast in 4- and 5-star hotels
- 1 lunch, 1 dinner
- entrance fees, guided tours according to itinerary
- Guided sightseeing according to itinerary
- English-speaking tour guide and service team
- Road book
- Welcome gift
Not included in the arrangement:
meals, unless otherwise indicated; air travel to Bologna