THE FERRARI GRAND TOUR 8 days
Day 1: ROME ARRIVAL: Welcome to Italy! Upon arrival at Rome airport please proceed through passport control and collect your luggage inside the customs area. Just outside this area meet your driver who will transfer you to your Boutique Hotel in central Rome. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the Eternal City. Overnight in Rome at the Grand Hotel de La Minerve*****.
Day 2: ROME: After breakfast meet the driver at the hotel. This morning enjoy a private tour of the wonders of the Ancient Romans. You will be transported back to the days of the Caesars and the Roman legions as you visit, together with your private local guide, the Circus Maximus, site of Ben Hur style races, the Roman Forum, and the incomparable Colosseum (entrance fee included). Lunch at leisure. In the afternoon, visit the Ferrari store as well and capture the right mood for tomorrow’s encounter with the Prancing Horse! Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Rome.
Day 3: CIVITAVECCHIA, VITERBO, BOLSENA, PIENZA, SAN CASCIANO DEI BAGNI: Breakfast at the hotel. Morning transfer by Mercedes S-Class from your hotel to Civitavecchia’s “Riva di Traiano” tourist harbour on the Roman coast. Welcome aperitif in the exclusive Sporting Yacht Club followed by a dedicated Ferrari briefing, with your Ferrari scenically displayed in front of the yachts. Your private Tour Director, an expert Ferrari driver, will introduce you to the world of Ferrari; clarify the finer details of the controls, explain the differences between the various models (Ferrari 458 Spider, Ferrari 458 Italia, Ferrari California), the peculiarities of the engines (8-cylinder or 12-cylinder) and most importantly, give guidance on how to handle the F1 paddle-gear shifting behind the steering wheel. All luggage will be transported separately. After a short Ferrari practice-drive a pleasant drive along the panoramic and enchanting roads of the mythical Mille Miglia, passing Tarquinia, Viterbo, Bolsena, Acquapendente, Radicofani, etc. The tour director will lead the way at the wheel of his powerful car, to discover the picturesque and the breathtaking panorama offered by the valley landscape. During the whole journey, your Ferrari and the Tour Director’s car will be constantly in touch by mobile radio system. Lunch at Bolsena – Restaurant suggestion: La Pineta, with a splendid view over the lake. Afternoon departure by Ferrari for San Casciano Dei Bagni. First stop in Pienza, for a visit to Pope Pius’ II birthplace. Meant to be the ideal Renaissance town, Pienza comprises such beauties as a white stone cathedral, Palazzo Piccolomini with its fine courtyard, Palazzo Borgia, a graceful Piazza. Continue to your Hotel. Evening dinner in San Casciano Dei Bagni – Restaurant suggestion: Ferdinando I at Hotel Fonteverde. Taste the excellence of Tuscan cuisine: natural ingredients offering refined products of indisputable quality with particular attention to detail combine to give delicious gourmet and Spa Cuisine recipes. Overnight in San Casciano Dei Bagni at Fonteverde Tuscan Resort&Spa*****.
Day 4: SAN CASCIANO DEI BAGNI – SIENA – FLORENCE: Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure by Ferrari for Siena, an unspoiled medieval city and the location of the famous Palio, a horse race around the city’s shell-shaped Piazza del Campo. Siena’s other historical gems from the Middle Ages include the Town Hall (Palazzo Pubblico) and the Torre del Mangia (1340), which are similar in height to the Cathedral. Free time to explore Siena. Lunch in Siena – Restaurant suggestion: Al Mangia, located in Piazza del Campo, Siena’s main square. Afternoon departure by Ferrari for Florence. Next milestones of the famous Mille Miglia: Monteriggioni, Poggibonsi, San Casciano Val di Pesa, Florence, passing through the famous Chianti region vineyards. Arrival in Florence and check-in at your Hotel. Evening Dinner in Florence – Restaurant suggestions: Enoteca Pinchiorri (3 Michelin stars). Overnight in Florence at Relais Santa Croce*****.
Day 5: FLORENCE – (FUTA & RATICOSA) – BOLOGNA: Breakfast at the hotel. Your private guide will meet you at the hotel lobby for your private walking tour of the city. Florence’s rich past as the cultural centre of the Italian Renaissance can still be seen today in the wealth of art gathered here and in the preservation of its splendid architecture. The tour includes visits of the Duomo and the Baptistry, the Piazza Della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, and the famous Accademia Gallery (entrance fee included). Duration of 3 hours. Return to the hotel before lunchtime. Lunch in an exclusive restaurant. Afternoon Departure by Ferrari for Bologna, with a mix of countryside roads and highways. Today’s itinerary will include stops in some beautiful locations, among them the Mugello area, world-famous for the Mugello circuit, which hosts the Moto GP Grand Prix of Italy, as well as several car races. Whilst driving, our guests will be able to enjoy outstanding views of medieval villages and beautiful natural landscapes that offer an overwhelming feast for the eyes. Guests will also be passing by the Passo Della Futa, well-known as an important stage of the famous Mille Miglia race that took place in Italy in the ’50s. On route, halt at Passo Della Raticosa for a coffee. Taking its legendary fame from the time of the Mille Miglia race, the Futa and Raticosa passes are the kind of roads you dream of if you get behind the wheel of a Ferrari. Arrival in Bologna and check-in at your boutique hotel. Evening dinner in Bologna – Restaurant suggestion: Enoteca Morandi at Grand Hotel Majestic, Bistrot Marco Fadiga. Overnight in Bologna at Grand Hotel Majestic*****.
Day 6: BOLOGNA – MARANELLO – MILAN: Breakfast at the Hotel. Morning departure by Ferrari for Maranello. On route, visit a traditional balsamic vinegar producer, Villa San Donnino, followed by a balsamic vinegar tasting. Arrival in Maranello and visits to the Ferrari Gallery and the Ferrari store, the round-trip of the Maranello complex… You will have the opportunity to visit the whole Ferrari complex in Maranello during a sightseeing tour by car. Lunch in Maranello – Restaurant suggestion: Il Cavallino, in front of the Ferrari factory. Afternoon departure by Ferrari for Milan following the highway. Arrival in Milan and check-in at your Boutique Hotel. Evening dinner in Milan at Cracco. Overnight in Milan at Le Chateau Monfort*****.
Day 7: MILAN FASHION TOUR: After breakfast at the hotel, spend the morning shopping with your Personal Shopping Assistant on the most popular streets in Milan such as Via Montenapoleone, Via Sant’Andrea, Via Borgospesso, Via Della Spiga e Corso Vittorio Emanuele. You will also discover Vintage Shops where you will find the highest level craftsmanship, handbag maker. In the afternoon after lunch at a typical Milanese restaurant enjoy a Milan Private Guided Tour: Visit Sforzesco Castle, Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, La Scala opera house and The Last Supper. Dinner at a typical Milanese restaurant. Evening dinner in Milan – Restaurant suggestions: El Brellin, Gold Restaurant by Dolce&Gabbana. Overnight in Milan.
Day 8: MILAN DEPARTURE: After breakfast at the hotel enjoy a Private Transfer to Milan Malpensa or Linate Airport.
HOTELS OR SIMILAR
Rome: Grand Hotel de La Minerve, 5 stars or similar
San Casciano: Fonteverde Tuscan Resort&Spa, 5 stars or similar
Florence: Relais Santa Croce, 5 stars or similar
Bologna: Grand Hotel Majestic, 5 stars or similar
Milan: Hotel Le Chauteaux Monfort, 5 stars
7-night accommodation in 5-star luxury hotels; Ferrari Model car at disposal for 4 days; Airport transfers by Mercedes S-class; Lunch in Bolsena; Lunch in Maranello; Aperitif at Sporting Yacht Club in Civitavecchia; Balsamic vinegar tasting at Villa San Donnino in Maranello; 24/7 Assistance.
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Lunch in Siena: starting from 50,00 € per person; Lunch in Florence: starting from 100,00 € per person; Lunch in Milan: starting from 40,00 € per person; Dinner in San Casciano dei Bagni: starting from 30,00 € per person; Dinner at Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence: starting from 250,00 € per person; Dinner in Bologna: starting from 45,00 € per person; Dinner at Ristorante Cracco in Milan: starting from 200,00 € per person; Dinner in Milan: starting from 50,00 € per person; Half day English speaking guide in Milan (3 hrs): 202,00 € per service; Half day car at disposal in Milan (4 hrs): 120,00 € per service; Half day personal shopper in Milan: 250,00 € per service; Deposit for the car: 10.000 € ; Extra insurance: 300,00 € per person for medical expenses, damages to luggage and refund in case of cancellation; Fuel; Drinks at meals; City taxes (to be paid on the spot according to hotel’s policy); Everything not mentioned at “Price includes”.