Duration: 10 hours
Pick up and drop off: your accommodation.
Departure: 09.00 am-10.00 am
Return: 07.00 pm - 08.00 pm
Let’s discover the Italian Legends: FERRARI and BALSAMIC VINEGAR.
Leave Florence and discover three highlights of Italy’s must-visit Emilia Romagna region: Museo Ferrari and the balsamic vinegar in Modena. Spend the rest of the trip learning about Emilia Romagna’s much-lauded culinary heritage, and sample prestigious balsamic vinegar.
By air-conditioned vehicle north through Tuscany and Emilia Romagna to Maranello – a small town just south of Modena. The first stop is at Museo Ferrari. Here you can explore it on a walking tour, learning about Italy’s favorite sports car – the Ferrari. The sleek exhibition space is home to brand new Ferrari models, big screen showing films about the cars, and interactive tools that explain everything Ferrari related from the history of the cars to their place on the Formula 1 circuit. The Ferrari Museum in Maranello adjacent to the factory traces the history and heritage of arguably the world’s premier marque. A true custodian of the myth, the gallery, the company’s official exhibition, receives over 200,000 fans from all over the world every year. It houses cars, images ad trophies that have characterized the history of the brand and have been hugely successful on commercial markets and worldwide circuits.
Head inside the museum’s Galleria del Vento – a Renzo Piano-designed wind tunnel that acts as a Ferrari-driving simulator – and find out how the aerodynamics of the cars are tested inside it. If you want to experience driving a Ferrari, 20 minutes eur 230, 30 minutes eur 340, 1 hour eur 600, 2 hours eur 1100(not included).
After we go to a nearby balsamic vinegar producer to learn about the production process of Modena’s famous balsamic vinegar. Made from grape pressings that haven’t been allowed to ferment into wine, the dark and syrupy-sweet vinegar matures in wooden kegs, adding a unique depth of flavor to the finished product. The traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena is known since the Roman times, when it was served like an after dinner drink, it was later used as a medicinal of exclusive use of kings and emperors. Always considered a product of excellence, it heightens the flavors and enriches every dish on the Emilian table, from the most simple to ones such as salads and row vegetables, to the most refined dishes such as filled pastas or meats.
After touring the estate, sample some of the house specialties for lunch in a local restaurant, trying out some of the best Emilia Romagna dishes – where balsamic vinegar and cured hams feature heavily. Return to your vehicle and relax on the journey south to Florence. Your day trip finishes in the evening.