A tour of 8 days in Italy: wheels, wine and truffles
A journey from Milan to the Langhe down to Modena passing through the Dolomites driving one of the latest models of Ferrari and Lamborghini is certainly one of the best ways to enjoy the trip. On this eight-day tour, guests will have the chance to travel through the breathtaking landscapes of Lombardy, Piedmont, Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto and Emilia Romagna. This tour aims to promote the excellences of each region focusing on Italian supercars, wine tasting, awesome food with truffle, ending with half-day in a race track. This high-class service is meant for all guests who want to experience an impeccable and extraordinary adventure with the possibility of professional video makers who would prepare an unforgettable souvenir of this unique trip and driving experiences.
Day 1: Arrival in Milan Malpensa Airport – Orta San Giulio – Santo Stefano Belbo
After the arrival in Milan Malpensa Airport, the minivan will accompany the guests to the beautiful location of Lake Orta (with an exclusive boat tour with a guide who will highlight all the local natural and architectural beauties). A refined lunch will be served in a 2-Star restaurant and the journey will end with a memorable drive through the gentle hills of the Langhe territory. The charming hotel Relais San Maurizio, where the guests will stay overnight, is surrounded by the distinctive region’s hills, vineyards characterized by the gentle sound of the wind. The dinner will be at the 1-Star restaurant located inside the Hotel.
Morning Arrival at Milan Malpensa Airport
08.00 am Drive to Lake Orta by minivan
09.00 am Guided tour by boat at Lake Orta
11.40 am Drive to Soriso
12.00 pm Lunch at Al Sorriso (Two-Michelin-starred restaurant) in Soriso
02.30 pm Drive to Santo Stefano Belbo
04.30 pm Arrival at Relais San Maurizio
08.00 pm Dinner at Ristorante Guido da Costigliole (OneMichelin-starredrestaurant) inside the Hotel
Overnight: Relais San Maurizio – 5 Stars
Day 2: Santo Stefano Belbo – San Martino Alfieri – Alba – Santo Stefano Belbo
After a short drive by minivan throughout the Piedmont hilly territory, guests will be surprised by the magnificence and unique elegance of the 321-years-old Marchesi Alfieri Castle. After a thrilling truffle hunting experience and wine tasting on this lavish estate the guests will be served a local cuisine in the Castle’s Orangery. After lunch the guests will have time to stroll through the delightful streets of Alba where they can buy truffles and other typical products of the Region like sweets, nuts, liqueurs, cheeses, sausages, pasta and chocolate (Alba is the hometown of the world famous Ferrero producer of Nutella and Ferrero Rocher). The day will end with a memorable dining experience in a superb starred restaurant, known to host one of the biggest wine cellars in Italy with its 60.000 bottles.
10.30 am Drive to San Martino Alfieri by minivan
11.00 am Walk in the park, truffle hunting, wine tasting and lunch at Marchesi Alfieri Castle
03.00 pm Drive to Alba
03.30 pm Walk in Alba
04.30 pm Drive to Santo Stefano Belbo
08.00 pm Departure with minivan from Relais San Maurizio to Treiso
08.30 pm Dinner at La Ciau del Tornavento (One-Michelin-starred restaurant)
Overnight: Relais San Maurizio – 5 Stars
Day 3: Santo Stefano Belbo – Alba – Cernobbio
Guests will spend part of the morning at leisure and then will be driven by minivan to Alba, known to be the gourmet capital of Piedmont, for a unique lunch at the 3-Star restaurant Piazza Duomo, one of the best Italian restaurants, for a superb lunch with white truffles of Alba. The day will continue going to Cernobbio in the elegant and refined Hotel Villa d’Este located on the manicured shores of the Lake of Como. The dinner will be served at the world class restaurant Veranda located inside the Hotel and overlooking the gardens and the Lake of Como.
Morning At leisure in Hotel
12.00 pm Drive to Alba by minivan
12.30 pm Lunch at Piazza Duomo (Three-Michelin-starred restaurant)
03.30 pm Drive to Cernobbio
05.30 pm Arrival at Hotel Villa d’Este
08.00 pm Dinner at Restaurant Veranda inside the Hotel
Overnight: Hotel Villa d’Este – 5 Stars
Day 4: Cernobbio – Lake Como – Bormio – Passo dello Stelvio – Merano
The itinerary for this first full Ferrari/Lamborghini driving day includes the thrilling coastal road of Lake Como as shown in James Bond 007 Quantum of Solace. After a tasty lunch in Bormio, guests will drive to the top of the mountain pass called Passo dello Stelvio (2758 m a.s.l.) where they will witness the majestic glaciers. After a two hour drive, guests will be rewarded with the options to fully enjoy a 5 Star SPA treatment in Merano.
10.00 am Drive with supercars to Bormio (Approx. 3 hour drive – 163 km)
01.00 pm Lunch in Bormio
02.30 pm Departure from Bormio to Passo dello Stelvio (Approx. 20 min drive – 15 km)
02.50 pm Rest stop, 10 minutes
03.00 pm Drive with supercars to Merano (Approx. 2 hour drive – 90 km)
05.00 pm Arrival in Merano
08.00 pm Dinner
Overnight: Hotel in Merano – 5 Stars
Total: Approx. 5 hour 20 min. drive – 268 Km with supercars
Day 5: Merano – Cortina d’Ampezzo – Merano
The second driving day will lead to the worldfamous mountain resort Cortina d’Ampezzo, also called the “The Crown of the Dolomites” for its
natural and elegant beauty, passing through Selva di Val Gardena and Passo di Falzarego (2105 m a.s.l.) overlooking the Lagazuoi. After a lunch in a typical restaurant, the return to Merano will be faster and easier through Dobbiaco and Brunico. A relaxing dinner in the Hotel will be the last enjoyment of the day.
10.00 am Drive with supercars to Cortina d’Ampezzo (Approx. 3 hour drive – 150 km)
01.00 pm Lunch in Cortina d’Ampezzo
02.30 pm Departure from Cortina d’Ampezzo to Merano (Approx. 2 hour 40 min drive – 180 km)
05.10 pm Arrival at the Hotel in Merano
08.00 pm Dinner
Overnight: Hotel in Merano – 5 Stars
Total: Approx. 5 hour 40 min. drive – 330 Km with supercars
Day 6: Merano – Bassano del Grappa – Bologna
The third day of driving supercars, will give the opportunity to drive in all sort of conditions: highway, mountain and countryside roads. In this way guests will fully enjoy all the potentialities of their supercars. A stop for lunch is planned in the lovely town of Bassano del Grappa and then, through the gentle hills of the Veneto region, guests will reach Bologna as final destination of their supercars experience. Bologna is known to be one of the Italian Gourmet Capitals and therefore guests will be pampered by the Chef of the 1-Star restaurant I Portici having the pleasure and privacy of eating in a private room, once used as an Ice-house.
10.00 am Drive with supercars to Bassano del Grappa (Approx. 2 hour 30 min drive – 183 km)
12.30 pm Walk and Lunch in Bassano del Grappa
03.00 pm Drive from Bassano del Grappa to Bologna (Approx. 2 hour 15 min drive – 186 km)
05.15 pm Arrival in Bologna
08.00 pm Dinner at I Portici (One-Michelin-starred restaurant)
Overnight: Grand Hotel Majestic – 5 Stars
Total: Approx. 4 hour 45 min. drive – 369 Km with supercars
Day 7: Bologna – Modena – Milan
This impressive seventh day will be certainly remembered as the achievement of a lifelong dream! The guests will have the opportunity to drive a Ferrari and reach the highest speeds in total safety on a race track in Modena. All the transfers of the day will be done by minivan. Following the driving experience, guests will be accompanied in the heart of Modena for a special lunch at L’Erba del Re (One Star) and then will visit the factory of Maserati located downtown with an English speaking guide. The journey will end in Milan which is not only the financial heart of Italy but it’s also internationally known as one of the world’s most important fashion capitals and consequently a true paradise for shopping! This alpha city is also famous for history and art (Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, Duomo Cathedral among the gems), its amazing restaurants and world class hotels. The stay will be at the refined Hotel Palazzo Parigi and a superb dinner at Carlo Cracco (2 Stars) will end the culinary tour of some of the best Italian restaurants of the North of Italy.
08.15 am Drive to Modena by minivan
09.00 am Arrival at Autodromo di Modena Race track
01.00 pm Drive to Modena
01.30 pm Lunch at L’Erba del Re (One-Michelin-starred restaurant)
03.00 pm Visit of the Maserati factory
04.00 pm Drive to Milan
06.00 pm Arrival in Milan
08.30 pm Dinner at Restaurant Carlo Cracco (Two-Michelinstarred restaurant
Overnight: Hotel Palazzo Parigi – 5 Stars
Day 8: Milan – Milan Malpensa or Linate Airports
After an exclusive eight-day trip of impressive landscapes, culture, shopping, sport cars, truffle hunting, wine tasting, delicious meals in renowned restaurants and all the very best that Italy can offer, our guests will go back to their hometowns with their hearts full of delightful memories.
Morning Departure to Milan Malpensa/ Linate Airports by car with driver.
Main Features & recap of included Services:
• An eight-day Italy tour on the most exciting roads of Lombardy, Piedmont, Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto and Emilia Romagna.
• Seven-night accommodation in a double-bed room with breakfast in 5-star luxury hotels (city taxes included): Relais San
Maurizio (Santo Stefano Belbo), Hotel Villa d’Este (Cernobbio), Hotel in Merano TBD, Grand Hotel Majestic (Bologna) and Hotel
Palazzo Parigi (Milan).
• Three-day access and use of the latest models of Ferrari (California T, 458 Italia and 488 GTB) and Lamborghini Huracán with
kasko car insurance for all cars (up to 1000 km driving). Cars upon availability. Speeding is at the driver’s risk and possible tickets
are covered by the driver.
• Tour Director and Staff with its own car in proportional number to the participants.
•Intensive Ferrari/Lamborghini briefing and assistance along the whole trip.
• Highway toll, use of telepass, fuel and all the services related to the vehicles such as parking, refueling and car-washing are
• Every extra km with the Ferrari will cost 6,00 € VAT included per car.
• Walkie-talkies (while driving, guests and staff are always connected through radio).
• Private transfers with Mercedes E-Class or V-Class/Sprinter as per program.
• Luggage transportation (max. four bags per super car).
• Tour of the Lake Orta with a private boat and an English-speaking guide.
• Wine tasting, lunch and Truffle Hunting at the Marchesi Alfieri Castle in San Martino Alfieri (Alba).
• Race track experience at Autodromo di Modena with 10 laps per person with a Ferrari 458 Challenge.
• Tour of Maserati Factory and its assembly line with an English speaking guide. TBC. In case the factory would not be available,
as an alternative there will be the visit of the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena with an English speaking guide.
• Professional video and photographic services; our guests will be provided, as a souvenir, with a DVD with high-resolution videos
and pictures of the whole journey.
The program is indicative and may be modified at the discretion of the organization. The program can be adapted to the clients’ wishes and can be subject to surcharge.
Conditions for the race track experience for up to six people:
Briefing and use of the race track with one dedicated Ferrari 458 Italia Challenge for a total of 10 laps per person, with all the necessary staff (pilot, mechanic and hostess) and Hospitality Vip with welcome coffee. The program is based on max. six guests driving; while waiting their turn, guests will assist from the paddock and play with a car simulator. Participation certificates will be provided at the end of the session.
Conditions for the race track experience from eight to sixteen people:
Briefing and use of the race track with exclusive use with one dedicated Ferrari 458 Italia Challenge for 5 laps and then one Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo for 5 laps (total of 10 laps per person), with all the necessary staff (pilot, mechanic and hostess) and Hospitality Vip with welcome coffee. The program is based on min. eight guests driving; while waiting their turn, guests will assist from the paddock and play with a car simulator. Participation certificates will be provided at the end of the session.
NOT included in the above-mentioned list: airfare/trains tickets, meals and drinks, everything not presented as “included services”.
Note: Final price will be communicated after the hotel reservations.
• Ferrari 488 Spider, Ferrari GTC4 Lusso, Lamborghini Huracán Spyder and McLaren 650S.
• As a highlight of this trip, on request, we can propose that all visits, wine tasting, lunches at the wineries/estates and dinners at
the reserved restaurants can be accompanied by a professional guide/sommelier. This expert will explain to our guests all the
secrets behind the wine and food pairings selected for our exquisite meals during the journey.
The above mentioned conditions are valid until 31st of December 2018. For any further information feel free to contact us, we are at your disposal to make unique your tour of 8 days in Italy!