Italy is best seen from within. There is, after all, so much packed into this soul-stirring, boot-shaped, country that it is only appropriate to dedicate due time to exploring its myriad of charms. Known for its national mantra that life is to be lived to the full, a hands-on approach is required to truly get to know the patchwork of personalities that make up this fascinating country. And what better way to delve into this wonderful world of dazzling landscapes and enriching culture than behind the wheel of a fabulous Ferrari sports car?
With the prestige of driving an Italian icon of design through the heart of its illustrious homeland, our luxurious Ferrari driving tours, new to our Elegant Journeys portfolio for 2017, are the ultimate way to be immersed in the glories of Italy. With the first racing car manufactured by Enzo Ferrari back in 1940, the founder’s name has since become one of the most distinguished in automobile history, becoming a by-word for exquisitely crafted and high-powered motor vehicles everywhere.
Now, it is your chance to sit behind the wheel of your own personal, state-of-the-art, Ferrari, choosing between the coveted 488 Spider, California T, 458 Speciale and 458 Spider. With flexible travel dates available year-round, you can appreciate the marriage between an Italian flair for design and the beauty of the magnificent scenery that unfolds before you, as you accelerate along the sweeping roads and twisting turns of the stunning countryside to fascinating cities and intriguing tucked-away towns.
Exquisitely Crafted Itineraries
Each journey has been expertly tailored to ensure the finest stops are covered, with overnight stays arranged in sumptuous five-star hotels, allowing plenty of time to savour the drive, as well as taking the time to recharge as you rest your head in total luxury for the night. Led by your personal Tour Director, who will lead the way in the latest Alfa Romeo Giulia, a team will be on hand to take care of all technical assistance and concierge duties, while you embark upon a seamless passage through the seductive landscapes of Italy, from rolling vineyards to sparkling coastlines.
Unlike other driving tours, you will not be part of a group, but personally escorted along your way – though, of course, if you wish to travel with friends, a shared tour can easily be arranged for a fantastic way to catch up and relax togather. With your luggage transported separately, travelling is made effortless, leaving you to fully appreciate the beauty of the surrounding countryside. As you pull up to your hotel for the night, make a grand entrance as you park your enviable Ferrari right outside the hotel door!
A Journey of Discoveries
When you hit the road, there is plenty to be discovered. Combining a once-in-a-lifetime road trip with the concept of luxury travel, take a journey to discover rich heritage, from the rustic yet sophisticated gastronomic secrets that form the backbone of Italian dining tables, to the laidback café culture that permeates the pavements – Italy is perhaps the only place where you will find coffee that is served with real soul. A powerhouse of art and fashion, and boasting more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country, our driving tours are the perfect way to get to grips with the allure of Italy.
Our Featured Tours
Our Rome and Florence tour seamlessly combines two of the country’s most impressive cities – the heart of the formidable Roman Empire, saturated to this day with formidable ancient monuments, and the birthplace of the Renaissance, where some of the world’s most treasured works of art and architecture sit alongside the increasingly hip and contemporary modern streets.
Alternatively, our five-night Rome, Florence Maranello and Milan tour incorporates a foray in the stylish streets of the capital of fashion, via the prestigious Maranello complex, where guests have the opportunity to tour the test track and factory of Ferrari for a fascinating insight into this iconic brand and its history. In addition, both of these tours will also take you on an adrenaline-pumping drive down the renowned Mille Miglia route. It was here that the first Ferrari racing car, named the Tipo 815, was debuted in 1940, and now offers a fantastic scenic route between Rome and Brescia.
For gastrophiles, our Milan, Langhe and Monte Carlo tour winds through the rolling hills of breathtaking vineyard regions and wine-producing hamlets. Stopping by the gourmet capital of Alba, famed for its trove of truffles, and the region of Bra, where the ‘Slow Food’ cooking movement has found its base, your journey will culminate in the glamour of Monte Carlo, where you will have plenty of time to explore the beautiful landscape of southern France.
From the green pastures of Tuscany to the glittering lakeside coasts, our Milan, Lake Como, Lake Garda and Venice tour perfectly encapsulates the elegance of Italy. Weaving through splendorous waterside villas and idyllic villages, make your way up to the magical lagoons of Venice, where you can spend your final day exploring the elusive wonders of Italy’s most dream-like city. Whichever tour draws you in, fasten your seatbelt for an Italian adventure to remember.
For more information on our collection of private Ferrari driving tours, to make an enquiry or book your luxury road trip, please call our expert Travel Consultants on 01244 897 771.