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What a great day. Luca was our tour guide and quickly whisked us out of the busy city on to the auto strata for our trip to Maranello. Our first stop was at Motorsport a few doors down from the Ferrari Museum where we could do a 10 minute session in a F1 simulator. If that isn't enough, you can drive a actual Ferrari road car starting at 70 Euro for 10 minutes around the area. Their gift shop had a good selection of Ferrari souvenirs cheaper than the museum plus a 10 discount. After, you take a walk to the Ferrari Museum and in there you can take in all the rich history on undoubtedly one of the worlds most well know marques. They have a great archive of historic road cars and F1 race cars. Please note there is a second museum in Modena that i believe concentrates more on the life of Enzo Ferrari that is not on this tour. Next we were taken to a local restaurant for an amazing lunch with antipasto, pasta, a meat dish and dessert.
After lunch we headed over to Acetaia Leonardi Balsamico for a great lesson on the production of quality Balsamic vinegar. There was several tastings of which one was 100 years old. Your view of balsamic vinegar will never be the same. Basically the stuff you have purchased in your local supermarket is rubbish. Our final stop was at Lo Spaccio Bio Hombre, a parmigiana reggiano cheese maker. That was another great stop and much knowledge was garnered from our great guide.
This was a great tour that I would recommend. You experienced the best cars, best food, best balsamic vinegar and best parmigiana reggiano cheese.
Bill absolutely loved it. Not only the Ferrari museum is worth a trip, but also the cheese farm had a great car and tractor collection. The balsamico factory was quite interesting too. One should check with customs about food products before large purchases.
This was an excellent tour, the tour guide was informative and very personable. It captured all the highlights we wanted to visit and the lunch was delicious. Tastings at the vinegar and cheese factories gave us an opportunity to compare the different products which also added to the experience. We would highly recommend this tour.
Best tour we took in Florence when we visited May-June 2017! Giulio out guide was the best! Lorenzo, our driver, was great, as well. Giulio was charming and very engaging. He provided the tour in both English and Spanish and was very respectful of everyone. We stopped first at a Parmesan factory where he and the owner, Gina a very old and lovely woman fed off each other and both were very informative and entertaining. Clara and her husband at the Modena balsamic vinegar were lovely, as well. We then had lunch, one of the best if, not the best meals, we've had all trip! After lunch we visited the Ferrari museum and my daughter drove a Ferrari. The day was perfectly paced and Giulio provided excellent information about the region and where we visited without putting pressure of any kind. Thank you, Giulio, for making this our best trip!
The tour was exceptional in that we saw lots of countryside, the Ferrari Museum with an included ride in a simulator, had a delicious several course beverages including wine, cured meats, pasta, meat, dessert meal at a country restaurant, toured and tasted at a balsamic vinegar rural enterprise, and in addition to the planned parmesan cheese tour we saw the organic dairy operation and antique tractors and automobiles.
Gulio made our tour fabulous! This was off
the beaten track and unforgettable with learning about cheese, balsamic vinegar, and Ferrari! My teens loved this tour and getting out of the city to learn more about Italy. Highly recommend this tour
If you are into Ferrari and #39;s ithis is a really nice tour in which you can also test drive one if you like as well as visit the meuseum, the Balsamic vinegar making/tasting was a really wonderful experience and last but not laest the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese making was amazing, highly recommended.
This was a really fun tour and well worth the money. Although the Ferrari Museum is headlined, this tour is much more. It includes balsamic vinegar maker and a tour of a dairy/cheese maker -- both were really interesting. We especially loved the lunch stop at a country trattoria where food and experience were very special. Our guide was very informed and a lot of fun.
This tour was amazing!
Great trip. The visit to the cheese farm was very interesting. Lunch was amazing and Marinello was great , museum was interesting .
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