Most Italian Vacation of All Time?

10 days of pasta, wine and vintage race cars

By Shari Gab

 
Most Italian Vacation of All Time?
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23 May 2017

It’s not so often we find ourselves saying, “What more could you ask for?”

But this 10-day getaway has us singing those six words in chorus.

Coined the Prestige & Passion of Italy: Celebrating 350 Years of Italian Racing, is an experience traversing Italy and brimming with fine dining, obviously, but also five iconic supercars behind-the-scenes.

From travel specialist Zicasso, the bespoke adventure takes place in the Emilia-Romagna region between Bologna and Maranello, otherwise known as “Motor Valley.” The area has played host to famed marques collectively for the last 350 years, an epicenter of stunner innovation, expert engineering and a whole helluva a lot of speed.

Along the way, you’ll be invited to explore the art of the race car with a trip to Maserati’s gallery with 19 vintage steeds, including the ‘34 Maserati 6C 34, winner of the Modena and Naples Grand Prix, the Ducati gallery featuring the maniac Testastretta 11°, the Ferrari factory and museum, home to the first pony, the 125 S produced in 1947, the Lambo museum and factory, where you’ll step through assembling a V12 Aventador and, lastly, the Pagani museum and factory holding within its walls the fierce Pagani Huayra and Zonda R.

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But you’re not only window shopping (see also: falling all over yourself). The adventure includes five country road cruising test drives with a Ferrari, Lambo, Maserati, Ducati and a chance to take these beasts to the track to boot.

And if that weren’t enough, peppered in are two immersive cooking classes exploring the artistry of handmade pasta, artisanal cheesemaking and an intro to prosciutto and balsamic. It’s good to refuel. You’re going to need all the stamina you can get for this one.

The whole lot will set you back $4,129 per person and based on double occupancy and includes the wild ride aforementioned as well as nine nights of accommodations, tours and eats.

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