La Spezia cruise shore trip to Maranello where Ferrari car is built.
Private cruise day trip to visit the Italian motor valley and taste the brown nectar of balsamic vinegar.
Available: all year round and fully customizable.
Type of tour: private cruise ship excursion with driver-guide***. Cruise excursion to Maranello, the hometown of the Ferrari car factory and to a farmhouse where is produced the renown balsamic vinegar.
Suitable for: individuals and small groups.
Transportation: A/C minivan with English speaking driver-guide
Duration: 9 hrs.
Activity Level: easy (Walk on flat terrain for short distances)
Advised clothing: comfortable shoes and clothes.
Meeting place: pick up and drop off at La Spezia cruise facility. In case the port of call is Portovenere another timing and meeting point will be planned.
This is an example of an itinerary, feel free to require a further customization of your cruise ship excursion that better fits to your wishes or needs.
Meet the driver at the cruise facility and ride across the Apennine mountains towards Maranello, a little town near Modena, place where the Ferrari car factory officially opened in 1947 by Enzo Ferrari. The race team started the activity in 1929 and holds the most constructors championships (16) and has produced the highest number of winning drivers (15).
The museum offers a permanent exhibition of amazing Formula 1 cars, during the visit you can also experience the emotion of driving an F1 in a semi-professional F1 simulator (Junior simulator available for children) or you can test yourself in a real pit stop where you will be timed changing a tire. The Ferrari is the only factory in the world that self-produces every single part of the car, to know more join the official guided visit of the factory and test track.
The Ferrari museum is immersed in the area where the balsamic vinegar is produced. This kind of dressing has become popular in the last years, but it’s made and aged in the same way since 1747 when firstly was mentioned the adjective “balsamic” for the vinegar.
Visit the farm and learn more about the methods of making, refining and aging this nectar; and of course experience its unique taste. For lunch will be served local specialties matched with the balsamic vinegar like: Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma ham, Bologna Mortadella all accompanied by the local red sparkling wine called Lambrusco.
If you are really passioned of race cars, you could further customize your shore excursion by renting and driving a real Ferrari car in one of the car rentals around the museum. Otherwise, visit the Lamborghini car factory and museum (located 40 min drive from Maranello) for a full immersion in the world of the roaring engines.