Experience power and luxury in an Aston Martin Rapide
A drive out of Pisa along the Italian Riviera makes a great day trip, offering stunning coastal scenery with an eclectic mix of Medieval villages and luxurious seaside resorts. The distance from Pisa to the Cinque Terre region is around 115km and takes you via Forte dei Marmi, La Spezia and Vernazza.
For your drive, we recommend the exquisite and luxurious Aston Martin Rapide. This luxury 4-door, 4-seater, high-performance sports saloon is powered by a 5.9-Litre V12 engine and an 8-speed ZF 8HP70 Touchtronic III automatic transmission. The Aston Martin Rapide is more than a car - it is an integral part of your upmarket life style. Its elegant lines and luxurious hand stitched interior will impress the most discerning driver and passenger. The instrument cluster does not boast an array of techno-gadgets but is elegantly positioned not to detract from the lounge-style ambience of the cabin.Set off and enjoy a superb drive, great scenery, traditional food and world famous wines.
We offer a high-class fuss-free rental service
Renting a luxury car from offers a high-end service. We will never expect you to come to us, stand in queues or spend time filling in reams of paperwork. We will deliver your classy model to any venue you choose. If you are arriving by plane, Our Meet and Greet team will find you in the VIP Lounge of the Airport. If you are sailing in on a cruise ship, we can welcome you at Livorno Port. Alternatively, we can meet you at your hotel or at the Leaning Tower where you can show off your exotic car! You decide and we will fit in with your plans.
Drive out of Pisa to Forte dei Marmi
Your first stop is Forte dei Marmi, a drive north of just over half an hour.
Head for the open road and experience the 4 gear sets and 5 shift elements that produce exceptional shift quality and acceleration. The driver can choose to cruise in Sport or Track mode. Listen to your favourite music on the AMi II Infotainment System and sink into the luxurious plush leather seating.
Forte dei Marmi in Tuscany is known for its stunning beaches. Stop and take a walk along the Pontile, a long pier that offers views of the city, the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Alps on the horizon. Drive into town and see the amazing sculptures that stand around the Town Centre. Don’t miss the marble Monumento ai Caduti war memorial.
Time for breakfast. Head to the Gran Caffe La Corte, where you can enjoy a cappuccino with Crostata, a tart with a buttery crust that is filled with your choice of sour cherry, apricot or wild berry jam. Sit outside and watch the shoppers buying Gucci and Prada, then pick up a little number for yourself!
Continue your drive to La Spezia
La Spezia is a 50km drive from Forte dei Marmi, along the scenic A12. It is a major shipping port, offering a rich maritime history. Your first stop is the The Naval Technical Museum where you can view a huge array of historical displays and artefacts. Learn all about the Italian Naval Forces and view old cannons, parts of battle ships, underwater diving equipment and more.
Drive to the Waterfront, the place to show off your stylish car. Park and take a stroll along the promenade, a popular spot for locals and tourists to spend time in sun and eat an exotic Gelato. Stop at the beautiful Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, a 15th Century Church that was only completed in the 1900’s. It has a lovely marble façade in green and white stripes. Also not to be missed is the San Giorgio Castle which you find when driving along the winding Via XXVII Marzo. It offers great views and a fascinating archaeological museum with artefacts dating back to the Copper Age.
Drive to Vernazza, one of the five villages of Cinque Terre
The amazing Cinque Terre is made up of five villages, hanging perilously off the high cliffsides. The villages are filled with vividly coloured buildings and small winding streets that lead down to the sea. This is a unique and breathtaking sight, perfect to explore on a sunny day. Start with a great Ligurian lunch at Belforte on Via Guidoni. This classy venue is located in an 1th Century castle overlooking the sea. Order the housemade pesto and a half-carafe of local wine.
After lunch, set off to explore. Visit the Church of Santa Margherita d'Antiochia, it stands out with its 40m high octagonal tower. Then stroll around the narrow streets and see the City Walls and the Convent. Time for a dip! Head down to the beach and cool off in the ocean. The water is warm and calm and you can even take a boat trip out into the bay with a local fisherman.
We will collect your Aston Martin Rapide wherever you want
You can decide to spend the night in the village or drive back to Pisa. When you are ready to return home, simply let us know, our Meet and Greet team will pick up your vehicle where ever it suits you best. If you are travelling on to another city or even another country, do not let car hire logistics concern you. We have a unique one way service that allows you to take delivery of your car in one country and leave it for pick up in another.