A drop-top model is made for the open road! Head out of the city and explore northern Italy – it is a stunning landscape of lush green mountainous terrain, quaint Medieval villages and ancient seaside towns. If you are on vacation in Milan, a day trip to the amazing Cinque Terre is a must. This world famous UNESCO heritage site features five pastel-hued fishing villages that lie nestled against the towering cliffs overlooking the blue ocean. Cinque Terre is like no other place on Earth and cannot be missed.
The scenic drive from Milan is about three and half hours and will take you through the town of Bosio, to the exclusive seaside port of Portofino, playground of the rich and famous, before heading to Cinque Terre.
Drive a Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet
Create a defining moment in a stunning car. The Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet is a 4-seater 2-door open-top powered by a 3.0-Litre V6 engine with a 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission. It offers stylish looks that will wow and blistering speeds of up to 250km/h. Unlike most cabriolets which offer 2 seats, the 4-seater combination of the Mercedes E-Class is an added bonus if you want to enjoy a road trip as two couples or a group of friends.
With our exclusive service, you will never have to look for us, stand in queues or worry about paperwork. Simply let us know where you want to take delivery of your high-class car and our Meet and Greet team will be there. Step of your flight at Milan Malpenso Airport and head for a relaxing espresso and panettone at the Davide Oldani Café. We can meet you there and escort you to your stunning car. If you prefer that we arrive at your hotel, we will show off your shiny model at the front entrance!
Spend time exploring Milan
Milan is an ancient city filled filled with culture, art and exquisite architecture. Art lovers must take some time to visit the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, which houses the incredible 15th century Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. Drive to the Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, a Romanesque church with a beautiful courtyard and a crypt which holds the remains of St Ambrose.
Your Mercedes E-Class is a dream car with 4Matic permanent all-wheel drive. Drop the top in just 20 seconds and feel totally comfortable no matter what the weather. It features AirScarf neck level heating and AIRCAP automatic draught-stop system, which enhances the lounge-seat comfort at all times and at any speed.
Head out of the city to Bosio
Feel the power of the 3.0-Litre V6 engine as you set off along the A7 to Bosio, a two hour drive of around 120km. Bosio is known for its beautiful Parco Naturale delle Capanne di Marcarolo, a natural landscape of picturesque mountains.
Straight to Portofino
Continue your drive for another hour and a half to the world famous village of Portofino. This is the playground of the movers and shakers and is filled with luxury villas, exquisite landscaped terraces and picture-perfect pastel coloured homes. Head for the harbour where multi-million dollar mega-yachts lie moored in the water. You may even spot a celeb or two hiding behind designer sunglasses.
Lunch is at the iconic Da Puny, located at La Piazzetta with views of the harbour. They serve classic Genovese fare - try the ‘risotto with prawns and curry’ or the ‘branzino al sale’, fresh fish in salt. After lunch drive to the Castello Brown, this stunning 16th Century castle has a museum and offers a panoramic view over the town and the bay.
Scenic Drive to Cinque Terre
Your drive continues along the A12 to Cinque Terre, a trip of around 45 minutes. This unique cluster of five ancient fishing villages are perched at breathtaking heights on the cliff sides overlooking the blue ocean. The buildings are painted in colourful pastel shades and create a mesmerising scene. You can stroll around the quaint streets and wander up and down the cliffs. Down at the waterfront, take a boat trip to see this stunning sight from the ocean. If you want to soak up the atmosphere for longer, plan to stay overnight at the Hotel Villa Argentina in Riomaggiore. In the morning head to Fossola Beach. It is a small pebbly beach that has a natural rugged ambience and offers a secluded place to relax.
Drive back to Milan later in the day. We can collect your car whenever you are ready. We can also arrange to meet you in another city if you are continuing to Genoa or Bologna. We are here to accommodate you.