For an exclusive and stylish drive, we recommend the magnificent Aston Martin DB9 Volante. This British Grand Tourer is a two-door, two-seater convertible, powered by a 5.9-Litre V12 engine. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km in a breathtaking 4.5 seconds and reaches top speeds of over 300km/h.
Your drive will stop in Bologna for a late breakfast and a chance to sample the amazing Italian food that the Emilia Romagna region has made world famous.
Drive a classy Aston Martin DB9 Volante
Step off your business class flight at the Florence Airport, Peretola and head for the VIP lounge. Enjoy a steaming cup of coffee and very soon our professional Meet and Greet team will meet up with you.
Your car is ready and waiting and all you need do is accept the keys and set off. You do not stand in queues, fill in paperwork or search for us. If you need a quick test drive, our driver will be more than happy to make sure you are up to speed with the cutting-edge technology of your Aston Martin. Driver features include SatNav, Bluetooth connectivity and a Dolby Pro Logic sound system.
Spend a day seeing the sights in Florence
After settling into the exclusive Hotel Lungarno, take a drive to see the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. This famous 1200’s Cathedral is known for its red-tiled dome, coloured marble façade and the elegant Giotto tower. Visit the Ponte Vecchio, a medieval stone arch bridge that spans the River Arno. Along the bridge are quaint shops selling jewellery, art and souvenirs.
A visit to the Galleria dell'Accademia is a must. Here you will find the world famous David, a Sculpture by Michelangelo. It was created between 1501 and 1504 and stands 5.17m high.
Drive to Bologna for an early lunch
After a restful night in Florence, settle into your car that is the choice of James Bond. The exotic and sensuous Aston Martin DB9 Volante attracts attention wherever you go. The elegant, sleek lines are beautifully styled and the engine has a glorious howl as you cruise along the roads of Italy. Experience the power of the V12 engine and drop the top for an open-air sensation.
Bologna is a charming city, filled with ancient buildings displaying Medieval architecture. It is also a food lovers dream, offering the best of Italian food. Head for the Restaurant Al Sangiovese Bologna, a small and romantic restaurant, close to Porta San Mamolo and the central Via D'Azeglio. Try an appetizer of Flakes of parmesan cheese with mortadella cubes followed by a main of Stewed meatballs with stuffed zucchini.
Take a drive to see the famous Fountain of Neptune. It is a massive1567 fountain located in the Piazza del Nettuno. The bronze figure of Neptune stands in the waters with his hand out, stilling and controlling the flow. Around Neptune are beautiful mermaids, spurting out water.
After seeing the Medieval side of Bologna, drive to the glitzy, Po Valley, high-tech side of the City, where the super rich live, play, dine and shop.
Visit the Museo Ferruccio Lamborghini in Argelato
Settle into the plush, genuine leather seats of your luxurious car and drive to the Museo Ferruccio Lamborghini in Argelato, a few kilometres from the centre of Bologna. It offers a fascinating exhibition of the life and work of Ferruccio Lamborghini, the founder of the Lamborghini sports car. Learn all about the Lamborghini brand which includes inventions other than motor cars. Discover Lamborghini tractors, air coolers and exotic boats.
Then see the collection of Ferruccio’s personal cars. The fabulous Miura SV, the Fiat Barchetta Sport, the futuristic Countach, the Jarama models and the Espada with gull wing doors. It was the car that inspired the model in the ‘Back to the Future’ movie. Learn all about the family and the dedicated people who worked for them in the booming 1950’s and 60’s. If you want to get more involved, you can join a guided tour of theLamborghini factory. After your visit, buy a souvenir at the shop as a memento to take home.
Drive into Modena for a late afternoon treat
Your drive ends in Modena, where you can relax at the Pasticceria Remondini. Sit outside on the terrace under the huge stone arches and watch the people passing by. Order macchiato and scrumptious rich chocolate cake filled with layers of cream!