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Pisa to Modena in a Ferrari 488 GTB

By Scott Jawns

Scenic road trip from Pisa to Modena

As you sail into the Port of Livorno in your luxury cruise ship, you feel the excitement building - this is the start of your Italian road trip! In keeping with your 5-star lifestyle, you will be expecting our Meet and Greet team to be waiting for you with the exotic car of your choice. And, in keeping with your expectations, your shiny red Ferrari 488 GTB is putting on a show.

Disembark and our team will escort you to your car, hand over the keys, ensure that you are happy and you are set to go. There are no queues, no waiting and no rushing around looking for us. All the paperwork is done - just slide in behind the wheel and head to Pisa. The Port of Livorno lies about 25km south and offers a scenic drive into the city.

From Pisa, your road trip takes you on a 250km drive through the arts and culture city of Florence, to food lover’s Bologna and Modena, a Ferrari lover’s paradise.

Enjoy your exotic Ferrari 488 GTB

Known by the GTB, Gran Turismo Berlinetta, this unique model is perfect for a driver who has not yet driven a race-track car. Test your skills and look super cool in this awesome beauty. Admire the iconic Italian craftsmanship in the design that features sculptural flanks and large signature air intake scallops.

This 2 seater is the perfect romantic get-away drive. Your passenger will enjoy the Sport Infotainment System and the plush, luxurious genuine leather interior finishes. As the driver, you will be thrilled by the sporty dash with a racing style steering wheel and commands on wraparound satellite pods. The roar of the 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine sends shivers down your spine as you sprint from 0 to 100km in just 3 seconds.

Visit the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa

First time visitors to Pisa have to head straight for the famous Leaning Tower. Learn how it took 344 years to build and leans due to one side sinking into soft ground. Near to the Leaning Tower and not to be missed is the magnificent Cattedrale di Pisa. This grand Medieval Cathedral features a marble façade, ornate Romanesque bronze doors and a carved pulpit that dates back to the 1300’s. Drive to the Piazza dei Cavalieri for some cooling, delicious Gelato before heading out of the city to Florence on the A11 for a drive of around 105km.

 

 

Enjoy Tuscan food in a traditional restaurant

Florence is a Renaissance city, packed with world famous art. Spend some time and visit the Uffizi Gallery and the Galleria dell'Accademia where you will view the awe-inspiring statue of David. He was crafted in 1501 by Michelangelo and remains one of the world’s greatest masterpieces.

Relax at the Trattoria Da Burde Firenze, located near the historical centre. Here you can sample traditional Florentine food in a family owned restaurant. Try their specialities like minestrone, meatballs, and chickpea farinata, with a fabulous selection of wines to pair.

Continue in your stylish Ferrari 488 GTB to Bologna

After lunch, continue your scenic drive through north Italy to Bologna, a distance of about 100km on the E35. Stop at the famous massive Fountain of Neptune, this huge bronze figure stands in the water surrounded my beautiful mermaids spewing water. Spend some time in the Piazza Maggiore, an ancient square loved by locals and tourists. It is lined with Medieval and Renaissance buildings and filled with cafés and street musicians.

Spend the night in Modena 

The final leg of your trip takes you to Modena, a stunning ancient city that also offers thrills for car lovers. This is the birthplace of Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati! Spend the night at the Best Western Hotel Libertà. It is located in the Historic Centre, a short drive away from the beautiful Romanesque Modena Cathedral.

After a late breakfast drive to the Torre della Ghirlandina. This landmark bell tower looms over the city and offers stunning views from the top. It dates back to the 14th century and has magnificent interior frescoes.

After all this history it is time for something modern. Drive to the iconic Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari. Here you can take a guided tour and learn all about the Italian passion of fast cars and the life of Enzo Ferrari. Stroll around the showroom and view iconic Ferrari models from the rare 1950’s cars to the models of the future. You will feel right at home, driving your Ferrari 488 GTB.

Enjoy a stylish drive back to Pisa. Nothing is more romantic than travelling in Italy in a sleek, low lying 2-seater. Our Meet and Greet team will pick up your car from the Port whenever you are ready to sail back home.

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