Luxury Road Trip
Travelling in northern Italy is a food and car lovers dream. This region is world famous for cheese, ham and wine. It is also the heart of Maserati, Lamborghini and Ferrari. What better combination for love lovers and car fanatics?
If you are planning a road trip with a group of friends you need a car that is spacious, luxurious and powerful. Don’t compromise and risk being cramped and uncomfortable for miles and miles of road travel. The stunning Mercedes V-Class offers 8 seats that can be arranged to suit your needs. Simply design the layout you want for your passengers. They can face one another or be spread out with loads of legroom. Seating can be planned for a tired friend to lie down and sleep.
VIP Meet & Greet Team
If you are arriving at Turin-Caselle Airport we can arrange to meet you there. Enjoy a Cappuccino and freshly baked Sfogliatella in the Piemonte Lounge and our Meet and Greet Team will find you and your friends there. Do you prefer to travel to your hotel with the concierge service? We will meet you in the lobby with the keys to your luxury van. Let us know what suits you best and we will accommodate. Our 5-star service is designed to match your upmarket lifestyle, with zero hassles or problems.
Learn about Alfredo Vignale
The stylish Mercedes V-Class is a luxury van powered by a 2.1-Litre V4 engine and a 6-speed manual gearbox. Your passengers enjoy touch Screen Infotainment and stay comfortable in all weather conditions with individual Seat Climatisation. Cutting-edge Driver Assist features like Lane Assist and Collision Prevent offer peace of mind, knowing that you have an extra level of safety. This luxury van is ideal for a long trip where comfort is of the essence. And, there is ample space for luggage.
Drive down Via Vignale, a street named after the iconic Alfredo Vignale, a coachbuilder who designed body parts for Fiat, Cisitalia, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Maserati and Lancia. The famous Aston Martin Vignale was named after this renowned car maker.
Next, drive to the fascinating Turin Egyptian Museum where you can see the face of Jesus in the fabled Turin Shroud. It will send shivers down your spine.
Head out of the city towards Parma
Take the E70 east out of Turin and head for Parma. The drive will take just under three hours. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of dramatic mountain landscapes and dense green forests. Parma is world renowned for its Prosciutto Ham, Parmesan cheese and Pasta. It is also offers stunning piazzas and intriguing museums. Stop for brunch at the popular Trattoria Antichi Sapori. How about splashing out and ordering Parmesan gelato melted over a delicious chunk of molten eggplant in a pastry nest? Only for the brave!
After your meal, a visit to the iconic Parma Cathedral is a must. It is known as one the grandest Romanesque buildings in Italy. The adjoining Baptistery is just as opulent and is the next stop on your list.
Now for some food fun. Take a tour of a traditional caseficio, cheese factory, to learn how authentic parmigiano-reggiano is made. Watch the workers form cheese from whey and learn all about this age-old process. At the end of your tour you can sample some Parmigiano-Reggiano paired with honey and wine.
Drive to Modena and Maranello
Leave Parma on the A1 and enjoy a scenic one hour drive to Modena in the heart of the Italian Motor Valley. This region is the birthplace of famous brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati. Your first stop is the futuristic Enzo Ferrari Museum. It offers an awe-inspiring sight of huge glass windows in the bold yellow colour of the Prancing Horse logo. Inside, you can explore the preserved workshop that once belonged to Enzo Ferrari’s father, see amazing rare vehicles and take part in interactive multimedia exhibitions.
Drive a short distance to nearby Maranello and test your skills on the racetrack – it is sure to give you an adrenaline rush. At Motorport Maranello, you and your friends can do a few laps with a professional copilot in a sensational Ferrari F458 race car at super high speeds. Make sure you snap some photos to show off on social media.
Back to Modena
Head back to Modena and relax at the trendy Mon Café. This shabby-chic lounge serves exotic cocktails, along with upscale bar tapas. Sit on the Al Fresco patio and watch the beautiful people. End your day at the trendy Vibra Club. It has a vibrant atmosphere with world class live DJ’s and you can party until the sun rises.