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Nice to Modena in a Porsche Cayenne S

By Ethan Hews

A two-day trip from Nice to the Motor Valley in Italy

Plan your year end vacation in France and northern Italy and take the family to visit the famous Italian Motor Valley. For a luxurious drive in style and comfort, we recommend the magnificent Porsche Cayenne S, a mid-size luxury crossover Sport Utility Vehicle. It features 4 doors and seating for 5 people, ideal for a family. This stylish ride is powered by a 2.9-Litre biturbo V6 engine with a slick shifting eight-speed autobox.

Your drive is a distance of around 440km and can be spread over 2 days. First set off to Genoa, half way through the trip, where you can spend a day exploring and stay overnight. The next morning you continue to Modena and the Motor Valley with a stop in the famous food-lovers city of Parma.

We deliver your Porsche Cayenne S anywhere 

Don’t stand in queues or rush around to find a car rental agency. With our deluxe 5-star service, we will deliver your car of choice to any location that suits you best. Do you want us to meet you at Nice Côte d'Azur Airport? Relax in the VIP lounge and we will find you there. If you prefer to take the concierge service to your hotel, get settled in, enjoy a coffee and our Meet and Greet Service will be waiting for you.

Travel around Nice in your luxurious Porsche Cayenne S

Nice lies at the heart of the French Riviera, the playground of the rich and famous. Enjoy a drive along the Promenade des Anglais, the 7km long sea front road. Stop at the Cours Saleya, a bustling market filled with local vendors selling fruits, vegetables, flowers and antiques. Stroll around under the striped umbrellas and pick up a souvenir to take home.

Get settled into your comfortable SUV and set off along the A10 to Genoa. The driver will enjoy the Assist Features which include Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision and Brake Assist and Lane Keeping Assist. Different driving modes are available to suit your mood. Sport Plus, as you would imagine is best for a sprint down the open road, loving the responsive steering and the power of the engine. You can optionally choose Comfort mode for a relaxed drive and a chance to view the scenery!



Genoa, an ancient city filled with Renaissance palaces

Genoa is an ancient city filled with opulent 16th century residences, museums and Renaissance palaces. Visit the famous Via Garibaldi, an historic street lined with with palatial residences. It is a listed UNESCO heritage site. Then drive to the Lighthouse of Genoa, a 76m tall lighthouse made of stone. It has military fortifications, a fascinating museum and was built in the Medieval era. Spend the night at the exclusive NH Collection Genova Marina, an elegant waterfront venue located in Genoa’s Old Port area.

Drive to Modena in the Italian Motor Valley

After a scrumptious breakfast, set off to Modena, a distance of around 255km. Stop in Parma, the Reggio Emilia food-lovers city famous for cheese and ham. Enjoy a lunch at the Salumeria Garibaldi delicatessen. You are sure to be awed by the wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano, slabs of Prosciutto di Parma and salame Felino hanging from the ceiling.

Modena is the centre of attraction for Ferrari enthusiasts, and a day spent here will give you fascinating insight into the Maranello story. Visit the Museo Enzo Ferrari – a unique and enthralling experience that takes visitors back to the roots of the world’s most famous brand. It is easily identified by the striking yellow car bonnet-inspired roof that stands out against the Modena skyline. Take a guided tour and learn all about Enzo Ferrari and the unique cars he created.

Next, drive to the Lamborghini Factory and Car Museum. The goal of the museum is to cover all major milestones in the Lamborghini's history. Here you can view the iconic Muira and the old Lamborghini 350GT,
both in pristine condition, as well as other models in this renowned brand. Get immersed in the interactive displays and then have a guided tour through the factory. When you leave, stop in at the building next door where you will find the Lamborghini apparel store. It offers all types of Lamborghini souvenirs from small cars for kids to Lamborghini jackets, watches and hats.

End your day with an overnight stay the PHI Hotel Canalgrande. It has a great sense of history and is located a short drive away from the Modena Cathedral. After a delicious breakfast in the morning, enjoy a scenic drive back to Nice in your Porsche Cayenne S. 

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