Have you ever heard in regards to the “MotorValley” earlier than? I hadn’t, till I used to be invited to go to this space within the area of Emilia Romagna in Italy lately.
To start with, the realm stretches alongside the By way of Emilia, which is a millennium-old Roman street that gave its title to the entire area. Alongside the street, you could find cities similar to Bologna, Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Reggio Emilia, Forlì, Ferrara, Ravenna, Cesena and Rimini.
Constructed on the initiative of Roman consul Marcus Aemilius Lepidus in 187 BC, today the street has turn out to be the last word journey information for a slow-paced vacation.
Count on a mixture of tradition, nature and tremendous eating – and naturally many quick Italian motors and automobiles, in addition to some superior Italian automobile manufacturing facility excursions you possibly can take and my favorite museums… so fasten your seat belt and drive together with The Journey Tester!
HIGHLIGHTS MOTORVALLEY ITALY
1. Ducati Manufacturing facility & Ducati Museum
Our first cease within the MotorVally was the Ducati Museum Bologna. Now, I’ve to be sincere and let you know I didn’t know a lot about Ducati bikes (or am that a lot of a motorbike fan on the whole), however I used to be tremendous within the Ducati manufacturing facility tour, since I’ve a bizarre obsession with manufacturing strains (makes me relaxed and really feel organized – I suppose).
Making ready for a go to to the Ducati manufacturing facility in Italy was a bit bit aggravating (they put stickers on the lenses of your telephone and it’s important to put all of your cameras away), as a result of what’s occurring inside has to remain a secret… …though I believed: if you wish to steal their concepts, you can simply e book a tour, proper? Hmm….
Anyway, it added a bit to the sensation of being a VIP – particularly since within the Ducati Museum, we may really sit on one of many Ducati Scrambler Bikes.
Can suggest a go to for those who’re within the space!
See their Web site > www.ducati.com
Guide a Tour > www.getyourguide.com [Bologna: Ferrari, Ducati, Lamborghini Factory & Museum Tour]
2. Scrambler Ducati Meals Manufacturing facility in Bologna
Because the Sixties, Ducati introduced creativeness, sharing with others and flexibility to the streets with the creation of their Scrambler bike. From this spirit, in addition they launched a brand new catering format: the Scrambler Ducati Meals Manufacturing facility.
There are two places of the Meals Manufacturing facility in Bologna, and we visited the one positioned on By way of D’Azeglio.
Moreover the trendy inside design (after all that includes a couple of of the long-lasting bikes), the dishes on the menu signify the culinary excellence of the Emilia-Romagna area, blended with a little bit of USA spirit. Count on a lot of recent pasta and chilly cuts and cheeses, but additionally inventive spins on the Italian ‘piadine’ and naturally the pizza, but additionally beef hamburgers and pulled pork with barbecue sauce.
This restaurant is open on daily basis from early morning till night, able to welcome you for both breakfast, an aperitif, brunch, dinner or a night drink.
See their Web site > www.scramblerducatifoodfactory.it
3. Autodromo di Modena (Ferrari Take a look at Drive)
This vacation spot will make your coronary heart -literally- go sooner: how about driving a Ferrari over a race observe?
It’s potential at Autodromo di Modena, and within the weblog (click on under), you possibly can learn all about this thrilling expertise.
Extremely, Extremely suggest this for those who’re not afraid of a bit (okay, quite a bit) of pace and being shaken round a bit (okay, additionally quite a bit…)
>> READ OUR FULL BLOG ABOUT AUTO MODENA HERE >>
See their Web site > www.autodromodimodena.it
Guide a Tour > www.getyourguide.com [Ferrari Full Day Experience with Test Drive, Lunch & Gadget]
4. Museo Enzo Ferrari (Ferrari Museum)
Whereas there isn’t a Ferrari manufacturing facility tour, Museo Enzo Ferrari is a automobile museum Italy could be happy with. Positively a must-visit for anybody loving nice design and studying in regards to the historical past of this iconic vehicle.
I cherished the fascinating guided tour we obtained, as she shared our many enjoyable behind-the-scenes tales about Enzo Ferrari himself and the corporate he constructed as a result of he cherished racing. You’ll go away the museum understanding much more about this epic automobile model and in addition the significance for the native historical past.
Need to know extra about this museum and what you possibly can see and do right here? Then be certain to click on under and skim my in-depth evaluation:
>> READ OUR FULL BLOG ABOUT THE FERRARI MUSEUM HERE >>
See their Web site > www.musei.ferrari.com
Guide a Tour > www.getyourguide.com [Ferrari Full Day Experience]
5. Lamborghini Manufacturing facility Tour & Museum
On the spectacular MUDETEC Lamborghini museum Italy, you cannot solely see a number of the finest Lamborghini automobiles within the assortment and study extra in regards to the historical past of the corporate, but additionally take a literal step behind the scenes on an exciting manufacturing facility tour.
This Lamborghini museum is a must-visit for any automobile lover on the market. Ensure that to make it to the highest ground, the place you could find a simulator to strive your self how onerous it’s to truly drive a Lamborghini race automobile across the observe!
>> READ OUR FULL BLOG ABOUT THE LAMBORGHINI FACTORY TOUR AND MUSEUM HERE >>
See their Web site > www.lamborghini.com
Guide a Tour > www.getyourguide.com [From Milan: Land of Motors Ferrari-Pagani-Lamborghini including a tour of the Lamborghini factory Italy]
6. Maserati Manufacturing facility & Maserati Museum
Personally, I didn’t get to expertise the Maserati Manufacturing facility tour, however we did see the Maserati Museum / showroom and realized a factor or two in regards to the historical past of this profitable automobile firm.
The showroom and connected museum-section is sort of small, so count on to solely spend about an hour max right here, however for those who’re on this attractive automobile and maybe wish to sit in one in every of them (like we did, however ask first, after all!), that is the place to go.
They provide a guided tour of the showroom, which lasts for about 40 minutes, but when I’ve to be actual sincere, the presentation we obtained was very dry and a bit boring, going into just about each little element and date he may inform us in regards to the firm.
I’m personally very unhealthy in relation to guided excursions, as I’m extra a visible than an auditory learner, so I zoned out after about 10 minutes and wakened proper about after we had been allowed to stroll round on our personal.
See their Web site to search out out extra about their guided excursions and Maserati manufacturing facility tour > www.maserati.com
7. Panini Assortment & Hombre Farm
The Panini automobile assortment is the ultimate not-to-miss cease throughout your time within the Motor Valley. Positively be certain to learn my article under, as this assortment is tremendous distinctive and options some uncommon fashions.
On the next-door Hombre Farm, which belongs to the descendants of the Panini household, you will get a behind-the-scenes have a look at the manufacturing of Parmigiano Reggiano. Don’t neglect to style it and convey again dwelling a chunk!
>> READ OUR FULL BLOG ABOUT THE PANINI MUSEUM HERE >>
See the Panini Motor Museum Web site > www.paninimotormuseum.it
See the Hombre Farm Web site > www.hombre.it
* BONUS: One Day in Modena
Considered one of my greatest surprises on my most up-to-date go to to Emilia Romagna was the attractive metropolis of Modena. I actually want we had extra time right here (I used to be on a press journey, the place you often solely see the highlights), as a result of I stored trying round me, placing all my 5 senses to work and taking all of it in.
Right here I found improbable structure, Ferrari’s in the midst of the road (see proof under), the most effective gelato, a superb market (the place my Italian blogger good friend pointed me within the path of the most effective cheese stall), gorgeous porticio (lined arches beneath the buildings), a go to to the Pavaroti Opera Home (the place they had been simply working towards – fortunate us!) and even a go to to a balsamico farm, the place I tasted my first ever gelato with this liquid gold. Distinctive, cherished it!
Guide a Tour in Modena > www.getyourguide.com
Finest Lodging in Modena > www.booking.com
Low cost Flights to Italy > www.skyscanner.com
I’m engaged on a full Modena information, so examine again quickly for extra particulars. Here’s a visible sneak-peak already:
* BONUS: One Day in Bologna
Bologna must be one in every of my favorite cities in Europe. It’s stress-free, but at all times busy, the meals is nice and you’ll by no means get bored strolling the attractive orange streets, each throughout the day as within the night.
I’m presently updating my sooner or later in Bologna information, as a result of I’ve been again right here a number of instances prior to now few years, however you possibly can examine my free 2 hour strolling information to Bologna right here to start out with (sorry if the photographs are damaged, working onerous to repair all of the previous content material on the location, however solely have two palms, haha!):
>> READ OUR FULL BLOG ON ONE DAY IN BOLOGNA HERE >>
Guide a Tour in Bologna> www.getyourguide.com
Finest Lodging in Bologna > www.booking.com
Low cost Flights to Italy > www.skyscanner.com
PLAN YOUR TRIP TO ITALY!
Right here is extra info that can assist you plan your journey:
Time Zone in Italy? Italy is on Central European Summer time Time, GMT+2
Foreign money in Italy? Euro (EUR). Check the latest exchange rate here.
Electrical Plugs in Italy? In Italy the usual voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The facility plugs and sockets are both of kind F (two spherical pins, thick or skinny) and L (three spherical pins). The thick F-type pins received’t match within the L-type pin, so at all times be certain to carry an adaptor that matches the 3-pin sockets as nicely!
We suggest getting a universal travel adapter to by no means fear about having the correct plug in your travels!
Languages Spoken in Italy? Italian, however English is broadly spoken, particularly within the extra vacationer areas, such round Bologna and Modena.
Finest time to go to Italy?The most effective time to go to Italy is both within the spring (April-June) or fall (September and October). In these months, the climate is truthful and average and there shall be fewer vacationers round.
Insurance for Italy? Ensure that to get journey insurance coverage! We recommend checking out worldnomads.com
Easy methods to get to Italy? Check skyscanner.com for the best flights to Italy >>
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Disclaimer: I visited the Motorvalley in Italy on invitation of the STS journey running a blog convention, organised by iambassador and Emilia Romagna tourism. All opinions and pictures on this article are 100% my very own.