Sightseeing in Siena is easy because there is something to see and admire at every corner. But neither life nor holidays are just about chasing classic art and history. It gets a bit tedious no matter how impressive the masterpieces. Luckily, Italy isn't just about history, cathedrals, and statues. It's also a nation of style, incredible cuisine, and very fast cars!
Ferrari tour with lunch is one of the best day trips from Siena you can opt for! It draws your attention to a different side of Italy. For a moment, you can forget about wars and brush strokes and immerse yourself in the world defined by exceptional automotive engineering and squealing tires of race cars. Our Ferrari tour price includes a fast-track entrance into the museum, commentary by a multilingual expert guide, and tasting of two Italian signature products. Lastly, a visit to Pavarotti's house and a delicious Tuscan lunch featuring fresh local produce.
Don't miss out on savoring the best parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar you will ever taste! Day tour from Siena is always fun, but this one takes your vacations to the next level. You don't even need to be a Formula 1 fanatic to enjoy this tour. However, if you are, you can always upgrade your experience by visiting Enzo Museum and Fiorano Test Track or by taking a Ferrari test drive!
History Sneak Peek
The Fast Cars
Enzo Ferrari from Modena is the heart and soul of the Ferrari brand. Enzo spent his life racing as well as designing and building sports cars. In 1924, he became an official driver for Alfa Romeo. However, after five short years, he founded his very own Scuderia Ferrari in Modena. The company as we know it today came into existence in 1947 when the first Ferrari model left the production.
Parmigiano-Reggiano is a succulent invention from the 11th century. Its production originated in the Enza valley. However, it quickly spread to the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Mantua to the right of the Po River, and Bologna to the left. This parmesan cheese is a clever synthesis of heat, special milk, craftsmanship, and aging. The typical round parmesan forms are 40cm wide and 20-24cm high, weighing 37kg on average.
The documented history of balsamic vinegar dates back to 1046 when Emperor Enrico III of Franconia got a bottle of it as a gift. While today we use vinegar largely for culinary purposes, in Middle Ages, many utilized it as a disinfectant. subsequently, it earned a good reputation as a miracle cure for all kinds of aches. The Balsamic Vinegar of Modena (Aceto Balsamico di Modena) is a licensed product. Only Modena and Reggio regions can truly produce this type of vinegar.
In its essence, its an aged reduction of sweet white grapes. Young vinegar takes 3 to 5 years to mature; middle-aged 6 to 12 years, and old (the most pricey of them all) takes 12 to 150 years to mature.
Great food and fast cars? Can it get any better? Book one of our Ferrari days trip from Siena and uncover a new aspect of Italian (hi)story.