Reviewed by lovetowineanddine from United States
An awesome day in Maranello
This was one of the best tours we took on our honeymoon. Our guide was just fantastic for this full day tour, and as it turns out quite a car buff himself. Really a very nice fellow. First he took us to Ferrari. I admit I was like a kid in a Hot Wheels factory. I drove a Ferrari F430 and even got a video of the drive and certificate to take home. Next came the Ferrari museum. My wife had to drag me out. It was just great.
Two things here. Do NOT miss the opportunity to drive the Ferrari and get the video. You will not regret it, I promise. Second thing, try the F1 simulator in the Ferrari museum. It's hard, but a blast.
Next they took us for a three course lunch. It was a really good lunch of local foods and a very interesting (and dangerous) chilled sparkling red wine. Never heard of it? Neither had I, but darn was it good.
After lunch was a tour of a farm that made Balsamic Vinegar. We were there in season so we got to witness the entire process and learn what makes for a great Balsamic. This tour ended with a tasting of the different vinegars. A note here is to definitely buy some to bring home. The balsamic vinegar that you buy in the grocery store or from Epicure is garbage by comparison. It really is that good and we learned that there is definitely a difference in the age of good Balsamic vinegars.
The final stop was a farm that makes fresh Parmigiano Reggiano. I really do mean fresh. The cows are right outside the door. This tour explained in great detail how the cheese was made, stored and aged. We learned how to test it and then got to taste it. Again, bring home some one and three year old samples. It is the best Parmigiano you'll ever eat. Finally we took a quick tour of the barns to see the cows and process. We were very fortunate to be able to play with a calf that had just been born 30 minutes before we got to the barns.
We learned so much on this tour, experienced so much and had a fantastic time. It may seem pricey compared to other tours but I assure you they give excellent value and if you participate fully it will be an experience you'll never forget.
Reviewed by Micheal G from Australia
The day tour to Ferrari with Alejandro was fantastic. We had a small group with a small comfortable van.Alejandro was very accomodating, funny, knew a lot about the area and its history. The lunch was delicious and the visits to the balsamic vinegar producer and the cheese producers were great and fascinating.The ferrari museum was a petrol heads dream come true. The biggest highlight was the test drive of the ferrari of course.
All up we would highly recommend this tour
Reviewed by Danny W from Colombia
the world of ferrari and good food
traveling aboard a comfortable bus we arrived in Maranello where we attendevono for us to visit the city and their factory museum ferrari, we could see many car models also Formula One and the brand new ferrari. Our guide alejandro has also led us to visit the country house where a family has been producing balsamica vinegar black we tasted with the cheese , lunch pasta with Italian sausage and red wine, in return we stopped to see a farm tractor with parmesan cheese and cows. all great thanks to the kindness of all the staff of the agency we could daydream in a world ferrari and good food.
Reviewed by bibbycat from Australia
Ferrari Day Tour
Small group (8) of enthusiasts enjoyed a great day out with My Tour. Our tour guide - Alejandro - was sensational. Tour consisted of all things Ferrari in the morning and then branched too Balsamic Vinegar and Parma Cheese (although this also turned into an amazing private collection of cars, tractors and motorbikes including Maserati's, Lamborghini, Mercedes and others). Alejandro made sure everyone was taken care of on the tour including giving non drivers of the Ferraris the chance to ride (very fast) in one. Some of the guys had paid extra to drive the cars. For non drivers, including my 11 year old son, they were positively shaking with excitement after their drive. Lunch was in a small Trattoria and included bread, pasta, rabbit, meats, limoncello, Nutella etc and included red and white wine and soft drinks and was excellent. We bought an optional tour of the Ferrari factory and race track which was ok but wouldn't be fussed if missed as really didn't see that much. The Ferrari museum included in trip however was fabulous! Given was a small group we travelled in a mini-bus. For those not familiar with Italian driving - do not sit anywhere in front where you can see the traffic.