From outdated opera homes and family-run farms to futuristic automotive and motor factories… you could find all of it within the MotorValley in Emilia Romagna!
Have you ever heard concerning 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 just lately.
To start with, the world stretches alongside the Through Emilia, which is a millennium-old Roman highway that gave its title to the entire area. Alongside the highway, you could find cities resembling 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, as of late the highway has turn into the last word journey information for a slow-paced vacation.
Count on a mixture of tradition, nature and high-quality eating – and naturally many quick Italian motors and vehicles, in addition to some superior Italian automotive manufacturing facility excursions you may take and my favorite museums… so fasten your seat belt and drive together with The Journey Tester!
HIGHLIGHTS MOTORVALLEY ITALY
1. Ducati Manufacturing unit & 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 motorcycle fan usually), 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 slightly bit irritating (they put stickers on the lenses of your telephone and it’s a must to put all of your cameras away), as a result of what’s taking place inside has to remain a secret… …though I assumed: if you wish to steal their concepts, you could possibly 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 might really sit on one of many Ducati Scrambler Bikes.
Can suggest a go to in the event you’re within the space!
See their Web site > www.ducati.com
E-book a Tour > www.getyourguide.com [Bologna: Ferrari, Ducati, Lamborghini Factory & Museum Tour]
2. Scrambler Ducati Meals Manufacturing unit in Bologna
Because the 1960s, Ducati introduced creativeness, sharing with others and adaptableness to the streets with the creation of their Scrambler bike. From this spirit, additionally they launched a brand new catering format: the Scrambler Ducati Meals Manufacturing unit.
There are two places of the Meals Manufacturing unit in Bologna, and we visited the one situated on Through D’Azeglio.
In addition to the trendy inside design (after all that includes a number of of the long-lasting bikes), the dishes on the menu symbolize the culinary excellence of the Emilia-Romagna area, blended with a little bit of USA spirit. Count on a number of contemporary pasta and chilly cuts and cheeses, but additionally artistic spins on the Italian ‘piadine’ and naturally the pizza, but additionally beef hamburgers and pulled pork with barbecue sauce.
This restaurant is open day-after-day 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 Check Drive)
This vacation spot will make your coronary heart -literally- go sooner: how about driving a Ferrari over a race observe?
It’s attainable at Autodromo di Modena, and within the weblog (click on beneath), you may learn all about this thrilling expertise.
Extremely, Extremely suggest this in the event you’re not afraid of slightly (okay, lots) of pace and being shaken round a bit (okay, additionally lots…)
>> READ OUR FULL BLOG ABOUT AUTO MODENA HERE >>
See their Web site > www.autodromodimodena.it
E-book 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 automotive museum Italy may be pleased with. Undoubtedly a must-visit for anybody loving nice design and studying concerning the historical past of this iconic vehicle.
I beloved the attention-grabbing guided tour we received, as she shared our many enjoyable behind-the-scenes tales about Enzo Ferrari himself and the corporate he constructed as a result of he beloved racing. You’ll go away the museum understanding much more about this epic automotive model and likewise the significance for the native historical past.
Need to know extra about this museum and what you may see and do right here? Then be certain that to click on beneath and skim my in-depth assessment:
>> READ OUR FULL BLOG ABOUT THE FERRARI MUSEUM HERE >>
See their Web site > www.musei.ferrari.com
E-book a Tour > www.getyourguide.com [Ferrari Full Day Experience]
5. Lamborghini Manufacturing unit Tour & Museum
On the spectacular MUDETEC Lamborghini museum Italy, you cannot solely see a few of the greatest Lamborghini vehicles within the assortment and study extra concerning the historical past of the corporate, but additionally take a literal step behind the scenes on an exhilarating manufacturing facility tour.
This Lamborghini museum is a must-visit for any automotive lover on the market. Be certain that to make it to the highest ground, the place you could find a simulator to attempt your self how exhausting it’s to truly drive a Lamborghini race automotive across the observe!
>> READ OUR FULL BLOG ABOUT THE LAMBORGHINI FACTORY TOUR AND MUSEUM HERE >>
See their Web site > www.lamborghini.com
E-book a Tour > www.getyourguide.com [From Milan: Land of Motors Ferrari-Pagani-Lamborghini including a tour of the Lamborghini factory Italy]
6. Maserati Manufacturing unit & Maserati Museum
Personally, I didn’t get to expertise the Maserati Manufacturing unit tour, however we did see the Maserati Museum / showroom and discovered a factor or two concerning the historical past of this profitable automotive firm.
The showroom and hooked up museum-section is sort of small, so anticipate to solely spend about an hour max right here, however in the event you’re on this attractive automotive and maybe wish to sit in considered one 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 received was very dry and a bit boring, going into just about each little element and date he might inform us concerning the firm.
I’m personally very dangerous relating to guided excursions, as I’m extra a visible than an auditory learner, so I zoned out after about 10 minutes and awoke proper about once we have been allowed to stroll round on our personal.
See their Web site to seek out out extra about their guided excursions and Maserati manufacturing facility tour > www.maserati.com
7. Panini Assortment & Hombre Farm
The Panini automotive assortment is the ultimate not-to-miss cease throughout your time within the Motor Valley. Undoubtedly be certain that to learn my article beneath, 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 produce again house a bit!
>> 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 largest 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 wanting round me, placing all my 5 senses to work and taking all of it in.
Right here I found unbelievable structure, Ferrari’s in the midst of the road (see proof beneath), one of the best gelato, a superb market (the place my Italian blogger pal pointed me within the course of one of the best cheese stall), gorgeous porticio (lined arches underneath the buildings), a go to to the Pavaroti Opera Home (the place they have been simply training – fortunate us!) and even a go to to a balsamico farm, the place I tasted my first ever gelato with this liquid gold. Distinctive, beloved it!
E-book a Tour in Modena > www.getyourguide.com
Finest Lodging in Modena > www.reserving.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 needs to be considered one of my favorite cities in Europe. It’s enjoyable, but at all times busy, the meals is nice and you’ll by no means get bored strolling the attractive orange streets, each through the day as within the night.
I’m at the moment updating my at some point in Bologna information, as a result of I’ve been again right here a number of instances previously few years, however you may examine my free 2 hour strolling information to Bologna right here to begin with (sorry if the photographs are damaged, working exhausting to repair all of the outdated content material on the location, however solely have two palms, haha!):
>> READ OUR FULL BLOG ON ONE DAY IN BOLOGNA HERE >>
E-book a Tour in Bologna> www.getyourguide.com
Finest Lodging in Bologna > www.reserving.com
Low cost Flights to Italy > www.skyscanner.com
PLAN YOUR TRIP TO ITALY!
Right here is extra data 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). Test the most recent change price right here.
Electrical Plugs in Italy? In Italy the usual voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The ability plugs and sockets are both of kind F (two spherical pins, thick or skinny) and L (three spherical pins). The thick F-type pins gained’t match within the L-type pin, so at all times be certain that to deliver an adaptor that matches the 3-pin sockets as properly!
We suggest getting a common journey adapter to by no means fear about having the suitable 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 very best time to go to Italy is both within the spring (April-June) or fall (September and October). In these months, the climate is honest and reasonable and there will likely be fewer vacationers round.
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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 photographs on this article are 100% my very own.