Historic sites and supercar driving combined in ten-day tour
There are roads that are destiny, their beauty calls to travel them, their light is an invitation to see what is along and at the end of them, to cross doors and discover their secrets. A combination of softness, exquisiteness and strength make up the palette of sensations that this route offers.
The invitation is not just to Italy, or Tuscany, or any other region: it is to paradise.
Welcome to the Città Eterna, Rome, where you will enjoy a cocktail and a spectacular view of the city.
A metropolis of such beauty is also a place full of secrets that, in short, make it unique; to delve into them, a specialized guide will give us access to a fascinating world whose history goes back more than two thousand years.
A day of exclusive shopping is also part of a day in which enjoyment is the goal of every moment, without losing sight of the il dolce far niente.
One of the oldest art collections in the world opens its doors to us, donated by the Borghese family and part of Italy's national patrimony. This collection, which began in 1500, boasts the largest number of works by Caravaggio in the world; the power of his images still leaves no viewer indifferent.
Past and present meet in the most important private restoration workshop in the world, the only one that has been able to restore three Caravaggios; it takes us into the most reserved part of art, allowing us to experience it intimately.
Discovery and surprise are the hallmarks of an unforgettable lunch; a square full of unique charm confirms the permanent welcome that Rome offers us.
Witnessing the birth of art is an experience that few can share, so it is unique to be welcomed in his workshop by Master Maurizio Fioravanti; known as "the alchemist", his work marks the highest degree of beauty and perfection in the technique of micromosaic used by the Romans in antiquity, creating unique pieces of jewelry that are exhibited at the most important ancient art fair in the world, TEFAF in Belgium. Master Maurizio is considered one of the last great Roman artisans.
The day ends, the brightness, the history and the ancestry give birth to the night that will frame a dinner in the center of Rome, in the ancient palace of one of the great families of the city.
It is the first day of driving and one of the most beautiful and famous landscapes will be presented to us: the road from Rome to Chianti; our personality and taste will determine in which supercar we will drive through this piece of paradise.
Lunch will take us to a medieval castle dating back to the 15th century, which has been used as a film set due to its extraordinary nature. We are welcomed by our host, one of the last Italian princes.
Wine, the protagonist of world history, comes to us in a tasting that takes place inside the Castle of Montalcino, home of Brunello di Montalcino, one of the most emblematic Italian wines.
Hills and plains of unquestionable beauty are the road to be traveled on the fifth day of this itinerary; landscapes such as those of Val d'Orcia, a World Heritage Site, are what we have ahead of us.
A noble palace in Siena welcomes us; the view of Piazza del Campo, iconic for its extraordinary medieval charm and for hosting the Palio horse race, is already a reason for enjoyment; our fabulous dinner will take place there, worthy of its nobility.
The second day of driving, every place is imposing; its beauty envelops us in every kilometer.
Arriving in Bolgheri, its emblematic Viale dei Cipressi, an avenue lined with cypress trees for five kilometers, which have made it one of the most typical Tuscan monuments, invites us to walk along it.
The Ornellaia winery, one of the best cantinas in the world, considered so by connoisseurs and wine lovers, offers us an unforgettable tasting. At nightfall, the Prince of Gherardesca Castle welcomes us with its imposing 17th century façade. This place, whose dignity has allowed it to host heads of state and world-famous personalities, is a dream place to spend the night.
If you are lucky, at dawn, with the sun at your back, you will be able to see some Mediterranean islands.
This is a day of driving that puts the thrill of speed in front of us; a scenic race in the Apennines is the ultimate experience for lovers of the beauty of motoring.
Lunch will be served in a 17th century wine cellar that will be opened exclusively for us to visit a very important collection of ancient art.
At nightfall, our return to the castle awaits us with a private concert with musicians from La Scala in Milan; from dawn to dusk, every moment is designed to create pleasure.
We drive through the region of Emilia Romagna, its medieval roads and paths show their charm as we pass through on this day of driving. The deep love of motoring will lead us to visit the factory and museum of Dallara, one of the most prestigious designers and manufacturers of automobiles in Italy.
Gastronomy continues to surprise us, this time with a visit to the place where Parmigiano Reggiano is made; it is the opportunity to observe, live and learn a world-famous process in a close and familiar way; more than a tour, it is coexistence around the unique pleasure that only food can offer us.
Italian history and tradition take the form of an old inn that offers us an exquisite lunch.
We wake up in Milan, the city of fashion and design; we wake up in a five-star hotel and there begins a free day to explore and discover the streets of this city, always with our two Mercedes Benz vans at your disposal.
During the day we will also visit Leonardo's vineyard, whose appeal to connoisseurs is undeniable. Dinner will be in a restaurant of great tradition, founded in 1696, whose delicious dishes have made it an icon.
We wake up to our last day in Milan, in a beautiful five-star hotel, we say goodbye to the city, closing a cycle of charm and pleasure.