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Italian Extravaganza

Hotel Modena Resort

Comfort Double or Twin
  • Hotel Modena Resort
  • August 28 - August 31, 2017
  • Comfort room
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome dinner
  • Alfa Romeo Museum visit
  • Lamborghini factory visit
  • Lamborghini Museum visit
  • Dallara factory visit
  • Ferrari Test Track bus tour
  • Ferrari factory facility bus tour
  • Ferrari museum
  • Optional Ferrari 458 test drive
  • Pagani factory visit
  • Lunch at Green Village
  • Private collection visit
  • Panini Collection
  • Thursday Monza Pit Walk
  • Limited Participation
  • Prices are per person, double occupancy


Italian Extravaganza


In the early days, Enzo Ferrari was a test driver and later a race driver for Alfa Romeo. He had some success in racing an Alfa at local events, but didn`t quite make it to the big time. He became the Alfa dealer in Modena and set up Scuderia (Stable) Ferrari to manage rich Alfa owners prepare and race their cars. His successful Scuderia became the official works team with Alfa Romeo supplying the latest race cars. A ride around "The Three Provinces" Circuit with Tazio Nuvolari convinced Enzo that his skills as a team manager exceeded his driving ability considerably and his driving took a back seat.

It is said that in this part of Italy, you could take a farm worker out of the fields and turn him into a great race mechanic practically overnight. So the Modena area became like the Silicon Valley for Exotic Cars. Maserati, OSCAR, Ferrari, Lamberghini, Stanguellini, Dallara, and Pagani would not have produced exotic cars without the ability of the local mechanics. When Phil Hill would host this tour with our group he would always meet with his old team mechanics, such was his admiration and close relationship.

There is nothing mundane about the cars built around Modena. The passion runs deep, it is about the most exotic engines with the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini still producing V12`s. Incredible designers like Bertone, Ghia, Pininfarina, Scaglietti, Touring, Vignale and Zagato produce the Italian coachwork of the supercars that make the enthusiast drool. This area is all about the best Exotic cars and race cars produced in the world, so we take you behind the scenes on a tour of a life time.

Hotel Modena Resort

The 4 star Best Western Plus Hotel Modena Resort is located 8 km from Modena`s city center and just a 5 minute drive from the Formigine Castle. Boasting an indoor and outdoor heated pool, a hot tub, Turkish bath, gym, cocktail lounge area, snack bar and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout. The spacious rooms offer modern and elegant furnishings, a balcony, a 32" LED TV with satellite channels, air conditioning, and a minibar. An amazing Argentina restaurant is located right next door.

Modena


Modena is located in the heart of the Emilia Romagna Region known for its wonderful cuisine and cultural life. You will be delighted by the flavours of traditional balsamic vinegar accompanying local specialities, or the cheeses at the Pannini farm. You will love dinner at the Antica Moka in Modena on Monday night and a stroll in the narrow city center streets or Piazza Grande. Lunch at the Green Village will amaze you, in fact if it were not for the exotic cars you will realise the food is worth the visit on its own.

Piazza Grande is the heart of life in Modena, the beauty of the Cathedral is one of the finest masterpieces of European Romanesque architecture. Piazza Grande is also home to the Palazzo Comunale, which dates back to the Middle Ages. Not far from the Ghirlandina Tower, there is the five hundred year old Ducal Palace the court of the Este Lords during their five hundred years reign, it is today the home to the prestigious Military Academy.

What could be better than Exotic Cars on your doorstep, some of the best, if not the best cuisine in the world, and architecture that will take your breath way? The weather is warm and the atmosphere is wonderful, a time you will remember for ever.

Monday, August 28:

Upon your arrival into Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), you will be met by a GPT representative at 10:00 am and transferred to your Hotel in Modena. On route we will visit the amazing collection at the Alfa Romeo Museum. After check in get ready to treat your taste buds at our welcome dinner with your fellow car enthusiasts.

Tuesday, August 29:

Today you will be seeing Red! Ferrari Red! Morning visit to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello folllowed by a visit to the Ferrari test track and Factory facility by bus. Shop in the numerous Ferrari merchandise stores or take in the optional Ferrari 458 test drive. Afternoon visit to the amazing Lamborghini factory and museum and round out the day with a visit to the Dallara Factory and view their day-to-day operations.

Wednesday, August 30:

Morning visit to the Pagani Factory then feast on an amazing lunch....bring your appetite. In the afternoon we are honored to be invited to view a private collection, truly a memorable day!

Thursday, August 31:

Morning departure to visit the Panini Collection and facinating Hombre Cheese Farm. Following the visit, we will drive to the circuit to take part in the pit walk. (Please note: a 3-day race ticket is required for the pit walk.) Return transfer to your hotel in Como at around 7:00 pm where you can check in and continue on the Italian GP tour.

Travel Times

Airport to Hotel in Modena: 3 hrs

Transfer times may vary, due to traffic and weather conditions.

Welcome Dinner

On Monday, join us for a welcome dinner as you get to know your fellow race enthusiasts. We will be met by the Maitre D, who will explain each of the courses of the excellent "Menu Degustazione" which reflects the flavours of the region, starting with an aperitif of Frizzante Lambrusco, a renowned local methode champenoise wine. Each course is accompanied by a sympathetic wine with an explanation at the table by the restaurant`s sommelier.

Lamborghini Factory*

Take a look into the passion and care that is put into these exotic vehicles, from the handstitched interior to the overhead cam engines.
*Automobili Lamborghini reserves the right to cancel the factory tour at any time.

Lamborghini Museum

Houses many special cars including the last made of several models and numerous F1 cars.

Alfa Romeo Museum

Alfa Romeo has one of the largest and most comprehensive museums of any car maker in world. Visit the display rooms and enter the world of Alfa lovers; the Alfa Romeo Museum offers you all this and more.

Dallara Factory Visit

Go behind the scenes and get a first hand view of their daily operations. This factory produces cars for the Indy, GP2 and GP3 series, LM2 Le Mans cars and more! Many are re-badged for major sponsors such as the Playstation and Morgan-Nissan marques. Very secretive aero-dynamic testing is carried out here for major road car manufacturers such as Audi, BMW and Ferrari. We will have the great privilege of being shown their wind tunnel, considered to be the best in the world. The Bugatti Veyron is designed and built here. They also have one of the most sophisticated F1/Indy/GP2 & 3 series simulators which is located in a new 50 million dollar building, allowing drivers to experience all the world circuits.

Ferrari Museum

Here you will get a fascinating insight into the history of the Prancing Horse. Take a look into Ferrari`s past, present and future through F1 themed exhibits, past and present cars, technological innovations and photographic shows.

Ferrari Test Track Bus Tour

Tour the Fiorano test track by bus where Ferrari has tested all its road cars and competiton cars since 1972.

Ferrari Factory Facility Bus Tour

A guided bus tour through the "Citadella" avenue that runs through the cluster of new production buildings and where the Prancing Horse cars are built. Visitors may not leave the bus or take photos during the tour.

Pagani Factory

Discover the suprising life of Mr. Horacio Pagani and his supercar, famous for worldwide design, handicraft and performance! These iconic cars are built at a cost of a mere one million dollars each. Just 20 of these hand-built cars are currently produced annually. However, in 2014 they will move to a new factory to facilitate increased production of the Huayra.

Private Collection

Witness a passion for restoring and salvaging old cars at one of the most amazing private collections. The collected works include various makes of cars, motorbikes and bicycles, all original classics, even the very first Ferrari ever built.

Panini Collection and Hombre Farm

Visit Hombre Farm where the processing phases for the production of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese can be seen and enjoy a tour of a private vintage car and motorbike collection.
When the Maserati Company became bankrupt, the Panini brothers, being avid car collectors, bought the entire Maserati collection when it went to public auction, thereby saving the collection for Italy and the local region. The collection includes 2 very rare Type 61 "Birdcage" models and space frames, concept & F1 cars, rare prototype saloons & coupes, Maserati motor cycles and several mint condition Harley Davidsons, some with sidecars. The collection also houses the famous Eldorado Indy Maserati which Stirling Moss drove at Indianapolis and Monza.

We will go on to visit the Farm`s cheese making unit & storage facility. The cheeses are matured for up to 5 years, stacked 30feet high and turned at regular intervals prior to being shipped throughout the world. This storage unit holds cheeses worth 10 million dollars. We will also have the chance to taste and buy.

The above events are included in tour price.

Test Drive An Exotic Car $250.00

Don`t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to drive the car of your dreams! Choose from the Ferrari F430, Ferrari California, Ferrari 575M, the new Ferrari 458 Italy or the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560. You get to drive through the streets of Maranello with a co-driver and can add a passenger and video recording if you wish.

Prices start from Euro 150 for 20 minutes - call us for more information or to reserve your test drive on 800.400.1998 or email us at info@gptours.com.

This additional option is only available with purchase of the Italian Extravaganza package.

Price Per Person

Price Per Person: $2,695.00
Single Use Supplement: $275.00

Price is per person, based on two persons sharing a room. Single supplement is an additional cost per room (for the entire tour) if traveling alone. Extra nights subject to hotel availability.

Hotel Room Types


Comnfort Double max 2 person(s)
Comfort Single max 1 person(s)
Comfort Twin max 2 person(s)



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