Day 1: Rome
You will be met in the arrivals area of the Rome – Fiumicino airport and transferred by limousine to the splendid Hotel De Russie. Located just off the Piazza del Popolo in the heart of Rome, this beautiful hotel with its divine garden courtyard is the ideal spot to take refuge before setting out on a walking tour of the ‘Eternal City’. Explore some of its most beautiful sights and most revered antiquity: the Coliseum & Forum, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. Visit the Ferrari store to inspire you for tomorrow’s initial encounter with the Prancing Horse! This evening, meet with your private Tour Director who will take you through the details of your journey and introduce you into the amazing world of Ferrari. Learn the particulars of sport-car driving and the differences between the various models (8-cylinder, 12-cylinder, Spider). Dinner and the rest of your evening are at leisure in Rome. Hotel: Hotel de Russie, Rome. Includes: (B).
Day 2: The Mille Miglia Route to Southern Tuscany
After breakfast, transfer by limousine from your hotel to Civitavecchia’s Porto Riva di Traiano, the nearest port on the Roman coast. Sip a welcome aperitif in the exclusive Sporting Yacht Club followed by a dedicated Ferrari briefing, with the cars scenically displayed in front of the yachts. Your private tour director will explain the finer details of the controls of your Ferrari, focusing on how to handle the F1 paddle-gear shifting behind the steering wheel. In the meantime, your luggage will be whisked away by VIP shuttle leave and you will find it later on in your hotel room. After some time to practice behind the wheel of your Ferrari and take a guided test drive, depart for the Fonteverde Natural Spa Resort in San Casciano dei Bagni. Enjoy this spectacular drive along the panoramic and enchanting roads of the mythical Mille Miglia, passing Viterbo, Bolsena, Acquapendente, and Radicofani. Throughout the journey into Southern Tuscany, the Ferraris and the Tour Director’s Alfa Romeo will be in touch by walkie-talkie. Upon arrival and check-in at the Fonteverde Natural Spa Resort, relax on the terrace overlooking the rolling hills of the Val d’Orcia. You may decide to spend the afternoon in the mineral-rich, natural warm spring waters of the thermal pool, the bioaquam® circuit (with its various hydromassages) or any other spa treatment offered by this luxurious spa resort. This evening depart for Pienza to visit the birthplace of Pope Pius II birthplace. Designed with the precise architectural code to be the ideal Renaissance town, Pienza’s charm is enhanced by the white stone cathedral, Palazzo Piccolomini with its fine courtyard, Palazzo Borgia, a graceful Piazza and staggering views across the Val d’Orcia. Carry on for dinner at your leisure in nearby Montepulciano, the archetypical mediaeval fortified town built at the summit of a hill. It is the centre for the region’s most famous Vino Nobile, one of Italy’s most acclaimed red wines. Hotel: Fonteverde Natural Spa. Includes: (B). Driving: 300 Kilometers by Ferrari.
Day 3: The Val d'Orcia & Siena
After breakfast, check out of the Fonteverde and depart by Ferrari to Siena, passing the next milestones of the Mille Miglia: San Quirico d’Orcia and Buonconvento en route. At the wheel of his Alfa Romeo, your Tour Director will guide you on a picturesque route past ancient villages, vineyards and rolling farmland. Arrive in Siena, an unspoiled mediaeval city, world-renowned for its Palio horse race. Once the seat of power in the Province of Tuscany, evidence of the city’s glorious history in seen in the Town Hall (Palazzo Pubblico) and the staggering gothic Cathedral. Stroll down to eat lunch at your leisure and watch the world go by in Siena’s main square Piazza del Campo. After lunch visit the historical landmarks of Siena with your guide and then take some time to explore the shops and boutiques that line the winding cobbled streets. Depart by Ferrari for the Roman coast with stops along the way at Bagno Vignoni and San Quirico d’Orcia. Arrive in Ladispoli just outside Rome and check-in to the magnificent Hotel La Posta Vecchia. Built on the site of the Roman Alsium, this villa overlooking the sea was the home of prince Orsini’s family from 1640 and later restored by the oil magnate Jean Paul Getty in the 20th century as one of his residences. Settle into your room before dinner in the Michelin-starred Cesar Restaurant (La Posta Vecchia). Hotel: La Posta Vecchia. Includes: (B), (D). Driving: 350 Kilometers by Ferrari.
Day 4: The Roman Coast
After a late breakfast relax on your own time at the splendid property of La Posta Vecchia. Take a dip in the sea from the private beach, a stroll around the park, a swim in the indoor pool or a visit to the archaeological museum before checking out. From here, take a limousine to the destination of your choice in Rome, or back to Fiumicino airport for your return flight. Includes: (B).
all accommodations on a shared twin/double room basis
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