What to Do on a Sunny Sunday: Drive a Ferrari!
I wrote this a year ago, but Luigi and I were chatting away about how much fun this was and I think everyone should have their own Ferrari...if not for just 15 minutes! BUON WEEKEND...
So you may all remember my blog just a few weeks ago (the last sunny Sunday we had), we headed down to Forte dei Marmi, where Luigi had a chance to “drive” a Ferrari. That is a toy one! I, of course, made fun of him, stating it would be probably be the only Ferrari he would ever get to drive. Well, I stand corrected.
What started out as a weekend of work conventions (BIT in Milano and then the Salon of Taste in Rimini) turned out to be a bit of a surprise and a very pleasant one at that! Since we would be traveling quite a bit, I chose somewhere half-way between the two cities for us to stay overnight. That half-way point turned out to be Modena, actually Maranello to be precise. Maranello is the hometown of the Ferrari with a great museum and yes, the chance to drive that fantastic little red machine.
We decided to visit the museum before our drive down to Rimini and were greeted in the parking lot by a nice girl asking if we wanted to test drive a Ferrari. Lui’s ears popped up just like Lucy’s when you saying “wanna go for a walk”? I said yes for him, before he could!
Then came time for the big event!
10 minutes and 60 Euros later, I have never seen my husband so much like a over-joyous kid. Absolute satisfaction for the Guerrera family!
Via Dino Ferrari 43
tel: +39 0536 943204
Open daily from 9:30am-6pm (7pm in May 1-Sept. 30)
(Note: representatives for either place will greet you in the museum parking lot. Prices are the same at either. Not cheap, but if you are into this kind of thing, it’s priceless! You can also have a video made for an extra 10 euro.
Good place to stay nearby:
Locanda del Mulino
Via Nuovo Estense 3430
Inexpensive yet charming rooms with a nice restaurant serving traditional Emilia-Romagna food (think prosciutto, tagliata, puffed fried gnoochi, balsamic vinegar, hearty meals).