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Maranello: Ferrari Museum Entrance Ticket

1. Maranello: Ferrari Museum Entrance Ticket

During your trip to Maranello discover the museum that is home to one of the most prestigious brands in the world, Ferrari. If you are passionate about engines, or simply want to discover the gold-standard of Italian excellence, be sure to take this exciting opportunity in the 'land of reds'. The Ferrari Museum is an exciting exhibition of the past, present and future of the Prancing Horse. During your visit you can experience both the permanent and temporary exhibitions that take place. You can also experience the evocative Hall of Victories in which the Ferrari World Champions from 1999 to today are exhibited.

Maranello and Modena: Ferrari Museums Combo Tickets

2. Maranello and Modena: Ferrari Museums Combo Tickets

Get a 2-in-1 combo ticket to visit the Maranello Ferrari Museum and the Modena Ferrari Museum. Explore the exhibitions of past and present in Maranello, then head 20km and discover Enzo Ferrari himself, in the museum in Modena. Begin with entry into the Maranello Museum, where your time of entry to Modena will be shared. Discover the special peculiarity of Maranello, that it is the home of Ferrari, one of the most prestigious car brands in the world. Get passionate about engines, and discover Italian excellence more closely among the Land of the Reds. Walk through the exhibition of the Prancing Horse, divided into two parts: one permanent and one temporary. Wander the Hall of Victories and learn of World Champions from 1999 to today. Travel 20km from Maranello to a futuristic building in the shape of a huge yellow car hood. Sheild your eyes from the bright and vibrant color that starkly contrasts its surrounding environment. Inside, there is a huge hall in which various temporary exhibitions are set up, and a small cinema where two rotating films dedicated to the life and history of Enzo Ferrari are projected. The museum is divided into five sectors: low fractionation engines, from 1 to 6 cylinders, that of the classic 12 cylinders, that of 8, turbos, and, finally, that of Formula 1. The path continues in the building in front of a huge pavilion, or into the workshop where Enzo's father worked, now perfectly restored. In addition, the Museum houses a shop that offers a wide range of official products and a bookstore that collects the most important Ferrari publications.

Maranello: Ferrari Museum and Fiorano Track Combo Eco Tour

3. Maranello: Ferrari Museum and Fiorano Track Combo Eco Tour

Enrich your visit to Maranello with a combo tour of the Ferrari Museum, and factory, and take an exclusive panoramic shuttle tour inside the Fiorano track and along Viale Enzo Ferrari in Fabbrica. Follow your guide and discover the characteristics and contents of the Ferrari circuit, where racing and road cars have been tested since 1972, and of the Ferrari Citadel. Walk through the exhibition of the Prancing Horse, divided into two parts: one permanent and one temporary.  See the factory before heading to the Fiorano track to experience, which is used to carry out private tests, and take a bus while listening to the secrets and facts that the guide reveals.

Modena: Enzo Ferrari Museum Entrance Ticket

4. Modena: Enzo Ferrari Museum Entrance Ticket

During your time in Modena, walk the grounds of one of the city's most impressive buildings with this entrance ticket to the Enzo Ferrari Museum. Immerse yourself in an experience dedicated to enhancing the motoring tradition in Modena and learn about Ferrari's fascinating origins as one of the greatest names in automobile history. Upon arrival at the museum you will immediately marvel at the futuristic facade of the building, shaped like a huge yellow hood. As you enter, immerse yourself in the enormous hall that houses various exhibitions that will allow you to learn the history of Ferrari and its founder, Enzo. Whilst inside, take a trip to both of the small cinemas where you can watch two rotating films about the life and history of Enzo Ferrari. These entertaining and educational films will give you insight into Enzo's life and the life of the brand to date. Pay a visit to Enzo's father's workshop, now perfectly restored by the Museum of Ferrari Motors. Visit any of the 5 sectors dedicated to low fractionation engines, 1-6 cylinders, 8 cylinders, classic 12 cylinders, turbos, and Formula 1. To finish off your Ferrari experience, stop by the museum store that offers a wide range of official products and a bookstore that sells the most important Ferrari publications.

Modena: Roundtrip Bus Transfer to Ferrari Museum Maranello

5. Modena: Roundtrip Bus Transfer to Ferrari Museum Maranello

From today it is easier to reach the Ferrari Museums, even if you are traveling by train. There is a connection service between Ferrari Museums in Maranello, at fixed times, with a departure from: Modena Railway Station (Bus Station: "Pensilina" n°4) to Ferrari Musem in Maranello (Via Alfredo Dino Ferrari, 43, Maranello) Departure Trip: From Modena Railway Station (Bus Stop n°4) to Ferrari Musem in Maranello (Via Alfredo Dino Ferrari, 43, Maranello) : at 10:40 and at 15:15 Return trip: from Ferrari Musem in Maranello (Via Alfredo Dino Ferrari, 43, Maranello) to Modena Railway Station (Bus Stop n°4) : at 14:45 and at 18:00 For both routes there is a pit-stop at the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena (Via Paolo Ferrari, 85, 41121 Modena)

Modena: Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena D.O.P. Lunch

6. Modena: Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena D.O.P. Lunch

Welcome to Acetaia Gambigliani Zoccoli, one of the few remaining vinegar factories that produce only and exclusively Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO. Our tour includes a guided visit to the Antica Acetaia, where our vinegar barrels are stored, followed by a tasting of our beloved product and a rich assortment of local delicacies to pair it with. You will be welcomed by Mario and Giorgio Gambigliani Zoccoli, who will tell you all there is to know about the family history, the factory, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO and its production. The tour continues with a visit to the Acetaia located in the attic of the Villa, where we store our precious barrels. At this point you will be ready for the rich tasting of Traditional Vinegar paired with some delicacies that have made Emilia-Romagna famous all over the world. Menu: • 3 types of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (18 months, 24 months and over 30 months of aging) • 2 types of ricotta (from cow and sheep milk) • 2 types of omelette with vegetables (zucchini; peppers and onion) • 3 types of baked focaccia bread (with oil, cheese and mushrooms, cheese and ham) • 8 types of cured meats (Prosciutto Crudo di Parma D.O.P., Mortadella di Bologna, salami, ciccioli, coppa, pancetta, coppa di testa, lardo) • Risotto with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese • Two types of desserts (ricotta cake and cheesecake) • Coffee • Homemade liquors (Limoncello and Nocino)

Modena: Guided Balsamic Vinegar Cellar Tour & Optional Meal

7. Modena: Guided Balsamic Vinegar Cellar Tour & Optional Meal

Discover balsamic vinegar the king of condiments, full of secrets and traditions that are handed down generation to generation. You will have the option to follow Claudio or grandfather Franco, inside the acetaia, to discover its origin and history. Before making the visit Claudio, the owner, tells the story of his family between fast cars and slow food, his mother grew up in the countryside by farmer parents who only had a battery of Balsamic vinegar which was inherited by the grandfather upon his grandfather's death. Uncle, so when the mother got married she asked the father to start a new battery for the children.. in the meantime the father made a career in Ferrari and then in Lamborghini dedicating his whole life to engines without forgetting to take care of the Aceto is now 82 years old and continues to take care of himself. in fact he increased this passion by working harder than before. From our 10 hectares of vineyards, including 5 of trebbiano modenese, we select the best grapes for the production of our balsamic vinegar. After cooking it is moved inside the barrels of each battery, where it remains to age for many years until it reaches the smallest barrel and from there it is then bottled. It is a product that requires a lot of patience. In addition to traditional balsamic vinegar, for some years now we have also been producing PGI certified balsamic vinegar with less aging but at the same time highly appreciated for its versatility and taste similar to the traditional one. Claudio then developed other condiments to try to create products very similar to traditional balsamic but which required less aging. If you want to discover the true shades , the real differences between traditional and commercial Baslamic, come and visit us.

Parma: Cheese, Ham, & Balsamic Vinegar Tour with Tastings

8. Parma: Cheese, Ham, & Balsamic Vinegar Tour with Tastings

On a day-long tour, you’ll Learn the origins of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese throughout a visit to a cheese factory in Parma. Hear how this cheese, protected by the EU, is still produced following traditional methods. Exclusively made in the Zona Tipica of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, and parts of Bologna and Mantova, Parmesan cheese dates back over 9 centuries. After, head to the picturesque hills of Langhirano, which are home to Prosciutto di Parma Ham. The tour begins with a brief history of the production, followed by a visit to the "cold stage," where fresh meats are processed. Learn how the best meat is chosen and see the salting machinery and refrigeration/resting cells. Take a look in the seasoning chambers and savor the traditional ham aromas in the air. Learn about the "spillatura" and how only the best hams pass the test and are branded as the famed "Crown of Parma." Finally, enjoy a degustation of Parma ham accompanied by a glass local wine. Then We will discover the secrets of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, one of the hidden and still little-known jewels of the Modena area. We will visit a Traditional Balsamic Vinegar producer and the visit will be followed by tasting of 12 years old, 25 years old Traditional Balsamic Vinegar and other balsamic condiments.

Parma: Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Tour

9. Parma: Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Tour

Learn the origins of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese throughout a visit to a cheese factory in Parma. Hear how this cheese, protected by the EU, is still produced following traditional methods. Exclusively made in the Zona Tipica of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, and parts of Bologna and Mantova, Parmesan cheese dates back over 9 centuries. Watch the cheese makers pull the product from the milk vats, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the process of cooking and separating the whey. You'll then visit the shaping and salting rooms, before going to the stagionatura where the cheese is aged. Savor the sight and smell of thousands of wheels of cheese, and learn about the strict tests performed by the Consorzio, such as hammering the cheeses before the fire-branding ritual. Finally, taste the delicious cheese accompanied by some honey and local wine.

Modena: Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti Entry Ticket

10. Modena: Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti Entry Ticket

The Luciano Pavarotti House Museum is the home that Maestro Pavarotti had built in the Modena countryside, within a large estate, where he lived the last years of his life. It was opened to the public in 2015 to firmly link the Maestro's memory to his beloved homeland and to make the Luciano man behind the great artist Pavarotti better known to the public. The house is still today as the Master left it and can be visited entirely. It holds all the objects he loved to surround himself with and contains the memories of the days spent in the company of family, friends and students to whom he gave singing lessons.

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Super friendly driver and very knowledgeable about the area we were travelling through. The tour of the dairy farm and Parmigiano factory was awesome! Seeing how they make cheese up close was incredible and made me really appreciate the skill that goes into it. We felt the same way about the balsamic tour in Modena. We also enjoyed both car museums.

Overall everything was great, the guides during visits were very knowledgeable, and if you have never seen how they make parmegiano and vinegar, the tour is an absolute must! We also had enough time to visit the Ferrari museum

This was an excellent tour. We are a family of 5 with young children. Hosts were friendly and answered all our questions. We had a tasting at the end too. Did not feel rushed at all. I would recommend this tour for others.

Great trip. Easy to find pickup location at Modena station, and seamless transfer to museum.

The tour was very good although the presenter spoke a little too fast at times