The Italian Collection: Modena to Chianti

2 days

An experience like no other: stay in a former aristocratic residence in central Modena, enjoy wine and vinegar tastings, and visit the Enzo Ferrari museum for an exclusive tour and the chance to use the F1 simulator.

Trip Highlights

  • Relax in style with 4* accommodation in a former aristocratic residence in the heart of Modena

  • Soak up some local culture with a private tour of a traditional Modena vinegar factory – tasting 12 year and 25 year aged vinegars paired with local delicacies; parmigiano, prosciutto, salamis and gelatos!

  • Get close and personal with the incredible formula one cars during your exclusive tour of the world famous Enzo Ferrari Museum including the chance to use their F1 simulator!

  • Indulge in the ultimate dining experience; a 12 course tasting menu at the 3* Michelin Osteria Francescana restaurant (Number 3 in the world’s top 50 restaurants) with paired wines, as well as 5 course wine tasting lunch at a 1* Michelin restaurant in the heart of Chianti wine region.

  • Top up your wine knowledge with two visits to world famous wine estates in Chianti.

from $2,500 per person

This is a guide price based on 10 people travelling together in single room occupancy. Flights are included with this package.

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Trip details

Day 1

Fly into Bologna airport where you will be welcomed by your private wine guide and driver. Check in to your 4* accommodation on the heart of Modena – a former aristocratic residence.  Your group will promptly be chauffeured to a traditional vinegar factory dating back to 1910, meet the owner and taste a wonderful variety of vinegars including barrel aged  12 year and 25 year aged varieties. Enjoy a light lunch, tasting local delicacies including parmigiano, prosciutto, salami and gelato and get a real insight into the history and production of balsamic vinegar and how well they pair with these foods.  Once you’ve re-fueled, you’re off to visit the famous Enzo Ferrari museum in Modena. You will be welcomed with a glass of Champagne on arrival before an exclusive tour of the museum and a chance to use the F1 simulator. Here you can get close and personal with the many cars exhibited here, and learn about Enzo Ferrari’s incredible life story, spanning 90 years. This evening you’ll enjoy an unforgettable dining experience at a 3* Michelin Osteria Francescana with a 12 course tasting menu paired with wines  (Number 3 in world top 50 restaurants!).  A private dining room is available for corporate groups.

Day 2

After breakfast, relax with a private transfer to the heart of the Chianti wine region where you will visit its world famous estates including the old historical wine cellars of an abbey home to over 2,000 barrels of wine. Now is your chance to sit back and discuss the many wines you’ve sampled over a 5 course wine tasting lunch in a 1* Michelin restaurant in the heart of the region. After lunch spend a leisurely afternoon with a tasting at another prestigious winery before ending the day with private transfers to Pisa airport.


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