Magic Travel proudly presents:
June 27 to July 10 2014
MILAN - LAKE COMO - TURIN - ALASSIO - GARLENDA - MODENA - MARANELLO - SANTA AGATA - BOLOGNA
A wonderful tour, suitable for
families, taking in some of the most fascinating
destinations and car features that Northern Italy has to offer.
Visit Italy in our self-drive, guided tour. In addition to wonderful sights, towns and cities, we’ll see some of the world’s greatest car museums - and a highlight, join in the 2014 International Fiat 500 Meeting, with 1000 cars! Enjoy an Italian summer while it’s cold and wet in Australia... plus quality hotels, excellent restaurants and great company!
Where and when... 27 June -
July 10 2014
Fri 27 - Milan - Europe’s fashion and style centre
Sat 28 - Milan - so much to see...
Sun 29 - Lake Como - from our luxury lakeside hotel
Mon 20 - Explore beautiful Lake Como
Tue 1 - Historic Turin - Museo dell Automobile
Wed 2 - Turin - Mirafiori Motor Village, Lingotto, etc
Thur 3 - Alassio - on the Italian Riviera coast
Fri 4 - Garlenda - International Fiat 500 Meeting
Sat 5 - Garlenda - International Fiat 500 Meeting
Sun 6 - Garlenda - International Fiat 500 Meeting
Mon 7 - Modena - new Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari
Tue 8 - Maranello – Galleria Ferrari and the amazing
Panini - Maserati collection on a farm
Wed 9 - Santa Agata - Lamborghini Museums
Thur 10 - Spectacular historic Bologna
Overnights... We’ll keep moves to different hotels to a minimum. Seaside town Alassio will be our overnight stop throughout the Fiat 500 Meeting. When visiting Maranello and Santa Agata we will be staying in Modena. You’ll be won-over by our specially chosen, high quality, well located hotels.
There is plenty of free time built-in to explore as you wish alone or with others. Guided by Paul Blank, motoring journalist and Italian car enthusiast. He’s been conducting automotive themed tours in Europe successfully since 2005.
Our exclusive Roadbook will be filled with useful hints on language, driving in Europe, food, money, etiquette, sight-seeing and touring information - to make your trip a breeze - and one of the most memorable experiences of your life. Go on - treat yourselves to a fabulous Italian adventure!
It’s more than just cars...
Our car visits and events are great fun, but there’s plenty for those who are
less car oriented. For example, we begin in Italy’s fashion centre Milan, then
the spectacularly beautiful Lake Como. Turin has a beautiful historic town
centre, as does Bologna and we’ll be staying in the hearts of the old towns.
Plus we’ll enjoy the charming beaches of Alassio. With the Fiat 500 Meeting
there are great activities including drives through the mountains to the beach
or to the water park. There’s entertainment and dancing at night.
Italy’s galleries, museums and historic sights offer a wealth of fascination for any visitor. The car museums we visit include the most modern, clever and fascinating in the world. And the shopping opportunities... Wander through Milan's high-end shopping streets and treat yourself to something special. Indulge in wonderful food and drinks from a cappucino in a piazza to a gelati by the beach, plus fabulous restaurant fare. Kids can have a pony ride or drive a Ferrari go kart by the shores of Lake Como. There’s plenty on this tour for singles, couples and families to enjoy.
Our rental cars will
be new Fiat 500s
and Pandas, with the option of up-
grading to larger cars if required for
your family or car sharing with others.
Italy is home to some of the greatest cars, so it’s understandable that there are wonderful musuems showing them off! Turin’s Museo dell Automobile recently had a 40-milion Euro refit and is now among the world’s greatest, by content and layout, with incredibly clever displays showing truly amazing cars... every visitor is thoroughly impressed. Turin also has the old Lingotto Fiat factory to visit and the Mirafiori Motor Village showcasing new Fiat, Alfa & Lancia.
The Modena area is Supercar territory - Ferrari and Lamborghini have excellent musuems nearby, plus Modena’s newest musuem, in Enzo Ferrari’s birthplace, shows the history of the industry in the area in spectacular buildings with wonderful displays. The Lamborghini family has a museum of their own and the Panini collection includes the Maserati collection - in a working dairy farm which you can look through too.
The International Fiat 500 Meeting attracts participants from around the globe and is an incredible experience, hosted by the largest (and the friendliest) single-model car club in the world. With drives, performances, displays, parties and more, you’ll be totally charmed! Over 1000 cars are expected to participate in 2014, including many rare variations and cleverly customised examples of the old rear-engined Fiats. The club has over 25,000 members worldwide and turns on an amazing event for its annual get-together. We'll be encouraging the kids to do a performance on-stage for the crowd one night. There's a fantastic parts and accessory market there too. Tour participants can join in the many activities or do their own thing over the three days of the meeting.
What will it cost? 14 days: Quality hotels, our exclusive Roadbook, maps, car hire (Fiat 500 or Panda), breakfasts, some dinners, museum entry, and the 3-day Fiat 500 Meeting are all included in the price from $6350 per person on a double/twin share basis (sliding scale dependent on number of participants). Children are free for the tour, but you'll need to pay for extra beds, breakfasts, rooms, dinners, etc or larger car costs to suit your family’s needs. Airfares are not included. Only a deposit is required initially. The tour is limited to 16 adults to ensure it’s a friendly size group. Contact us to request a brochure, terms & conditions and an application form.
For more details, contact
Magic Travel (08) 9381 8744
or our Tour Director, Paul Blank mobile: 0407 097 911,
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