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What's the Motor Valley and Why You Should Definitely Visit It

Friday, December 20, 2019


Located in the heart of the Emilia-Romagna region in north-central Italy, the Motor Valley lies roughly around a tripartite of towns, specifically Bologna, Modena and Maranello. Sometimes referred to as “the place where speed was born”, this is the birthplace of some of the world’s most revered and renowned sports cars.

It’s a Mecca for car enthusiasts, a destination absolutely filled with awesome automobile museums, major factories and professional race courses. It’s a motorist’s paradise. Most notably, this is where you can experience and visit attractions related to Ferrari (in Maranello), Lamborghini (in Sant’Agata Bolognese), Ducati (in Bologna) and Maserati (in Modena).

Clearly, this is a luxury car heaven and the Motor Valley experience is one that everyone who feels the need for speed should visit at least once.

Top Attractions in the Motor Valley, Italy

It’s worth zooming in on the major highlights in Italy’s Motor Valley. When you take a look at the list below, try not to let your jaw drop! It’s truly a phenomenal number of museums, car collections, raceways and factories.

  • Ferruccio Lamborghini Museum - museum dedicated to the Bolognese founder of the Lamborghini brand

  • Enzo Ferrari Museum - exhibitions and galleries in the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari

  • COMP Moto Poggi Collection - museum dedicated to Yamaha motorcycles, unique in Europe

  • Pagani Automobili - factory of one of Italy’s top supercars

  • Ducati Motor Holding - factory of one of the world’s leading motorcycle brands

  • Ferrari - headquarters and factory of arguably the most famous Italian sports car brand

  • Lamborghini - headquarters and factory of the renowned sports car manufacturer

  • Maserati - headquarters and factory of the maker of prestigious luxury cars

  • Autodrome of Modena - popular racetrack in the city of Modena

  • Autodrome Enzo and Dino Ferrari - famed raceway that has hosted the Formula 3000 World Championships and the San Marino Formula 1 Grand Prix

It’s amazing to think about how this wealth of racing history, and motorcycle and sports car manufacturing is concentrated in such a small area. But then again, that’s exactly what makes the Motor Valley in Italy such a superb and popular destination among car lovers.

Motor Valley Experiences from Amazing Italy

Thanks to Amazing Italy, you can have the ultimate Motor Valley experience and visit many of those awesome attractions. We have a variety of tours from various locations in Italy. Here’s a brief overview of what we can offer you.

Food & Ferrari Tours

On our Food & Ferrari Tours, you’ll visit a few producers of top-notch regional food products, such as Parmesan cheese, prosciutto and balsamic vinegar. You’ll learn how those foods are grown and made, as well as get to enjoy a tasting.

Car lovers, however, will certainly be most interested in the world-famous Ferrari Museum in Maranello in the Motor Valley. You might even get to test drive a spectacular Ferrari car!

Our Food & Ferrari Tours are available from the following cities. Click on the links for more detailed information.

The Land of Motors Tours: Ferrari, Pagani and Lamborghini

Any car enthusiast will drool over this sensational tour! The itinerary is nothing short of magnificent and includes the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, the brand-new Pagani Factory-Museum and the new Lamborghini Factory & Museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese with their historical collections.

If you’d like, you have the opportunity to test drive your favorite sports car (optional). During a light lunch at a local restaurant, you also get to indulge in the regional delicacies.

These tours are available from these (relatively) nearby Italian cities:

Test Drives

If you’ve always dreamed about driving one of the world’s most cutting-edge and luxurious sports cars, we can make it come true. Amazing Italy can organize test drives of iconic Italian sports cars in the Motor Valley.

We have two options available, both from Bologna:

Lamborghini, Pasta Making and Balsamic Vinegar Tour

No visit to Bologna is quite complete without spending some time in the Motor Valley in Italy. On this well-filled and fun tour, you’ll enjoy traditional food, join a pasta-making class, tour a balsamic vinegar estate, and explore the renowned Lamborghini Museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese.

You can find more details about this wonderful Motor Valley experience on this page.

So, as you can see, the Motor Valley in Italy really is a dream destination for anyone who loves cars, from the casual road tripper to Formula 1 fans. Allow us to help you explore and experience this amazing destination in Emilia-Romagna.

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