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kidlwin

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Hi guys, with my boyfriend we're going to italy soon, it is also his birthday, and I'm thinking probably to go to see a car factory... He is fond of cars, very involves with track days, car renovations and so on... just need to know from "car lovers" if that's a good idea and also which factory would you go for????
Cheers guys your help will be much appreciated

robemcdonald

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82 months

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Where in Italy are you going to?

Most of the supercar makers are near Modena, which is a couple hours south of Milan. Here you'll find Ferrari, Lamborghini and Pagani. I think you can definatley arrange tours of Lamborghini and Pagani, not too sure about Ferrari though.They do have a large museum though.

If you are in Milan then the old Alfa Romeo factory is worth a visit. The museum is excellent (if it's still open) I went there in 2007 and my wife and I were literally the only people there. The only member of staff was an old guy in the security hut at the factory gate. not as exciting as the supercars, but more history than all of them.

kidlwin

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that's great thank you.
we are gonna be in tuscany, and I had a look this afternoon, for all them nearly we will have 2 hours drive, but we are renting a little panda lol so I think I'll get the pagani tour organised.
thank you for the quick reply

chilistrucker

2,615 posts

37 months

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i'd say the ferrari museum is well worth a look.
you need to be warned though, there are lots of shops near by that will let you hire various ferraris from 15 minutes, half hour, an hour and so on. not cheap, but for many a once in a lifetime chance.
i enjoyed my half hour driving a f430 smile

kidlwin

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oh that's good to know, I'll have a look into that as I'm sure he will enjoy it big time. Thanks for that.
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chilistrucker

2,615 posts

37 months

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smile
I went into one of the shops selling all the Ferrari gear and did it with them. Think they are called stop/start. Once the guy who sits with you sees you can drive, he'll encourage you to open it up.
I loved every second of it!

pewe

303 posts

105 months

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Just in case none of those work there's a small Museum dedicated to Nuvolari in his home town of Mantova but check their opening times. Interesting but a bit eclectic.
Further afield the Mille Miglia exhibition just on the Eastern outskirts of Brescia's worth visiting.
There's the Nicolis Museum near Verona - not been but told it's worth a visit.
If he's at all interested in bikes the Ducati factory in Bologna is worth booking a factory visit.
BTW depending on where you are staying/going consider travelling by train as it's quick and cheap.
Enjoy.
Cheers, Pewe

doodlebug

674 posts

102 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Maserati are in Modena and you can book a factory tour which is awesome.

Just outside Modena, there is also the brilliant Panini Museum (Panini are the world famous sticker makers) but their claim to fame now is the Museum which is full of old Maseratis, including some driven by Stirling Moss and a few other Italian marques such as De Tomaso. If that wasn't enough, they also make and sell some excellent Parmeggiano and they sell the local balsamic vinegar. smile

Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani and Ducati are all within around 20km of Modena so there is no excuse to not go there, not even in a Panda.

Most of these except the Ferrari Museum require prior booking.

HTH

kidlwin

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
Cheers, I thought that he'll enjoy the cars' factory and I was certain to enjoy the italian cuisine (vinegar...), I am hoping that a week will be enough to book a tour.

Thank you very much for all the comments that was so helpful.
cheers GUYS :-)

kidlwin

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Saturday 20th October 2012 quote quote all
Hi guys,

we are back from our italian trip....

We've been on the Pagani tour such as stated above...

We had an amazing time, we have been round the whole factory, we've seen the fitters during their work, we've seen the last order which is for somebody in China with all the different fitting, colours and everything.

And also, as a nice detail (more a girl would notice this type of thing and would care about it) the employees don't enter by the back entrance but enter by the big door just like would a potential buyer, the energy and the good atmosphere of the whole team, added to this phenomenal success story of Horatio made this whole visit PERFECT!!!!

iva cosworth

14,805 posts

49 months

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Saturday 20th October 2012 quote quote all
Pics ?

kidlwin

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11 posts

24 months

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Sunday 21st October 2012 quote quote all
oh yes thats a good idea, I dont have many, and obviously you can't take picture in the manufacturing area, but i'll download the couple I have .

AngryApples

5,395 posts

151 months

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Sunday 21st October 2012 quote quote all
chilistrucker said:
i'd say the ferrari museum is well worth a look.
you need to be warned though, there are lots of shops near by that will let you hire various ferraris from 15 minutes, half hour, an hour and so on. not cheap, but for many a once in a lifetime chance.
i enjoyed my half hour driving a f430 smile
CS,

Out of interest, how much was it for 30 minutes?

AngryApples

5,395 posts

151 months

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Sunday 21st October 2012 quote quote all
kidlwin said:
Hi guys,

we are back from our italian trip....

We've been on the Pagani tour such as stated above...

We had an amazing time, we have been round the whole factory, we've seen the fitters during their work, we've seen the last order which is for somebody in China with all the different fitting, colours and everything.

And also, as a nice detail (more a girl would notice this type of thing and would care about it) the employees don't enter by the back entrance but enter by the big door just like would a potential buyer, the energy and the good atmosphere of the whole team, added to this phenomenal success story of Horatio made this whole visit PERFECT!!!!
Great that you both had such a good time!

Must show my wife this thread as a less than subtle hint!

robinandcamera

157 posts

66 months

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Monday 22nd October 2012 quote quote all
kidlwin said:
Hi guys,

we are back from our italian trip....

We've been on the Pagani tour such as stated above...

We had an amazing time, we have been round the whole factory, we've seen the fitters during their work, we've seen the last order which is for somebody in China with all the different fitting, colours and everything.

And also, as a nice detail (more a girl would notice this type of thing and would care about it) the employees don't enter by the back entrance but enter by the big door just like would a potential buyer, the energy and the good atmosphere of the whole team, added to this phenomenal success story of Horatio made this whole visit PERFECT!!!!
Hi, could you share how you booked the Pagani tour? We went to Modena this year and did a few places but wasn't aware you could book Pagani. We'll have to go back for that one!

chilistrucker

2,615 posts

37 months

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Monday 22nd October 2012 quote quote all
AngryApples said:
CS,

Out of interest, how much was it for 30 minutes?
Hi angry, if memory serves me right I payed 180 euros, but I had spent a decent wedge in their shop aswell.
If it helps just found their card in my wallet, (for when I go back and try the scud) their web add is www.pushstart.it got phone number and address if you need it smile

kidlwin

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kidlwin

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kidlwin

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kidlwin

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Hey, so to book it is ever so simple either go through their web site and you'll find this address: tour@pagani.com,
either to this address info@pagani.com.

The person you're gonna deal with is called Laura, she is lovely and also so professional.

I'm not a car person, but the Pagani experience was absolutely amazing.


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