Travelling Italy - any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Italy' started by oac, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. oac

    oac Rookie

    Apr 27, 2016
    Hi all!

    This might seem like a strange place to ask for travel advice, but I have already received some great recommendations from Italian Ferrari Chat members during our recent travels. I think you can rely on Ferrari owners and fans to have good taste ;)

    My girlfriend and I have been traveling in Italy (not in the Ferrari both unfortunately and fortunately, some of the Italian roads are certainly not made for their own cars. But some would be awesome). We have been around Emilia-Romagna, Florence, Rome, Sorrento and Amalfi (over 3.5 months).

    Now we are more off the beaten track. Right now in Calabria, next we will be in Sicily, Puglia, Abruzzo, Umbria and finally Piedmont. I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations of amazing places to visit in these regions. In particular, we love the regional variations of food in Italy, so places where we can try great ingredients, liqueurs, wines etc are perfect. e.g. Tomorrow we will be trying nduja at the producers in Spilinga. I know, it's 'off season', but we like to travel when it's quiet!

    Many thanks if anyone is able to give some suggestions!
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  3. turbo-joe

    turbo-joe F1 Veteran

    Apr 6, 2008
    southwest germany
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    romano schwabel
    you may visit the automobile museum in san marino
    many ferrari there :) :) :)
    the place is not near you where you are just now, but may be on the way back you may go there? it is worth and you need 1 day to see all

    hope it still exists? have been there about 14 years ago, even more?
  4. cls

    cls Formula 3

    Jun 12, 2007
    Los Angeles/Montreal
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    The old city in Otranto (southern Puglia) Great food culture.
    Oropa in Piedmont (Biella) for the views if you're in Piedmont.
    The Aeolean islands (Sicily) On Panarea is Da Pina, I think the old lady is still there cooking every day.
  5. bigodino

    bigodino F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed

    Apr 29, 2004
    The Netherlands
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    Peter den Biggelaar
    I think you mean the Maranello Rosso Collection of the late Fabrizio Violati. It no longer exists.
  6. turbo-joe

    turbo-joe F1 Veteran

    Apr 6, 2008
    southwest germany
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    romano schwabel
    OH ! ! !
    thank you for this bad information.
    have not know this, sorry then for my missinformation :(
    you know what happened with this collection?
    as I told already, long time ago I visited and it was G R E AT ! ! ! :)
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  8. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini F1 World Champ

    Mar 2, 2005
    Owner passed away in January 2010. Collection sold in June 2014 and most cars were sold at Monterey auction (Bonhams) and others.

    Marcel Massini
  9. turbo-joe

    turbo-joe F1 Veteran

    Apr 6, 2008
    southwest germany
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    romano schwabel
    thank you for this info marcel. have not know this, sad that this collection has been disbanded/separated
  10. Sig. Roma

    Sig. Roma Formula Junior

    Mar 11, 2007
    Bella Italia
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    Dom T.
    I've been going to the Biella area for roughly 30 years, and Oropa is fantastic. The road from Biella to Oropa is where Pantani fell off his bike, and in less than 10Km won the stage of the Giro d'Italia many years ago. His jersey is on display in the museum.

    Croce Bianca is a great place to eat as is the Menabrea Birreria in Biella.
  11. Sergio Tavares

    Sergio Tavares Karting

    Nov 15, 2018
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    Sergio Tavares
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