The next Italian Grand Prix
Ultimate Fans and City Explorers: experience the best of motorsports and catch a city break at the next Italian Grand Prix.
Late Italian summer, the smell of rubber, and the sound of raving tifosi. The Italian Grand Prix at Monza is charged with a special atmosphere - for any fan of motorsports this historic track is unmissable for the quintessential F1 experience. Monza has been home to many celebrated moments since the beginning of the World Championship in 1992. With a full capacity of 100,000 the iconic L-shaped track is an inseparable part of legendary tales and the memories of diehard tifosi over the years.
Situated in a royal park, the track is surrounded by luscious woods and never without the scent of strong Italian coffee. A pilgrimage to the Grand Prix at Monza is a one of a kind experience custom-made for the Ultimate Fan and City Explorer alike. Also known as the “spiritual home” of Ferrari, Monza is within the vicinity of many Ferrari landmarks, not to mention just North of central Milan - ideal for a memorable city break.
The next occasion to experience the Italian Grand Prix at Monza is between 31st Aug and 2nd Sep 2018 - exclusive F1 experiences are also on offer for those who seek the ultimate indulgence. Although efforts have been made to slow down the track with Chicanes for safety reasons, traces of Monza’s historic danger and thrill remain. Take the retired banked oval for example - used until 1961 its excitement and peril lives on in the movie “Grand Prix”. With all that excitement and adrenaline after a rousing day, why not take some time off the course to explore?
Whether by car or by train the city Modena is an effortless trip from Monza. It’s worth a visit to see the Museo Enzo Ferrari, AKA MEF. Tracing the footsteps of Ferrari’s 70 years in the making could not get more beautiful, than in a contemporary structure with a yellow car bonnet inspired roof. The stylish museum beautifully showcases classic cars, and contains a separate structure which is the late studio of Enzo Ferrari’s father. The storied building has been meticulously restored, providing a bold contrast to the neighbouring sleek structure.
Less than a 30 minute drive away is the town Maranello, the historical home of Ferrari. It’s most definitely worth an excursion to visit the Ferrari Museum. This Ferrari temple celebrates the Prancing Horse, and offers visitors the chance to go on an exclusive Ferrari factory tour. Another attraction is the F1 simulator, for a taste of the thrill professionals experience on the track.
Yet another excursion at your fingertips is a visit to the global fashion capital, Milan. With a fast pace of life and industrial landscape, the bustling city certainly has its own distinct character and charm. From sightseeing and nightlife to shopping, Milan is full of activities and events for the City Explorer. Duomo di Milano is a stunning gothic cathedral with breathtaking views of Milan from the roof. The grand structure is the heart of the beating city - Milan’s streets branch out from this ancient church, also the fifth largest Christian church in the world. Home to over 3,000 statues and 135 spires, Duomo has over 600 years of history. It’s glory is best experienced by taking the stairs to the rooftop, or terrazza where you’ll catch a view of Madonnina atop atop the catherdral’s tallest spire.
For a spot of high-end shopping, visit Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle - a decadent glass covered 19th century arcade housing designer labels and luxury dining experiences. What better place for indulgence than in the world’s oldest shopping mall? Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle’s stunning architecture alone is a reason to visit. Milan’s streets are teaming with special experiences that await.
Whether you’re a committed Ultimate Fan, or adventurous City Explorer, the Italian Grand Prix is a two-in-one occasion for a buzzing trackside experience and city excursion. Regal Travel’s team are on hand to organise that thing you’ve always wanted to do - why not give us a call or pop into one of our four branches?