Thursday, September 25, 2014

TUSCANY TOUR @ 8.250 RPM


Following the success of last year’s Grande Giro, with more than 350 cars taking part in an Italy-wide event, this year it was decided to organize “Tuscany Tour @ 8.250 RPM” for a more intimate atmosphere, mixing the pleasure of driving a Lamborghini across beautiful Tuscan landscapes with a true experience of the Italian lifestyle.


Two separate tours were held over consecutive weekends. The first tour started on Friday, September 5 and ended on Monday, September 8, with clients coming from the UK, while the second started on Friday, September 12 and ended on Monday, September 15, with clients coming from Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. 



Lamborghini enthusiasts met at the Fonteverde Hotel Resort & Spa for a relaxing afternoon before attending a briefing on the 3 days ahead. Located in San Casciano dei Bagni, a charming medieval village in the south of the province of Siena, the resort was built in the 17th century by Grand Duke Ferdinando I de’ Medici, and is a perfect example of Italian art and style, immersed in the splendid scenery of the Siena hills.
 

On the Saturday the convoy went to Pienza, a historic medieval town in the heart of Tuscany, a rare example of Renaissance town planning brought to fruition, before moving onto Cantina La Braccesca where, after a short tour of the winery, the guests relaxed over lunch.
The next stop on the tour was for a coffee break in Bagno Vignoni, renowned for its ancient Roman baths, before going to the hotel where guests were given the chance to relax and dine in the first monastery built by St Francis, a unique restaurant offering homemade food from locally grown products.


On the Sunday the convoy moved to the region of Emilia Romagna, passing through Buonconvento and following a stretch of the famous Mille Miglia race on “Via Cassia”, before stopping at Castel Monastero for lunch in a historic medieval village.
In the afternoon the convoy drove for more than 200 km through Tuscany, driving through the Futa and Raticosa Passes before arriving at Palazzo Varignana. On the Monday the guests were given a factory tour, including the CFK processing area where carbon fiber is produced for the Aventador Monocoque, ending with lunch at Palazzo Albergati. This stately home is considered to be one of the most significant and original examples of 17th century Baroque architecture. The building strikes the observer with its impressive size and the unusual contrast between the austere exterior and the unexpected Baroque interior. This breath-taking building is further enhanced by its original furniture, decorations and paintings, which reveal the exquisite taste, culture and flamboyance of its historic residents.

An amazing route through the Tuscan hills concluding in Motor Valley, the heartland of Automobili Lamborghini. The attendants are all looking forward to joining the next Italian Tour in 2015.

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