VIP Supercar Tour: Ferrari & Lamborghini Museums
- Ferrari Museum: See priceless classics and experimental prototypes, historic videos and stills recounting Ferrari's story, a hefty trophy collection, even Enzo's faithfully preserved first office with his vintage phone and worn leather chair.
- Record-smashing technology: Get an up-close look at the powerful Ferrari GT cars, prototypes, and engines comprising the only F1 racing team ever to win five championships in a row. Learn about the ideas behind cutting-edge vehicles like the 550 Barchetta, and how closely a luxury roadster is related to a menacing F1 beast.
- Lamborghini Museum: At this shrine to the House of the Bull, see the first Lambo ever built (a 1963 350GT), the first Countach produced, famous F1 cars of the 90's, a super-charged Gallardo used by Italian law enforcement, and much more.
About This Ravenna Tour
The rivalry between Ferrari's prancing pony and Lamborghini's raging bull began with an infuriated farm boy.
Born into a family of grape growers, Ferruccio Lamborghini channeled his love for things mechanical into a successful tractor business launched in 1948, then branched out into oil heaters a decade later. Wealthy by the time he was 40, deep down he was still a kid from the fields who loved to tinker.
But now he could really afford to indulge his passion – and began tinkering with the expensive Ferrari 250GT he bought in 1958. Ferruccio enjoyed the car, but found it noisy and unrefined. When Ferrari mechanics couldn't solve chronic clutch problems, he decided to take his complaints straight to the boss, Enzo Ferrari, by then a successful racecar driver and manufacturer with a couple decades under his belt.
Enzo, who wasn't known for mincing words, told his future rival that his clutch problem had to do with the driver, not the car, and smugly suggested that he stick to tractors.
Deeply insulted, Ferruccio vowed to stick it to Ferrari. He spent millions of lira hiring the best ex-Ferrari employees he could find to help him create a high-performance machine that would outdo and, he hoped, undo Enzo. So driven by rage was Ferruccio that his first model, the Lambo 350 GT, was designed and unveiled in just four months – and sold for less than it cost to make, just to make Ferrari squirm.
The grudge between the two brands continues to this day with ferocity unmatched in the automobile racing world, that pushes the limits of high performance to delicious heights.
Over lunch between museums on this tour, you can debate who to thank more: the arrogant racecar driver or the tenacious tractor mogul. Either way, the world of driving wins.
Now that's true horsepower
The first Ferrari-badged car rolled out of the Maranello factory in '47, but Enzo Ferrari's signature cavallino rampante (prancing horse) emblem was already a fixture in auto racing by then. Use of the horse symbol was granted to Enzo personally in 1923 by the mother of revered WWI flying ace Francesco Baracca, who'd had the design painted on his fighter's fuselage. Sadly, he went down just five months before war's end. But his stallion lives on.
Please make your way to the parking area just past the Ravenna Cruise Terminal and look for your GoBe Rep with a displayed sign.
This tour is not available on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays. Some shops are closed from 1-3 pm and all day on Sundays. Viva la siesta. The sun is very strong, be sure you are well protected. A small backpack may be useful for all your purchases.
Expect approx. 0.5 mile of walking, over cobblestones and up/down hilly streets, with some steps to climb. Tour is not wheelchair accessible. If your mobility is limited, you may not see all the sites fully. Participate with the group at your discretion.
Cultural, Scenic, Walking Tour, Shopping
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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