Date: 14th September 2018
Travelled: 230 kilometres from Lucca in Tuscany to Modena in Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
Visited: Maranello-The Galleria Ferrari, €14pp and Modena.
Stayed: Modena, free car-park, no services. N44.65332, E10.91004
Budget: 103 days @ €93 per day.
After our big couple of days in Lucca it was time to move on. We have our usual coffee and fruit, then start to get ready to go. It takes a little time to service the motorhome and extract ourselves from this little sosta. Now full of motorhomes and cars as well.
We need to keep moving, we return to Australia in a month. Our loose plan is to complete as much of our tour of Italy as possible before we need to make for England. So another day on the motorway. We depart Lucca and farewell Tuscany, setting the GPS for a stop in Maranello.
Modena and nearby Maranello are the exotic car centres of Italy. The Ferrari factory, museum and GP test track are in Maranello, the Lamborghini factory and museum are just up the road in Modena. There is a small sosta in Maranello, but it’s not within walking distance of the Ferrari museum, so we just stop under a tree, having a late lunch in the shade.
So that’s it, we have done the Ferrari Galleria. You can book weeks in advance and do the factory tour or perhaps spend a few hundred euros on driving a Ferrari on the test track for 15 minutes, but my days as a petrol head are long past. I would rather look at motorhomes or motorbikes these days. So we make for Modena, the only stop a large free car-park but it’s close to the historic centro, so we find ourselves a spot amongst 5-6 other motorhomes.
It’s mid-day by the time we return to the car-park, have another coffee and make for the road again. The GPS set for Ferrara.