The best way to see the Italian countryside? Behind the wheel of a prancing horse, of course.
Four Seasons and Canossa Events have teamed up to offer discerning travelers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore Tuscany from an autophile’s perspective. The one-week itinerary showcases the best of central Italy and puts you in the driver’s seat of precious Italian exotics. The exclusive road trip will take place from September 24 to 30.
Known as Beyond by Four Seasons, An Exclusive Driving Journey Through Tuscany, the seven-day experience begins with your choice of vehicle. Up for grabs is a fleet of vintage and modern automobiles, including the Ferrari F8 Spider or the 1966 Triumph Spitfire MK II. You can choose to drive your car, but that wouldn’t be as much fun. The Four Seasons Hotel Firenze will serve as your home base for the trip.
The guided tour begins fittingly with an alfresco welcome dinner at the hotel. The next day, you’ll hit the open road and make your way to the vineyards of Chiantishire for a private tour and wine tasting. Along the way, you’ll be granted private access to hidden local gems – places normally closed to the public. A traditional Florentine dining experience awaits the night.
During the second part of the trip, you will take a scenic drive through the picturesque landscapes of Siena and stop for lunch in the medieval town of Montalcino. You will also have the opportunity to visit the famous green cypresses of Bolgheri and the famous vineyards of Ornellaia. The trip ends with a glamorous night at the opera and a farewell breakfast the next morning.
“We teamed up with Canossa Events to create something truly spectacular for our guests – an ultra-luxury adventure where the journey should be enjoyed as much as the destination,” it says. Christian clergy, President, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in a press release. “Set against the backdrop of the Tuscan countryside, accompanied by the region’s finest wine and culinary offerings and delivered by our talented and caring craftsmen, Beyond by Four Seasons sets a new standard for luxury road travel.”
As you might expect, such a fun ride doesn’t come cheap. Prices start at around $50,000 per person. See the Four Seasons website for more information and to make reservations.