If you head to Imola, F1 is definitely not the only thing waiting for you. Here are some tips to spice up your trip.
The circuit in Imola is part of an area called Motor Valley. It is home to Italy's leading car and motorcycle brands. Feel free to stretch your stay at the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix;it's worth it. On the route between Imola and Modena, you will experience the best of automotive history.
There are also four race tracks in the Motor Valley. In addition to Imola, which you can enjoy during the Formula 1 Grand Prix, there is Modena, Varano and the Marco Simoncelli circuit in Misano, which is famous from the MotoGP calendar.
It won't just be Formula 1 at the Imola circuit this weekend. There will also be junior championships, F2 and F3, and a series forfast Porsche cars called the Porsche Supercup. In F2 and F3, you can look forward to some great battles between young wolfhounds vying for a chance among the elite. But the Porsche Supercup won't be boring either. Last year, for example, three-time MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo took part in the race in Imola.
This is an absolute must for all motoring enthusiasts. You'll find the factory museum right in Maranello, but you shouldn't miss the Enzo Ferrari Museum in nearby Modena. It will also attract you with its unusual architecture. It is composed of the original small factory of Enzo Ferrari's father and an adjacent modern organic building that seems to surround the original house.
Information about the Ferrari Museum can be found here.
Information about the Enzo Ferrari Museum can be found here.
The Lamborghini Museum is located in Bologna. During the tour, you will walk through the entire history of the brand. Did you know it first started out making tractors? Take a look at the famous models with the bull in the emblem.
For more information, visit the Lamborghini website.
Maserati offers motorsport fans a glimpse into the factory - and not just its history. Enjoy the incredible experience of not only the interactive exhibition but also a visit to the MC20 production line itself. Just be warned - at the time of the Formula 1 race in Imola, you certainly won't be the only ones getting this idea. Book your tour in advance.
More information can be found on the Maserati website.
Park Acque Minerali
The Aque Minerali park is also attractive toracing enthusiasts. It is located very close to the track and features a monument to Ayrton Senna. The park is known for its beautiful and rich collection of local and exotic plants. Visitors can also explore the historical parts of the park, including the ancient spring water area and the reconstructed monumental staircase.
Architecture lovers will also enjoy Imola. One of the sights you can visit is the eighteenth-century Tozzoni Palace. It was the seat of the noble Tozzoni family. It was donated to the city in 1981 and is now open to the public.
San Domenico Museum
Art enthusiasts can visit the San Domenico Museum. The museum is housed in a beautiful thirteenth-century monastery and houses a collection of important works of art and artefacts, including paintings, sculptures, and religious relics.
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