Tuesday 7 May (for package A only)
The Lamborghinis will meet up by mid-afternoon in one of the most important squares in Milan's old centre. They will park there on display for the night, under guard. The participants, once they have registered at the dedicated info point in the square, will be transferred to their hotel or to the exclusive location booked for dinner.
Wednesday 8 May (for package A only)
The Lamborghinis will set off in the morning from the square in Milan, heading for Forte dei Marmi in Tuscany. The route will provide an unforgettable driving experience through rolling countryside, which has witnessed important historic rallies and other events. A lunch-stop is planned half way in Bobbio, renowned for being one of Italy's prettiest villages. After lunch the participants will set off again for Forte dei Marmi, arriving that evening in Piazza Marconi, the square at the heart of this seaside town leading directly onto the most fashionable streets. The tour's arrival at Forte dei Marmi, will be celebrated with dinner at the legendary club La Capannina di Franceschi, famous above all in the sixties as a hang-out for the rich and famous and for hosting stars such as Édith Piaf, Paul Anka, Abbe Lane, Xavier Cugat and the Platters.
Thursday 9 May (for package A only)
The participants will start their engines in Forte dei Marmi and head towards Rome, with a lunch stop about half way. A unique driving experience which will take the participants through enchanting Italian countryside, such as the winegrowing area where Tuscany's most important wines are produced; the Tuscan Maremma, located in the south of Tuscany in the province of Grosseto and considered amongst the most beautiful areas in Italy; and the upper Tyrrhenian coast, with the islands of the Tuscan archipelago, including Elba, Giglio and Capraia, lying off it. The cars will then enter Etruria, in upper Lazio, to finish their journey to Rome, where they will arrive that evening, entering the city triumphantly and parking in one of the most important squares. Transfers to the hotel and dinner will follow.
Friday 10 May (Package A & B)
On Friday 10th the cars will parade through the most beautiful streets of Rome's old centre beneath the admiring gaze of tourists and residents, before leaving the city and heading for the last stop on the Grand Tour, Bologna. The route will lead the cars through the splendid towns of Umbria and Tuscany, including Orvieto and Arezzo, including a lunch stop in a highly exclusive and historic private residence in the province of Arezzo. On the last stage to Bologna, the Lamborghinis will drive along the charming Strada dei Sette Ponti (road of the seven bridges) and then a section of the Futa-Raticosa, a mountain pass in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, famous among motorcyclists and cyclists for its hairpin bends and a historic part of the Mille Miglia. In the evening the cars will arrive in Bologna, the main city in Emilia Romagna, where they will be parked on display in the city's main square, Piazza Maggiore. The participants will dine individually in their hotels and the best traditional Bolognese restaurants.
Saturday 11 May (Package A, B, C)
Saturday will be the celebratory final day. The participants of the Grand Tour will be able to enjoy free time in the morning to discover the beauty of Bologna. The town will put on guided tours of the city, and the best restaurants for trying the fabled Bolognese cuisine will be suggested (individual lunch) as well as the best places for shopping.
The same afternoon, the cars will set off in procession from Piazza Maggiore towards Sant'Agata Bolognese, Lamborghini's home town, where they will travel through the centre before finally arriving at the company's historic headquarters. Here the participants will be able to visit the Lamborghini museum and factory, and experience the world of Lamborghini through a number of entertaining activities. A gala dinner in the factory will conclude the event.
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