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You can drive a Ferrari across northern Italy on this luxury tailor-made trip

Forget tour buses and trains, you can now soak up the delights of northern Italy in true style behind the wheel of a Ferrari. Off the Map Travel has put together the ultimate luxury summer road trip, and it will see you cruising through the lush Italian countryside, while staying at the finest hotels and indulging in local gastronomic delights.

You can drive a Ferrari across Northern Italy in a tailor-made trip. Image: Sjo/Getty Images

You can choose from a Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Ferrari 430 Scuderia, Ferrari F430 Spider, Ferrari California or Ferrari 458 Italia to travel from Milan to Venice. You’ll take in the coastline of the Italian Riviera with stops en route at Lake Como, Lake Garda and Franciacorta. Prior to departing, an expert Ferrari driver will introduce you to the world of Ferrari, clarifying the finer details of the controls and explaining the differences between the various models. They will also give instruction on how to handle the F1 paddle-gear shifting behind the steering wheel. As an added security, the tour director’s Alfa Romeo will be constantly in touch by mobile radio system throughout your journey.

You can stop off at Lake Como in Italy during your Ferrari trip. Image by Edwin van Buuringen / CC BY 2.0

All holidays are tailor-made to suit the requirements of each guest, but as an example, an eight-day, seven-night self-drive Ferrari itinerary to northern Italy costs from GB£6395 (US$8872) per person, excluding flights. This includes private transfers, private guided city tours, a multi-day Ferrari self-drive tour with a personal tour director and accommodation at some of Italy’s finest hotels. “We’ve tailor-made our summer offering for those travellers looking for an adventure holiday, without compromising on comfort or luxury,” says Jonny Cooper, founder of Off the Map Travel.

Lake Garda is a stop-off point during a Ferrari tour of northern Italy. Image: Flavio Vallenari/Getty Images

For more information on this trip see here and for other travel itineraries, visit Off the Map Travel here.