Featured holiday For the love of the automobile holiday Italy

5 nights/6 days
This is a cultural break of five nights exploring the relationship of Italy, Italians and the automobile. You are based in two hotels in northern Italy and you tour the many places associated with the luxurious and renowned brands of Italian car, from Alfa Romeo to Ferrari. A fascinating tour into the love of car and also visiting some charming small cities as you progress from Turin to Bologna.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Turin, Bologna to London, economy
  • Hire of a group B car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Luxury holiday for the love of the autombile in Italy

Highlights

Stay in 5-star hotel in Turin • Stay in 4-star hotel in Modena • Visit Turin • Visit Mirafiori village • Visit the Pininfarina museum • Visit the Alfa Romeo museum • Visit Ferrari in Modena • Visit Lamborghini • Visit Maserati museum • Visit Pagani • Visit Ducati • Use hire-car to explore the region

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 5 nights.

From about

£1,380

Holiday Code FHIT07

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury holiday for the love of the autombile in Italy

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 5 nights.

From about

£1,380

Holiday Code FHIT07

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include ● Scheduled flights with British Airways London Gatwick to Turin, returning from Bologna to London Gatwick, economy
● Two nights’ bed and breakfast in a Classic double or twin room at the Grand Hotel Sitea, Turin
● Three nights’ bed and breakfast in a Classic double or twin room at the Hotel Rechigi, Modena
● Hire of a group B car for the duration of the holiday
● Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 5 nights.

From about

£1,380

Holiday Code FHIT07

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include • Scheduled flights with British Airways London Gatwick to Turin, returning from Bologna to London Gatwick, economy
• Two nights’ bed and breakfast in a Classic double or twin room at the Grand Hotel Sitea, Turin
• Three nights’ bed and breakfast in a Classic double or twin room at the Hotel Rechigi, Modena
• Hire of a group B car for the duration of the holiday
• Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

The journey and how you get there There are flights with British Airways from London to Turin and from Bologna to London daily, with more than one flight a day. Upon arrival you collect your hire-car at Turin airport and then it’s a drive of about 40 minutes to your hotel in the city centre. At the end of the holiday the drive from Modena to Bologna airport is about 45 minutes.

Luxury holiday for the love of the autombile in Italy

Expressions Holidays includes these two hotels for this holiday.
Hotels included in this tour
Turin
Grand Hotel Sitea

Grand Hotel Sitea is a 5-star classic hotel in the heart of Turin. The gourmet cuisine and stylish, comfortable accommodation make it an ideal spot to recuperate after a day enjoying the city's historical and cultural sites.

Classic double or twin room

Modena
Rechigi Park Hotel

Rechigi Park Hotel is a comfortable 4-star hotel a short drive from the historic centre of Modena.

Classic double or twin room

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 5 nights.

From about

£1,380

Holiday Code FHIT07

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include • Scheduled flights with British Airways London Gatwick to Turin, returning from Bologna to London Gatwick, economy
• Two nights’ bed and breakfast in a Classic double or twin room at the Grand Hotel Sitea, Turin
• Three nights’ bed and breakfast in a Classic double or twin room at the Hotel Rechigi, Modena
• Hire of a group B car for the duration of the holiday
• Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

The journey and how you get there There are flights with British Airways from London to Turin and from Bologna to London daily, with more than one flight a day. Upon arrival you collect your hire-car at Turin airport and then it’s a drive of about 40 minutes to your hotel in the city centre. At the end of the holiday the drive from Modena to Bologna airport is about 45 minutes.

Luxury holiday for the love of the autombile in Italy

Cultural highlights of Turin

The Mole Antonelliana, with its distinctive spire and cinema museum, the Piazza Castello at the heart of the city, the grand Savoy Palazzo Reale, the former senate-house and prison Palazzo Madama, the historic and elegant cafes, the Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista, where the Turin Shroud is currently held, the Museo Egizio, dedicated to Egyptian artefacts, the Reggia di Venaria Reale, one of the largest royal residences in the world, the Basilica di Superga, final resting place of the Savoy family, and the Castello di Rivoli, bursting with contemporary art.

Festivals in Turin

The summer in Turin is punctuated by a number of festivals. The Festival delle Colline Torinesi sees a number of local and national theatre productions take to the stage. The International Jazz Festival of Torino also takes place in the summer and is most enjoyable in the evenings. It attracts a number of famous international names. To appreciate authentic Italian music, attend the Traffic Torino Free Festival, where performers capture the best of each genre on various stages. In November, however, visit Turin to see the Turin International Contemporary Art Festival, which features pieces from 150 of the world’s most well-respected art galleries. In the autumn, the Terra Madre attracts thousands of chefs from across the world. For something more modern and unique, attend either the VIEW Conference or VIEW Fest, both of which look at emerging developments in 3D technology and digital cinema.

Gastronomy in Turin

Around the city, you will come across the three main venues for Turin’s characterful cuisine: the restaurants, the eating houses, and the small international eateries. In this way, Turin offers everything from fine dining to cosy, authentic, hearty meals. Antipasti is particularly popular here, encompassing Albese meat, vol au vent, omelettes, and tuna soup. The seafood influence that is most evident in the dishes of the restaurants, is a result of the many nationals who moved north from southern Italy. Pasta, too, plays a large part in the cuisine of the area. Try tajarin, pasta made with egg, buckwheat pasta soups, butter and sage ravioli, or risotti with beans and salami. Other key ingredients in the hearty food include braised meats and cheese, especially gorgonzola. For dessert, we would recommend trying one of the many chocolate and nut based cakes. Gianduiotto is the most famous chocolate from Turin.

Travel around Turin

Being in such a large city necessitates good transport links. The trains in from and to Turin ensure that travelling to and from your destination is incredibly easy, particularly if you are visiting as part of a rail touring itinerary. Within the city, the bus and tram links are also exceptionally comprehensive, running from 5am until 12am. It is very convenient to move from one side of the city to the other by public transport, meaning that every attraction is within easy reach. This is also a better option to driving around with a hire car. It is important to remember that most tickets run with a time limit as well as a destination.

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