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38th Edition of Carovana Romantica will start from the Italian Levante Riviera in Camogli, one of the prettiest villages on the coast with it’s typical colourful buildings, surprisingly high for a small port. The rally will move to Portofino, a postcard village, with facades of trompe-l'oeil villas, and the meeting place of the jet-set, for a special visit, including the motorboat tour of the Natural Park and a visit to the San Fruttuoso Abbey (a unique medieval monastery overlooking the sea hidden in a bay). We will also enjoy the “Cinque Terre” (UNESCO heritage) villages of medieval origin, timeless, suspended between sky and sea facing the blue of the Mediterranean.


Driving through the passes of the Tuscan-Emilian Appennines, with a stop to Castello di Compiano, we will reach the Castles of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza, to discover ancient rocks and medieval villages as Vigoleno and Castell’Arquato.

Stayed in Salsomaggiore Terme, we will proceed to the musician Giuseppe Verdi  birthplace, Busseto, where a special tribute concert will introduce us to the unique Parma the most refined and elegant city in Email region, one of the European capitals of good food, but also a a casket of art treasures, as Teatro Farnese and Palazzo della Pilotta.
Rally will end with a special visit to the
“Motorvalley” the land of the world's leading car manufacturers, and the exclusive museums and private car collections as Maranello Ferrari Museum and Umberto Panini Maserati collection

Event Characteristics

Start: May 19 End: May 26 2023
 7 Overnights (full hospitality): 4/5**** Hotels

Participation fee: €.5.350

Start/ End: Camogli (GE)

Vehicle Eligibility: built from 1918 to 1969
Length of route: 1000 km approx.

Navigation: TULIP Road book

Daily mileage: 100 Km approx.

Highlights

Camogli- Portofino-Cinque Terre

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cinque Terre offer one of the most fascinating landscapes of the Ligurian Riviera, with their rugged and rugged hills, softened by the construction of terraces for the cultivation of citrus fruits and vines, which drop sheer down towards the sea. Hidden in the small fjords, there are the five villages ("Terre"): Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore. Portofino is one of the most iconic places in Italy: a magnificent seaside village, set in the green promontory, with its tall pastel-colored houses arranged in a semicircle around the famous Piazzetta. Of very ancient origins, documented in the imperial age with the name of Portus Delphini, it preserves the Roman road layout, with orthogonal meshes. Not far away is Camogli, the most romantic village on the Riviera di Levante where we will stay at the Hotel Cenobio di Dogi. In the surrounding area we will visit the Abbey of San Fruttuoso: a unique medieval monastery overlooking the sea in a bay hidden in the greenery of the Portofino mountain.

Parma and Salsomaggiore Terme

But Emilia is also a land of culture and music. We will cross the Terre Verdiane (Busseto, Parma, Soragna, Fontanellato, Salsomaggiore Terme), the places where the artistic and musical life of the famous musician Giuseppe Verdi took place, and we will attend an exclusive show, a tribute to the great master. Not far from Parma, we will visit “Il Labirinto della Masone”, conceived and wanted by Franco Maria Ricci is the largest existing bamboo labyrinth, made up of about 200,000 plants up to 15 meters high, along a path of over 3km. It houses an impressive collection of unique art of its kind, spread over five thousand square meters, of about five hundred pieces from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. There will be tastings of the gastronomic excellence of which Italy is known throughout the planet: Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma Ham, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and Reggio Emilia, culatello, tagliatelle, tortellini, accompanied by wines of tradition such as Sangiovese and Lambrusco.

Duchy of Parma and Piacenza

Dozens of castles, fascinating fortresses and crenellated towers dot the hills that rise in the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza. For long centuries these stone sentries were witnesses of battles, invasions and sieges, today they are evidence of history, art, culture and food and wine. We will visit some of the best preserved and highly suggestive castles, such as the castles of Torrechiara, Tabiano Felino, Fontanellato and the fortified medieval villages of Vigoleno, and Castell'Arquato. A unique concentration in the world of car and motorcycle manufacturers (Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani, Maserati, Dallara, Ducati), racetracks, museums and private collections. To fully experience the Motor Valley we will visit, in addition to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, also some highly prestigious private museums, such as the Umberto Panini Museum, with one of the most complete collections of Maserati cars in the world from 1926 onwards, housed in a building in Art Nouveau style.

The "Motorvalley"

A unique concentration in the world of car and motorcycle manufacturers (Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani, Maserati, Dallara, Ducati), racetracks, museums and private collections. To fully experience the Motor Valley we will visit, in addition to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, also some highly prestigious private museums, such as the Umberto Panini Museum, with one of the most complete collections of Maserati cars in the world from 1926 onwards, housed in a building in Art Nouveau style.

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All inclusive leasure arrangement

The Carovana Romantica Rally 2023 will offer participants refined hospitality in hotels and exclusive facilities, to ensure the best travel comfort.

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Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi **** 4 (Camogli -GE): Class and elegance, a private beach, the panoramic terrace with a splendid swimming pool surrounded by palm trees, will make you appreciate the charm of one of the most fascinating corners of the eastern Ligurian Riviera

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Grand Hotel Salsomaggiore Terme ***** 5 (Salsomaggiore Terme -PR): a shining liberty-style structure, with two restaurants, lobby bar, solarium and a splendid Spa

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