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Ferrari or Hurricane, will be the most difficult decision to make for your Italian Driving Weekend.

Top 4 Motoring Trips to make this Summer

By Grace Cunningham on 9th July 2016

This Summer take a different type of holiday that will be sure to leave you talking about your experience for months to come with our top picks of Motoring Trips for Summer 2016.

The Italian Driving Weekend Package, Hyde Park, London

All Year 2016

Experience the luxury of the finest Italian mechanics and hospitality with the new Italian Driving Weekend package available at the highly recommended The Baglioni Hotel in Hyde Park, London.

The Italian Driving Weekend package includes a 3 night stay in a one bedroom suite at The Baglioni Hotel, Hyde Park,  return airport transfers in a Maserati and the use of a H.R Owen Luxury Hire Lamborghini Huracan or Ferrari FF for a day. Take in the sights of the capital in style by day and enjoy the relaxation and indulgence by night provided by the stay at The Baglioni Hotel.

The Italian Driving Package begins at £1,150 per night (inc VAT) with further information available online.

Italian style meets substance with Italian Driving weekend.
The Baglioni Hotel, Hyde Park and H.R Owen alliance infuses Italian luxuries to make a truly special weekend away.

Best of Italy Festival, Castell’Aquato, Italy

16th-18th September 2016

Immerse yourself in the celebration of Italian engineering and passion in the Best of Italy festival this September. Transforming the peaceful town of Castell’Aquato are the best of Italian supercars, motorbikes and road bikes resulting in an adrenalin fuelled, action packed weekend complimented with local food specialities curated by celebrity chef Aldo Zilli.

Racing through Castell’Arquato, though to the River Arda in Emilia-Romagna, past the the Mignano Dam and climaxing in a hill climb to Morass, this circuit is a treat for the eyes as both a driver and a spectator. To enter your supercar for the race it costs a mere £355, and with several benefits including a cocktail party, it’s a must, even if just an excuse to see the beautiful Italian scenery accompanied by some of the worlds most renowned supercars. Spectator tickets are also available.

Running from September 16th-18th, further details can be found online.

Luxury motoring descends on the Italian roads this September in the Best of Italy festival.
Experience the beautiful Italian scenery in an exhilarating, adrenalin filled motoring festival this September.

Explore bucket list destinations in a female friendly rally : The Verve Rally

Taking place on the 30th July and 3rd September 2016 through some of Europe’s finest locations, The Verve Rally is a female friendly, luxurious and carbon neutral adventure, exploring bucket list destinations and is set to be an exciting addition to our social diary.

Heading south through France, Reims, Lyon Nice and Monte Carlo, followed by winding north to Lake Como, Lucerne, and the Alps. Quintessential motor and travel enthusiasts will revel in driving on gorgeous roads, which include a famous stretch of the Black Forest and the Gotthard Pass. Nature lovers can immerse themselves in sunsets, lakes and vineyards on route.

The nine-day event is not a challenge of speed or endurance. With the average driving time of four hours each day, punctuated by an elegant lunch of local delicacies.

Further information and applications for a place can be found at www.ververally.com .

See bucket list European destinations this summer with The Verve Rally.
Explore luxurious destinations in luxurious motors with the carbon-neutral Verve Rally.

Enjoy a classic drive through Suffolk in Style with Open Top Touring, Suffolk, England

Available until the of end September 2016

Discover the chic, coastal Brudenell Hotel at Aldeburgh and 15th century Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa, in the heart of the countryside in a two-night break with a drive through some of Suffolk’s most beautiful coast and inland areas thanks to Open Top Touring.

Collecting your classic car from Open Top Touring at Woodbridge, you spend the day driving along scenic lanes to Orford and Snape arriving in Aldeburgh late afternoon. Followed by a night’s stay at the Brudenell Hotel, just a pebble’s throw from the sea and dine in their AA two Rosette Seafood & Grill, which overlooks the stunning Heritage Coast. Day two’s route will take you along the coast up to Southwold, turning inland to Framlingham for lunch before driving through the unspoilt villages of mid-Suffolk and onto the historic wool town of Lavenham for a night at The Swan.  Day three see’s the return to Woodbridge, driving through the beautiful countryside that inspired Constable and across the Stour/Orwell peninsular.

Take in the beautiful scenery of Suffolk in a classic car thanks to
Take in the beautiful scenery of Suffolk in a classic car thanks to Open Top Touring and complete with a stay at The Swan, a luxurious Hotel & Spa located in Lavenham.

Classic cars available from Open Top Touring includes a 1968 Triumph Herald Convertible; 1972 MGB GT classic British tourer in bright orange with chrome wire wheels and a full length sunroof; 1973 MGB Roadster in green mallard; 1990 ivory Morgan, a design largely unchanged since the 1930s, and a classic Italian red 1990 Alfa Romeo Spider S4 – the only car on offer with power steering!

The Coast and Country Suffolk Classic Car short break package is priced from £300 per night dinner B&B for two sharing a double or twin room; car hire extra.  Further details can be found via Brudenell Hotel The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa and Open Top Touring (from £290).