Sportsnet's Milan to Monaco Grand Prix Motorsport Tour
Published by on June 13, 2023
We recently led a small crew on a big tour – starting in Milan and weaving our way through Northern Italy on our way to experience the jewel in the crown of the Formula 1® season, the Monaco Grand Prix.
For those who couldn’t make it and didn't follow the journey on Instagram, here’s a quick breakdown of our 10 day dream tour.
If you like the sounds of the tour itinerary below, you can register your interest now in next year’s Monaco Grand Prix tour and place a deposit to ensure you get first access when packages are available.
DAY 1 – Arriving in Monaco
Benvenuti a Milano! After checking in, our tour family for the next 10 days all got together for dinner at a cute local restaurant in Milan.
DAY 2 – Milan to Modena
Waking up in Milan, the tour started today! Kicking off with a guided walking tour through the grounds of the 15th-century Medieval Sforzesco Castle, we also checked out the La Scala Opera House and visited the oldest active shopping gallery in Italy.
Next up, we headed to Modena where we stay for the next couple of nights to pay homage to the region that produces some of the most luxurious sports cars in the world. And on the way, we made a lunch stop in the quaint town of Busseto for a parmesan cheese tasting at a local Caseificio (cheese-making factory).
DAY 3 – Lamborghini and Ferrari Museum
This morning we visited the Lamborghini museum to soak up 50 years of innovation and see where some of the most iconic cars ever made come to life along the production line.
Then in the afternoon, we visited the famous Museo Ferrari at Maranello to browse the epic display of old and new road and track cars from different eras.
And in between these two Italian motorsport dream excursions, we travelled to the renowned Acetaia Leonardi for a gourmet Balsamic Vinegar tasting… because, when in Italy, right?
DAY 4 – Pagani and Ducati
And just in case yesterday's tours didn't fill your cup, today we took a guided tour through the Pagani museum and factory including the showrooms, design offices and assembly lines where the iconic Zonda was developed.
Then, Museo Ducati where we got an opportunity to meander through the showroom, factory and production line to see what goes on inside the factory where Ducati motorcycles are created.
DAY 5 – Bologna to Cinque Terre
Today we took a break from motorsport museums and did some serious sight-seeing. Waking up in Bologna, we headed to the post-card-perfect Cinque Terre where we took a boat ride to the gorgeous coastal village of Monterossa.
DAY 6 – The Riviera
More coastal scenery today as we worked our way across the world-famous Italian and French Rivieras on our way to Monaco. Arriving in Monaco, we took an orientation tour of the glamourous city-state, before heading back to our hotel in nearby Nice where we will spend the next five nights.
DAY 7 – Yacht Day
With the much-anticipated race weekend kicking off today, we had the unique experience of watching the races from the exclusive F1 Experiences yacht in the Monaco Marina. A highlight of the trip for many, we enjoyed onboard hospitality and special guest appearance from Sky Sports F1 presenter Simon Lazenby who shared some entertaining racing and Monaco insights with the crew.
Though many of us grew quite fond of yacht life, we had to head back to land at the end of the day to rest-up for a big weekend of racing.
DAYS 8, 9 & 10 – The Race
After the incredible journey we’d been on, it seemed crazy that the real action was only just starting! Over the next three days we soaked up the sights and sounds of Formula 1 racing around the famous streets of Monaco.
We caught all of the on-track action from our reserved seats in Grandstand L, where we had front-row seats to witness the world’s best drivers come flying into Turn 14, breaking hard before accelerating loudly toward Turn 15 and expertly manoeuvring themselves out of sight, but not earshot. We also had view into the pit lane to see the teams working their magic behind the scenes.
After watching Max spray the champagne, we all raised our own glasses in celebration of the trip of a lifetime, before heading back to the real world.
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Please note: Our 2024 Monaco Grand Prix tour is not finalised yet. We can’t promise that next year’s itinerary will be identical to this year’s, but we can promise it will be similar and it will be just as fun! Register your interest now to be first to know when packages are available.