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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by 96redLT4, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. 96redLT4

    96redLT4 Formula Junior

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    OK. Before I get jumped on about using the search button here, I did search 'factory tour' but all of the posts were old and pre Ferrari publicly traded company. I wanted to see if there was any new relevant information. There is a nice thread recently about restaurants there. I am going to Italy for the first time in July and was interested in a tour. I don't own a Ferrari yet, but am looking around. Do you still have to be an owner with a VIN to get a tour? I did find a site that puts you on a shuttle bus to the museum and then a drive by the Fiorano track for 24000L (however much that is) but no tour of the factory. There is really only one day on a Monday that I could do it, so I am not real hopeful. Anyone with recent thoughts or info?
     
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  3. Rosso328

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    Hiw to get a factory tour:

    Step One. Buy a Ferrari.

    Step Two. Develop enough of a relationship with a local, or even a long distance dealer that they are willing to sponsor and pay for your tour.

    Step Three. Once you receive your confirmed tour date, book flights, hotels, and dinner at Montana.
     
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  4. RedTaxi

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    ^^^This plus you don't have long as you should apply to your dealer about 3 months prior to your proposed date.
     
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  5. proggero

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    Follow the steps listed by Rosso328.

    One other option for scheduling a tour is to join the Ferrari Club of America. They have done a lottery for their members over the past two years offering a factory tour. I was lucky enough to be selected. You will still need to own a Ferrari to be considered.
     
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  6. arizonaitalian

    arizonaitalian F1 World Champ
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    Nothing officially has changed from what you posted in your OP. The other "tour" you speak of with the Bus ride remains the only option for non-owners.
     
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  8. 96redLT4

    96redLT4 Formula Junior

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    OK guys....simple as that. Thank you. I guess I'll plan to go to the blue grotto in Capri with the wife and kids instead
     
  9. Nospinzone

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    Just in case other owners are reading this, if you are a member of the Ferrari Club of America they have had tour spots for free last year and this year.
     
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  10. pilotoCS

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    It's still worth it to visit Maranello. You may visit the museums in Maranello and Modena. The various shops such as Shopping Formula 1 and Warm-Up are great. You can still go to the Ristorante Montana. Too bad Ristorante Cavallino is closed for a renovation.
     
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  11. flash32

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    You can visit Maserati and Lamborghini and pagani ..all available without the fuss ..just send emails to them for reservations ..there will be a cost ..while there visit cheese, procuito and vinegar producers

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  13. Smiles

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    Hmmm...

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  14. Penguin

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    Hey guys, I own a Ferrari and am going to Italy in 2 months. Unfortunately with my travel group we won't have time to visit Maranello. Just wondering,
    So I have a Ferrari for just under 3 years. I've had it serviced twice at MAG (Ferrari dealer in Columbus, OH). I wouldn't say I'm buddy buddy with those guys, I just contact them when I need to set up my annual service. I have a question about Step 2 above. Does the Ferrari dealer have to pay for my tour? If I own a Ferrari, could the dealer vouch that I own one and I could pay for my own tour? Obviously, if the dealer wanted to pay for my tour I wouldn't turn it down, but I'd be willing to pay my own way. I'm actually going to Italy in 2 months, but unfortunately my travel group is only going to Rome and Venice and I won't logistically be able to go off on my own for a day to visit Maranello. Thus, it will have to be on another trip to Italy.
     
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    Google you tube: Ferrari factory. Pretty good video. I toured the factory twice, recognized parts of the video. The official tour you get to see the F1 dept. and Ferrari customer race cars. I was fortunate in 2016, wife and I were the only ones on the tour. Got a little souvenir from the leather dept.
     
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    I believe 2 months might be too short any way! Remember Italy basically shuts down in August, So plan ahead for next time.
     
  17. spirot

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    For owners you can go to any authorized dealer and get a tour booked - but you will have to pay for it. Its up to dealer if they want to cover the charge -I think its E380 - $425 US. if the dealer does not want to be bothered - you can contact Ferrari NA.

    Non owners.. .the only tour is the bus tour from the museum ... I believe it takes you through the factory but you don't get out. The real Factory walking tour takes you in and out of the engine assembly building - and the finishing area .. up and down stairs. then over to client and then to the F-1 factory... to the museum and then you end up at the Ferrari shop with a 20% discount for the day. if you are there make sure to buy one of the Maranello only shirts...

    Pagani is gift shop tour only - Lamborghini is museum tour which is right there at the factory. its a rotating exhibition. Maserati is about the same - not sure if they do factory tours... its right down the street from Enzo Museum in Modena. Both museums are worth the effort ... the one in Maranello is amazing - take your time lots to see.
     
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  18. flash32

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    I was there in May and your info on lambo and Maserati is incorrect ..just need to reserve factory tours ahead of time

    Pagini also has a factory tour ..not much to see but still a tour ..it concentrate on carbon fiber production

    Unless something changes since last may there is definitely a factory tour at all those places .. I really enjoyed the lambo one

    I saw Ferrari lambo Maserati and pagini when I was there

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  20. Penguin

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    Read my post again. I said I am going to Italy in 2 months, but didn't plan on visiting Maranello. I'm going with a group of people set on Rome and Venice, so visiting the Ferrari factory wasn't part of the trip. I will have to book another trip to Italy to visit the Ferrari factory, and I was asking the question for a possible next trip to Italy. Later in this year I want to visit Spain, and hope to carve out a day or two to visit Maranello, so hopefully will be able to squeeze in a tour then :)
     
  21. spirot

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    When I contacted Pagani for a Tour- it was for either owners - Press or prospective owners. .... so I just did the gift shop - museum part...

    for Lamborghini it was either you had to make the tour in advance like 2-3 Months ( this was summer so lots of requests ) if you just show up the museum is first come first served.

    My Ferrari dealer is a Maserati dealer he stated for owners & needed a chassis #... at that time did not seem there was a charge for owners. ... but in the end its well worth it.
     
  22. flash32

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    I agree all three I made 3 months in advance and Ferrari thru dealer 3 months in advance as well

    I did state to Maserati that I had a Ferrari and a few other cars on application

    Pagini was just fill out a application and pay .. no other info

    Lamborghini was just to select a date and pay as well

    The links I gave above were extremely useful and got me to seeing the three .. the Ferrari dealer in Tampa got me the Ferrari owner tour

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