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travelling to fast car country of Maranello

Ferrari's, Prosciutto, and the village of Caselvetro

We are heading north back on the coast before moving inland at Rimini and along the motorway toward Bologna. and into Maranello, the home town of Ferrari. every minute or so there is a test driven car passing us at some amazing speed, regardless of the 60 zone we were in.
By this stage we had had the opportunity to visit the Consorzia del Prosciutto di Modena. I have never seen so many hams being aged in one area. Parma is the well known Prosciutto producer, but this place rivals the quality.

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After a tasting of the aged produce we move to meet those who have been test driving Ferrari's in the heart of Ferrari territory before heading to Ristarante Montana in the heart of Maranello for a wonderful lunch including some amazing salads, pasta's of course, and desserts to die for. Photos with Michael Schumacher and all the Ferrari sales people , very nice. The village of Maranello would be nothing without Ferrari. Having said that there is a very big area dedicated to the Ceramics that are world famous from this area.
We then head to the village of Castelvetro, where our home for the next few nights is the Hotel Locanda del Fuedo, located in a beautiful little hilltop town not far from Modena (not modeena we are reminded)

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For some of us its an early night, time to explore this little village before retiring to bed. We have the whole hotel booked, all 8 rooms, its very cute, and boasts a Michelin Star restaurant which we will be trying out tomorrow night. But before that we have a a day of Parmesan, balsamic vinegar, Motor cars, and a lunch of all things Balsamic.

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Posted by Bruco 07:06 Archived in Italy Tagged romagna vinegar prosciutto parmigiano emilia reggiano balsamic

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