Drive a Ferrari in Italy | California Test Drive in Maranello

10 mins
Refundable booking

LivTours is a fan of fast luxury cars, so we are very proud to offer you this unforgettable private Ferrari experience! This is the perfect, made in luxury car heaven, experience for car enthusiasts from around the world. Driving a Ferrari in Italy, in the birthplace of Ferrari and Lamborghini, is an unparalleled experience and perfect for car lovers. Allow yourself the luxury of driving one of Ferrari’s most exciting sports cars, the sleek Ferrari California.  Your test drive can be a 10 minute city drive or a two hour drive through the Italian countryside – the choice is yours.   

The Ferrari California was first publicly showcased at the Paris Motor Show in 2008 with seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and a folding metal roof; it certainly caused a splash. The most recent model of the California family is the Ferrari California T Series, which was publicly unveiled in 2014. Now it is your chance to feel that luxury firsthand. If you are a Ferrari lover, you will want to not only visit Maranello, but have an authentic Ferrari experience in the land where it all began.


  • Get the ultimate Italian Experience
  • Drive through windy roads and hillside tops while viewing vineyards and countryside
  • Have fun and get your adrenaline hyped on vacation
  • Get an all-inclusive price offer for your test drive
  • Bring home memories with our DVD
  • Learn everything about our California model

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Our tour guides and staff are selected experts and speak perfect English

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Your LivTours Drive a Ferrari in Italy Experience starts in Maranello where you will meet your professional driver who will be your copilot during your test drive. Once you feel  comfortable in this powerful vehicle, you can throw some caution to the wind and let that foot sink into the ground.  Hold on to your hats as you soar from zero to sixty in approximately four seconds (yes, just 4!).

During your test drive an internal go-pro camera will be filming you taking those exciting turns and speeding along through the countryside.  Before you leave Maranello, you will receive a copy of your drive on a high definition DVD.  Certainly an unrivaled souvenir to take home with you and share with friends!  There really is no better way to commemorate your visit and share this once in a lifetime experience.

After you have finished your Ferrari California test drive, you get up to 15 minutes in a Formula 1 Simulator, the same kind that is used by professional F1 drivers in training. This virtual reality experience will give you a great sense of how pro Ferrari drivers feel while roaring around race tracks.

Up to two other passengers can be booked in with you (see additional costs below) for your Drive a Ferrari in Italy Experience. The two available seats are in the back of the Ferrari California, making this a great option for those traveling with a family who have a serious need for speed.  

The town of Maranello, proud home to the famous sports car brand, offers a variety of Ferrari-dedicated activities – even Ferrari themed restaurants!


  • Ferrar California Test Drive (for one)
  • 10/12 minutes of F1 Simulator (for one)
  • DVD of internal GoPro
  • Final Diploma

  • Tickets to the Ferrari Museum of Maranello are only included with the 2 hour driving time option.
  • Your family and friends are welcome to ride with you in the car (back seat only). The additional price per passenger is 20€ and there are two available seats.
  • Drivers must be 18 years of age and have a valid drivers license with one year of driving experience. You must bring your physical license with you on the day of the tour—no photocopies or images will be accepted.
  • We strongly encourage to obtain an International Driving License, as it is a legal requirement to drive in Italy.


LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel, and we are proud to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the industry.  LivTours is committed to providing travelers with truly sustainable tours with the lowest possible environmental impact, all while supporting the local industries and people of each unique destination. To learn more about how you can actively support sustainable tourism  and how LivTours is contributing, click here.


When you book a LivTours Private Tour or Experience, you are guaranteed a dedicated, expert guide that allows you the flexibility to start your tour at a time which is convenient for you, making planning easy. Our private tours ensure that you will get a tailored experience to meet all your needs so we go at your pace, perfect for families with younger children, elderly, or individuals with accessibility needs. Please be advised that all private tours begin at a base price starting at two people*. Prices are inclusive of entry tickets where applicable. *Some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.


Make your experience even more unique by upgrading your LivTours experience. Please note: add-ons are non refundable.

Select your total driving time
Choose the total duration you would like to drive. The longer you drive the more extraordinary roads, scenic routes and memorable places you will be able to drive through. Let alone more opportunities to drive fast!
starting from 0 €
Transfer Options
Maranello can be difficult to reach without your own car. We offer round-trip transfer services from Modena and Bologna. Both cities are served with convenient train stations. Please provide all necessary information about your hotel or your train schedule in the "Additional Notes" box during your booking process.
starting from 175 €
Add back-seat passengers
Add your companion to your driving experience.
starting from 40 €

  • Dream come true

    The instructor was very helpful and to be able to drive this amazing car through the city and in the countryside was a dream come true for me. Something I'll never forget!

    - Baldwin
  • exhilerating experience

    This was an experience of a lifetime for me!

    - Ron Meyers
  • Amazing experience

    An amazing experience with a true professional. Definitely worth the extra cost to be able to drive this beautiful car for an hour around the countryside.

    - Jim
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By selecting Choose Dates Later / Buy as Gift at booking, any tour can be purchased without fixed dates. This is the perfect option if you want to purchase your tour as a gift for a loved one, or if you are in the pre-planning phase of your vacation. After booking, you will receive a Travel Voucher Code and full instructions on how to schedule your tours when ready. Once your travel plans are confirmed, you can easily use the Travel Voucher Code on the LivTours website to formally schedule your tours. You can find out more here.