Nothing announces the arrival of autumn like the days of preparation prior to the migration of the swallows to Africa.
We observe them fascinated swooping over fields around our farmhouse in Borgo di Vigoleno®. During these days they make a few short hops close to places where they can roost safetly, this is the time when we see flocks of swallows perched on telephone wires twittering to each other and shifting about restlessly.
Migration is a very hazardous time and many birds die during ther jurney. The young swallows that are born in Italy make the journey to Africa south of the Sahara, in Arabia and in the Indian sub-continent at just two/three months old, with no experience or knowledge of the route, it is estimated that only about 30% of them survive the journey.
They migrate by day at low altitudes and find food on the way and usually they cover 300 km/200 mile a day, mainly during daylight, at speeds of 30 km/20 miles per hour.
We wish the best for a safe journey and we say them “arrivederci” from the bottom of our heart, sure to view most of them back in Borgo di Vigoleno® next spring.
The Ferrari Museum in Maranello is one of the favorite daily destinations for our guests during their stay in B&B Vacation Rental Borgo di Vigoleno® (110 km by car on fast roads and motorway A1).
Completely renovated and now with more exhibition space, the Museo Ferrari in Maranello anticipates the museum of the future: not just a collection of the past, but an extraordinary experience of the world of Ferrari, where the historical cars and history are the pretext to understand and get to know today’s models, Formula 1 content and technology and the outlook towards the future.
This experience is offered via the cars, big screens and films, interactive tools such as the explanation of the Grand Prix pitwall and the possibility to turn into a Formula 1 driver on board of a semi-professional simulator. A vast range of publications and material from the present and the past tell the story of the Brand.
The museum is open all year except on Christmas Day and New Year. It offers a hospitable Café , where visitors can taste the regional products loved by Enzo Ferrari.
For the entire month of August the museum is open as usual from Monday to Sunday from 9:30am to 7pm.
There are several shows to see next to the permanent Formula 1 exhibition: Ferrari Supercar with the new “LaFerrari”, a show with cars owned by famous actors like Steve McQueen and Al Pacino together with bits of feauture films, with Ferrari as a main player and last but not least a show with Ferraris used as prototypes in the production of new models, called “mulotipi” by the test drivers.
There are many things to see and do at the museum, such as the semi-professional F1-simulators to get the feeling of a real racing driver.
The museum can be visited with audio giudes, available in 7 languages, including Chinese and Russian.