In the morning of DAY 2 head to Villafranca, a picturesque town close to Verona. Here you will visit the Nicolis Museum of Cars, Technology and Mechanics, one of the most prestigious private museums in Europe. The Nicolis Museum was one of the first associates of Museimpresa, the Italian Association of Archives and Business Museums. Luciano Nicolis, the founder of the Museum, was an entrepreneur from Verona. He has merged his passion for technology and mechanics to create this ultramodern steel and glass building (6.000 sq m) and the museum that has always been open to thepublic and is now one of the most important cultural reference points in the area. It houses 8 collections of extraordinary numbers: 200 cars,110 bicycles of great cycling champions, 100 motorbikes, 500 cameras, 100 musical instruments, 100 typewriters, 100 Formula 1 steering wheels, but also small airplanes and other original works of human talent. The historical archive and the library are full of documents that will satisfy even the most demanding of researchers and tell the story of the evolution of contemporary society through the history of transport.
In the afternoon discover the Masi Winery, the best in the Valpolicella region. “Masi Wine Experience” is the culture and hospitality project that includes Masi’s historic headquarters in Valpolicella, but also offers entry to other centres of hospitality where the winery’s spirit and philosophy have become the guiding principles. One of these is the Tenuta Canova in Lazise at Lake Garda, where the authenticity of the food and wine is a charming surprise. Tenuta Canova offers a refined welcome to those passionate about wine and looking to discover its secrets. The visit starts with an excellent view across the vineyards towards the rolling hills of Valpolicella with its mountainous backdrop. Visitors can see the drying house, with the appassimento of the grapes; and the cellar where the famous Campofiorin, one of Masi’s iconic wines, is matured; furthermore, the wine shop and the restaurant offer a tasting of the entire Masi wine range and the chance to pair the wines with food inspired by local culinary tradition.