Philadelphia Becomes US Tourism Gateway To Italian Motor Valley
While the rest of the summer crowds take to the beaches for sunbathing and swimming in the surf, some highly focused and motivated people are lining up at Philadelphia International Airport bound for vacations of trudging through factories, garage museums, cluttered design studios, and gazing out at hallowed race tracks still echoing the thunder of racing engines from 100 years ago.
For auto aficionados there is no other destination on earth more hallowed than the Emilia Romagna region of north central Italy, which encompasses the famous cities of Bologna, Modena, Parma as well as the fabled Adriatic beaches of Rimini.
It is also home to Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Pagani, Dallara and Ducati, to name but a few of the major car and motorcycle brands located there.
When American Airlines announced earlier this summer the US exclusive 4 time weekly direct flights to the Italian Motor Valley from Philadelphia, gearheads were revving hot all over America.
Flying into the modern Bologna airport direct from PHL offers visitors access to a region renowned for its wines, cheeses, Prosciutto di Parma, of course the amazing factory tours and museums of the legendary Italian Motor Valley.