The roads that twist and turn through Tuscany are custom-built for unhurried Sunday drives—or for tearing up in a brand-new, shiny red Ferrari. During my stay at Villa La Massa, I took a one-day tour of Chianti in Ferrari’s latest model, the 488 Spider. Lorenzo, a former race car driver, gave me a rundown of the technical stuff before I jumped behind the wheel. Thinking it would be like drivers’ ed, I waited for the instructor to sit shotgun, but instead Lorenzo got in his own car and we were off!
After a few minutes behind the wheel, my pulse stopped racing and I got used to the car’s power and zoomed along the countryside. In fact, I was almost comfortable behind the wheel by the time we stopped at the Mazzei winery—one of the oldest in Chianti—for a tour and a long Italian lunch (sans wine, of course). Then it was back on the road!
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