Tucked into Italy’s Mugello Valley, less than 35km from Florence, is the famous Mugello race track that is home to the MotoGP each year. This three-day racing event is considered “the” event in the valley, and it is so popular that most accommodations are booked for nearly a year in advance. Fortunately, clients of Isle Blue have a host of luxury villas available from which to choose, and can then easily travel to the Mugello Valley race course to enjoy the historic racing events.
Close to the charming village of Scarperia, visitors can make their way by bus or train if they would prefer to avoid driving. With special routes designated for traffic, the trip can take quite a bit of time if the roads are congested, but a private car provides the most freedom of movement before, during and after the race days are over.
Parking in Scarperia is possible, and it is a simple and easy walk to the course. This is an option that many use, and shuttle buses are also part of the race day events, allowing you to sit back in comfort as you leave your car and head to the track.
Also keep in mind that motorcycles and scooters are a popular form of transport, and you will see enormous numbers of them in the city and making their way to the races. This could be an interesting way to arrive as well!
Naturally, if you wish to attend the MotoGP you will require tickets, and be aware that these sell very quickly. If you have not purchased within three months of the race day, it is unlikely that you will be able to gain entrance. Like all of the major racing events and venues, there is a range of ticketing options and prices for the Mugello Circuit.
You can obtain general admission, but there are also many premium classes of ticketing. Each comes with additional services and comforts, and we recommend that you consider those with catering, private seating and facilities. There is a MotoGP Village, several levels of Grandstand seating, pit lane seating, and bronze, silver, gold and platinum packages. These include race day only tickets as well as hospitality packages that give the finest options and one or two-day seating.
Do take note that you will also want to have the tickets shipped to your home in advance of the actual race day or you will have to wait in line to pick them up on the morning the gates open.
Keep in mind that the Mugello Circuit facilities are now a premium destination beyond the racing events. It has been upgraded to accommodate special meetings, conventions and even fashion shows. This makes it a venue that is quite comfortable for families and even those less interested in racing.
However, if you are traveling with a group or family, there will be an enormous range of activities in Florence that coincide with the race weekend. Guests of Isle Blue villas can speak with their concierge to discover more about the special opportunities that occur with the MotoGP event. From private walking tours of the city or its amazing museums to days spent in a Tuscan cooking school, there is plenty for those not attending the races to enjoy.
In the evenings, many of those participating in the race will head into the city for dining and entertainment. This presents a unique opportunity to experience Florence in an entirely different light, with the racing crowd filling the different restaurants and clubs.