Mugello, Italian MotoGP 30th May to 2nd June 2014

Intro

Tuscany, famed for its beautiful countryside and sleepy hilltop towns, wakes up one weekend in June to host the maddest race of the motorsport season. Known the world over as Mugello, this race is famous for its thrilling no holds barred racing. Italian riders, cheered on by massed banks of fans, on a mission to win it or bin it. The Italian motogp is not to be missed.

The MotoExpress motogp weekend package treats you to the very best of Tuscan luxury. Our 4 Star Hotel, a renovated historic 16th century mill, stands in the ancient hill town of Certaldo. which is situated half way between Pisa airport and the Mugello circuit. The package includes welcome drinks party, coach transfers to circuit and weekend grandstand tickets.

Hotel

Certaldo Overview

Certaldo is located in the south of Florence province, on the border with the province of Siena. Like many other Tuscan towns, Certaldo is divided between its medieval walled town on a hill and the residential town below. In the lower town is the main square Piazza Boccaccio and your 4 star hotel.

The charming medieval upper town is reached on foot or by cablecar from the station in the main piazza built almost entirely of brick, it's well preserved despite some damage during the Second World War. A terraced garden and a walkway overlooking the town walls provide a splendid view stretching from the hills of the Val d'Elsa to San Gimignano.

Certaldo has a rail station which connects the town with Florence and Siena making the town an excellent base for a Tuscan holiday.

Hotel Overview

The story of our Certaldo hotel dates back to the 16th century when it was a mill used to grind wheat. The mill which at the time belonged to the Florentine Cavalcanti family, was seized with other property by Cosimo I De’ Medici after he rose to power in 1537.

Around 1570 the property was transferred to the Noble Order of the “Cavalieri di Santo Stefano” of Pisa. It was even then a building of considerable importance provided as it was with as many as five millstones.

During the restoration of the mill and the construction of the Hotel Certaldo, several historical findings came to light which are now exhibited at a museum specially devoted to the age-old “Mulino di Certaldo” and which illustrate its operation.

Today the building has become a beautiful four-star hotel, carefully restructured to maintain the tradition of its glorious past intact thus bringing an important piece of Certaldo history back to life.

Race tickets

Designed in the 70's "the Mugello" is one of the most scenic, modern and safe racing facilities in the world. The track runs over 5km through the forests and green areas. The elevated areas along the track permit the spectators to take part fully in the race.

Important notice 1
The Mugello circuit is situated high in the rolling Tuscan hills. The race is one of the biggest races in world motorsport and the large traffic volumes always lead to delays . Guests should note that getting into the circuit on Sunday requires a very early departure from the hotel.

Important notice 2
The Mugello circuit is huge and rolling and guests should be prepared for some long hilly walks.

Poggio Secco Grandstand

Your ticket, valid for Saturday Qualifying and Sunday Race Day gives access to the fabulous Poggio Secco grandstand. Our consecutively numbered tickets ensure you sit with your partner and the rest of the MotoExpress group. Situated on the highest point of the circuit. This Poggio Secco grandstand offers fantastic views of the long, fast sweeping bends of Luco, Materassi and Poggio Secco curves. This is the place to watch and gasp in amazement as riders perform breathtaking high-speed overtakes. Huge video walls keep you up to date with all the race action.

Ticket Upgrade - Centrale Grandstand - Silver

There are amazing views from this brand new grandstand. The seats have panoramic views of the pit lane and into the team garages. Witnessing the build up to the race and the start and finish adds a new dimension to the Mugello experience. And when it comes to watching the wild podium celebrations you have the best seats in the house.
The Centrale grandstand is unique in that it has a dual aspect viewing and you can enjoy breathtaking view of the bends Correntaio, Palagio, Biondetti and Bucine. Plus Giant Video screens let you watch all the racing action.
Private toilets and dedicated food stalls adds to the comfort of the weekend.

VIP Hospitality

Holders of Centrale Grandstand tickets can upgrade to the Centrale VIP terrace with full hospitality that includes open bar, buffet lunch and afternoon snacks. The VIP tickets can be purchased inside the grandstand expect to pay approx Euro 120 for a two day (Saturday and Sunday) pass. You can also purchase individual day passes.

Mugello a race like no other

Mugello is to MotoGP what Monaco is to Formula 1. It's the baddest, it's the maddest, it's the most fun motorcycle race on planet earth! Every motorcycle fan should experience it once in their lives.

Welcome reception party

The weekend starts with a memorable and stylish reception party in the hotel beautiful grounds by the side of the river. Enjoy fine Italian wines and luxury snacks and get to know your fellow guests.

Celebration dinner

The Celebration Dinner has become a much loved part of the MotoExpress race weekend. An opportunity to relax and chat with newly made friends. To recount the wonderful experiences of a high octane race weekend enjoyed.

A traditional Tuscan feast with complimentary wine served in the beautiful grounds of the hotel. We dine in typical Italian style, grouped around long tables. The conversation just like the wine flows late into the evening as we relive the excitement of the last few days. A wonderful end to a truly memorable weekend.

Extra Days

Take advantage of our special MotoExpress extra night rates and transform your MotoGP weekend into a wonderful Tuscan holiday.

It's so easy to discover Tuscany. The local railway station provides fast access to Siena and Florence. San Gimignano is only a 15 minute taxi ride but perhaps you just want to chill out in your beautiful surroundings of Certaldo.

Getting there

Our hotel is in the Tuscan town of Certaldo. 45 miles form Pisa Airport, 28 miles from Florence airport.


Airport / hotel transfers

For this event you should book flights to Pisa or Florence airport. The cost of the flights are not included in the event price.

Transfers from Pisa or Florence airport to your hotel can be added as a cost option during the booking process.

Rail transfers. If you wish to save money consider arriving to the hotel via train. Our hotel is only 200 metres from Certaldo rail station. Pisa Airport rail station is just 40 meters from the Check-In hall.
An hourly rail service connects the airport to Certaldo (change at Empoli) expect to pay Euro 7.00 / way / person
 

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Previous year's photos

Here is small selection of photos from previous Mugello events.

During the race weekend we capture the spirit of the event in photos which we publish on our Photo Album for your lasting enjoyment.

You can access all our event photos by clicking the following link. Motoexpress Photo Album

Video highlights from Mugello

What you've said

Hi John and Linda,
Just wanted to thank you both for another well organised trip. We really enjoyed it. The hotel was excellent and the food / drink at the welcome party and celebration dinner were delicious.
It is lovely to let someone else do all the organising even if we relaxed a bit too much and almost forgot to take our tickets!!
We are planning to go to the Circuit of the Americas Motogp next year if it doesn't clash with our club racing dates. Can you pencil us in please?
Enjoy the rest of the season - we wish we could do another one but have to settle for one a year!
Regards
Mark and Lynn

Dear Linda and John

Just a short note to say what a great time we had with you guys in Mugello. Everything seemed to go like clockwork thanks to your great organising.
The Certaldo Hotel was superb and the staff were fantastic. It was also well situated for general days out, as we were lucky enough to spend some extra time there. Thank goodnesss we got the last double room!

We look forward to seeing you both again some time. Maybe Valencia. Who knows...............
Take care and enjoy Catalunya.
Sharon & Rob

Hi John & Linda, Just a short note to thank you for a great weekend at Mugello and Certaldo. It was  wonderful experience both at and away from the track. The races were excellent and the crowd unbelievable. It could only happen in Italy! As you predicted the final dinner on the Sunday night was special and we had an excellent meal and met some great people. We take this opportunity to thank you for your professionalism and attention to detail. We will be back!
Kind regards Ian & Olwyn Robertson.

John,
Apologies for the late reply but I have only returned to work today. On behalf of myself and Carole I would like to thank you and your wife for the excellent weekend in Mugello. We both had a great time and thought your organisation was excellent and should we choose to go on anther MotoGP we would not hesitate to book with you, obviously we will also recommend you to our friends and work colleagues.
Kind regards Phil Jones

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Mugello MotoGP 4 star hotel package

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Fri 30 May Mon 2 June

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What's included

  • 3 nights in hotel Certaldo
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Welcome reception party
  • Saturday & Sunday Poggio Secco grandstand ticket
  • Coach transfers to circuit Saturday and Sunday
  • Sunday celebration dinner in the hotel garden
  • MotoExpress hospitality

Options

  • Extra nights: superior please call
  • Extra nights: double room please call
  • Extra nights: triple room please call
  • Extra nights: single room please call

Ticket upgrade

  • Ticket upgrade: Centrale Grandstand - Silver please call

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  • Flights

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