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 halfway between Pisa airport and the Mugello circuit. The package includes a fabulous welcome drinks party, coach transfers to the circuit and a wonderfully memorable, Sunday evening Tuscan Feast. A superb choice of Weekend Grandstand tickets can be added to the package.
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.
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 cable-car 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.
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.
Situated in the very centre of the circuit, the Centrale Grandstand provides panoramic views over the entire Mugello circuit. The Centrale Grandstand is a new self-contained facility and is equipped with bars, food stalls and modern toilet amenities. Without doubt, this is where you should make your home for the Mugello weekend. The Centrale Grandstand has a wide range of circuit views, seat choices and VIP options. The Centrale Grandstand is unique in that it has dual aspect viewing and you can enjoy breath-taking view of the bends Correntaio, Palagio, Biondetti and Bucine. This dual aspect viewing can only be fully enjoyed by holders of Silver or Platinum tickets. Bronze ticket holders face one way only. As you would expect, giant video screens are in front of the grandstands.
No matter how good your seats are, you will at some stage want to explore the Mugello circuit and the Centrale Grandstand is ideally and centrally located to explore the madness that is Mugello.
Important notice 1: The Mugello circuit is situated high in the rolling Tuscan hills. The race is one of the biggest races in the world of 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.
Important notice 3: On Saturday and Sunday our coach will park some 20 minutes walk from the circuit entrance. We do this to avoid the traffic grid lock that quickly builds after the race finishes. If we were to be caught up in the grid locked traffic we could easily be stuck for 3 hours.
This grandstand with reserved seating is situated on the reverse side of the Centrale Grandstand. The seating runs the entire length of the grandstand. The views as the bikes come down the Arrabbiata hill into Palagio corner and then in front of you through the Biondetti curves is simply stunning.
The Centrale Bronze grandstand is a covered grandstand with views of the start/finish line and the pits. Your reserved seat places you in the heart of the action.
Your reserved seats have panoramic views of the start / finish line, 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.
General Admission provides roving access to the grass areas and banks around the circuit.
The VIP Platinum Hospitality Terrace is located on the highest level of the Centrale Grandstand in the more exclusive and prestigious area of Mugello Circuit. From the Platinum Terrace it will be possible to appreciate both the starting grid frenzy and the podium celebrations, also the breath-taking view of the bends Correntaio, Palagio, Biondetti and Bucine.
Moreover, to follow the races, “Platinum” Terrace guests can take advantage of 2 video-walls, one located on the Start/Finish line and the other on the opposite side, close to Biondetti bends. “Platinum” Terrace is located in front of the Podium and allows its guests to watch the prize-giving ceremony from a privileged point of view.
Your Platinum Ticket includes:
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.
The weekend starts with a memorable and stylish reception party, in the hotel’s beautiful grounds, by the side of the river. Enjoy fine Italian wines and luxury snacks, while socialising with your fellow guests.
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.
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.
Our hotel is in the Tuscan town of Certaldo. 45 miles form Pisa Airport, 28 miles from Florence airport.
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
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.
During the race weekend we capture the spirit of the event in photos which we publish in the MotoExpress Photo Album for your lasting enjoyment.
Just returned from a 4 night stay here - what a beautiful hotel. This was just what I imagined Tuscany would be like. Room was lovely. Spotlessly clean, lovely decor and a good size. Staff at the hotel were so helpful and nothing was ever any bother to them. We stayed here as part of the MotoExpress party and enjoyed the Mugello MotoGP. On race day it was a couple of hours drive but being part of the party you just sit back on the bus and enjoy the Tuscan scenery. This is a great base for discovering Tuscany. We used the funicular to visit Certaldo Alto - stunning views and we took the train into Florence for the day - what a lovely place. We basically used the train service for the full week (stayed at Viareggio first 3 nights and used train to visit Luca then travel by train to Certaldo) and is was so simple, easy and a good service. Would recommend this hotel and would definitely consider staying again.
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!
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...............
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!
Didn’t get to see you at breakfast on Monday (before we left Certaldo) in order to say thanks for a great weekend. We had a great time. Thanks again.
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.
Just wanted to thank both of you for a job well done. We both enjoyed ourselves tremendously! Would not have wanted to do it without you. Please keep us posted on future events.
Thanks for a great weekend. Good racing, good company, good hotel and very nice hosts.
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