Automobile assortment visits are normally “look, do not contact” affairs. That is what makes Miataland, a Mazda-themed resort in rural Italy, so particular; they need you to do extra than simply contact the vehicles, however to take them for a drive.
Situated within the little-known area of Umbria, Miataland hosts what it claims to be the world’s largest personal assortment of Mazda MX-5s. Based on Japanese Nostalgic Automobile, over 40 examples of Mazda’s paradigm-changing sports activities automobile reside right here, from run-of-the-mill base fashions to uncommon variants sourced from Europe, North America, and Japan. Saved collectively in a barn, each possible model of the Miata shares the roost with examples modified by third events, akin to a V-Eight-swapped Monster Miata, or one with a physique reportedly impressed by the Ferrari 250 GTO (which is now kinda unlawful in Italy).
Presumably, this assortment’s proprietor will need to add a type of yaki-imo-hawking RodoPot MX-5s to his assortment, supplied there’s house alongside their different basic Mazdas. A number of RX-7s, an RX-Eight, and a Familia GT-R are stuffed someplace on the property, which friends can discover as a part of their keep at Miataland, whose lodging are positioned in a transformed 17th-century farmhouse.
Relatively than being numbered, rooms are named after and themed round Mazda MX-5 paint colours, akin to Velocity Purple, Sunburst Yellow, and Mariner Blue. Automobile-style keys open doorways into rooms furnished with MX-5 artwork and friends can reportedly clear themselves with one way or the other Miata-themed toiletries. , in case you miss that new Mazda odor.
For all this novelty and gushing evaluations on-line, Miataland’s charges aren’t on the outrageous facet; €195 per night time (slightly below $220) nets a collection, and €165 ($185), a cozier room. It is a bed-and-breakfast, too, so you will wake to Italian catering earlier than dashing out in a loaner MX-5 for the day. If there’s a greater strategy to see Italy that does not contain spending supercar cash, tell us—we’re dying to listen to it.