Go Further With Ford
The wonderful and generous people at Ford of Switzerland graciously let me test drive the iconic Ford Mustang GT Convertible for a week. So, of course I HAD to take it on a road trip!
With my friend, Kendra, we took to the open roads on a week long road trip that would take us from Zurich, Switzerland to Venice, Italy and back. Buckle up, you’re in for a ride!
You can’t deny the unrefined American flair of the Ford Mustang. There’s a certain feeling you get when you start the engine and hear a Mustang’s iconic purr for the first time. With the Mustang GT’s five-liter, V8 engine, you immediately understand why the powerful roar and wide-eyed acceleration has made this car so legendary and sought after.
Living in Switzerland, the land of luxury cars, I never thought that the Mustang would be such a head turner. Whether it was pulling up to petrol station to fill the tank or belting out Beyoncé hits at red lights, we began noticing that all eyes were on us.
Unfortunately, they weren’t hypnotized by our angelic voices, but in awe of the car. As we drove from city to city, we found locals and tourists waving and snapping pictures of the car, which we rightfully nicknamed, Black Beauty.
The Road Map
Stop #1: Lugano, Switzerland
To begin our trip, we spent 2 nights at the beautiful, five-star Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola. The highlights included: a funicular ride to the panoramic summit of Monte Brè, a stroll around Lake Lugano and a delicious dinner in the city center.
Stop #2: Milan, Italy
We spent just 1 night in Milan, welcomed by the staff at the oh-so-chic, ME Milan Il Duca. We explored Milan by foot, checking out the renowned Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, the Duomo Milano, and enjoyed decadent gelato from the famous gelateria, Venchi.
Stop #3: Verona, Italy
After departing Milan, we decided to stop over in the world renowned Valpolicella wine region. We enjoyed a wine tasting at the Allegrini family’s estate, Villa della Torre. After the tasting, we explored Verona city center, checking out the Arena di Verona and the Casa di Guilietta (Juliet’s House).
Stop #4: Venice, Italy
To bring the road trip to a close, we stayed 2 nights in Venice. Guests at the Arcadia Boutique Hotel, we explored through the winding alleys and traveled via water ferry on the canals. We ventured out to picturesque Burano, with its colorful homes and stunning, intricate lace work.
After six amazing days on the road, we headed back to Zurich to conclude a memorable trip.
Overall, the Ford Mustang Convertible was a pleasure to drive and the perfect vehicle for a long road trip. The bucket seats molded to your body and the soft black leather makes these the most comfortable seats ever. They can even be heated or cooled at the touch of a button. The trunk space was adequate for luggage storage. The GPS navigation system allowed for hands-free, streamlined navigation– no need for those ancient paper road maps!
My only concern was the wideness of the body for the narrow Italian roadways and streets. While navigating the traffic-packed city streets and cobblestone roads, I had to be very space aware and careful not to ding the car. Street parking is minimal, so we parked in public parking garages.
In the parking garages, it seemed like we were parking a tank sometimes. Luckily, Ford installed a nifty rear-facing camera with sensors to ensure you don’t hit anything!
Personally, my favorite feature of the car were the night lights. Night lights? Yep, when you open your car door at night, a light underneath the car projects an image of a Mustang on the ground. Not really sure if it serves any practical purpose, but I thought it was cool!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, yet all opinions remain my own.