The whole of Florence (along with the rest of the country) will be rapt on May 31st as round five of the MotoGP world championship takes place at Mugello, just outside the city.
The Grand Premio d’Italia will see the planet’s top motorbike racers compete for crucial world championship points in this hotly-contested event.
Of course, all home fans will have their eyes firmly trained on current MotoGP world champion, the legendary Valentino Rossi, who brought his tally of wins to five when he was crowned in 2008.
However, competition is stiff and the 29-year-old rider will be looking to maintain his dominance of the world stage and avoid a repeat of his overall performances in 2006 and 2007, which saw him finish 2nd and 3rd respectively in the final standings.
Motorsport fans on Florence tours looking to add something exciting to their sightseeing should join the tens of thousands of delirious locals at the Muegllo circuit for this incredible and exhilarating spectacle.