Ross Brawn had denied that his Ferrari visit was a formal visit on Monday.
Brawn now 59, left his position as Team Principal of Mercedes in December and the excursion increased speculation that he could return to the Italian marque now that an opening maybe available in 2015.
But speaking to the BBC, Brawn said it was “with a group of friends as part of a tour of Italy – no more than that!”
A Ferrari spokesman added that the trip was an “Italian fantasy tour with friends scheduled for some time.”
Ferrari has recently undergone a major management change amid poor on track form, with Stefano Domenicali resigning as team boss and being replaced by Marco Mattiacci, the former head of Ferrari’s North American arm.
Meanwhile, President Luca di Montezemolo has been overseeing a number of tweaks to factory processes to try and get the Marque back on top.