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Mille Miglia 2020 Hosted VIP Tour

Dates

11-17 May 2020

Mille Miglia Tour 2020. Join us in May 2020 for a magical 6-night hosted tour allowing you to get up close to the cars and drivers as they depart Brescia on their 4-day Italian motoring adventure. Providing the perfect vantage points from which to take in the sights and sounds of the event, you and your guests will enjoy a superb escorted VIP tour, relaxation and hospitality in the most exclusive of surroundings. We have lined up a great collection of hotels, authentic restaurants and private guided tours of the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, Lamborghini Factory & Museum and a private Maserati collection in Modena.

The opening night of the tour kicks off in style with a trip in the icon of classic motor yachts, the Riva Aquarama. Used by the rich and famous of the sixties, they are now valued at a cool half a million pounds each. During the tour You will also get the opportunity to fulfil that childhood dream of driving a Ferrari through the streets of Maranello, with our inclusive 'Test Drive' opportunity! For those less excited by the classic car experience there will be great opportunities to spend time shopping or sightseeing in Modena or Brescia.

The Mille Miglia (Italian for Thousand Miles) was an open-road endurance race which took place in Italy twenty-four times from 1927 to 1957 and is one of the greatest classic car 'race' events in the world. Since it's reintroduction back in 1977 it has been a four-day regularity race around Italy, starting and finishing in Brescia, taking in Rome and other historical Italian cities.

Like the older Targa Florio and later the Carrera Panamericana, the Mille Miglia made Gran Turismo (Grand Touring) sports cars like Alfa Romeo, BMW, Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes Benz and Porsche famous. The race brought out an estimated five million spectators per year from 1953 until 1957 and was also a round of the World Sports Car Championship.


If you would like to know more about the history of the Mille Miglia, this official film covers the original road races from 1927-1957

....And to bring things up to date, here's the official review of the 2019 Mille Miglia.

 Day One
Monday. Check in to the fantastic boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Iseo on Monday lunchtime and then board our iconic Riva Aquarama motor yachts** for an early evening cruise to a drinks reception and welcome buffet dinner at a unique lakeside restaurant.

Our superb 4* hotel on the shores of Lake Iseo

 The first night of the tour kicks off in style aboard our two iconic Riva Aquarama motor yachts!

 Day Two
Tuesday. After a hearty breakfast and a relaxing morning at your leisure we will transfer you to Brescia town centre for the 'sealing ceremony' where you'll have time to relax, grab a cappuccino and catch your first glimpse of the classic cars heading through the town centre. Take in the sights and sounds of Brescia and wander amongst the cars as they park up after the official ceremonies that bring to a close the ‘Scrutineering’ that happens in the central square. As the cars return to their pre-race overnight parking, we'll get together for an evening at a traditional restaurant in Brescia centre.

Your first chance to catch the Mille Miglia cars at the 'Sealing Ceremony' in Brescia town centre

Day Three
Wednesday. After breakfast, we set off to Fiera near the race start to soak up the atmosphere of the pre-race build up in the collecting area. As the race start time approaches, we will take our seats at a popular first floor restaurant in Brescia town centre. We have secured a prime viewing location and will enjoy a mid-afternoon lunch just a few metres away from the route as the 400+ classic cars pass by on their first leg of the race. In the early evening we depart for dinner at the hotel.

The cars pass directly beneath our restaurant in Brescia, just after the start

Day Four
Thursday. As the race heads South to Rome, this morning we visit the world's finest private Maserati collection followed by free time for lunch and sightseeing in Enzo Ferrari’s home town, Modena. We then move on to a private tour of the Lamborghini factory and museum.

In the morning we visit the world's greatest Maserati collection!

After lunch in Modena we have a guided tour of the Lamborghini factory and leisure time in their amazing museum