The 'Mille Miglia' 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.
'722' refers to the start time allocated to the great Stirling Moss, paired with 'navigator' Dennis Jenkinson, in the 1955 event. Moss and 'Jenks', driving a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, went on to set the fastest time on the event. Their time of 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds was never beaten - although the event lasted only 2 more years before it was stopped as an all out race.
The dates for the next edition (the 91st anniversary of the first Mille Miglia) are expected to be confirmed as 17th to 20th May 2018.
*** OUR 2017 event sold out in about 2 weeks - so if you are interested please contact us as soon as possible *** Space is limited to a maximum of 30 guests ***
Join us from May 15th - 21st 2018 (tbc) magical 6-night hosted tour of the most famous historic road race in the world. 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 Italian restaurants (hand picked by our own Italian event organiser) and guided tours of both the Ferrari Museum in Maranello and the Maserati Museum in Bologna. On Friday you will get the chance 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 a day shopping or sightseeing in Bologna or Brescia.
* Ferrari test drive experience subject to licence and insurance criteria
Below is a brief explanation of our itinerary for the 2018 Mille Miglia. If you would like any additional details please either call us on 01273 256496 or complete the enquiry form on this page and we'll get in touch with you.
Day One - Tuesday
Check in to our fantastic boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Iseo on Tuesday lunchtime and then join our private motor yacht for a an early evening cruise to a drinks reception and welcome dinner at our favourite lakeside restaurant.
Day two - Wednesday
After a superb breakfast and a morning at your leisure we'll transfer you to Brescia town centre after lunch 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 start to return to their pre-race overnight parking we'll get together for an evening at a traditional Italian restaurant in Brescia.
Day Three - Thursday
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 start time approaches we will take up position in Brescia town centre to see the cars pass by on leg one of their adventure. 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. In the early evening we depart to our next overnight stop in Modena.
Day Four - Friday
As the Mille Miglia cars head south we visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello - a place of pilgrimage for many with oil running through their veins. Then comes one of the highlights of your trip, the chance to drive a Ferrari* followed by lunch in the legendary Cavallino restaurant. By way of contrast, the afternoon will see us visiting Lamborghini for a Factory Tour on our way back to the hotel.
*Ferrari driving experience subject to license restrictions and insurance excess
Day Five - Saturday
As the race winds it's way back north you'll have the choice of a leisurely day of shopping/sight seeing in historical Bologna.
Or, for the petrol-heads, we'll take in the Ducati Musuem Tour and Maserati Museums. Later we'll catch the cars passing through the old city whilst enjoying a pre-dinner drink.*Subject to route changes for 2018
Day Six - Sunday
We check out early and head for the historic centre of Brescia to catch the final leg of the race passing through the pedestrian area en-route to the finish. After a relaxing afternoon we'll transfer to our final hotel and get together one last time for a drinks reception and our farewell dinner.
Day Seven - Monday
After breakfast, we’ll wave guests on their way to their airport of their choice.
The price, per person, is £2395 based on two people sharing a twin or double room.
Single supplement, POA
Whilst we don't include flights, here's some advice on where to fly to for our Mille Miglia 6 night tour.
Flights are available from as little as £45 per person, each way, according to Opodo.
The final route of the 2018 Mille Miglia has not yet been released. Until we receive the full routing we will not be finally confirming our hotels - although we have have our start and finish on hold and a shortlist for the intermediate hotel. Nor will our viewing locations be confirmed until we have final site of the outline route.
Our accommodation for each night has now been largely finalised but we're keeping details under wraps until we have confirmation of the final route. What you can be sure of is that it is a selection of fine hotels - our first couple of nights are in a stunning lakeside property with excellent food so please leave your diets at home!
We will also be 'on site' throughout to ensure your needs are catered for at the hotels.
All of our clients will be looked after throughout with transfers by luxury vehicle.
We can arrange to meet your flight into Bergamo or Verona airports, included in the package price.
If you're flying into one of Milan's airports then let us know - but transfers to/from Milan will attract an additional fee of around €150 per couple.