MILLE MIGLIA

 Tour Dates May 12 – 21, 2019

 

This is the only tour to the Mille Miglia where participants stay in Brescia not somewhere away from it. You will be there for the registration and the start of the Mille Miglia then drive to Modena, Italy’s car country where every famous automobile maker is located. See the Mille Miglia cars on their return to Brescia in or near Parma. Included in tour cost are visits to the Lamborghini factory and Pagani, the Ferrari Museum (visiting the Ferrari factory is only possible if someone in the group owns a Ferrari.) Furthermore you will visit a prestigious private automobile collection. If you are a motorcycle fan, a visit to Ducati can be arranged. The Mille Miglia is not a side line on this tour but the main event. It is a tour for serious automobile enthusiasts but you can be assured seeing some of the best of Italy is no sideline either, nor is food and wine, and of course we can point you in the right directions when it comes to shopping.

Our British associate Stephen Wheeler who has been a guide in Italy for more than twenty years and speaks the language fluently, will be your host and guide.

 

 

Itinerary

May 12– Board your flight from USA to Milan.

May 13   –  After arrival in Milan transfer to Brescia, the City of the Mille Miglia!   Transfers are not included in the tour cost since tour participants will arrive at different times, but we will work with you to arrange the most cost efficient way for a transfer.  After checking into the hotel which is one of the official hotels for Mille Miglia Drivers, the day is at leisure until we meet for dinner at the former stables of a historic Stage Coach Inn which is now one of Brescia’s best restaurants.  Dinner included

May 14 – This morning you will wake up to the roar of engines outside the hotel when Mille Miglia drivers get their cars ready to drive them to the old center of Brescia for the registration and to show them off getting them ready for the ralley. If you are a real car nut you most likely will skip breakfast and head downtown which is a short 10 minute walk from the hotel.  You have the day to mingle among the cars, talk to the drivers and take pictures. Dinner this evening is at a trattoria frequented by Mille drivers over decades. Breakfast Dinner included

May 15 – More mingling with drivers and cars before heading to the start of the Mille Miglia at 2:30 p.m. In all there are around over 400 of the world’s most prestigious sports cars entering the Mille Miglia, all build between 1927 and 1957. We will give you a map with the route the cars take through town so that you can watch the start for a while, then follow the cars to see them maneuver through the sometimes very narrow streets of Brescia. Seeing the cars drive through town, you wouldn’t know that the Mille Miglia is no longer a race.  Breakfast included

May 16 – Today we leave Brescia to drive to Modena where we stay for four nights. En route we will stop at the Mille Miglia Museum in Brescia. Then it is on to beautiful historic Modena where you will find Italy’s famous automobile makers and some of the most prestigious private automobile collections in Italy. Your home in Modena is a small castle away from the traffic and hubbub of the city. Still it is only a short drive into the old center. After arrival there is time to relax before a casual dinner of pizza and wine in the garden of the castle. Breakfast and Dinner included

May 17 – This morning we visit Lamborghini, the factory and the museum. After a stop for lunch (on everyone’s own) the afternoon then takes us to a cheese farm where some of the best Parmesan cheese is produced, to view a private collection of rare automobiles, reviving the Maserati Legend.  Breakfast included.

May 18 – Early this morning the Mille cars will pass through Modena on their way back to Brescia. We will check out the route they take through Modena to select the best spots to watch them. It will be early afternoon before all cars have passed through town. In the afternoon we may visit the small but impressive collection of a few of the earliest Mille Miglia cars. We will decide on the spot how to schedule the afternoon and evening. Breakfast included

May 19This morning we visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello (visiting the Ferrari factory is only possible if someone in the group owns a Ferrari) At noon we pause at a late slow lunch at Il Cavalino, Enzo Ferrari’s restaurant. In the evening head into Modena, opening times permitting, you can visit the new Enzo Ferari Museum which features a small but stunning collection of the most prestigious cars built by Enzo Ferrari. Afterwards take an hour or two to stroll around the beautiful Piazza Grande with its huge limestone Cathedral, the central food market if still open or linger in one of the many sidewalk cafes to have a snack or a drink. Breakfast and lunch included.

May 20 – After a leisurely breakfast we drive Bologna to visit Pagani, an automobile maker which produces the world’s most expensive sports cars. Afterwards we take a short drive to check into our hotel in the center of Bologna, a hop and a skip from the Piazza Maggiore overshadowed by the Cathedral San Petronio with its unfinished façade, which was built at the same time St. Peter’s in Rome was built and the Pope was afraid it would be bigger and more elaborate than St.Peter’s. In the evening dinner is in a localy famous trattoria serving specialties of the area accompanied by local wines.  Breakfast and dinner included.

May 21 – Transfer to the airport for your homeward flight.

Tour Cost:  $4,970.00 per persom sharing a double room
Single Cost:  Contact us

You can opt to self-drive (mid-size rental car is included in tour cost) or ride with our associate in a comfortable deluxe minibus. Five seats are available in the minibus.

Deposit is $500.00 per person
Please note we no longer accept credit cards because of high merchant fees (7%)which we would have to pass on to you. 
Early reservations are essential since the tour is strictly limited to 10 participants due to a limited number of rooms we have in Brescia.

Inquiries – E-mail: contact@poshjourneys.com

INCLUDED

8-nights/10 days deluxe and first class hotel accommodations, daily full breakfast, dinner and lunches as per itinerary all including wine, bottled water and coffee or tea, all visits to automobile venues and private automobile collections, all transportation, all taxes and tips for included meals.

NOT INCLUDED

Air fare, addition food and drink, airport transfers, however we will assist you with transfers, tips to the tour host and any other personal item not specifically mentioned in this itinerary.

Your airline ticket is into of Milan and out of Bologna unless you extend your stay and end in another destination.