MILLE MIGLIA

 Preliminary 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 Alfa Romeo, the Ferrari Museum (visiting the Ferrari factory is only possible if someone in the group owns a Ferrari.) Furthermore you will visit the private automobile collections of Umberto Panini. 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 the past 20 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. 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 are in Italy. Your home in Modena is a beautiful 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 pizza and wine in the garden of the castle. Breakfast and Dinner included

May 17 – After breakfast we head towards Parma**, making a stop along the way to view the small but impressive early Mille  the Mille Miglia race cars built by Stanguilini.  Near Parma we will find a nice spot to watch the cars on their return drive to Brescia. On our drive back we may stop along the way to have dinner which on your own today. ** As the route for 2019 has not yet been announced this day may change a bit. Breakfast included

May 18 – This morning we visit Lamborghini, the factory and the museum. Afterwards we have lunch in a country inn, a favorite hang out for the Ferrari racing team. The afternoon takes us to the cheese farm of Umberto Panini to view his private collection of rare automobiles, reviving the Maserati Legend. Breakfast and Dinner included

May 19 – Today we visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello a short drive from the castle. At noon lunch is at Il Cavallino, the restaurant founded by Enzo Ferrari, located across from the entrance to the Ferrari factory. In the evening we head into Modena, opening time permitting, you can visit the new Enzo Ferrari Museum which features a small but stunning collection of the most prestigious cars ever built by Ferrari, then take an hour or two to stroll around the beautiful Piazza Grande with its huge limestone Cathedrals, the Central Food Food Market if still open, or just linger in one of the many cafes around the square to have a snack and a drink. Breakfast and lunch included.

May 20 – After a leisurely breakfast we drive to Arese near Milan to visit the fabulous new Alfa Romeo Museum. On  arrival you can pause at the chic Alfa Café to have a bit of lunch before visiting the museum. Later transfer to Malpensa Airport where, for convenience sake, you will stay at the Sheraton Hotel with direct access to Terminal, since many flights to the US depart quite early. Breakfast included.

Tour Cost:  Available soon, in the meantime contact us
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 minibus. Five seats are available in the minibus.

Deposit $500.00 per person which is non refundable since to hold space in Brescia, we have to make a non-refundable deposit.
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 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 in and out of Milan unless you extend your stay and end in another destination. In this case we credit you the last night.