Posh Journeys and Italian Auto Land Tours present Our 20th Mille Miglia Tour

NOTICE: 2017 DATES ARE FULLY BOOKED – 2018 WILL BE PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 2017

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 and see the cars on their return drive in Modena. For next seven nights you will stay in Modena, Italy’s car country where every famous automobile maker is located. Included in tour costs are visits to the Lamborghini factory and the Pagani factory,(visiting the Ferrari factory is only possible if someone in the group owns a Ferrari.) Furthermore you will visit several fabulous private automobile collections. Optional if you are a motorcycle fan, is a visit to Ducati. 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.

2017 is the 40th anniversary of the restart of the Mille Miglia after the Mille Miglia as a race was suspended in 1957 following a terrible accident. A great many visitors are expected thus we advise early reservations.

ITINERARY 

Day 1– Board your flight from USA to Milan.

Day 2   –  After arrival in Milan and 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 tranfer. 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.  D

Day 3 – This morning you will wake up to the roar of engines outside the hotel when drivers get their cars ready to drive to the old center of Brescia for the registration. If you are a real car nut you most likely will skip breakfast and head downtown as well.  You have the day to mingle among the cars, talk to the drivers and take pictures. At noon meet for a a hardy pasta lunch accompanied by local wines since you won’t have time for dinner this evening.  Early in the evening we head toward the starting area to see the Mille Miglia get under way. 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.  B L

Day 4 – Today we leave Brescia to drive to Modena where we stay for seven nights. On the outskirts of Brescia we will make a stop to visit the Mille Miglia Museum. Then it is on to beautiful historic Modena. Here you will find Italy’s famous automobile makers and the most prestigious private automobile collections are in Italy. But the region is not only known for cars, but also for it’s food, it is Italy’s bread basket. Pick  up any bottle of Balsamic Vinegar and most likely you will Modena on it.  After arrival there is time to relax for a while before we go for a stroll in the historic center of Modena to show you whats where, and later we relax over a dinner traditional cuisine accompanied by the wines of the nearby Chianti  region. B D

Day 5  – The morning is at leisure before the Mille Miglia cars come through town. We will show you to the very best spots to see the Mille cars on their drive back to Brescia. The evening is on your own today, but since our hotel is in the center of the old town there is no shortage of trattorias and osterias all serving good local fare. B

Day 6  – This morning we drive to Maranello to visit Galleria Ferrari which display almost every car ever built by Ferrari. Afterwards enjoy a few thrills driving a Ferrari in the F-1 Simulator on the museum grounds.  This is followed by lunch at Restaurante Cavallino, the restaurant facing the Ferrari factory which was founded by Enzo Ferrari. After returning to Modena the evening is on your own. B

Day 7  –  Today we visit we the Cheese Farm of Umberto Panini where the famous Parmegiano Reggiano is produced, and to view his fabulous private collection of rare automobiles, reviving the Maserati Legend after which we have lunch in a country inn, a favorite hang out for Ferrari’s racing team. Later back in Modena we make a stop at Stanguilini who has built many of the early Mille Miglia cars. The Stanguilini Collection is small, but impressive. BL

Day 8 – After breakfast we visit a fabulous private automobile collection located in a 14th century castle not far from Modena. Afterwards we head to a country estate to visit, and to have lunch,  in a one of the oldest Balsamic Vinegar cellars in the area. Later, after returning to Modena the remainder of the day is on you own. B L

Day 9 – Today you will visit the world’s most exclusive custom automobile builder, Modena Design. The firm builds the prestigious Pagani Automobiles. Horacio Pagani made his debut at age twenty, when he designed an F-3 and raced the car in Argentina under Renault team. Horacio Pagani’s fondest dream, to design and build his own cars became reality in the late 80’s when Modena Design, a cutting edge car company was established. You can take a look for yourself:  www.paganiautomobili.it  Following the visit we have lunch in one of Modena’s best restaurants. B L

Day 10 –  Transfer to the airport for your return flight.  B

Tour Cost: 4,650.00 per person sharing a room
Single Cost:  Please contact us

The tour is limited to 10 participants due to tight space in Brescia. You can opt to self-drive or ride with our associate in a comfortable minibus -6 seats are available in the minibus.

Deposit $500.00 per person refundable until 60 days before departure minus a service fee of $100 per reservation.
Please note we no longer accept credit cards because of high merchant fees which we would have to pass on

Early reservations are essential since the tour is limited to 10 participants due to a limited number of rooms we have in Brescia.

Inquiries – E-mail: contact@poshjourneys.com

INCLUDED

9-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, visits to Galleriy Ferrari, Lamborghini and the Pagani Automobile factory, visits to included private car collections, tickets and fees for included venues, 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, and any other personal item not specifically mentioned in this itinerary.

Please note you are flying into Milan and the tour ends in Modena where you can return either from Bologna or from Mila. If you return from Milan it will require an overnigh at the airport unlesss you hav a late morning or noon return flight.