Mille Miglia, May 17-21, 2017
A fabulous five day programme to this iconic motoring event hosted by TV Presenter, Tiff Needell. Tiff has been attending the Mille Miglia for 5 years and is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic advocate of this fabulous event.
As we dip in and out of this epic 1,000 mile journey which attracts some of world's most treasured sports cars, you'll experience Italian culture and hospitality combined with superb wining and dining, transfers in the comfort of chauffeured MPVs and boutique hotels on Lake Garda and Bologna.
We include private visits to the Mille Miglia museum to totally immerse ourselves in all things Mille Miglia. Also a special visit to San Marino where the cars wind their way round the narrow streets of this hilltop principality.
Mille Miglia 2017 Tour Inclusions:
Day 1: Wednesday
We will personally meet you on arrival whether you choose to fly or drive to Italy.
We spend our first night in a delightful family run hotel overlooking Lake Garda in the picturesque, charming town of Desenzano.
Around 4pm we all meet for an informal welcome with drinks and canapés hosted once again by Tiff Needell, TV presenter and Mille Miglia enthusiast. Then it's on to our private tour of the Mille Miglia Museum, a converted monastery in Brescia, with dinner served in the museums own trattoria.
Day 2: Thursday
Off to Brescia for the Mille Miglia build up. The Piazzas and narrow streets around the old town begin to come alive with the sound of engines and the aroma of Castrol R as the Mille Miglia cars assemble...
Back to Desenzano for lunch overlooking the lake. Watch the Mille Miglia cars pass at speed on the first leg of their epic journey whilst enjoying drinks and desert from our private balcony and terrace.
As the competitors race to Bologna we follow in their wheeltracks in the comfort of our chauffeured vehicles arriving later that evening at our boutique hotel in the mediaeval centre. Drinks with aperitivo in our favourite Italian bar round off a busy day.
Day 3 – Friday
We arrive by cable car into the ancient hill top Republic of San Marino where the narrow steep streets and sharp turns bring the Mille Miglia cars to our exclusive seats where they pass just feet in front of us.
As invited guests of the Republic we will enjoy Italian hospitality at its best with a superb lunch as we soak up the atmosphere of this unique leg of the race.
Later that day we head back to Bologna where this evening we enjoy a casual supper just a few minutes from the hotel.
Day 4 – Saturday
Today we have an informal walking tour of beautiful Bologna , in small groups our vibrant guides take us through the wonderful quaint cobbled streets, giving a fun insight into a fascinating city.
The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure with time to relax, or join our visit to the Ferrari Galleria in Maranello. A private guided tour of the museum and drive inside the Factory gates along the avenue which runs through the heart of the Ferrari “Cittadella” and the famous Fiorano private test track.
This evening a final chance to see the Mille Miglia cars on their return through Bologna before we say farewell over dinner at the fabulous “La Bottega da Franco” where the same family has run this rustic restaurant situated on the outskirts of the city of Bologna for 70 years.
Day 5 – Sunday
Check-out of the hotel after breakfast with some time to enjoy a final cappuccino overlooking the Piazza?
Executive transfers will be provided to your departure airport or to take you back to Desenzano to collect your car.
Please note that flights are additional to the programme
In order to give you total flexibility the travel element of this programme is separate, giving you the option to arrive by air, road or rail. If flying is your preference then the following destinations work with this programme: Bologna / Verona / Milan Linate
We do offer a totally flexible flight booking service through our ATOL licensed partner. If you would like us to investigate flights, please let us know.
Guide price per person based on two people sharing a room: £2,495
If you are a single traveller please add a supplement of £99 per night
If you require a shorter or longer programme this can be arranged, please call us.