Mille Miglia in Brescia from 11th to 15th May 2011
The Mille Miglia is about to begin its world tour and has chosen the Principality of Monaco to launch its International Road Shows. "Monte Carlo is an essential destination for us", declared Alessandro Casali, President of the Mille Miglia Organizing Committee. "It is the capital of luxury automobiles and the home of classic car collectors." For this reason, Monte Carlo will be the site of the first auction of the Mille Miglia race that will begin on May 11 in Brescia. Extraordinary classic cars, with a value ranging between 120,000 and 3 million euros, will be up for auction.
The Mille Miglia 2011 edition will be presented in the Belle Époque Hall of Hotel Hermitage, where Carlo Morabito, Italian Ambassador to the Principality of Monaco, and Paolo Rubini, General Manager of ENIT, will be the hosts. The Brescia - Rome round-trip itinerary will travel clockwise along the classic roads of the Mille Miglia route and will pass through seven regions: Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Marche, Umbria and Lazio on the outward journey, with Tuscany added on the return trip.
The 2011 itinerary of the Mille Miglia will cross some of Italy most beautiful cities. Besides Brescia and Rome, the cities of Desenzano del Garda, Verona, Cento, Gambettola, Sansepolcro, Spoleto, and Rieti will welcome the Mille Miglia on the outward trip while Viterbo, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Reggio Emilia, Parma and Cremona will be included on the return trip. Each road has its own story, anecdotes, and traditions. In eighty years of life, the scenery along the roads has changed as much as the country has. And yet something has remained unchanged: the passion for Freccia Rossa, the Red Arrow.