MILLE MIGLIA - ITALY - Tuesday 14 May to Saturday 18 May 2019
MILLE MIGLIA - ITALY - Tuesday 14 May to Saturday 18 May 2019
The most iconic classic road race in the world… hosted by Tiff Needell
A fabulous five day program to this iconic motoring event. From the moment you land at Verona or Bologna airports, we’ll be discreetly managing and personally overseeing every detail of your program. Our boutique hotels are perfectly located and you’ll enjoy fabulous inclusive dining in the food capital of Europe. Our onsite concierge team manage the tour throughout. Don’t forget, your Motor Passion Mille Miglia tour can be tailored to your exact requirements. A shorter or a longer stay or secure car parking if you choose to arrive by car.
Join TV celebrity, classic car enthusiast and motoring legend Tiff Needell as we dip in and out of the epic 1,000 mile Mille Miglia on our all inclusive hosted tour. Our professional local chauffeurs in Mercedes Vianos transfer you quickly and comfortably throughout the trip. Discover the history of this classic event with private guided museum tours, enjoy exclusive viewing at the most memorable locations including our private balcony on Lake Garda shore and privileged access and unique Mille Miglia Hospitality at San Marino. 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. The cars 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. As invited guests of the Republic we will enjoy Italian hospitality at its best with a superb lunch and a chance to explore the city, soaking up the atmosphere of this unique leg of the race.
Our boutique hotels are perfectly located and you’ll enjoy fabulous dining in the food capital of Europe. We are on hand throughout the tour. Don’t forget, your Motor Passion Mille Miglia tour can be tailored to your exact requirements. A shorter or a longer stay or secure car parking if you choose to arrive by car.
DAY 1 | TUESDAY
We will personally meet you on arrival whether you choose to fly or drive to Italy. Our first night is spent in a charming hotel overlooking Lake Garda in the delightful and picturesque town of Desenzano.
Late afternoon we welcome you with drinks and canapés hosted once by our friend Tiff Needell, Mille Miglia enthusiast and motoring legend. 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 | WEDNESDAY
We spend the morning in Brescia as 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...
We return to Desenzano for a sumptuous lunch overlooking the lake and then take drinks on our private balcony whilst watching the Mille Miglia cars pass at speed on the first leg of their epic journey. 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 favorite Italian bar round off a busy day.
DAY 3 | THURSDAY
Perched high up in the mountain, we arrive into the historic centre of San Marino by cable car where the competitors negotiate the narrow streets, (and pedestrians!) before arriving in the tiny piazza and our exclusive viewing area. As we enjoy prosecco and canapes from our private elevated seating, the competitors in their priceless cars pass just feet away from us, stopping in front of the local dignitaries to have their time cards stamped before heading off around the twisty winding streets. As invited guests of the Republic we will enjoy Italian hospitality at its best with a superb lunch and a chance to explore the city, soaking up the atmosphere of this unique leg of the race.
Later that day we head back to Bologna to enjoy a casual supper just a few minutes from the hotel.
DAY 4 | FRIDAY
To give you a taste of Bologna we have an informal walking tour of this beautiful town, in small groups our vibrant guides take us through the quaint cobbled streets, giving a fun insight into this fascinating city. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure with time to relax, or join our optional visit on a private behind the scenes tour of the Lamborghini Factory. This evening we say farewell over dinner at the fabulous “La Bottega di Franco” where the same family has run this rustic restaurant situated on the outskirts of the city of Bologna for 70 years.
DAY 4 | SATURDAY
After a leisurely breakfast check-out of the hotel and enjoy a farewell cappuccino overlooking the Piazza. Executive transfers will be provided to your departure airport or to take you back to Desenzano to collect your car.
Your experience will include:
On arrival at Verona or Bologna airports, you’ll be met by our concierge and swiftly chauffeured directly to your hotel (if you arrive by car we arrange secure parking).
1 x night hotel accommodation, double room including breakfast in Desenzano.
3 x nights hotel accommodation in double room including breakfast in Bologna.
Hosted transfers with privileged access chauffeur you quickly and comfortably throughout.
Welcome drinks reception.
Exclusive access to the Mille Miglia Museum to include private tour and dinner.
A morning in Brescia, with lunch and viewing from our private balcony & terrace in Desenzano.
Arrival drinks and aperitivo in Bologna.
VIP Hospitality Day at San Marino. This includes privileged access passes, fast track cable car transfers viewing from exclusive reserved seated area, superb lunch with drinks throughout.
Informal pizza/pasta dinner in Bologna.
Informal guided walking tour of Bologna (90 minutes).
Optional behind the scenes private Lamborghini Factory Tour.
Drinks reception and 4 course farewell dinner.
Hosted by TV Presenter Tiff Needell.
Motor Passion concierge hosting on-site throughout the weekend.