On this trip, you gain a first-hand and hands-on impression of automotive history. The legendary Mille Miglia 2019 involves several hundred participating vintage cars, and it gets the hills of Tuscany trembling as it passes. You are there with them, stylishly seated at the wheel of an Alfa Romeo Spider built in the 1950s.
There is still a tour to Mille Miglia 2018 available. For more information click here.
Tuscany and the “Mille Miglia”
Mille Miglia – the most beautiful race in the world
Day 1 Drive through a famous wine-growing district
At lunch in the hotel you meet your fellow travelers and the tour staff. We then introduce you to the Nostalgic classic car fleet and explain the roadbook. The first stage leads over lonely country roads so that you get used to »your« Alfa Romeo. In the early evening, you visit a former abbey where wine has been made since the Middle Ages. Dinner at leisure.
Day 2 Crete Senesi
This impressive stage leads, partly on the old Roman road Via Cassia, southwesterly to Siena past Val d’Orcia. Most of today’s itinerary is identical to the legendary Italian automobile race »Mille Miglia«. At lunch you will have the choice of a country inn in old papal town Pienza. The highlight of the afternoon is the Crete Senesi: steep loamy slopes which resemble the moon and a lonesome road running along the ridge. After wine tasting, dinner will be served on the terrace of the hotel.
Day 3 Mille Miglia comes to town
With Nostalgic, you are once again ‘up close and personal’ when the Mille Miglia cohorts drive across Tuscany. More than 400 vintage cars from the earliest days of automotive construction and up to build year 1957, the last construction year that must have participated in the Mille Miglia, are able to take part in this vintage rally. As in the original Mille Miglia, the participants drive on country roads that have not been cordoned off, and pass through medieval villages and little towns. You have the opportunity of experiencing a drive through a place like this, and of driving along part of the route, stylishly in your Alfa Romeo Spider, in the main body of the event. No other vehicle manufacturer in the world was able to win the Mille Miglia as often as Alfa Romeo. After an interesting day’s driving we serve dinner in a nearby village.
Day 4 San Gimignano
With its impressive medieval skyline, San Gimignano is located high up on the bucket list. The winding, old country road Siena-Firenze leads you from Castellina to Poggibonsi, from there over little driven secondary roads to San Gimignano. The small town is located in the upper Elsa Valley and is rich in art and culture, it is world famous because of the high number of its remaining noble family towers and because of its almost unchanged medieval appearance. The majestic, sleek towers characterize the town silhouette, nicknaming it “medieval Manhattan”. In 1990, the historic old town has been declared World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO. After the visit, there will be time for an individual lunch break, before heading to the last stage towards the citadel of Monteriggioni. Nearby you will be leaving “your” Alfa Romeos, we will accompany you back to Florence airport or to the hotel if you have arrived by car.
* sharing a double room/ sharing a car
**Please note that the date must still be officially confirmed by the FIA.
16/05/19 – 19/05/19
- Transfer from/ to Florence Airport (FLR) to the hotel, as well as on location
- Nostalgic Alfa Romeo for you to self-drive including fully comprehensive insurance (Euro 500 deductible), fuel
- 3 nights accommodation incl. breakfast in 4-star hotel
- 1 lunches, 2 dinners, 1 wine tasting
- Admission fees, guided sightseeing according to itinerary
- English-speaking guide and service team during the complete trip
- Road book
- Welcome gift
Not included in the arrangement:
meals, unless otherwise indicated; air travel to Florence (FLR).
Tuscany is one of the most picturesque regions of Italy. It impresses with its unique and diverse landscape. Vineyards mingle with olive trees and alternate with the original bareness of the countryside. This sparseness is broken up by lanes of towering cypress trees. Little-used roads wind their way up hills and run through small sleepy villages. Like a backdrop from a 1950’s Italian film.
With Nostalgic you drive on selected routes in Tuscany. Many of them were also sections of the legendary Mille Miglia race. But Tuscany does not only make the hearts of car enthusiasts beat faster. It also offers lovers of culture cities such as Siena and San Gimignano and places of interest such as the fortress at Monteriggioni. Even in the weeks before the world-famous horse race, the Palio, in Siena, you might be able to watch the teams during their rehearsals and preparations for the big race. They stroll through the city in their period costumes and practice on their drums preparing for the perfect entry to the Piazza del Campo.
Close your eyes and imagine gliding along the dream roads of Tuscany in a classic Alfa Romeo. You enjoy the wind in your hair, the driving experience, the scenery, good food and the unique wines of Chianti.