This trip includes all the highlights of a vintage car trip to southern Tuscany. Tazio Nuvolari was a racing legend during his lifetime already. In his honour the course of Mille Miglia was modified with part of the race now being held as “Gran Premio Nuvolari”. This trip across autumnal Tuscany allows you to see the historic Mille Miglia race cars at the remake of the “Gran Premio Nuvolari”.
Tuscany and the “Gran Premio Nuvolari”
Tuscany and “Gran Premio Nuvolari”
Day 1 Welcome to Chiantishire
You’ll be welcomed by our tour guide at Florence airport and accompanied to your hotel. Over a welcome coffee, you’ll get to know your fellow travellers then take a complete look at your vehicle and your road book. The Chiantishire country roads are winding but with little traffic —perfect to get to know your Alfa Romeo. Your team will be on hand with insider tips and places for your own individual dinner experience in Siena.
Day 2 Pienza and Crete Senesi
Today’s route passes from one spectacular picture perfect postcard to the next. Southwest of Siena, the winding country roads are interspersed with hamlets such as Ville di Corsano, Radi, San Giovanni d’Asso. You’ll reach Pienza partly on Via Cassia, an ancient Roman road. Pienza is home to the Pecorino di Pienza. For lunch you can choose between this town, described by Pope Pius II as the epitome of a medieval small town, or neighbouring Montalcino, made world famous by the Brunello di Montalcino, in a unique panorama location enthroned in vineyards. The highlight of the afternoon is driving along the ridge of the volcanic crater landscape of Crete Senesi, surrounded by loamy soil that falls away sharply.
Day 3 Gran Premio Nuvolari roaring through Tuscany
The beautiful sister of the Mille Miglia is found in Tuscany. The exact route of the Gran Premio is not yet public, but one thing is for sure, today you’ll experience automobile history first hand. About 280 teams duke it out over 1,000 kms for victory in the Gran Premio Nuvolari. In Siena participants drive along the wonderful Piazza Il Campo, giving you an opportunity to get close and personal with high performance racing cars. The highlight is driving a classic Alfa Romeo Spider among the racing teams. Excited spectators will cheer you on as you take in this unrivalled flair. In the evening we’ll accompany you to a gathering on tips to Tuscan cuisine.
Day 4 Across Chiantishire at the wheel of an Alfa Romeo
One of the best-known wine producing regions in Italy contains the black rooster in its coat of arms, Chianti Classico. The wood covered hills between Siena and Florence have been used for wine making since the Roman times. At the beginning of the twentieth century, 33 wine makers came together to protect their wine and the Chianti Classico brand from imitators. You’ll pass Gaiole, Radda and Castellina in Chianti en-route back to your hotel where you’ll bid farewell to your Alfa Romeo.
* sharing a double room/ sharing a car
**Please note that the date must still be officially confirmed by the FIA
- Transfer from/ to Florence Airport (FLR) to the hotel
- Nostalgic Alfa Romeo for your to self-drive, including fully comprehensive insurance (Euro 500 deductible), fuel
- 3 nights accommodation incl. breakfast in 4-star hotel Il Borgo di Vescine****, Radda in Chianti
- 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.