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The Mille Miglia 2011 at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort

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Mugello is known by engines lovers not only for the Moto Grand Prix held each year at the Mugello Circuit but also for its beautiful roads that wind through beautiful valleys, surrounded by stunning landscapes and ancient castles.It’s not a coincidence that Mugello is one of the historical stages of the Mille Miglia, the car race perhaps most loved by Italians. It is a race, born in 1927, which brings together vintage car that will compete on the route between Brescia and Rome, round trip.

Attending to the passage of the Mille Miglia is an event that allows you to see real gems on four wheels: in Mugello classic cars drive through the valleys  between Florence and Bologna on the road of Passo della Futa and Raticosa, considered one of the 100 most beautiful routes in Italy for landscape, driving pleasure and cultural interest, since the area is rich in villas, towers and fortresses.

The history of the Mille Miglia

The Mille Miglia was an open-road, motorsport endurance race established in 1927 by the young Counts Francesco Mazzotti and Aymo Maggi. It took place in Italy 24 times from 1927 to 1957. The race was a round of the World Sports Car Championship from 1953 until 1957. The race brought out an estimated 5 million spectators. Since 1977, the “Mille Miglia” has been reborn as a regularity race for classic and vintage cars. Participation is limited to cars, produced no later than 1957, which had attended (or were registered to) the original race. The route (Brescia–Rome round trip) is similar to that of the original race, maintaining the point of departure/arrival in Viale Venezia in Brescia.

The stages of the Mille Miglia

The Mille Miglia is a classic car race that takes place in Italy. The route of the race changes every year, but it usually covers approximately 1,000 miles (1,600 km) through some of Italy’s most scenic regions. The race is divided into several legs, with each leg covering a different portion of the route.

The exact number of legs and their lengths can vary from year to year. For example, the 2023 edition of the race will have three legs, with the first leg covering approximately 360 km, the second leg covering 630 km, and the third leg covering the remaining distance. The race starts and finishes in Brescia, and the route typically includes several checkpoints and time trials along the way. The exact route and checkpoints for each year’s race are announced in advance, and can be found on the official Mille Miglia website.

The Mille Miglia 2011 at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort

In 2011 the Mille Miglia was a gift to the guests at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort: during the return journey from Rome to Brescia, a group of participants stopped to spend the night in our Resort.

The next morning cars were roaring along our tree-lined street for the last leg of the race that has crowned the winners duo Giordano Mozzi, Stefania Biacca and their Aston Martin Le Mans in 1933.

The next appointment with the passage of the Mille Miglia is in the spring 2012, but if you would like to enjoy the old road that links Florence and Bologna on board of your car or bike, Mugello is waiting for the whole year.

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