In 2017, a total of 114 Ferraris will tread the legendary roads of the Mille Miglia, one of the world’s most difficult and beautiful car races. Sixteen Maranello cars will start in the economy run, which recalls the historic Italian car marathon and only admits cars approved for the race up to 1957. However, any Prancing Horse customer can take part in this great event thanks to the Tribute to Mille Miglia, which also admits Ferraris built after 1957, when the last competitive Mille Miglia was held.
Ferrari Tribute from Desenzano. The first stage passed through Lombardy and the Veneto with a unique panoramic drive along the shore of Lake Garda between the towns of Desenzano del Garda and Sirmione. Entrants come from over 20 countries with models spanning a period of 52 years. The oldest car is a 275 GTS of 1965, but participants also included a LaFerrari Aperta, Maranello’s icon of the 70th anniversary of Ferrari history.
First stage. The cars bid farewell to the shores of Garda and head to Monzambano and Valeggio sul Mincio, home to the “Nodo d’Amore”, a special tortellino pasta that is only made in this romantic resort poised between the provinces of Mantua and Verona. The stage ended with an evening parade in the city of Padua in Prato della Valle, Europe’s largest square after Moscow’s Red Square.
Drive to MEF. The second day started at Ferrara, which with its spectacular Castello degli Estensi is the big addition to this year’s event, to head to San Marino, Gubbio, and Terni before arriving in Rome at dusk. The following day, Ferrari Tributo to Mille Miglia started its journey back from the capital to Brescia. After following the race route through the now famous towns of Radicofani, Monteriggioni and Montecatini Terme, nearly 100 Ferraris of the Tribute went to the Casa Enzo Ferrari Museum (MEF) in Modena for a parade, a special tribute to one of the company’s historic locations in this special celebratory 70th anniversary year.
Parade. On the final day all the cars departed from Parma on the road to Brescia where after 1600 kilometers, exactly 1000 miles, the event concluded among the crowds lining the route.