Posh Journeys and Italian Auto Land Tours present
Our 20th Tour to the Mille Miglia

Dates:  May 15 to May 25, 2017

 
This is the only tour to the Mille Miglia where participants stay in Brescia not somewhere away from it. You will be there for the registration and the start of the Mille Miglia and see the cars on their return drive. For next year we have expanded our program and made even more thrilling with visits to famous car venues unique to Italy. Included in tour costs are visits to the Lamborghini factory and the Pagani factory,(visiting the Ferrari factory is only possible if someone in the group owns a Ferrari.) Furthermore you will visit several fabulous private automobile collections and supplier to of autoparts. Optional if you are a motorcycle fan, is a visit to Ducati. The Mille Miglia is not a side line on this tour but the main event. It is a tour for serious automobile enthusiasts but you can be assured seeing some of the best of Italy is no sideline either, nor is food and wine, and of course we can point you in the right directions when it comes to shopping. 

Our British associate Stephen Wheeler who has been a guide in Italy for the past 20 years and speaks the language fluently, will be your host and guide.

2017 is the 40th anniversary of the restart of the Mille Miglia after the Mille Miglia as a race was suspended in 1957 following a terrible accident. A great many visitors are expected thus we advise early reservations.

         

  

         
Pictures by Stephen Wheeler, Joe Greene and Bo Gray
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ITINERARY -  Mille Miglia 2017

Day 1- Board your flight from USA to Milan.

Day 2   -  After arrival in Milan and transfer to Brescia the City of the Mille Miglia!   Transfers are not included in the tour cost since tour participants will arrive at different times, but we will work with you to arrange the most cost efficient way for a tranfer. After checking into the hotel which is one of the official hotels for Mille Miglia Drivers, the day is at leisure until we meet for dinner at the former stables of a historic Stage Coach Inn which is now one of Brescia's best restaurants.  D

Day 3 - Visit to a major automobiel parts company who supplies the top automakers in Europe. Afterwards pause for a late Lunch in the  beautiful town of Bergamo in the foothills of the Italian Alps. After returning to Brescia the evening is at leisure to roam about Brescia where many of the Mille Migla cars have arrived. B L

Day 4 - This morning you will wake up to the roar of engines outside the hotel when drivers get their cars ready to drive to the old center of Brescia for the registration. If you are a real car nut you most likely will skip breakfast and head downtown as well.  You have the day to mingle among the cars, talk to the drivers and take pictures. At noon meet for a a hardy pasta lunch accompanied by local wines since you won't have time for dinner this evening.  Early in the evening we head toward the starting area to see the Mille Miglia get under way. We will give you a map with the route the cars take through town so that you can watch the start for a while then follow the cars to see them maneuver through the sometimes very narrow streets of Brescia. Seeing the cars drive through town, you wouldn't know that the Mille Miglia is no longer a race.  B L

 Day 5  - Today we leave Brescia to drive to Florence. After arrival there is time to relax for a while before we go for a stroll in the historic center of Florence. The evening is free to pursue you own interests. You will be staying in the very center of Florence where everything you want to see is at arms length from your hotel. B

Day 6 
- The morning is at leisure before the Mille Miglia cars come through town. We will take to the best spots to see them and to view them at Piazza Michelangelow which is located on a hillside above Florence where you can view the cars while you have a knock-out view over Florence.  In the evening its a dinner of Tuscan fare accompnied by the wines of the Chianti region. B D

 Day 7 - This morning a two hour drive takes us to  Bologna, one of Italy's most beautiful towns which is thankfully overlooked by mass tourism. Your Hotel in Bologna is but a few steps from the Piazza Maggiore, Bologna's magnificent main square in the very center of the old town. The Piazzas bordered on one side by the Cathedral of San Petronio, and by palaces from the 14th to the 17th centuries on its three other sides. Later in the afternoon meet your host for a walking tour of the historic center of Bologna. The evening is free to go out and eat on your own. Since  Bologna is the culinary capitol of Italy there is no shortage of restaurants and trattorias.  B

Day 8  -   In the morning we visit the Cheese Farm of Umberto Panini where the famous Parmegiano Reggiano is produced, and to view his fabulous private collection of rare automobiles, reviving the Maserati Legend after which we have lunch in a country inn. In the afternoon we have an appointment at Lamborghini for a factory tour. The evening is at leisure. B L

 Day 9 - This morning we drive to Maranello to visit Galleria Ferrari which display almost every car ever built by Ferrari. Afterwards enjoy a few thrills driving a Ferrari in the F-1 Simulator on the museum grounds.  This is followed by lunch at Restaurante Cavallino, the restaurant facing the Ferrari factory which was founded by Enzo Ferrari.  After lunch a session at the F-1 simulater will be a thrill. The evening in Bologna is on your own. B

 Day 10 - Today you will visit the world's most exclusive custom automobile builder, Modena Design. The firm builds the prestigious Pagani Automobiles. Horacio Pagani made his debut at age twenty, when he designed an F-3 and raced the car in Argentina under Renault team. Horacio Pagani's fondest dream, to design and build his own cars became reality in the late 80's when Modena Design, a cutting edge car company was established. You can take a look for yourself:  www.paganiautomobili.it  Afterwards we relax over lunch before returning to Bologna, where the evening is on your own.  B D

Day 11-  Transfer to the airport for your return flight.  B

 Tour Cost: 4,650.00 per person sharing a room
Single Cost:  Please contact us

The tour is limited to 10 participants due to tight space in Brescia. You can opt to self-drive or ride with our associate in a comfortable minibus -6 seats are available in the minibus..

Deposit $500.00 per person refundable until 60 days before departure minus a service fee of $100 per reservation.
Please note we no longer accept credit cards because of high merchant fees which we would have to pass on

Early reservations are essential since the tour is limited to 10 participants due to a limited number of rooms we have in Brescia. 

Inquiries - E-mail: contact@poshjourneys.com 

INCLUDED:  9-nights/10 days  deluxe and first class hotel accommodations, daily full breakfast,  dinner and lunches as per itinerary all including wine, bottled water and coffee or tea, visits to Galleriy Ferrari, Lamborghini and the Pagani Automobile factory, visits to included private car collections, tickets and fees for included venues, all transportation, all taxes and tips for included meals.

NOT INCLUDED:  Air fare, addition food and drink, airport transfers, however we will assist you with transfers, and any other personal item not specifically mentioned in this itinerary.

Please note you are flying into Milan and the tour ends in Bologna. We can assist you with any arrangements if you would like to arrive early, or extend at the end of the tour.

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