The 1000 Miglia 2020 has been unveiled today. The thirty-eighth edition of the historical re-enactment of the race held from 1927 to 1957, will start from Brescia on the 13th May returning on Saturday the 16th.
At the starting tape this year there will be 400 cars selected by a special commission among those timeously registered on the site www.registro1000miglia.it, within the closing date of registration for the 1000 Miglia 2020, to be carried out as always online.
On Wednesday the 13th May, from Brescia, the procession of vintage cars will cross the picturesque towns of Lake Garda, Desenzano and Sirmione, and will continue through Villafranca di Verona, Mantua, Ferrara and Ravenna to conclude the first day of competition at Cervia – Milan Marittima.
From Cesenatico, the next day the cars will go down to Urbino, Fabriano, Macerata, Fermo and Ascoli Piceno to enter the areas that still bear the signs of the 2016 earthquake, passing through Macerata, Fermo, Ascoli Piceno and Amatrice. From Rieti, vintage cars will arrive in Rome where, after the usual parade through the streets of the Eternal City, the second stage will end on the ever exciting via Veneto catwalk.
On the third day, Friday the 15th May, at the start of the early morning of the third and long leg, the cars will reach in succession Ronciglione, Radicofani, Viterbo and Castiglione d’Orcia to then stop again in the magnificent Piazza Il Campo di Siena. Going up from Lucca, the cars will leave Tuscany crossing the Cisa Pass, to then stop in Parma, the 2020 Italian Capital of Culture city, which will welcome the crews for the last night of the race.
Saturday, 16th May, the fourth and final day will see the passage from Salsomaggiore Terme, from the village of Castell’Arquato (Piacenza), from Cernusco sul Naviglio, the town in the province of Milan recently named the European City of Sport 2020 and then from Bergamo, before concluding the competition on the arrival ramp of Viale Venezia in Brescia, where it all began 93 years earlier, in 1927, with the first Coppa delle 1000 Miglia.
Among the news announced today at the press conference also the launch, by Automobile Club Brescia and 1000 Miglia Srl, of the Freccia Rossa’s candidacy process on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO, which aims, also through the participation of communities and institutions, including the Municipality of Brescia, to register the 1000 Miglia among the UNESCO sites in 2022.