Leg 3 – 17th june
Roma, Ronciglione, Marta, Siena, Poggibonsi, San Miniato, Pontedera, Cascina, Viareggio, Parma.
The longest leg of the race, after departing from Rome, the cars travelled up towards Ronciglione, then Siena from where they travelled towards Viareggio via Pontedera to reach Parma at the end of the third day.
The Timeless Race in the Eternal City
Like a matryoshka. Beauty within beauty, uniqueness inside uniqueness, history within history. The Eternal City is ready to welcome the most beautiful race in the world. The second leg, which takes place on June 16, will end as usual in Rome. The Red Arrow will be surrounded by monuments and places that symbolize the greatness of the capital.
A village where the hands of time have stopped
The third leg of 1000 Miglia passed through a village a few kilometers from Rome and Viterbo. On June 17, the cars in the race travelled through a place that has managed to preserve its peculiarities despite the passage of time. A village, beyond the historical sights and beautiful landscape, such as the picturesque Vico lake, famous for the Carnival and the living nativity scene.
The Red Arrow in the upper Tuscia
Marta is a characteristic fishing village in Tuscia, in upper Lazio, overlooking the southern shores of Europe’s largest lake of volcanic origin, Lake Bolsena, some 20 km from the provincial capital Viterbo.
The town is situated on the slopes of Monte Marta where the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Monte rises, from which to gaze over the rooftops of the hamlet, plunging into the blue waters of the lake, protected by the embrace of the Volsini mountains. Nestled between the shores of the lake and cultivated fields, it offers the visitor an environment of great charm and poetry. The caravan of the 1000 Miglia 2022 passed through the medieval village on 17 June 2022, during the third leg. The numerous small squares join the narrow streets and stairways that lead from the Octagonal or Clock Tower to the shores of the lake, in the characteristic Borgo dei Pescatori.
The 1000 Miglia cars in the Unesco heritage city
On 17 June 1000 Miglia will stop for the third leg in the gothic dream represented by Siena, the model of medieval city par excellence. It is in this unique city in the world, which allowed the city to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995, that the historic cars of the Red Arrow will cross the historic center characterized by its urban and architectural features.
The 1000 Miglia in the “poised on the edge of the Tuscan province”
Poggibonsi (Podium Bonitii: Poggiobonizio) “bilico della provincia Toscana”, come la definiva Giovanni Poggibonsi (Podium Bonitii: Poggiobonizio) “poised on the edge of the Tuscan province”, as Giovanni Villani defined it in his Chronicle of 1300, is located in the Alta Valdelsa at the confluence of the main communication routes that cross Tuscany.
Its origins are very ancient, tradition claims it was founded by the retreating soldiers of Catiline, defeated by Petreio in the battle of Piteccio near Pistoia in 62 B.C., certain traces are provided by Late Roman, Longobard and Carolingian finds on the Poggiobonizio hill.
Poggibonsi today is lively, dynamic, and always open to novelties and different cultures; there are all the services that a town can offer, while remaining strongly attached to its origins, historical events and traditions, so much so that it is a centre of primary importance in the Valdelsa area. The centre of the Tuscan town was crossed on 17 June 2022 by the 426 cars of the 1000 Miglia during the third leg.
The Race pass under the three towers of the City-State
The cars of the 40th historical re-enactment of the 1000 Miglia passed through San Miniato, which is located on a hill between Pisa and Florence. It is an important economic and industrial centre of the Leather District, but also a town of art, a slow food town and a place of excellence for white truffles.
Under Frederick II, San Miniato assumed a prominent role, becoming the seat of the imperial vicar in Tuscany, so much so that in the Middle Ages it was called “San Miniato al Tedesco”. In 1622, it became an episcopal see, detaching itself from the diocese of Lucca and building its own seminary not far from the cathedral, in the area then populated by houses and shops set against the walls.
The events of the Second World War left their mark on the town, causing the destruction of part of the medieval buildings (including the Rocca di Federico, later rebuilt); particularly painful was the episode of the Nazi massacre in the cathedral, from which the Taviani brothers took their cue for the film “La notte di San Lorenzo”.
1000 Miglia between technology and history
1000 Miglia crossed the city where a large part of the Genoese aeronautical construction industry was transferred in 1924. In the gateway to the Valdera, there is also the Institute of Biorobotics, a center of excellence in robotics and information technology located between the provinces of Lucca and Pisa, home to numerous historical sites.
1000 Miglia reflected in the Arno River
The historic cars of 1000 Miglia passed among the medieval ruins of the village, near the Arno River. The medieval air of the town is maintained thanks to the city walls, the civic tower, and above all, the parish church of Santa Maria and the oratory of San Giovanni.
1000 Miglia in the pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea
The third leg of the Race hold on June 17, stopping in Viareggio before reaching Parma. It is here that the colors of the Tuscan city, site of the historic Carnival dating back to 1873, mixed with those of the 1000 Miglia convoy. Participants in the competition found themselves immersed in a city that, already at the beginning of the twentieth century, was considered the “pearl of the Tyrrhenian”: a worldly, cultural and tourist center known throughout Europe and characterized by an architectural style suspended between eclecticism and art nouveau.
1000 Miglia along the roads of the Via Emilia
Il 17 The Red Arrow follows the Via Emilia and stopped in Parma. The third leg of the Race, which took place on June 17, ended in the historic center of Parma. The cars that took part in the event travelled along the ancient Via Emilia of which Parma is one of the main hubs. A road that has been crossed by merchants and travelers since Roman times, now saw the passage of the historic cars of the 1000 Miglia. This geographical itinerary crosses the fields of the Lower Po Valley and the Apennine valleys.