Leg 4: Parma, Varano de Melegari, Salsomaggiore, Stradella, Pavia, Autodromo di Monza, Bergamo, Chiari.
The last day saw the cars engaged in a series of trials in the Varano de’ Melegari circuit, passing through Salsomaggiore Terme, Stradella, Pavia and arriving at the Monza racetrack. Here, in collaboration with MIMO Milano Monza Motor Show, the crews tested their ability against the stopwatches and pressure switches on the track celebrating the centenary of the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix in 2022.
Before reaching the Brescia finish line, the competing cars greeted Bergamo in a symbolic anticipation of the twinning that in 2023 saw the two cities united in the Brescia-Bergamo Capital of Culture project.
Parma. 1000 Miglia along the roads of the Via Emilia
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.
Varano de Melegari. The Red Arrow in the Parma area with ancient origins
The fourth leg of 1000 Miglia passed through a village, whose settlements date back to prehistoric times. This was also a crossroads for armies and pilgrims. On 18 June, the Race arrived at the place, south of Parma, which since the Middle Ages has been crossed by pilgrims heading to Rome and by armies that reached the territories of Liguria and Tuscany.
Salsomaggiore. The Red Arrow in the city of spas and relaxation
1000 Miglia will pass through this spa town that every year attracts thousands of people in search of relaxation and treatment. During the last leg, which takes place on 18 June, the historic cars will drive by a city surrounded by lush hills and characterized by a Liberty-style historic center.
Stradella. The Red Arrow runs along the ancient Via Postumia
The traveling museum of 1000 Miglia drived along via Postumia, the ancient Roman road. During the fourth and final leg of the Race, held in June 18, the historic cars crossed the Oltrepò Pavese village surrounded by vineyards.
Pavia. 1000 Miglia in the heart of Oltrepò wisdom
In the city where every place becomes a tale, 1000 Miglia tell its own story. The fourth leg of the Race, which took place on 18 June, passed through Pavia. The city University was attended by personalities such as Ugo Foscolo and Alessandro Volta, and Federico Barbarossa was crowned king of Italy in the Basilica.
Autodromo di Monza. 1000 Miglia in the Temple of speed
An evocative passage destined to remain in the history of the race. In the fourth leg of the 2022 edition, which took place on June 18, historic cars drove around the Monza racetrack 100 years after its foundation. A circuit that has always been able to renew itself, but without losing ties with its past. Driving around the track, characterized by the parabolic Alboreto corner, the Ascari corner and the Lesmo corners, was a unique emotion in a combination of the history of 1000 Miglia and the future portrayed by the innovative models exhibited at the Milan Motor Show.
Bergamo and 1000 Miglia: when history, the present and the future meet
First passing Bergamo and then the final arrival in Brescia. In the last leg of 1000 Miglia 2022, hold on 18 June, the cars in the race saluted Bergamo. A gesture that testifies to the twinning that in 2023 will see the two cities united in the “Brescia-Bergamo Capital of Culture” project. The Race found itself in the middle of what, over the centuries, has been defined as a sort of natural stronghold. A medieval jewel that still retains its essence today. A place where past, present and future meet is certainly the best possible leg for 1000 Miglia, which always manages to renew the link between its history, the present and the future.
Chiari. The city of Franco Mazzotti, one of the founders of 1000 Miglia
Chiari, located in the south-west of the Province of Brescia, in addition to the core of the historic centre, includes the outlying localities of San Bernardo, San Bernardino, Santellone, San Pietro and San Giovanni.
There are many theories as to the origin of the city’s name. The place name Chiari could in fact derive from the Latin word Clarus, referring to a probable Roman senator, perhaps a certain Clarius, or link its name to the clarity of the waters or the light colour of the bark of the poplars on the plain.
Chiari boasts a valuable artistic and monumental heritage. It preserves, in the characteristic circular layout of the historic centre, a medieval imprint with narrow streets converging towards the central square, named after Giuseppe Zanardelli and crossed by the cars of the 1000 Miglia on Saturday 18 June 2022 during the fourth leg.