Official Banking Partner
BPER Banca is the parent company of the BPER Group, which comprises two deeply rooted banks (BPER Banca and Banco di Sardegna), with over 1,700 branches operating in almost all Italian regions, approximately 18,000 employees and over 4 million customers. The BPER Group is Italy’s third largest banking group by number of bramches.
The Bank’s distribution structure across the country is organised into 9 Regional Departments with over 1,400 branches.
In addition to its role as a lender, BPER is engaged in numerous activities in support of culture, sports, the environment and public health. This same approach is reflected in the sponsorship of the renowned race for classic cars, the 1000 Miglia, to enhance the culture of motors, the art of savoir-faire and the beauty of Italian villages and territories.
Official Tyre Partner
Vredestein is a leading European manufacturer of first-class tyres and is proud to be among the oldest manufacturers in the world. With a history dating back more than 110 years, Vredestein Tyres contain a great deal of technology and innovation. A Vredestein tyre doesn’t only perform well, it looks very stunning too; in fact, the design of the ultra-high-performance range comes from the hands of world-class Italian designer company Italdesign Giugiaro.
With 1000 Miglia, Vredestein shares a unique legacy and passion for driving. Thanks to the Vredestein Classic programme, the brand occupies a unique position in this segment and its own tyre selector makes sure the right tyre can be quickly found for any vintage car or modern classic.
Official Red & White Wine
Villa Trasqua is a world without time. A temple where the classic becomes contemporary and the value of the future is the result of what has been learned from the past. 1000 years of viticulture situated in the most historic area of Chianti Classico which has determined the very shape of the earth, creating a wine microcosm capable of educating man himself to respect and value its fruits. 54 hectares of vineyards that give life to timeless wines, which exude with Tuscan spirit and express themselves in an elegant longevity. Villa Trasqua has harvested the labour of past generations and, in turn, is cultivating the future of those to come, the custodian of a wine heritage that goes back to the threshold of the year 1000.
The history of Cipriani Food began in the mid-1980s at the behest of Arrigo Cipriani, patron of Harry’s Bar. The Venetian company deals with generating “Made in Cipriani” products which are exported to 60 countries around the globe.
Products made by the company include pasta, condiments, pastries and drinks such as the famous Bellini. It is precisely the latter which is inextricably linked to the name the company bears as it was Giuseppe senior, Arrigo’s father, who came up with it to celebrate peace after the World War II in 1948.
An example of Made in Italy’s excellence, Ciprian Food and the 1000 Miglia are combined through a common historical significance and the ‘human determinant variable’, hence Arrigo Cipriani’s philosophy: “There is spirit and there are things. There is man and his extraordinary abilities”.
Official Sparkling Wine
The Franciacorta Consortium was founded in 1990 with a view to ensuring that the Franciacorta wine production regulations are abided by and overseeing them. In 1993 it moved to its current site in Erbusco where it now has around 200 members including vine growers, winemakers and bottlers working in the Franciacorta DOCG, Curtefranca DOC and Sebino IGT appellation production chains.
Franciacorta is the first Italian wine to be produced exclusively by bottle fermentation to have obtained, in 1995, the Controlled and Guaranteed Designation of Origin (DOCG). Today, the word Franciacorta identifies the area, the wine itself and the production method, which complies with strict and scrupulous rules intended to certify the absolute quality of this Italian excellence.
With over the 65% of the organic vineyards, Franciacorta is internationally one of the first denominations for the share of organic viticulture which increases constantly and contributes to protect the future of the territory.
The collaboration between Franciacorta and 1000 Miglia represents a natural bond both for the origin and the similarity of identity which makes both entities two solid brands with an important past but always projected towards the future.