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LEG 5  – SATURDAY 15 JUNE

Ferrara, Bovolone, Villafranca, Peschiera sul Garda, Sirmione, Desenzano, Padenghe sul Garda, Moniga, Manerba, San Felice del Benaco e Salò 

On the final day, the route will touch Ferrara, Bovolone and Villafranca, then Lake Garda with the Valtenesi and Salò to finish with the classic parade in Viale Venezia.


Ferrara

The traveling museum in the capital of the Renaissance

Considered one of the art cities par excellence, Ferrara can boast about seeing a traveling museum passing through its streets. Ferarra is a Renaissance capital, ruled for three centuries by the House of Este and which still today preserves a unique urban plan in which the Middle Ages and the Renaissance manage to blend. This unique feature of Ferrara has earned it the recognition of UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.


Bovolone

The 1000 Miglia in the heart of the plains of Verona

Originating from some Bronze Age settlements, Bovolone was a possession of the Bishop of Verona, who established one of his residences in the Bishop’s Palace. In the post-war period, it developed as an agricultural centre and an area for the production of classic furniture.

Among the most interesting sights are the ancient Pieve di San Giovanni Battista and the Oratorio San Biagio, of which the original bell tower remains and inside which several 16th-century paintings are kept. There is also the Cathedral of San Giuseppe, with its beautiful marble floor, the 130-pipe organ in the apse and the Della Scala-era sarcophagus containing the remains of Bishop Nicolò Ormaneto.

Near Piazza Scipioni, the site of the Perseus War Memorial, is the Bishop’s Palace, now the Town Hall, the Municipal Library and the Local Police Station.

Finally, the Menago Valley Park covers an area of about 35 hectares between the Menago River and the Fossa Nuova and is accessible from Piazzale Mulino; it includes a large picnic area and an animal enclosure. Finally, on the small island in the centre of the lake, it is possible to visit the reconstruction of the prehistoric village.


Villafranca

Along the “Postumia” route

Villafranca lies along the “Postumia” route, a Roman road that connected the north of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the Adriatic.

The symbol of the town is the Scaligero Castle: construction work began in 1199, but continued for a further two centuries, giving it the structure we see today, with the central keep surrounded by walls with walkways and a museum that can be visited. This building became the cornerstone of the Scaligeri defence system, which connected castles and fortresses in the surrounding area.

During the Italian Risorgimento, Villafranca was the site of a historic meeting: in 1859, in Palazzo Bottagisio, home to the Museo del Risorgimento, the emperors Franz Joseph and Napoleon III signed the “Peace of Villafranca”, the prelude to the Unification of Italy.

Villafranca’s commercial vocation has a long tradition: the weekly market has occupied the centre every Wednesday since 1592”.


Peschiera del Garda

The fortress town, a mixture of lake and river

Located south of Lake Garda and close to Lake Garda’s outflow, the Mincio, Peschiera was built by modifying the natural course of the river that surrounds it: in fact, to enable the city’s defense, three outflow branches from the lake were built, which then come together south of the town, with the characteristic historic center that spreads over islets connected by bridges. One above all is the Ponte dei Voltoni, a structure with beautiful terracotta arches, overlooking the Canale di Mezzo, where the boats of Peschiera del Garda’s fishermen dock neatly, overlooking the islet below, beyond which the waters of the Benaco flow into the river.
Since 2017, the Venetian town has been included in UNESCO ‘s Venetian Defense Works between the 16th and 17th centuries: Western State of Land – State of Sea, thanks mainly to the presence of the Venetian Republic’s bastions and Napoleonic fortress: in particular, the Fortress, also known as the Rocca, is a small architectural jewel, enclosed in an imposing pentagonal-shaped wall, dating back to the 16th century, with beautiful bastions and imposing access gates.


Sirmione

A unique site for an unrepeatable race

Also this year the salon of Lake Garda will welcome the Most beautiful race in the world: the travelling museum will cross the pearl of Garda. A place where the uniqueness of the cars participating in the race merged with the naturalistic and historical wonders of the place that attracts tourists from all over the world.


Desenzano sul Garda

The 1000 Miglia and Desenzano, a bond that continues over time

The Red Arrow will cross the streets of one of the most renowned locations on Garda. The 1000 Miglia will pass through the town with an artistic, historical and archaeological heritage that has its roots in the Roman era. A place where nature shows all its beauty. For this reason, it is also a starting point for excursions in the Lake Garda area.


Padenghe sul Garda

The Red Arrow in the ghibelline stronghold

A small town on the Brescia side of Lake Garda surrounded by green moraine hills.
The first settlement was built on the lakeshore only to be abandoned before 1000 AD due to barbarian raids that drove the population to take refuge in the hills, where the castle, with its pebble walls, was erected.
In the Middle Ages, the castle became a Ghibelline stronghold, disputed between Brescia and Verona.
For many years, Padenghe and its castle were a land of conquest, by the Scaligeri, by the Visconti or the Venetian Republic.
The inhabitants of Padenghe sul Garda, who until a decade ago lived on a mainly agricultural economy, have discovered their vocation for tourism and, with their warm welcome combined with the mild climate, have made their small town an ideal place to spend hours of relaxation and holidays.


Moniga del Garda

The 1000 Miglia in the Valtenesi

There are various linguistic interpretations of the name Moniga: some believe it derives from the Germanic toponym “Morn” (exposed to morning) and others trace it back to the presumed presence of a sanctuary dedicated to the Athenian goddess “Diana Munichia”. What is certain is that Moniga has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, as revealed by the underwater pile-dwelling site at “Porto”.

The hill sloping down towards the lake is dominated by the castle consisting of a walled enclosure topped by the keep. The cars of the 1000 Miglia will pass through the characteristic oldest part of the town in the locality of “Pozzo”, where, strolling along narrow alleys, it is possible to catch glimpses of the lake or architectural details of a particular value, albeit without any ostentation.


Manerba del Garda

The vibrant hub of the Valtenesi area

Manerba del Garda is the vibrant hub of the Valtenesi area, the gentle hilly area bordering with the south-western part of the lake and characterised by ancient villages, castles, vineyards and olive groves.

Dominated by the Rocca, an iconic postcard-landscape of the lake, Manerba offers an irresistible mix of tourist attractions: an unspoilt landscape ideal for outdoor sports, historical and cultural villages and sites of great value, excellent local food and wine, and an important events calendar, ranging from local traditions to entertainment for young people and families.

The focal point of the area is the Rocca e del Sasso Nature Reserve, which, together with the picturesque hamlets, the tip of San Biagio and the famous Isola dei Conigli, creates a breathtaking panorama. Manerba also prides itself on having the longest coastline on the Garda Riviera, with many kilometres of beautiful beaches overlooking Italy’s largest protected lake reserve.

There is a rich and varied local cultural heritage, with archaeological sites from different eras recounted in the Museo Civico della Valtenesi. The traditional local farming culture has passed onto the Manerba people a love for their environmental heritage, enriched by a natural vocation for welcoming tourists. Hosting over 800 thousand tourists per year, Manerba is one of the most visited destinations on Lake Garda. This success is due to the increased demand for green holidays, the quality of the reception services and the well illustrated holiday proposals on the institutional website.


San Felice del Benaco

The 1000 Miglia happy cove

A morainic headland jutting out over Lake Garda between the gulf of Salò and the gulf of Manerba, bordered by Monte della Croce, Monte Campagnolo and Monte Santa Caterina.

The name San Felice probably derives from the Latin “sinus felix” (happy cove) or from the patron saints of the town: Felice, Adauto and Flavia.

Since 1927, San Felice, Portese and Cisano have formed a single municipality. The roots of the settlements are very ancient, in fact, pile-dwelling stations, Roman tombstones have been discovered and the remains of medieval castles are still visible.


Salò

The race will cross this elegant lakeside location

Overlooking an enchanting gulf at the foot of Mount San Bartolomeo, on the Brescia side of the Upper Garda, Salò is the first municipality of the Riviera dei Limoni. The territory, framed by the gentle reliefs of the morainic amphitheatre, enjoys a Mediterranean-type microclimate.

A point of reference for the people who live in this area, but a must-see tourist destination for those who want to learn about the history that characterises the area.

Salò, one of the symbolic places of Garda, has always played a crucial role in the history of Benaco and Italy.  It was already known in Roman times. During the period of Venetian domination (1423-1796), it became the capital of a vast territory that took on the name “Magnifica Patria”, in the second half of the 16th century.

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After some 2200 km through some of the most beautiful places in Italy, the crews reached #Brescia 
Let’s review the best moments of Leg 5 🥲🚗🏁
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Dopo circa 2200 km attraversando alcuni tra i luoghi più belli d’Italia, gli equipaggi hanno raggiunto #Brescia 
Rivediamo i momenti più belli della Tappa 5 🥲🚗🏁
Whilst the 5th and last Leg is on its way, tell us in the comments which was your favourite moment of Leg 4🎥✨🚗
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Mentre è partita la 5 ed ultima Tappa, racconta nei commenti qual è stato il tuo momento preferito della Tappa 4 🎥✨🚗
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L'emozione è ancora più forte quando è condivisa! 🚗❤️
Un ringraziamento speciale a tutti i Partner che ci hanno accompagnato in questa incredibile avventura.
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The excitement is even stronger when it is shared! 🚗❤️
Special thanks to all the Partners who accompanied us on this incredible adventure.

Chopard, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, Vredestein, Villa Trasqua, The Fastlane Club, The Houtkamp Collection, Retro Rally Group, Way2Drive, Franciacorta
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Festeggiamo anche le vincitrici della Coppa delle Dame della #1000Miglia2024 e, con loro, tutti gli equipaggi al femminile che quest’anno hanno preso parte alla Corsa. 🚗🏆
A trionfare sono state Silvia Marini e Irene Dei Tos che, a bordo di una Cistalia 202 S Mm Spider del 1947, hanno chiuso la gara al 27 posto assoluto🥇
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We also celebrate the winners of the Ladies' Cup of the #1000Miglia2024 and, with them, all the female crews who took part in the race this year. 🚗🏆
The winners were Silvia Marini and Irene Dei Tos who, in a Cistalia 202 S Mm Spider from 1947, finished the race in 27 place overall🥇
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Sulla pedana di Viale Venezia si è conclusa la #1000Miglia2024 🔚🥲
Ecco i nomi dei vincitori🏆:
🥇Andrea Vesco e Fabio Salvinelli a bordo di una Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Ss Spider Z del 1929
🥈 Gianmmario Fontanella e Anna Maria Covelli a bordo di una Lancia Lambda Casaro VII Serie del 1927
🥉 Alberto Aliverti e Stefano Valente a bordo di una Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Ss Spider Z del 1929
I vincitori si sono aggiudicati la Coppa 1000 Miglia 2024, un’opera d’arte realizzata dall’artista olandese Sabine Marcelis, metafora perfetta della vittoria in Team:
la scultura, infatti, è composta da due parti che, unite, la compongono nella sua interezza. Due pezzi complementari, pensati per essere autonomi e destinati a pilota e copilota, che solo con la loro unione trovano completezza💫
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The #1000Miglia2024 finished on the Viale Venezia platform 🔚🥲
Here are the names of the winners 🏆:
🥇 Andrea Vesco and Fabio Salvinelli in a Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Ss Spider Z from 1929
🥈 Gianmmario Fontanella and Anna Maria Covelli in a Lancia Lambda Casaro VII Serie from 1927
🥉 Alberto Aliverti and Stefano Valente in a Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Ss Spider Z from 1929
The winners were awarded the Coppa 1000 Miglia 2024, a work of art created by Dutch artist Sabine Marcelis, a perfect metaphor for a Team victory:
the sculpture, in fact, is composed of two parts that, when joined together, make up a whole. Two complementary pieces, designed to be autonomous and intended for the driver and co-driver, which only through their union find completeness 💫
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Seventh edition of the regularity race dedicated to the first Chairnan of 1000 Miglia srl🚗

Classic cars from the #1000Miglia and post-1958 cars entered in the Ferrari Tribute competed for the
Trofeo Roberto Gaburri 🏆 on the circuit in the city centre of #Brescia.

The #1000Miglia2024 week kicks off, just two days to go 😍

Confident that this unique edition of the #CoppadelleAlpi2024 has left an indelible mark in the hearts of all those who participated with passion, dedication and joy, a special thanks go to our Partners who chose to be at our side 😍🚗 🏔️

A 1000 thanks to you all!

At the official closing of the #CoppadelleAlpi2024, the spectacular view of the surrounding mountains given by the Mont Blanc hall of the Courmayeur Congress Centre hosted the “Journey in the Alpine platform in the making” conference
News here 🗞️👉 https://1000miglia.it/en/2024/the-final-convention-in-courmayeur-closed-the-coppa-delle-alpi-2024/

🥇Stefano Ginesi and Susanna Rohr in a Fiat 508 S ''Balilla'' Coppa D from 1934 win the #CoppadelleAlpi2024 and the St. Moritz Trophy 🥈

Read the news here 🗞️👉 https://1000miglia.it/en/2024/ginesi-and-rohr-win-the-coppa-delle-alpi-2024/
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Race activities: ☑️⏱️ 3 Time Controls, 2 Average Trials, 10 Time Trials and 3 Countries crossed 🇨🇭🇫🇷 🇮🇹
Read the news here 🗞️👉 https://1000miglia.it/en/2024/last-lunch-of-the-race-at-the-refuge-du-montenvers-then-off-again-towards-courmayeur/

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