The day began with a block of 10 concatenated Time Trials inside the San Damiano Military Airport valid for the “One Hundred Years of the Italian Air Force” Trophy, followed by a Passage Control that gave the participants the opportunity to admire the restoration work on historic military aircraft up close. The race then passed through the territories of Oltrepò Pavese and Valle Versa, before arriving in Pavia for the Time Control along the Strada Nuova as far as Ponte Coperto and then heading west.
Then there was the eagerly awaited transit through Piedmont, an absolute new feature in the history of the re-enactment with only two precedents in the speed race, 1947 and 1948. Alessandria was the first municipality to welcome the historic convoy and hosted the crews for the race lunch, served among the iconic porticos of Piazza Garibaldi that recall the irresistible charm of the Belle Epoque.
The cars of the 1000 Miglia 2023 made their entrance into City Life, fresh from the Passage Control in Piazza Duomo.