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The Mille Miglia (Thousand Miles) was originally an open-road, motorsport endurance race established in 1927 by the young Counts Aymo Maggi and Franco Mazzotti, which took place in Italy twenty-four times from 1927 to 1957.

From 1953 until 1957, the Mille Miglia was also a round of the World Sports Car Championship.

Since 1977, the "Mille Miglia" has been reborn as a regularity race for classic and vintage cars. Participation is limited to cars, produced no later than 1957, which had attended (or were registered) to the original race.

The route (Brescia–Rome round trip) is similar to that of the original race, keeping as departure/arrival point Viale Venezia in Brescia.

This XXXVII edition which took place from 15th to 19th of May 2019, hosted about 500 cars taking part with their respective crews.

One of the many renowned stops this year 2019 was the cradle of the Renaissance, Florence. A recurring stop since the first original race.

1000 Miglia 2019 Florence Italy

Porsche 356 1100

Like the older Targa Florio and later the Carrera Panamericana, the MM made grand tourers like Alfa Romeo, BMW, Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes Benz and Porsche famous. The race brought out an estimated five million spectators.

Cars coming from Rome arrived in Florence through Porta Romana where they began to climb the beautiful tree-lined Macchiavelli avenue.

1000 Miglia 2019 Florence Italy

Jaguar C-TYPE

1000 Miglia 2019 Florence Italy

Bugatti TYPE 35 GRAND PRIX - 1926

1000 Miglia 2019 Florence Italy

BNC 527 MONZA

1000 Miglia 2019 Florence Italy

Salmson GS 8 GD SPORT- 1929

The avenue then gather with Viale Galileo which leads, like a gangway, the vintage cars to the famous Piazzale Michelangelo, where it is possible to admire an incredible view of Florence

1000 Miglia 2019 Florence Italy
Duomo of Florence

The cars descending Viale Michelangelo, from the homonymous square, arrive towards the Lungarno, the road that runs along the Arno river, to finally cross the river and enter the city center.

1000 Miglia 2019 Florence Italy

Aston Martin DB3 S - 1953

1000 Miglia 2019 Florence Italy

Jaguar C-TYPE

1000 Miglia 2019 Florence Italy

Cisitalia 202 D 2800 COUPÉ - 1952

The convoy of vintage cars are supported by teams of specialised mechanical technicians who are ready to intervene throughout the car's journey in the event of breakdowns, which often happens.

Owners of classic cars can participate from all over the world.

1000 Miglia 2019 Florence Italy

Osfa Faccioli 750 SPORT

1000 Miglia 2019 Florence Italy

Osfa Faccioli 750 SPORT

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2 Comments

  1. Cannnnik
    May 22, 2019 / 8:30 pm

    Awesome photography!

    • Giulio
      Author
      May 22, 2019 / 8:32 pm

      Thank you so much Clare <3

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