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The Chianti region is preparing for the most beautiful race in the world. The history, innovation creativity and beauty of the Mille Miglia, one of the symbols of Italy, will cross the areas of Barberino Val d’Elsa, Tavarnelle and San Casciano.
At 2pm on Saturday, May 20, the ﬁrst of the 440 vehicles that will race during the 34th edition of the revocation of the historic race, along an itinerary of 1600 kilometers will travel from Brescia to Rimini, Roma, Parma, and back to Brescia.
There are 600 teams, including those of the sports car division, that will cross the historic town center of Tavarnelle, passing through via Roma, and the center of Barberino Val D’Elsa, through via Francesco da Barberino.
In San Casciano the pilots and their collaborators, representing 50 different countries, will travel along the via Cassia towards Siena as they did in 1927, year of the 1st edition, repeating the tradition and history of the antique route.
The novelty of this edition is that the Mille Miglia will once again cross locations they had skipped over the last few years, and will pass through the historic centers of Tavarnelle and Barberino for the ﬁrst time. In the past, the passage was along the Cassia road.
The route through “Chianti” has awoken a passion, that for the Freccia Rossa Ferrari, which for decades has had its roots in the area and in the hearts of our communities.
This is proven by the Bellini garage of San Casciano, opened 80 years ago and run by Franco, his sons and grandsons. It has imprinted its name in the history of auto racing. The garage, still in activity, has been a point of reference and assistance for Alfa Romeo and Ferrari along the itinerary of the Mille Miglia. Some of the greatest pilots have stopped here, including Tazio Nuvolari (in 1933), Ascari, Varzi, Villoresi and Borzacchini.