Ferrari Tribute to 1000 Miglia starts
GT & Sport Cars
Desenzano del Garda, 15th May
The streets of Desenzano provided the venue for the start of both the Mille Miglia and the Ferrari Tribute to “the world’s most beautiful road race” as Enzo Ferrari liked to dub it. A total of 20 historic Ferraris lined out for the former with 45 contemporary Ferraris fielded for the latter. Two LaFerraris competing also entranced the many enthusiasts that gathered for the event.
After parading through the centre of Brescia on Thursday and gathering for the official start at the waterfront in Desenzano, the cars finally got on the road proper. They then took in a plethora of historic old town centres, including Sirmione with its lovely castle, the fortifications of Peschiera, Verona where they paraded past the roman theatre, and Marostica with its unique chessboard square.
Needless to say, the entire route was thronged with enthusiasts who cheered on the Ferraristi quite literally from the start to the finish-line for day one in Ferrara.