All the best elements of the Mille Miglia are there – the cars, the people, a spectacular route – but without the chaos.
Modena Cento Ore
If you’ve ticked the Mille Miglia off your list, can’t get an entry or simply don’t fancy the madness of it, then there’s a tried-and-tested alternative that those in the know swear by: the Modena Cento Ore. All the best elements of the Mille Miglia are there – the cars, the people, a spectacular route – but without the chaos. It’s limited to just 100 cars from the 1930s through to the 1980s, competing in either the Competition class or the more relaxed Regularity class. The Modena Cento Ore heads from Rome via Florence to Modena, and uses the best roads, circuits (including Imola) and special stages. Hotels and dinner locations are the most outstanding that Italy has to offer, and the organisation and atmosphere are superb, meaning those who’ve taken part once tend to go back time after time. Be sure to book early.