The Mille Miglia Museum, telling the history of the most beautiful race in the world

Feb 22, 2016 1105

Brescia's Mille Miglia Museum tells the story of the most beautiful race in the world, which was first held in May 1927 over a 1,628-kilometer itinerary from Brescia to Rome and back. Only 54 of the 77 participants reached the finish line in the inaugural edition. One of them was 35-year-old Tazio Nuvolari, who would go on to win the competition in 1930 and 1933.

In 1977, the Mille Miglia became a regularity race reserved for vintage cars made up until 1957, and since 2004 the cars that made this spectacular racing event so famous have been on display in the halls of the early-11th-century Monastery of Santa Eufemia della Fonte. Many of the vehicles were immortalized by journalists, writer, and even songwriters over the decades.

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Fonte: Italian Ways

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