The death of Tazio Nuvolari on 11 August 1953 touched the whole racing world, it particularly moved Renzo Castagneto, Aymo Maggi and Giovanni Canestrini. These were the men of the "Mille Miglia". They, together with Franco Mazzotti (who died during the 2nd World War), founded "the most beautiful race in the world" which was first run in 1927. Castagneto, known as "God from the machine", with his friends were very attached to the Mantuan racer. They were linked by a close bond of affection and they felt deep consideration and admiration towards this great "man-champion". To honour his memory, the traditional route of the Mille Miglia was changed to pass through Nuvolari's birthplace, Mantova.
Since then, the Gran Premio Nuvolari was established in recognition of the legendary Mantuan racer, with the route passing along the impressive straight roads which cross "The Po Valley", starting from Cremona, through Mantova to the finish in Brescia. Today the event both starts and finishes in Mantova, passing through Rimini and Sienna along the way. Having taken part in this event we can confirm the route is both beautiful and challenging. If you are thinking of participating, please contact us to learn about transport for your vehicle to and from the event.