April 16-19, 100 classic cars will cover 600km between Emilia Romagna, Liguria, and Tuscany
Once again the Grand Premio Terre di Canossa offers the opportunity to admire impressive classic cars in the most charming settings. From April 16th to 19th, they will be parading through many medieval sites dating back to the XII century. Those on which ruled the Great Duchess Matilde di Canossa. The Grand Premio, as usual, will also be an exciting culinary itinerary combining the finest local wines, traditional cuisine and the creativity of award-winning chefs. As always, the rally will be limited to a maximum of 100 cars to safeguard the highest standards of hospitality.
The rally will cover an itinerary of around 600 km and include average speed trials and challenging timed trials. All designed to avoid over-stretching older vehicles that can be tricky to maneuver and to accommodate those competing with a trusty old mechanical chronometer.
The Terre di Canossa will start in Salsomaggiore Terme, near Parma. The opening soiree will take place in the medieval castle of Tabiano, built by the Pallavicino family in the X Century.
On the 17th, it will cross the Apennines to reach the UNESCO world heritage site of the Cinque Terre and the beautiful seaside village of Lerici. And the day will end in the elegant Forte dei Marmi. The next day, the classic cars will go south to drive on one of the most picturesque spots of the Aurelia consular road, on the roads of the Circuito del Montenero, and Lucca historic walls. On the last day, the itinerary will cross the Apennines again to reach the finish line in Quattro Castella, by the Castle of Bianello, near Reggio Emilia.
Canossa Events, who organize the Gran Premio proud themselves of the fact that it is the only event of its kind that puts great attention on its environmental impact. Several years ago, they adopted a CarbonZero protocol. This requires to take special measures that help reduce the cars’ impact on the environment. They also calculate the residual emissions of climate-altering gases and then compensate by planting trees in the Tuscan Emilian Apennine Mountains.
Ilona Catani Scarlett