July 2014

Our 2014 Mille Miglia Video Diary

It’s long…it’s tiring…and it’s memorable. So much effort went into entering this year’s Mille Miglia epic that we thought we’d take along a motorbike-mounted cameraman to capture the action from close-up, and here’s his video diary of the 2014 event. In seven minutes you’ll see more of Italy than most tourists see in a lifetime, and understand what makes the thousand mile event so special.

It’s a high octane carnival which everybody joins in…it could only happen in Italy.

Images courtesy of  Steve Wakefield, Bianchi-Piras and Francesco Reggiani

Democracy, Mille Miglia style: even Ferrari drivers wait their turn Democracy, Mille Miglia style: even Ferrari drivers wait their turn
Da Vinci couldn't have created a better backdrop Da Vinci couldn't have created a better backdrop
Local hospitality caters for every eventuality Local hospitality caters for every eventuality
If Berlusconi did car rallies, he'd like this one If Berlusconi did car rallies, he'd like this one
A relaxed ride in the countryside? Try 16 hours of driving (per day) in a 60 year old car- with no GPS, air con, power steering or proper suspension. And don't ask about night time lighting... A relaxed ride in the countryside? Try 16 hours of driving (per day) in a 60 year old car- with no GPS, air con, power steering or proper suspension. And don't ask about night time lighting...
Guess who they're waiting for... Guess who they're waiting for...
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