What is the link between vintage and classic cars and a town like Siena, ideal for walking?
Simply said, if we think of classic cars joining races and races there is a perfect combination with an old town like Siena, because those driving these vehicles must follow defined rules and have a meticulous care of their car, just as those who loves this town that represents Tuscany in the world along with Florence and other beautiful places.
Local traditions like Palio are followed with enthusiasm and respect, the same qualities that have vintage car enthusiasts.
We talk about it because on September 19th at Piazza del Campo will be the stage of Gran Premio Nuvolari, the most important race of this field after the Mille Miglia race.
The Gran Premio Nuvolari passes through Siena
The race, named after the famous pilot Tazio Nuvolari, was born in 1954 to pay him homage with a route that starts from Mantua, Nuvolari’s birthplace. The route is similar to the Mille Miglia itinerary and includes, among others, Ferrara, Rimini, Urbino, Siena, Pisa and Forte dei Marmi, takes place from 18th to 20th September and is a Grand Prix exclusively for vintage and classic cars, according to a specific regulation on the website of the event: www.gpnuvolari.it.
A special feature of this race is the “coast-to-coast” route, because along the way will be reached some places close to the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Adriatic Sea.
Furthermore, this year 330 crew will join the event and 50 upscale car companies as Bentley, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Bugatti, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Jaguar, Lancia, Mercedes, Porsche, Triumph and Volvo, only to name a few.
Piazza del Campo will therefore be the magical set for beautiful cars (all produced between 1919 and 1969) on Saturday 19th September, a nice chance to take pictures and look closely at these very valuable vintage race cars.
If you want to experience in first person the thrill of driving a vintage car, follow a tourist route or rent a classic car in Siena for a special occasion, you can book these services contacting specialized companies.
If you’re interested in classic car tours and wine tastings you can ask info to Caf Tours at the phone number 055/283200; if you want to celebrate an anniversary in an original way, you can rent a vintage car with a driver by contacting Noleggioautoepocasiena.it at the phone number 338/4378769.
In any case you will have the chance to enrich your stay in Siena with a blast from the past, in a world where elegance and refinement reign undisputed.