The 2016 Mille Miglia will be starting in about a month. It has been described as “the world’s most beautiful race” and it might be. To be able to take part in the Mille Miglia would be quite a thing, but short of that, being able to watch this event would be quite a thing as well.
The organizers have published a generalized route map with a schedule that can be used by people who want to travel to Italy watch the Mille Miglia. This general route and the associated schedule are shown below.
2016 Mille Miglia Route
Note that the times shown on the route map above are for the first Mille Miglia car on the road. There are over 400 cars participating in the 2016 Mille Miglia. If these cars are running at 1 minute intervals, then it will take over 6 and a half hours for the rally to pass any given location! This provides lots of opportunity to watch the Mille Miglia.
To better understand the 2016 route of the Mille Miglia, I plotted the Mille Miglia route onto my 1 centimeter = 4 kilometres (1 inch = 6.36 miles) Michelin Road maps of Italy. Obviously there is a vast difference in background detail in the two maps. It is not particularly easy to transfer the organizers stylized route onto the detailed road map with a high degree of certainty. This is particularly true in the area of the large city.
An example of my plot of the 2016 Mille Miglia route onto the Michelin Road Maps in the Brescia area is shown below. I have used pencil-drawn arrows beside the road to show the route.
Plot of 2016 Mille Miglia Route Onto A Detailed Road Map
Because of the scale of my maps, including the entire 2016 route would require many images, therefore I have only included one portion of the overall plot as a sample in this post.
If someone is interested in a certain portion of the route, then let me know and I can forward that portion of the route to them.
If you have any comments or questions on this post, then either leave a comment below or send me a private email at the following address: shanna12 at comcast dot net