Dates And Route For The 2018 Mille Miglia Are Announced

The organizers of the Mille Miglia rally have announced that in 2018 the Mille Miglia will be held from Wednesday May 16 to Saturday May 19, 2018.  Entries into this very prestigious rally will be considered after October 24, 2017.  It is not easy to have your entry accepted, therefore perspective entrants should begin preparing their entry documents as soon as possible.

The route for the 2018 Mille Miglia was also announced.  The 2018 Mille Miglia route is shown below.

2018 Mille Miglia Route

The southern portions of the route are significantly different from recent years.  The shape of the route in 2018 favors spectators in the southern portions.  A spectator could watch the cars on their way to Rome on May 17 and then with only a rather short move westward, watch the cars on May 18 when they leave Rome on their way to Parma.

I intend to have more about the 2018 Mille Miglia in the upcoming months, but if you have any comments or questions about this post or the Mille Miglia, then leave a comment below or you can send me a private email message at the following address: shanna12 at comcast dot net

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16 Responses to Dates And Route For The 2018 Mille Miglia Are Announced

  1. Bruce Webster says:

    Hi Steve,
    Can you tell me if the route will be through Pienza, on the way to Siena? I saw it some years ago, when they left the SS#2 and took a secondary road up to Pienza. I will be staying near there and want to see it again.
    Thanks,
    Bruce Webster

    • Hi Bruce,
      I have not studied this year’s route close enough to answer your question at this time. I will take a look at the route and my Italian maps to see if I can answer your question.
      Steve McKelvie

    • Hi Bruce,
      I took a look at the route and I don’t think that the Mille Miglia will be going through Pienza. However if you go about 10 miles west of Pienza along road S146 to S.Quirico d’Orcia then I think that you will see the Mille Miglia. Good luck and if you go, then please send me some photos.
      Steve McKelvie

  2. Carmelo Borg says:

    Hi Steve
    I happen to be in Sirminione on the 16 and 17 of May. Is it possible to see the cars passing through this area?
    Thanking you
    Charles

    • Hi Charles,
      You are fortunate! The cars will be passing through Sirmione on May 16. My spelling of the location is different from yours. Do you mean the place on Lago di Garda?
      Steve McKelvie

      • Charles Borg says:

        Hi again Steve

        I do apologise, yes it was my spelling mistake. It is actually Sirmion

        Thanking you once again.
        Charles

      • Charles Borg says:

        Hi again Steve

        I do apologise, yes it was my spelling mistake. It is actually Sirmione.

        Thanking you once again.
        Charles

      • Hi Charles,
        No problem, I just wanted to be sure that we were talking about the same place. Enjoy yourself and enjoy the cars.
        Steve McKelvie

  3. Mark Lacey says:

    Hi Steve, I will be in Lucca before travelling to Bergamo, do you have any info regarding the roads used for this part of the Mille Miglia? Thanks.

    • Hi Mark,
      You are in luck. The cars will be going through Lucca on Friday May 18 and going through Bergamo on Saturday May 19. If you are in Bergamo, then it is not that far to go to Brescia and take in the Mille Miglia festivities there.
      Steve McKelvie

      • Mark Lacey says:

        Thanks Steve – Will try to make Brescia too – I bet that would be packed full of spectators.

      • Hi Mark,
        I’m sure that you are right, but there should be lots to see in Brescia. When you say the number of spectators that might be there, it reminds me of a statement that a well-known American baseball player said years ago about a restaurant in New York City: “Nobody goes there anymore because it’s too crowded.”
        Steve McKelvie

  4. Bruce Webster says:

    Hi Steve,
    What time do you think they will arrive in San Quirico? The other location for me is Bagno Vignoni.
    Thanks,
    Bruce

    • Hi Bruce,
      I am not sure about the time at those locations, but you could estimate this based on your viewing distance from a major start location and start time. But given that there are over 400 cars running at 1 minute intervals (in theory), it will take about 7 hours for all of the cars to pass any one place. Therefore you have lots of time to see the cars at those locations.
      Steve McKelvie

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