Via Flaminia September 2020, the mille Miglia road

Borghi e Palazzi on the Mille Miglia road

We had such a demand for the rally in May that we found ourselves compelled to organise another event in 2020. Marco Brocken and Kitty Kamerbeek, many time participants had already indicated to be willing to organise a rally under the Via Flaminia umbrella. They will be starting with the September Via Flaminia Classic, largely a copy of the May edition.

The 16th edition of the Via Flaminia has the subtitle “Borghi e Palazzi” or “villages and palaces”. We will be staying in restructured villages and palaces, which is a word used widely in Italy and refers to large (family) mansions.

The rally starts at a Villa Scacciapensieri in the commune of Siena at a short distance from the Firenze Airport. We will be bringing your classic car to the airport and you should be in time at the hotel to indulge at the pool.

The next day, on Sunday, we will be crossing the Apennines to the east. A very nice drive, leaving Tuscany and taking the smaller roads gently climbing into oblivion, leaving civilisation behind us, replacing traffic for cows and old Fiat 500’s.

Our destination is a picture-book perfect walled village, which has been converted to accommodate guests. How come I haven’t found this gem before? For two nights we take much of this hill-perched village for ourselves and will be discovering the surrounding Marche region on the next day. Ranges of lush hills with the Adriatic as backdrop are the setting for our trip.

From the Marche we drive back over the Apennines into Umbria and we come to a marvel, which even surpasses the previous village. This fortified village is often used for weddings. It is well rebuilt to modern standards and even has a swimming pool. The next morning we will have a short drive leaving the option to you to either indulge at the pool or discover Orvieto at a few kilometres from our village.

After two nights in Umbria we drive east towards our beloved Abruzzo. We stay in the absolutely fabulous village of Santo Stefano. It has been restructured to high standards while leaving the authentic aspect.

The next day we drive up the Gran Sasso planes, a region, which was famous for the quality of wool provided by its sheep and part of the state of Florence. This is also why the villages were relatively rich. Personally I must have drive there over 50 times, each time the light and vegetation is different, it keeps on fascinating me. 

The last hotel is a wonderful medieval castle on the hills overlooking Rome. It is set i a dominant position overlooking he lush countryside of the Sabina area. 

The next morning it is only a small drive to the Airport of Fiumicino where we will pick up your car.

As always, the Via Flaminia is a layback rally where the competition serves the atmosphere, winning is not a goal on itself. Those who want to have a stop for a coffee can do so. No time constraint. The classification is done via navigation and the competition for the last place is sometimes fierce. Unless the May edition of the Via Flaminia there is no Sport-class.

There are 28 entry positions for cars up to 1980.

For teams who’s added age is under 100, there is a discount of 1% for each year less then 100, with a maximum of 20% (reference year 2020). They may also bring a younger car, one year per 2 years younger then 100.

Day 1, Saturday September 12, Firenze Airport - Siena: 75 km

If you have chosen to have your car transported, then it will be delivered at the Firenze Airport upon arrival of the mid-day flights from Amsterdam and London. From there it is a short drive through Tuscany to our first hotel.

 

Day 2, Sunday September 13, Siena - Borgo Montemaggiore: 220 km

We leave our cluster of houses near Siena for a drive through the vineyards and over lush hills towards the Apennines. Soon it will be the small roads from village to hamlet to farmhouse, the tractor is the means of transportation.

After lunch the mountains get older, erosion has had its toll and we see the silver Adriatic in front of us.

We arrive at the really wonderful Borgo Montemaggiore where we will be staying two nights.

Albergo Diffuso Borgo Montemaggiore 

Piazza Bramante, 8

61030 Montemaggiore Al Metauro (PU)

Tel.: +39 0721 894851
 
 

 

 

Day 3, Monday September 14, Borgo Montemaggiore - Borgo Montemaggiore: 170 km

We have pretty much taken possession of this lovely village overlooking the Adriatic. So why not stay two nights ?

We will be driving some marvellous small roads in Marche. It is amazing how diverse the scenery is, vineyards alternate sunflowers; we drive up hills and see on the left a juxtaposition of hills while the Adriatic shines silver on the right. Each corner brings a different scenery.

 

 

Albergo Diffuso Borgo Montemaggiore 

Piazza Bramante, 8

61030 Montemaggiore Al Metauro (PU)

Tel.: +39 0721 894851
 
 

 

 

Day 4, Tuesday September 15, Borgo Montemaggiore - Titignano: 195 km

We leave one village for the other, or actually it is called a castle.

I wouldn’t come back as much as possible to central Italy if it wasn’t just fantastic. I love the region, the villages, the people and the food. And of course we will have a great lunch even though you might not feel like it. But Italy is about eating !

 

 

Day 5, Wednesday September 16, Castello di Titignano - Castello di Titignano: 100 km

The structures of the Tenuta di Salviano and the Castello di Titignano were built in the Middle Ages by the Montmarte family. In the early 1800s, the entire property, of over 2000 hectares, was purchased by the Corsini Principi family. The estate under the guidance of the Corsini family became a flourishing company specializing in the production of wheat, tobacco, olive oil and wine. The white wine of Salviano is widely known for its quality.

We leave our castle for a short drive onto the small roads in southern Tuscany into Lazio and back, the sun is burning, the air serene and the nature abundant. The afternoon you can either indulge at the pool or discover Orvieto.

 

 

 

 

Day 6, Thursday September 17, Castello di Titignano - Santo Stefano: 205 km

We leave one village for another. We have been in Santo Stefano before and it is just amazing. The houses are interlocked, the pebble-stoned streets narrow and the atmosphere superb. We are on the Gran Sasso mountains which we have come to love so much. It used to be the place where the state of Firenze held its sheep for the wool, thus the villages are relatively rich even though they are “lost” in the high mountains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sextantio Albergo Diffuso
Via Principe Umberto
67020 Santo Stefano di Sessanio (AQ)
Tel.: +39 0862 899 112
 
 

 

 

Day 7, Friday September 18, Santo Stefano - Roma: 190 km

The last day already, time is flying when you are having a good time. We drive up the Gran Sasso and after each hairpin our village will be getting smaller until we drive over the ridge into one of the most majestic settings imaginable. It could be Scotland or Tibet and was often used as setting for “western” movies. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is one cabin on the crossroads in this majestic setting. Several years ago we had a barbecue on the Gran Sasso. Ever since, when I come by, they great me with “Bartolomeo” and food and wine is on them. The people in the mountains are authentic and friendly. I suggest you stop for a coffee and stock in on local produce.

 

The last destination is Castello Orsini not far from Rome and set in an authentic medieval walled castle on top of a mountain in a small village. a more authentic location is difficult to find for a last night of the Via Flaminia.
 
Hotel Castello Orsini
Via Bigelli Aldo, 54
00017 Nerola (RM)
Tel.: +39 0774 683 272
 
 

 

 

Day 8, Saturday September 19, Castello Orsini - Fiumicino Airport: 80 km

It is only a short drive to the Fiumicino Airport where a trailer will pick up your car. We will coordinate the pick-up time depending on the best flights to everyone’s destination.

 

Number: 09      Year of manufacture: 1977      Car: Renault Alpine
Driver
Laurent Aceti (Fr)
Laurent Aceti
Co-driver
Cathy Aceti (Fr)
Cathy Aceti
Renault Alpine 1977
Participated in :
Number: 08      Year of manufacture: 1960      Car: Lancia Flaminia Zagato
Driver
Leif Neuman (USA)
Leif Neuman
Co-driver
Barbara Neuman (USA)
Barbara Neuman
Lancia Flaminia Zagato 1960
Participated in :
Number: 07      Year of manufacture: 174      Car: Volvo 164E
Driver
Walter van Voorst van Beest (NL)
Walter van Voorst van Beest
Co-driver
Lida van Voorst van Beest (NL)
Lida van Voorst van Beest
Volvo 164E 174
Participated in :
Number: 06      Year of manufacture: 1968      Car: Alfa Bertone
Driver
Marcel Koekoek (NL)
Marcel Koekoek
Co-driver
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Participated in :
Number: 05      Year of manufacture: 1973      Car: Lancia Fulvia Zagato
Driver
Linda van Wijk (NL)
Linda van Wijk
Co-driver
Niels van Wijk (NL)
Niels van Wijk
Lancia Fulvia Zagato 1973
Participated in :
Number: 04      Year of manufacture: 1968      Car: Mercedes Pagoda
Driver
Ivo Heukensfeldt Jansen (NL)
Ivo Heukensfeldt Jansen
Co-driver
Lucie Hertoghe (NL)
Lucie Hertoghe
Mercedes Pagoda 1968
Participated in :
Number: 03      Year of manufacture: 1967      Car: Lamborghini 400 GT
Driver
Maarten Brandt (NL)
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Co-driver
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Lamborghini 400 GT 1967
Participated in :
Number: 02      Year of manufacture: 1964      Car: Janguar E-type
Driver
Nico Cortlever (NL)
Nico Cortlever
Co-driver
Letty Cortlever (NL)
Letty Cortlever
Janguar E-type 1964
Participated in :
Number: 01      Year of manufacture: 1970      Car: Alfa Romeo Spider
Driver
Cees van den Heuvel (NL)
Cees van den Heuvel
Co-driver
Wilma van den Heuvel (NL)
Wilma van den Heuvel
Alfa Romeo Spider 1970
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Rally Details

Included

Start: Saturday September 12
Villa Scacciapensieri
Str. di Scacciapensieri, 10
53100 Siena (SI)

Finish: Friday September 18
Castello Orsini
Via Bigelli Aldo, 54
00017 Nerola (RM)

  • A maximum of 28 crew
  • Seven nights in excellent hotels.
  • Six dinners.
  • Three or four lunches.
  • Technical assistance.
  • Tsikolia Watch for the winners
  • Via Flaminia clothing.
  • Roadbooks, rallyshields etc.

Entry fee

Transportation

Booking fee

Early registration (before December 30) for a crew of two: € 3.100, -.

Registration (after December 30) for a crew of two: € 3.400, -.

Upgrade (you are on top of the list for the best rooms): € 250, –

To Italy:

Transportation of your car by truck from Holland to the Firenze Airport: € 460, –

From Italy:

Transportation of your car by truck from the Fiumicino Airport to Holland: € 550, –

You are responsible for booking your own flight.

 

 

Total kilometers

 

Total rally kilometers: 1100

From Firenze Airport to the first hotel (start): 65 km

From the finish hotel to Fiumicino Airport: 80 km

 

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