Discover the birthplace of the famous Mille Miglia classic car race in a unique vintage car experience that will lead you from the bustling centre of Brescia to the calming shores of Lake Garda. Whether self-guided or led by an expert tour leader in a pace car, enjoy a round trip through the sublime landscapes of Lombardy from the luxury of your vintage car — the ultimate destination for classic car lovers.
The route begins in the historic centre of Brescia and retraces a portion of the famous classic car race. Follow the shoreline of Lago di Garda to the peninsula town of Sirmione, one of the lake’s prettiest destinations, with its crystal-clear waters and pristine beaches. The drive should take approximately 1 hour each way, leaving you plenty of time to stop off for a bite to eat and explore the many historical landmarks and natural wonders along the way. If you are staying in one of our nearby luxury villas in Venice or Verona
, you can view the complete route here.
Personalise your itinerary in Lombardy
With just two hours of driving to complete your round trip, the Mille Miglia Vintage Car Experience: Lombardy Edition, invites you to relish the beauty of Lombardy and Lake Garda at a far more leisurely pace, combining the region’s cultural landmarks with a pitstop or two to sample the exquisite local cuisine. Following the pick-up and briefing on how to use your classic car at 10.00am, how you choose to fill your day can be completely customised to you.
Explore the medieval castles of Lenato del Garda, Desenzano del Garda and Sirmione, with their spectacular lakeside views, or stop for a spot of sunbathing on one of the many scenic beaches along the route. The province of Brescia is also home to Bresciano Extra Virgin olive oil (DOP); why not take a detour in your classic convertible along the west coast and stop for an olive oil tasting and private olive mill tour. Or, head straight to Sirmione, wander narrow cobbled streets, dip in and out of frescoed churches and stop for a fresh seafood lunch and cold glass of Soave while lapis-blue water laps at your feet.
Car enthusiasts cannot miss the Museo Mille Miglia on their return to Brescia, dedicated to the famous ‘Red Arrow’ race, before stopping in the Taverna Mille Miglia for an evening aperitivo. Once you have returned your vintage car, however reluctantly, end the day in one of the city’s fine restaurants and treat yourself to a crisp glass of sparkling Franciacorta DOCG and a serving of local Italian caviar.
And if a road trip through Tuscany isn’t enough, complete your Italy experience by discovering Italy’s Green Heart in the Mille Miglia Vintage Car Experience: Umbria Edition
or explore the calming shores of Lake Garda in Mille Miglia Vintage Car Experience: Lombardy Edition
. Find out more about renting a vintage car
in Italy with Sprintage.
Find your dream vintage car
Sprintage are classic car enthusiasts and a self-drive rental service offering a select portfolio of iconic vintage cars. Whether you picture yourself driving along the shore of Lake Garda in a classic sky-blue Fiat 500 1974 with the roof down or exploring the many lakeside fortresses from your MG B Spider, Sprintage will help match you to your dream vintage car.
Each car seats two people, perfect for a romantic day out. However, you can hire up to 15 cars if you are travelling with a larger group of friends and would like an expert tour leader to guide you in a pace car. Discover the complete portfolio here
then contact our award-winning concierge
to plan your day out winding your way through Italy’s Green Heart.
The experience will start at 10.00am and end at 6.00pm in Brescia, where you will collect your car and be given a full briefing on how to use it, and drop the car at the end of the day. The route to and from Sirmione takes approximately 1 hour each way, which will allow you plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely drive, stop for lunch and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Lake Garda.
Included in the price:
- Max. 2 persons per car (4 persons in VW Beetle)
- Max. 15 cars per group
- Available all year round
- Approx. 2 hours of driving (round trip)
- Languages: English, Italian
- All of the cars are manual
- Transport to and from the pick-up/drop-off point is not included
Car rental from 10.00am to 6.00pm, the cost of petrol/gasoline, car insurance and the price of the pace car with an English-speaking tour guide if you are travelling in a larger group.