Terre di Canossa 2022: Day 3

The third leg through Tuscany and Emilia: from Barga to Quattro Castella, the heart of the Lands of Queen Matilda

April 24, 2022: The Terre di Canossa cars set off for the third leg at 8.45 a.m. The crews said goodbye to the green hills of Garfagnana ready to drive back into Emilia, the heart of the Motor Valley and the motors famous for packing the best performance in the world. Along the route, the crews tackled one of the most interesting sections in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines: the Pradarena Pass, linking the provinces of Lucca and Reggio Emilia. Despite the bad weather and some distinctly unseasonal snow and ice, the convoy reached Casa Canossa, the headquarters of Canossa Events, by opting for an alternative route, where the highly-awaited Trofeo Tricolore was awarded.

The crews then drove to Piazza Dante in Quattro Castella, the heart of the lands that were once the reign of Queen Matilda of Canossa, for the last time check and display of the cars to the public. As usual, the organisers of the Terre di Canossa thanked the Municipality of Quattro Castella for the warm welcome received by all the crews in the race.

Once again, the enchanting venue for this year’s last stop was provided by Fondazione Magnani Rocca, the Villa dei Capolavori at Mamiano and Luigi Magnani’s prestigious collection of contemporary artworks. The collection has works by Gentile da Fabriano, Lippi, Carpaccio, Dürer, Titian, Rubens, Van Dyck and contemporary works by Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, De Chirico, De Pisis, Morandi, Burri, as well as sculptures by Canova and Bartolini. This was the ideal place for the crews to relax while waiting for the prize-giving ceremony and the winners of the 2022 edition of the Terre di Canossa to be announced.

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