The race between enchanting landscapes and sophisticated hospitality

2023 programme

The extraordinary and compelling race along the millennia-old roads of “Terre di Canossa,” so called in honor of Countess Matilda, Queen of Italy in the 12th Century, is about to begin again.

The beautiful city of Forte dei Marmi, the “Pearl of Versilia”, will be the backdrop for the 2023 edition and will welcome the participants of the supertouring regularity race. Crews will be guests at the best 5-star hotels of the famous seaside city, one of the most glamorous venues on the Tyrrhenian Sea.

The driving experience through iconic Italian landscapes, rolling green hills, pristine mountain passes and enchanting towns will start with the accreditation and scrutineering procedures in Viareggio, at Cittadella del Carnevale from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 27. Nestled between the Versilia Sea and the peaks of the Apuan Alps, Viareggio is famous worldwide for its wonderful carnival.

The new edition of “Terre di Canossa” will let crews experience a unique route of about 600 kilometers, designed for historic cars up to 1976 and modern supercars since 1991. Forte dei Marmi’s famous Piazza Marconi is the designated location for the start and conclusion of each leg of the race. The special opening night will take place in a marble-laden location, to celebrate the area’s most famous and valuable product.

The Marble Road, with its fascinating quarries, and the iconic Cinque Terre will be the picture-perfect scenery for the first leg. The driving day will end with an enchanting evening in the heart of Forte dei Marmi with typical Italian flavors.

The second leg will be dedicated to the Tuscan hinterland, the Apennines, Passo delle Radici and Abetone. At the end of the day the long-awaited beach party at Bambaissa in Forte dei Marmi will awe participants.

The third and final leg will be devoted to the discovery of millennial Pisa, the emblematic city of the Leaning Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The end of race lunch and awards ceremony will take place in an iconic location overlooking the Versilia Sea.

Get ready to experience an extraordinary journey and discover the true essence of Tuscany and Italy among unique historic cars and timeless emotions.

2022 programme

Thursday, April 21st
Registration and Scrutineering in Salsomaggiore Terme, heart of the Italian Liberty style, at Grand Hotel Salsomaggiore
Opening dinner by Massimo Spigaroli, famous Michelin-starred Chef, in the enchanting setting of the Tabiano Castle
Overnight stay at Grand Hotel Salsomaggiore
Friday, April 22nd
Cars display
Start of Leg 1 from Piazza Berzieri in Salsomaggiore Terme
Coffee Break at “Caffè e Amor” in the town of Borgo Val di Taro
Lunch on the beach in the scenic Porto Venere
Parade at the Maritime Military Arsenal in La Spezia
Leg arrival in Piazza della Repubblica in Castelnuovo Garfagnana
Dinner at Fortezza di Mont’Alfonso and evening with panoramic view
Overnight stay in Barga at Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort in the green lush heart of Garfagnana
Saturday, April 23rd
Start of Leg 2 from Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort
Parade in the city center and on Lucca’s ancient walls with Coffee Break
Parade in Pisa in the wonderful and historic Piazza dei Cavalieri
Arrival in Piazza Marconi in Forte dei Marmi, the pearl of Versilia, and lunch on the beach
Leg arrival in Barga at Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort
Dinner with panoramic view on the Serchio Valley at Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort
Overnight stay in Barga at Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort in the green lush heart of Garfagnana
Sunday, April 24th
Start of Leg 3 from Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort
Coffee Break at Passo Pradarena, between green panoramas and spectacular curves
Parade in Carpineti in Piazza Matilde di Canossa
Trofeo Tricolore
Leg arrival in Piazza Dante in Quattro Castella, town encircled by the most famous castles of Matilde di Canossa, Queen of Italy in the 12th century
Final lunch at Fondazione Magnani Rocca, the Villa of Masterworks
Awards ceremony