Centomiglia on the road of Prosecco Superiore
Driving history: Saturday September 9th 2017
One of the main characteristics of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene area is its ancient charm. Add to this the timeless beauty of classic cars and we have the Centomiglia sulla Strada del Prosecco Superiore (100 miles on the Prosecco Superiore Wine Route). Now in its 12th year, the event – this year scheduled for Saturday September 9th, leaving from Valdobbiadene at 9am – is a classic car tour along what is Italy’s first official wine route which travels through the extraordinary Conegliano Valdobbiadene hills, currently under consideration for UNESCO World Heritage status. A tour through vineyards, ancient villages, castles, famous wineries and places that have come to symbolise a wine-growing area that traces its grape cultivation history back over 100 years.
The event, which each year sees participants from Italy, Austria, Germany, the UK and Switzerland, is organised by the Associazione Strada del Prosecco in collaboration with the Club Ruote del Passato, the Club Serenissima Storico and the Consorzio Tutela Vino Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG. This year the tour will make a special stop in Sàrmede at the Casa della Fantasia where, in partnership with the Sàrmede Comune and the Štěpán Zavřel Foundation for the International Exhibition of Illustration for Children, participants will be able to visit the museum dedicated to the work of this famous illustrator.
The tour reaches its end in Conegliano and participants, scheduled to start arriving at 5.30pm, will be able to take a stroll through the historic centre and enjoy an aperitif at the famous Caffè al Teatro. Here, in Via XX Settembre, participants will also be able to admire the work of artists, photographers and sculptors taking part in the traditional Pittori in Contrada event.
Another event for the diary for classic car enthusiasts is on the following day, Sunday September 10th, in Conegliano. This is the 19th annual Circuito di Conegliano (Conegliano Circuit), a regular event which recalls one of the first ever motorsport events in the Triveneto, held at the beginning of the last century and in which Ettore Bugatti took part. The start will be from Viale Carducci at 9am.
Friday September 8th
h 15,30 – 19,00 Pieve di Soligo, centro storico. Classic car rally, welcome drinks and registration.
h 20,30 San Pietro di Feletto. Welcome dinner at Cà del Poggio Ristorante&Resort.
Saturday September 9th
h 8: Valdobbiadene. Cars meet in Piazza Marconi.
h 9: Valdobbiadene. First car leaves.
h 12,30: San Pietro di Barbozza. Lunch with local delicacies organised by the Pro Loco is the Wine Exhibition halls.
h 17,30: Conegliano. First car arrives.
h 20,30: Cison di Valmarino. Gala dinner with prize-giving at Castelbrando.
Sunday September 10th
In the morning guided tour with tasting session at the historic Mionetto winery in Valdobbiadene.
19° CIRCUITO DI CONEGLIANO
Sunday September 10th
Info: Club Serenissima Storico, 0438 35617