If you want to discover the Italian peninsula with its hidden beauties, you should join the Rallye Carovana Romantica. The rally, which is based on the „Grand Tour style“, was launched on 13 October 1982 by Gianalberto D’Ammmassa. Around 70 pre-war vehicles vehicles built before 1949 from ten Italian provinces, as well as numerous countries such as Austria, Switzerland, Germany and England participated in this first edition.
Over the years, Carovana Romantica has crossed almost all regions of Italy and numerous European collectors, members of the largest clubs such as the Rolls Royce Enthusiast Club, SMVC, AVCA, DEUVET, on unique routes from the romantic Tuscan countryside to the amazing views over the sea Sardinia led.
Today, the Carovana Romantica is an established event that takes place this year in its 37th edition. It is organized by young enthusiasts who are members of the Mediterranean Escapes International Association. Collectors from all over Europe come to Italy to participate with their exceptional prewar vehicles. Discover the most hidden corners of one of the most beautiful countries in the world and the Mediterranean.
istorically significant vehicles have so far accompanied the rally, such as a 1895 Stanley Steamer (Tommasini) – 1912 De Dion Bouton DH Spider (Spadaro), 1912 Itala Corsa – 1918 OM 465 Sport (Di Tocco) – 1922 Fiat 501 Torpedo Sport (Tenconi ) – 1926 Isotta Fraschini 8A Coupé de Ville (Genovese) – 1927 Lancia Lambda (Cantù) – 1928 FIAT 509 Corsa (Vaccari) – 1928 Bugatti 44 Torpedo (Pensabene) – 1932 Bianchi S5 Convertible (Riccardi) – 1932 FIAT 508 B 3m ( Sparano) – 1933 Lancia Artena 228 (Crespi) – 1934 FIAT 508 S Mille Miglia (Ciuffi) – 1934 Lancia Dilambda Cabriolet (Maggi) – 1936 FIAT 508 4M Torpedo (Di Nicola) – 1939 Lancia Astura (Vaccari).
This year’s motto is „The Route of Napoleon – From the top of the Alps to the Italian Riviera“. The 2019 rally will start from Valle d’Aosta, in the shadow of Mont Blanc to reach the gentle hills of the great wines of Piedmont where the excellence of Italian gastronomy is preserved, up to the Riviera of flowers, in the region of Liguria shaped by its extreme topography always in the presence of a watery horizon.
Through 3 Regions we will pass from the most „cool“ places of the Alps, like Courmayeur to the Castles and royal residences up to the hills, valleys and townships of Langhe and Roero, to reach the animated towns of the riviera of flowers where the Alps cascade into the sea, with the fishing villages, the alleys, squares and the lush gardens of Sanremo.