New Dates: 25 September - 3 October 2020
The theme of the upcoming rally 2020 will be "The Green Heart of Italy".
The 38th edition of the Carovana Romantica rally offers an inedited itinerary across the Italian Peninsula from the Adriatic Coastline to the Tuscia area.
100 km approx
built from 1918 to 1969
TULIP Road book
LENGHT OF ROUTE
1000 km approx
Registrations are now open
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Rally 2020 will start from Urbino and will cross the medieval cities of Urbania, Mercatello sul Metauro and Sansepolcro, following the footsteps of the Renaissance artists such as Piero della Francesca. Their historical centres are still originally preserved, and prosperous in museums, palaces and churches which host splendid paintings, as the 14th-century Cathedral of San Giovanni Evangelista and the Museo Civico in San Sepolcro. On the ancient Roman road Via Flaminia, we will cross the Apennines to the east along a particularly picturesque route, surrounded by hills rich in vineyards and olive groves.
The itinerary will cover some of the most significant sites in the Marche and in Umbria along the spectacular hills, discovering several medieval cities: among those Gubbio is famous for the unforgettable views from Piazza Grande, and Torgiano in Umbria, a little town completely dedicated to the culture of wine, which hosts the awarded Wine Museum. Another stage will be in Todi, which is encircled by three sets of concentric walls, each from a different historical era: Etruscan, Roman and from the Middle Ages.
The final stage will take place in the "Tuscia" countryside, driving west toward Lazio, near the rivers of Bolsena lake, where the most important Farnese Family Villas are hidden as an unknown secret. Then, we will touch Orvieto which hosts one of Italy's greatest Gothic churches, and Civita di Bagnoregio, the so-called "dying city" with its nowadays still preserved medieval centre.
As always the Carovana Romantica is a non-competitive rally that offers participants a journey to discover food and wine traditions, monuments and natural beauties, routes and unique Italian landscapes.
Itinerary & Hospitality
Stage 1: Marche - Friday 25th to Monday 28th
Friday 25th: Welcome in Urbino
16:30 Check-in Teams at Urbino Resort - Tenuta Santi Giacomo e Filippo Hotel ****
18:30 Briefing and introduction to the rally
20:00 Welcome dinner
Saturday 26th: On the footsteps of Piero della Francesca
09:00 Departure to Urbino
09:45 Arrival in Urbino. Car park and visit
12:00 Departure to Urbania. Light Lunch and visit
14:00 Departure to Mercatello sul Metauro - Passo di Bocca Trabaria – Sansepolcro. Car park and visit
17:30 Return to the Urbino Resort - Tenuta Santi Giacomo e Filippo Hotel ****
20:00 Special dinner
Sunday 27th: Between the hills and the sea
09:30 Departure to Pesaro - Villa Caprile/Villa Imperiale FAI gardens. Car park and visit.
11:00 See sighting driving on SP 44 direction "Parco Naturale Monte San Bartolo"
14:00 Light Lunch and wine tasting at Fattoria Mancini / Castello di Granarola
16:30 Back to the hotel Urbino Resort - Tenuta Santi Giacomo e Filippo Hotel ****
Monday 28th: Adriatic white sands
09:30 Departure to Furlo Canyon- Fossombrone- Mondavio- Corinaldo
10:45 Senigallia. Car park and visit.
12:30 Light Lunch. Free Time
15:30 Departure to Fano. Stop and Visit
18:00 Relax in Urbino Resort - Tenuta Santi Giacomo e Filippo Hotel ****
Stage 2: Umbria - Tuesday, 29th- Wednesday, 30th September
Tuesday, September 29th: Down to the green heart of Italy
09:30 Check-out and departure to Gola del furlo - Acqualagna - Cagli
10:30 Arrival in Gubbio. Car park and visit. Light Lunch
15:20 Departure to Torgiano
16:30 Arrival and check-in at the Tre Vaselle Resort & Spa *****
20:00 Dinner at the swimming pool's side
Wednesday, September 30th: Assisi & Lake Trasimeno
09:30 Departure to Assisi. Car park and visit
14:00 Tour around the Trasimeno lake
16:30 Return to Hotel in Torgiano
20:00 Evening at the "Smallest Theatre of the world"
Stage 3: Lazio/Tuscany - Thursday, October 1st, to Friday 2nd
Thursday, October 1st: Masterpieces from Medieval Ages
09:30 Check out and departure to Deruta- Todi
10:30 Todi. Cars exposure. Visit
13.00 Orvieto. Cars exposure. Lunch and Visit
12:00 Departure to San Casciano dei Bagni
20:00 Check-in at Fonteverde Tuscan Resort & Spa **** - Dinner in Hotel
Friday, October 2nd: The Pope's town of Tuscia
9:00-14:00 Departure to Civita di Bagnoregio. Car park and visit of the city.
11:00 Montefiascone- Bolsena lake roundtrip
13:00 Lunch at Winery
15:00 Relax in Hotel
20:00 Special goodbye dinner!