Event coming on September 11th- 19th 2021
the program may be modified due to the progress of the Covid 19 epidemic
The theme of the upcoming rally 2021 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.
Planning the future... but in safe!
COVID- 19 pandemic restrictions: Our policy
As our participants already know, people are the real added value of our events.
The Carovana Romantica rally is a meeting point for friends who share the same passions and interests.
Therefore, our top priority is your safety, as always.
Next event will be held only with the certainty of being able to safeguard your safety:
Participation to Rally 2021 will be covered by a health insurance (medical/baggage) with Allianz Group with Covid -19 pandemic extension (to coverage medical expenses due to covid -19 on site – in Italy) with a ceiling of € 100,000.00 per person
TULIP Road book
LENGHT OF ROUTE
100 km approx
built from 1918 to 1969
1000 km approx
Registrations are now open
Rally 2021 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
September 11th- 19th 2021
Stage 1: Marche - Saturday 11th to Monday 13th
Saturday 11th: Welcome in Urbino
16:30 Check-in Teams at Urbino Resort - Tenuta Santi Giacomo e Filippo Hotel ****
18:30: Drivers briefing
20:00: Welcome dinner - @ Ristorante dei Laghi
Sunday 12th: 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 at Hotel
Monday 13th: 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 ****
Stage 2: Umbria - Tuesday, 14th- Thursday, 16th
Tuesday, 14th: 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.
13:30 Light Lunch at Civitela Ranieri Fundation Estate
15:20 Departure to San Martino in Campo (Perugia)
16:30 Arrival and check-in at the Posta Dei Donini 1379 Historic Hotel ****
17.30 Facutative visit to the Cellars
20:00 Dinner at the swimming pool's side
Wednesday, 15th: Assisi & Lake Trasimeno
9:30 Departure for Bevagna - Spello- Foligno- Sassovino Abbey. Visit
11:30 Departure for Montefalco.
12:00 Montefalco: Stop and visit. Lunch
15:00 Return to Hotel in Torgiano Via Bevagna
20:00- Special Dinner at Tenuta Castelbuono
20:00 TBC: evening at the "Smallest Theatre of the world" (event subject to Covid 19 restrictions)
Stage 3: Lazio/Tuscany - Friday 17th - Saturday 18th
Thursday, 16th: Masterpieces from Medieval Ages
9:30 Check out and departure to Deruta- Todi
10:30 Todi. Cars exposure. Visit
13.00 Orvieto. Cars exposure. Lunch and Visit
16:45 Departure to Borgo la Chiaracia
20:00 Check-in at Borgo la Chiaracia Resort & Spa *****- Dinner in Hotel
Friday, 17th: Masterpieces from Medieval Ages
9:30am Departure for Acquapendente - Civita di Bagnoregio (1h 53 km)
11.30- 12.00 - Visit to Civita di Bagnoregio - Lunch at Cantine Mottura
15:00 Return to the hotel - Facultative visit to Torre Alfina Castle / Private Estate
20:00 Dinner at the hotel- Borgo la Chiaracia Resort & Spa *****
Saturday, 18thThe Pope's town of Tuscia
9:30 am Departure for Acquapendente - Stop and visit
11:00 Tour of Lake Bolsena - Wine tasting lunch at Cantina Falesco – Montefiascone- Rocca dei Papi
15:00 Return to the hotel
15:00 Relax in Hotel
20:00 Special goodbye dinner!