Mille Miglia is a race reserved to cars built between 1927 and 1957. Wednesday, May 15 the cars will leave Brescia and will arrive in Rome on Thursday, May 16. They will be back in Brescia on Saturday, May 18; the award ceremony will follow right after the arrival. The history of Mille Miglia looks back to 1927 when for the first time different types of streetcars departed on an endurance tour from Brescia on a 1,700-km-journey towards Rome and then back towards the starting point. Like the older Targa Florio and later the Carrera Panamericana, Mille Miglia made grand tourers like Alfa Romeo, BMW, Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes Benz and Porsche famous. Along the its route from Brescia to Rome and back, the Mille Miglia crosses through the artistic and natural italian wonders.