Dear Friend of the Concorso,
The scenic beauty of the Italian countryside, exquisite classic vehicles, and the legendary Dolce Vita – this fascinating combination exists not only in the spirit of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the automobile beauty contest with its rich heritage held on the shores of Lake Como every year. There is even an event that allows these three apotheoses of joie de vivre to be lived and experienced behind the wheel, while also being crowned with culinary ambrosia: the “Grand Tour 2019, presented by BMW Group Classic”.
The name represents a very special travel experience that is being held from 26th to 30th June 2019.
The Grand Tour 2019 will start in the historic city of Florence, cradle of the Renaissance. A small and very personal group of at most twelve classic automobiles will set out from there and travel through the gently undulating hilly landscape of Tuscany, one of Europe’s most beautiful regions.
The carefully planned route for the journey will pass through the supremely romantic countryside that can be found to the south west of Emilia-Romagna. Connoisseurs will be familiar with fairy-tale districts such as Colline del Chianti, home to what is surely the most famous red wine in the world. The Grand Tour includes three highly enjoyable touring days along wonderful country roads and four overnight stays in luxury hotels. We will also indulge you with a panoply of taste sensations and delicacies of unsurpassed epicurean excellence. They will bear impressive testimony to the fact that Italy is truly the centre of the world for outstanding cuisine.
What classic automobiles will be available? We can only reveal a brief insight into the mobile treasures. The Grand Tour 2019 is exclusively the preserve of famous historic sports cars and luxury automobiles from the brands of the BMW Group, and the oldest representatives will be from the pre-war era. Furthermore, the guests themselves will be able to take turns at driving these venerable beauties. The Grand Tour will take place under the somewhat different motto of “Ladies and Gentlemen, start our engines!”, when this unforgettable tour of experiences takes off in the breath-taking, valuable classic cars.
The package includes all the services, amenities and comforts that form part of the cocoon of absolute wellbeing:
- Shuttle services from and to the airport or train station
- Use of different historic automobiles from the BMW Group Classic fleet
- Full vehicle assistance, service and fuel
- Complete luggage service
- Four-night accommodation in 4-star or 5-star hotels (double rooms)
- All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee breaks and tastings
- All drinks provided during all official stops
- Entrance fees and activities included in the programme
Have we awakened your interest in experiencing live the Grand Tour 2019? We will be delighted to provide you with more information on request. For further details please contact:
Ms Christiane Vogel
BMW Group Classic Communications
We look forward to having the privilege of tailoring the arrangements for this very special event to your individual requirements.
Your Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Team