Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

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Villa d’Este Prelude Tour

On 19th May 2022, enjoy the incomparable fascination of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on the move.

Villa d’Este Prelude Tour

The world’s most beautiful automobiles meet up for the renowned Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Already in 1929, the owners of exceptionally glamorous and sporty vehicles gathered together in Cernobbio on the shores of Lake Como. Today, that tradition is more alive than ever – and this year, it will be crowned by a spectacular premiere. For the first time, the Prelude Tour will launch the event in a drive from the cultural centre of Milan to Lake Como.

On 19th May 2022, the participants will follow a carefully curated route from the cultural metropolis through villages, small towns and picturesque country roads to Cernobbio, where they will arrive at the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este.

Naturally, all visitors have access to the vehicles and the route free of charge.

The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Prelude Tour: This is where you can experience the highpoints on 19th May 2022.

9:00
Milan, Piazza della Scala

In the morning, the Historic Cars will line up on the historic Piazza della Scala in the heart of Milan. You can get right up close to the vehicles here and experience directly all the preparations for the Prelude Tour.

10:30
Milan, Piazza della Scala

At half past ten, the engines will start up and the first vehicles will set off in the direction of Cernobbio. First of all, the team will drive through the centre of the metropolis of Milan. An escort of outriders from the Italian Police will guide the Historic Cars safely through the traffic.

10:35
Milan, southern ring road of Parco Sempione

From Piazza della Scala, the participants in the Prelude Tour will first drive in a north westerly direction and this will take them along the southern ring road of Parco Sempione towards the Cimitero Maggiore di Milano.

10:40
Milan, Cimitero Maggiore di Milano

The Cimitero Maggiore di Milano marks the next stage of the Prelude Tour. The Historic Cars will drive past Milan’s biggest cemetery, which was established in 1886. Their route will then take them in the direction of Uboldo.

12:15 to 12:45
Uboldo, Via Antonio Maria Ceriani and Via IV Novembre

In Uboldo, two motorway bridges will offer extraordinary views of the rolling column of automobiles continuing their drive to the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este: you will find them on Via Antonio Maria Ceriani and Via IV Novembre in Uboldo.

12:45 to 13:15
Tradate, Via Santo Stefano

The participants will drive through the narrow alleys of the historic small city of Tradate between 12:45 and 13:15. This offers the opportunity to experience the classic cars in charming Italian surroundings.

15:15 to 15:45
San Fermo della Battaglia, Piazza XXVII Maggio

The next stage of the Prelude Tour takes the cars through the commune of San Fermo della Battaglia. Make use of the opportunity to relax and take in the grandeur of the vehicles live from a small square near the church.

From 15:45
Cernobbio, Lungolago di Cernobbio

In the afternoon, the participants will reach their destination on the shores of Lake Como. Be there on the ground when the first Historic Cars arrive at Cernobbio’s Lungolago. Enjoy the live music, a cup of coffee – and the fantastic classic cars that will line up once again for everybody to see.