My wife and I were also there as spectators in 2008. We checked out the cars on display at the Piazza della Loggia, etc. in the afternoon. They also had a ramp there that many of the cars drove up on, and those teams and cars were introduced to the public. There was also a grandstand there that we sat in. Here is the view from that grandstand:
Hans Herrmann is interviewed while the 1950 winning Ferrari comes up.
Then we left that area to walk down to the starting area early. On our way, we met Jacky Ickx, who was in the Auto Union display tent. We then sat in a large grandstand almost across the road from where the cars started. I believe this was actually for dignitaries, but my wife charmed the officials into letting us stay there! Here is what the website says about the start:
"...7.30 p.m. Start of the first car from Viale Venezia for the Brescia – Bologna leg and presentation of the cars to the public..."
If you are in Florence on the Saturday, you would be able to see the cars coming through the city on their way from Rome back to Brescia. That's what we did. I had hoped to see the cars coming through the Raticosa Pass or the Futa Pass north of Florence, but that didn't work out.
Have you seen the website? Here is the link:http://www.1000migli...glese/home.html
Also, will you be going to the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique the weekend before, May 1 & 2?
I hope to attend both events again in 2012. Chris, maybe we'll see you then? By the way, is the Viale Venezia the road that the original race finished on? It sure looks like it from photos.
Edited by raceannouncer2003, 13 April 2010 - 06:31.