Mille Miglia Car Race Museum Brescia

Explore the Mille Miglia (“Thousand Miles”), Brescia’s legendary car race, at this special museum...
Mille Miglia Car Race Museum Brescia
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Technical organization Associazione Museo della Mille Miglia
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Overview

Explore the Mille Miglia (“Thousand Miles”), Brescia’s legendary car race, at this special museum situated inside the Monastery of Saint Eufemia. Located in a beautiful building complex of immense archaeological, historical, and architectural value, the Mille Miglia museum is dedicated to helping you appreciate the extraordinary sporting event while illustrating a cross section of Italian culture, history, and social customs through the monuments and places, towns and regions included in the route of this epoch-making event between 1927 to 1957.

Address: Mille Miglia Museum – Viale Bornata 123 – Sant' Eufemia, Brescia

Opening Hours:

  • The Museum is open every day from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Last admission at 5:30pm.
  • Closed on December 25 and 26, January 1, Easter Sunday, and Monday.
  • Closed for winter break from November to February (opening only upon request for school groups and groups with over 10 people)

Please note:

  • Guided visits available in Italian or English, for groups of a maximum of 35 people, during museum opening dates and times. Last guided visit one hour before closing.
  • Reservations must be submitted at least 2 business days before the visit for single visitors, at least 5 days before for groups of over 20 people.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The museum or attraction will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, if your preferred time is no longer available.

CANCELLATION POLICY: It is possible to cancel at least 3 days before the visit in order to receive a refund of the cost of tickets, minus service fee. Further cancellations and no shows are not refundable.

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How to get there:

By car:

>>> A4 and A21 Highway exit "Brescia Centro"

  • Follow directions to Sant' Eufemia
  • Proceed along Via Maggia, Via Mensi,
  • Via Fiorentini, Via Gatti, Via Zammarchi, Viale Sant' Eufemia.

>>> A4 Highway exit "Brescia Est"

  • Follow directions to Brescia along the south ring road to the Sant' Eufemia exit
  • Follow direction to Sant' Eufemia
  • Proceed along Via Serenissima, Viale Sant' Eufemia

>>> From the city center of Brescia:

  • Piazzale Arnaldo to Viale Venezia della Mille Miglia to Viale della Bornata to Sant' Eufemia

By bus:

  • From the city: Bus line number 3 and number 11 (direction “Rezzato”)
  • From Garda Lake, bus stop "Eufemia"
  • Other extra-urban lines: to the Bus Station of Brescia and then urban lines.

By train:

  • Brescia Station
  • Bus line number 3 and number 11 (direction “Rezzato”)
  • Taxi

By plane:

  • G. D'Annunzio di Montichiari Airport
  • Shuttle bus from/to Bus Station
  • Bus line number 3 and number 11 (direction “Rezzato”)

Details

Opened on November 10, 2004, this special museum situated inside the Monastery of Saint Eufemia (a beautiful building complex of immense archaeological, historical, and architectural value) is dedicated to exploring and illuminating the Mille Miglia (“Thousand Miles”), Brescia’s legendary car race.

The historical route of the open road endurance race takes drivers from Brescia (near the Alps) over Padova, Ravenna, Loreto, L'Aquila to Rome and back again through Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Bologna to Brescia. The race was banned after 1957 after two fatal crashes. Since 1977, the race has been staged as the Mille Miglia Storica, a parade for pre-1957 cars that takes several days.

The idea of a museum dedicated to the “Red Arrow” (the Mille Miglia's symbol and logo) was launched and implemented by the Associazione Museo della Mille Miglia Città di Brescia, together with the Automobile Club of Brescia.

The museum is indeed unusual, as it is dedicated not only to the Mille Miglia car race, but also to placing the extraordinary sporting event into a historical and cultural context, illustrating a cross section of Italian culture, history, and social customs through the monuments and places, towns and regions included in the route of this epoch-making event between 1927 to 1957.

The museum consists of nine “time sections” (seven of them are devoted to the 1927-1957 Mille Miglia, one of them to the 1958-1961 Mille Miglia, and one to the contemporary Mille Miglia). Each section is provided with a computer station offering information, race results, and images, as well as a few screens where you’ll be able to view original filmed sequences.

During your museum visit, you'll see private collector cars up close. These cars are periodically replaced in case of participation in event, with the largest turnover usually taking place on the occasion of the Mille Miglia Storica (middle of May).

Your self-guided, experiential museum visit (clearly marked by a red walkway meandering across all the sections of the museum) will take you along the entire physical and historical route of the Mille Miglia across Italy, passing through regions, cities, and crowds of people. And of course, you'll see images of the participants in the event – the cars and drivers.

Your visit ends with a look at the rare collection of cars and car-related items dedicated to the historical Mille Miglia competition, located in the medieval stables of the Monastery.

Prices

Full Price Tickets

Reduced Price Tickets #1

  • Groups of over 20 people
  • Seniors over 65 years of age

Reduced Price Tickets #2

  • Youth from 11 to 16 years of age

Free Admission

  • Children up to 11 years of age

Guided tour cost: €120.00 per group

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