“Terre di Canossa” Postponed to May


With the situation around the pandemic still unsettled, the team of Canossa Events and Scuderia Tricolore decided to postpone the start of Terre di Canossa by one month, to May 20-23, 2021. The new dates are placed one month before the start of Mille Miglia and consequently Terre di Canossa will be a perfect occasion, for all the crews that will start racing again, to test their own beautiful cars before June’s event.

Restarting the Engines

This last year has proven to be difficult and has forced some complex decisions on us all. Many events around the world have been cancelled or postponed until next year, there have been many organizational difficulties due to Covid-19 and many devoted participants still do not know if they will be able to join because of the imposed countries restrictions. Despite all this, Canossa Events has chosen to carry on and welcome its friends and fans with its usual style and in compliance with the health safety procedures. It's time to get back on track, to get up and running again, to get back to our lives and our passions, like the passion for our vintage cars that have been waiting patiently in garages for months on end, in the hope of seeing the spring sunlight again.

Details of the 11th Edition

The rally as always follows an itinerary of about 600 km and includes 60 timed trials, 6 average speed trials with secret passage checks and 2 special trophies: the Trofeo Forte dei Marmi and the Trofeo Tricolore, for non "professional" drivers, who are always welcome. But the Terre di Canossa is not just a rally. It is primarily a winning combination of fantastic cars and gentlemen drivers who come here from far afield to enjoy this unique opportunity to get a special taste of Italy, combining the adrenaline of the competition with the delights of the best Italian food and wine, and the chance to explore the areas en route.

Some of the most popular ingredients in previous years have been included in this 11th edition and are confirmed, as: the departure from Salsomaggiore Terme, beautiful Art Nouveau Town, the gala dinner signed by Michelin-starred Chef Massimo Spigaroli in the marvelous setting of Palazzo dei Congressi, the challenging Passo della Cisa and Passo del Cerreto, the road crossing Cinque Terre with its scenic views of the sea, and the drive through Lucca’s city centre. The two, highly-coveted trophies for non "professional" drivers are also back, along with the "Pre-War Cup" for pre-war cars, and the all-essential sundowner beach party at Forte dei Marmi, the pearl of Versilia.

The organisers have also included lots of new elements or appreciated comebacks to keep things interesting for regular competitors. These include the stopover in the seaside village of Lerici, the arrival in Collodi, beating heart of Pinocchio’s history, the crossing of Pistoia’s green hills, the passage in Pontremoli, the dinner at the sea in Bocca di Magra and the parades in the city centres of Massa and Carrara.

The last day, after the passage controls in Sarzana and Fivizzano, the race will for the first time end in Quattro Castella, in the heart of the land of the Great Countess Matilde.

An "Evento Green"

The organisers have reconfirmed their eco-friendly outlook by deciding voluntarily once again to implement a CarbonZero protocol this year, requiring measures to be employed that can help reduce the impact on the environment, calculating the residual emissions of climate-altering gases. These emissions are then entirely compensated by planting trees in the Tuscan Emilian Apennine Mountains.