Mille Miglia Museum
Viale Bornata 123 - Sant'Eufemia, Brescia
Mille Miglia Museum, open to the public since 10th November 2004, has been conceived to meet the need for hearing living witness to the Mille Miglia, Brescia’s legendary car race. The museum of the legendary race “Mille Miglia” is situated inside the Monastery of Saint Eufemia, a beautiful building complex of immense archaeological, historical and architectural value. The good position and the important history of the building give to the Mille Miglia Museum further prestige. The Museum dedicated to the Mille Miglia competition was born to carry out an ambitious cultural and educational project: to help visitors to appreciate such an extraordinary sporting event while illustrating a cross section of Italian culture, history and social customs between 1927 to 1957, also through description and presentations of monuments and places, towns and regions, included edition after edition in the route of this epoch making event.
Opening dates and times:
The Museum is open every day from 10am. to 6pm. (Last entrance at 5:30pm).
Closed on December 25 and 26 Dicembre, January 1, Easter Sunday and Monday.
Closed: from November to February (opening only upon request for school groups and groups over 10 people)
Guided visits available in Italian or English, for groups of maximum 35 people, on museum opening dates and times. Last guided visit one hour before closure.
Reservations must be submitted at least 2 business days before the visit for single visitors, at least 5 days before for groups over 20 people.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: After succesfully completing a reservation, you will receive two e- mails: the copy of your order (immediately after submitting your order) and the confirmation mail (one working day after). In order to receive them, please make sure you insert your e-mail address correctly and check that your anti-spam filter or antivirus are not blocking mails from our address [email protected] Special attention for AOL mailbox users.
PLEASE NOTICE: Confirmed time is not always the same time you requested; museum automatically confirms the closest available time on the same date if requested time is sold out.
Cancellation policy: it's 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.
How to get there:
- A4 and A21 Highway "Brescia Centro" exit
Follow direction to S. Eufemia
Proceed along Via Maggia, Via Mensi,
Via Fiorentini, Via Gatti, Via Zammarchi, Viale S. Eufemia.
- A4 Highway: "Brescia Est" exit
Follow direction to Brescia along the South ring road S. Eufemia exit
Follow direction to S.Eufemia
Proceed along Via Serenissima, Viale Sant'Eufemia
- From the city centre of Brescia:
Viale Venezia della Mille Miglia
Viale della Bornata
From the city: n. 3 Urban line (Rezzato direction) and n. 11 from Garda Lake bus stop "Eufemia"
Others extra urban lines:
station bus stop of Brescia and then urban lines.
Bus line n. 3 (Rezzato direction) and n. 11
G. D'Annunzio di Montichiari Airport
Shuttle bus from/to Bus Station
Line bus n. 3 (Rezzato direction) and n. 11
Before You Book
PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive two emails. The first email contains your order summary (this one you receive immediately after placing your order), the second email confirms your successful payment (one business day after placing the order). In order to receive these two emails, please make sure that you enter your email address correctly and check that antispam or antivirus filters do not block emails from our [email protected] address. Users of AOL, Comcast and Sbcglobal.net need to pay special attention to this, please. Vouchers will also be available, one business day after the request, at your dashboard.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, will be automatically confirmed if your preferred time is no longer available.
Mille Miglia Car Race Museum
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.