The morning after the dinner
in Rome we started the way back to Brescia.
We crossed Lazio, Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna and Lombardy enjoying again some of the most beautiful places of Italy.
One of the most exciting moment was the shift in the Campo in Siena, where both our yellow Fiat 500 and the Maserati 150S were greeted by a crowded square.
We stopped for lunch at a Michelin star restaurant, “Tenda Rossa” in San Casciano in Val di Pesa, and then we set off in Maranello (the city of Ferrari) to reach Brescia when it was night. Here we found a huge crowd and it was a great thrill to see the exhausted teams crossing the finish line.
Our Maserati was welcomed by the whole Acqua di Parma team between shouts of joy and Champagne.
After a few hours (I didn’t sleep because of the strong earthquakes that hit the northern Italy that night) we met the theater of Brescia, where the crews have been honored.
Our Maserati ranked the eightieth place (a very good result considering a bad clutch problem) and the race was won by the Argentinian duo Scalise-Claramunt.
The President Acqua di Parma Gabriella Scarpa awarded with the “Coppa delle Dame,” the first crew made by women.
The experience closed at “La Sosta” restaurant in Brescia together with the Acqua di Parma team. In the early afternoon it was already time to say goodbye, a quite sad goodbye.
Thanks again Acqua di Parma for allowing me to live a unique and magical experience.