Riccione, 15 May – The arrival of the long line of Ferraris into Riccione yesterday evening marked the end of the first stage of the 2015 Ferrari Tribute to Mille Miglia. The parade of 60 Prancing Horse crews and their cars was welcomed to the town by a huge fireworks display that turned the sky over the Romagnola Riviera a very fitting red.

The Ferrari event, which retraces the route of the historic endurance race, began officially at Desenzano on Lake Garda yesterday morning, and took in a string of charming towns and marvellously historic cities en route to the finish-line at Riccione, including Sirmione, Verona, Ferrara, Ravenna and San Marino. All of the latter locations, of course, were united by the passion of the many delighted enthusiasts cheering on the Ferraris past and present as they passed by, including fine examples of the 365 GTB, the Enzo, the California T and LaFerrari.

Today’s stage sees the fleet drive from Romagna to the Marche with a stop-off at Ascoli Piceno before it moves on to the Eternal City for the now-traditional parade at Castel Sant’Angelo.

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