With the most stunning classical architecture as a backdrop, could there be a better place to gather forty of the world’s most beautiful supercars for the start of the world’s greatest driving adventure?
Our route heads through Tuscany to the charming seaside village of Portofino before finishing in St. Jean Cap Ferrat for a weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix. There will be unique events and parties in some spectacular locations, great food and wine, and a whole series of performers, artistes, and musicians to entertain you.
Join us in May for a healthy dose of driving and Dolce Vita!
The Hotel Eden sits perfectly at the top of the Spanish steps with the verdant and airy Borghese gardens just behind. The rooftop bar is an unparalleled spot to soak up the charm and romance of the old city. This is an elegant hotel, recently opened after an eighteen month refit, which now sets the bar for luxury in Rome.
The first night of The Run is traditionally when we welcome guests from around the world to this historic jewel with an aperitivo – an Aperol Spritz perhaps? As dusk falls, our opening night party, possibly in one of Rome’s famous old landmarks, with performers from across the continent.
The second morning of our adventure dawns with the cars laid out freshly polished and valeted on our start grid, always in a special location. In previous years we’ve had rock bands, flames, banners, and even grid cows to create an exceptional atmosphere as entrants prepare for the sendoff.
Our route is absolutely brilliant, East and North through Umbria and in particular Tuscany with some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere. Rolling hills, cypress trees, and vineyards will flash by as you enjoy the best driving roads on a journey that has been thoroughly researched in the field.
This evening we stop in Borgo San Felice, a medieval hamlet in the Chianti region that has been converted to a beautiful property of the very highest standard. With the bells ringing form the old church in the middle of the village, settle back and relax on a candle lit terrace to enjoy duck stuffed tortelli and deep red wine from the vines that surround you.
Morning in Tuscany and miles of wonderful driving through la bella Italia lie ahead with friends old and new. We head north through the valley of the river Elsa, perhaps the most gorgeous part of this charmed landscape and past the ancient cities of Florence and Pisa, staying on the back-roads of course.
As we move into Liguria we will keep on North and into the Appenine mountains for some more dramatic roads before swinging south towards the coastline, and the iconic village of Portofino. This small seaside village has been a magnet for travel cognoscenti over the years, with the likes of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor making it a home from home - there’s not much here, but it’s achingly beautiful.
We will be staying at The Hotel Speldido, a former monastery set up on a hill overlooking the Gulf of Tigullio and with flowers, palm trees and greenery cascading down the building and the grounds to the coastline.
Day four of our adventure is the final days drive before arriving in St. Jean Cap Ferrat for a weekend at the world’s most glamorous race, the Monaco Grand Prix. We head north from the coastline into piemonte which is a region famous for it’s food and wine.
Arriving in St Jean Cap Ferrat, our home for the weekend is The Hotel Royal Riviera, which is a relaxed and stylish palace by the sea with it’s own private sandy beach. Over the weekend we have fast and sleek thirty eight foot Wajer Osprey tenders to zip you the short journey round this iconic coastline to Port Hercules in Monaco.
There in the port is The Run To Monaco super-yacht, berthed next to the track, and providing perhaps the most fun and chic place to watch a sporting event from, period. Lobsters and other delicious food comes from our live grill staffed by Michelin starred chefs from Mauritius and cocktails and champagne available from bars on each deck.
On Satuday most will come on board to watch the Formula One qualifying to see the drivers wrestle every last ounce of performance out of their cars close up. Position on the grid is key in here. That night our boat is transformed and we throw the best party in the port which has in the past included live bands made up of Formula one drivers, animals, breakdancers, and liquid nitrogen!
On Sunday its time for the 91st Grand Prix de Monte Carlo, where these brave and skilful drivers will tackle the tight corners, tunnels, and elevation changes of this famous street circuit. It’s a place
steeped in history, where all the greats of the sport have flourished - Fangio, Senna, Schumacher were all supremely comfortable here on what is a dangerous and demanding track.
After the race our super-fast tenders are available to take you back along the coast to Cap Ferrat. Sunday night is a time for you to choose what to do, be it a quiet dinner by the sea or a night out at the hottest parties in town. Our team will be on hand to look after you and your car will be transported home for you, leaving you free to relax and enjoy yourself. On Monday morning our adventure draws to a close and entrants return home and back to reality.