The 2022 Terre di Canossa, the 12th annual edition of the popular Spring rally, launches on April 21 from Salsomaggiore Terme in Northern Italy with entrants set for four days and 670km (416 miles) of enjoyable motoring and spectacular scenery.
Twenty-five timed and four average speed trials “will get the competitive juices flowing,” say the organizers though the main focus of this year’s event will be enjoyment—the special taste of Italy combining daily competitions with the delights of exploration. The lush Garfagnana area is new to the route which features two evening events and overnight stays in this unique area of Tuscany.
Two luncheons will be on the coast: on Friday we will have the enchanting Bay of Poets as backdrop and on Saturday participants will enjoy one of Forte dei Marmi’s most glamorous beaches in Versilia.
The rally’s most popular traditions remain: Departure the beautiful art nouveau town of Salsomaggiore Terme; the gala dinner designed by a renowned Michelin-starred chef at Tabiano Castle; the challenging Passo Cento Croci and Passo Pradarena crossings; following the picturesque road through Cinque Terre; and navigating through some of the most beautiful art cities in Tuscany, including Pisa and Lucca.
For the first time, the Terre di Canossa will open its entry to co-drivers as young as age 14, while this year’s event promises to be an even more international edition with 90 percent of the crews hailing from abroad.
Organizers have reconfirmed the Terre di Canossa’s eco-friendly outlook: Once again, a CarbonZero protocol will be implemented. The residual emissions of climate-altering gases will be calculated throughout, and will then be entirely compensated for by the planting of trees in the Tuscan Emilian Apennine Mountains.
Terre di Canossa, one of the most eagerly-awaited events for motoring enthusiasts, is about to start. As always, this year’s edition will be full of surprises, all taking place against a backdrop of magical scenery and charming locations for moments of pure relaxation. and “green” thanks to our usual focus on the environment making it a Zero-Impact event.
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