Rally Internazionale Storico della Costa Smeralda


From 19th to 20th October, to celebrate at best the 40 years of the historic Rally Costa Smeralda, fans will review the same racing cars, the same drivers and the same speed tests of that time. A special event that recalls the first edition of 1978, 40 years later back on stage the historic rally open to cars built from the beginning until the 90s.

The operational base of the race will be in Porto Cervo and a total of 10 scheduled speed tests that makes up the path of this 1st International Historic Rally Costa Smeralda of this event. A historic event, which constitutes a sporting celebration of the Smeralda competition in the fortieth year of the first edition of the Rally championship, an important sporting event with a great tourist attraction. The competitions will take place from Friday afternoon to Saturday evening. The award ceremony will be held on Sunday morning.

The Porto Vecchio of Porto Cervo will host the sports village, where the crew’s competitors in the Rally of historic cars will move, and the stands will host the Municipalities of the Pro Loco del Gallura Consortium, each of which will offer a typical dish of the culinary tradition of territory, telling about its own native story, and the recipe: Golfo Aranci, Monti, Arzachena, Berchidda, Tempio, Sant’Antonio di Gallura, Loiri – Porto San Paolo, and Telti.

The main protagonist of this event will also be the international brand Mirtò , which with the participation of the Vermentino di Gallura Protection Consortium, has set up a pavilion that will host the chefs who will cook the best traditional Gallura dishes, with stands dedicated to the exhibition of all the types of myrtle coming from the territory

Will also be submit a project for the construction of an equestrian road in Gallura, which aims to promote routes related to the culture of the horse (another pride of the Sardinian tradition); trails in the saddle going to discover traditions and always fascinating food and wine itineraries.

The goal remains the make the tourism season longer than summer, so to bring tourists from Italy and other parts of Sardinia with the sporting event call, offering them the Sardinian typical traditional dishes.

The institutions involved in this project such as; Automobil Club Sassari, Regione Sardegna, Aci Storico, Automobil Club d’Italia, Consorzio Costa Smeralda, Marriott (Costa Smeralda hotel management company for Qatar Holding ), Municipality of Arzachena, Municipality of Palau, Luogosanto, Santa Teresa Gallura, Aglientu, Aggius and Tempio Pausania, are the promoters of this important event that will put the Sardinian excellences under the spotlight and also at this time they will make Gallura, land of Costa Smeralda,  the tourism queen through the enhancement of the traditions of wine-gastronomy, craftsmanship, music, and sport.


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