CONSORZIO VINI DI ROMAGNA ALWAYS SIDE BY THE PASSATORE100km del passatore
PRESS RELEASE No 5
CONSORZIO VINI DI ROMAGNA ALWAYS SIDE BY THE PASSATORE
SPONSOR OF THE SPECIAL EDITION ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP 100 KM ON THE ROAD
Consorzio Vini di Romagna, which has always been alongside the 100 km del Passatore, is pleased to announce its support for the special edition of the Italian 100 km road championship organized at the Enzo e Dino Ferrari racetrack in Imola on 22 May 2021.
In the distant 1973, the then Ente Tutela Vini di Romagna, began its adventure as a promoting body with what would soon become the most beautiful Cento in the world, alongside the founders who realized the potential of a 100 km Florence and Faenza. Among the putative fathers of the Cento we find Elio Assirelli, from 1981 to 2005 president of the Consorzio Vini di Romagna and at the time president of the 100 km del Passatore.
Florence-Faenza, which has always been linked to the beauty of the territory in which it traditionally winds its way and to its food and wine specialties, has always seen in the Consorzio Vini di Romagna an ideal partner with whom to share values and traditions that go beyond sport.
Since 2015, requested by the Consorzio Vini di Romagna, the name “100KM del Passatore” has been embellished with the pay-off “Le vie del Sangiovese”, to underline the central character that viticulture plays in Tuscany as in Romagna through the indissoluble bond of both with Sangiovese.
“In the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, we would have liked to give greater prominence to the sporting and popular event that unites Florence with Faenza and Romagna, the divine poet had found his second homeland in Romagna in Ravenna and left many signs that enrich us and they honor us, inviting us to rediscover many villages and historical paths that still speak and pulsate with life and activities such as wine cellars. ” – Thus the president of the Consorzio Vini di Romagna, Ruenza Santandrea – “In order to give true experiences like the Cento in Romagna, the Consortium has recently created the site www.cartolinedallaromagna.it, a simple tool that accompanies tourists and curious people to build tailor-made itineraries with suggestions from wine producers who live on site and take care of the territory every day. The goal is to show a new Romagna, that face not normally known because the people of Romagna have jealously kept their most precious pearls hidden. It thus becomes a pleasant game to be able to move between naturalistic, cultural and artistic beauties, taking a break in excellent restaurants and enjoying excellent wines from the producer in wonderful contexts, surrounded by greenery. La Cento offers us the opportunity to convey all this beauty. ”
With the 48th edition of the 100 km del Passatore postponed for the second consecutive year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Florence-Faenza Association has decided to organize a special edition of the 100 km Italian Championship on absolute and master road, in the first instance for give a sign of trust and hope to all the fans and the many volunteers who have always supported the event. Appointment with the Italian 100 km Championship and the Consorzio Vini di Romagna on 22 May 2021 in Imola.