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Il Lombardia 2023 : Start Area Experience

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Il Lombardia Experiences

We are Sportive Breaks. As a premium tour operator of Il Lombardia we offer you fantastic hospitality experiences in Bergamo & Como. Choose from a hospitality start or finish - or get closer to the action in an official race car. If you are looking for a bespoke trip, our head guide, Giro d’Italia stage winner Andrea Ferrigato could plan you a truly unforgettable destination experience.

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Il Lombardia 2023 - Experiences

VIP experiences will be available with us, for Il Lombardia 2023

This Experience is for the Start Area.

Start Experience

Every day, in the start town, tickets are available to access the Reserved Area at the start. Guest watch the riders get ready and witness the sign-on ceremony whilst enjoying drinks and snacks. 

We also offer the following experiences to purchase :

Start to Finish Experience

Places are available in an official VIP Car that follows the race. This is a full day that starts with enjoying start village followed by driving on the course and enjoying food and drinks along the way. The day finishes in style with hospitality at the finish line.

Finish Hospitality

Finish hospitality offers a superb vantage point along the finishing straight. Non-stop catering and open bar service are included. Plasma TV screens broadcast the race until the riders come into view live.


Your Itinerary

Start Village

In the Start Village the riders gather before setting off, along with the sponsors, the guests and the organisation management. Meet the riders in this exciting pre-race atmosphere. Upon arrival at the Start Area, guests will collect their pass to access one of the different Reserved Areas near the signature podium, offering non-stop coffee/bar service. They will meet the riders and experience the exciting pre-race atmosphere.

Giro di Lombardia's entourage and organisation will set up a start area with the team buses close to the start line. It is usually here that everyone who is linked in any way to Il Lombardia like TV, sponsors and celebrities from the cycling world will show themselves. Also, local companies will be keen to show off their wares. Your VIP passes will give you access to the reserved area, which will be located close to the signing on stage. When you arrive in the start town, the Il Lombardia Club staff will welcome you. You will receive a day pass which gives you access to the Reserved Area with snack/coffee bar service available. You will meet the riders and experience the exciting pre-race atmosphere. The highlight of the day is that you will get up close with the riders and you can mingle with the racers and team directors and other people close to the inner world of cycling. Many people really enjoy the start village access due to the fact that you get very close to actual riders, and you get a good insight into the inner workings of Il Lombardia 2023.

Included with your start village experience

  • Guest reception, and collection of the pass for the reserved experience area
  • Access to the experience area
  • Non-stop coffee bar service


Need to Know

How to book

Please make your booking by clicking on the orange button at the top of the page. Please ensure that you select the correct room type for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place.

Travel advice

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Italy’s current entry restrictions and requirements.

Travel Insurance

For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in cycling events in Italy. Please remember to insure your bike for foreign travel.

Entry and Hospitality Ticket Sales

Typically the organisers send tickets to us via email in the week leading up to the event. This is entirely normal

In the selling of any entry or hospitality tickets, Sportive Breaks act as an agent for the event organiser.


How to reach Como

By Plane


BY CAR: Take SS671 at Bergamo. Follow A4/E64, A52, SP35 in direction Strada Provinciale ex Strada Statale 35 dei Giovi a Cermenate. Drive in direction Corso Europa/SP34 in Cantù.

BY TRAIN OR BUS: Take the orioshuttle to Milan Central Station. Once in Central Station take M2 (green line) in direction Abbiategrasso until Garibaldi FS. From Garibaldi take the train S11 to Chiasso until Carimate. At Carimate Station take bus C82 to Carimate – V. Seveso – V. Stazione until Cantù – Piazzale CAI. Once there continue 700m walking until Corso Europa 17.


BY CAR:  Take SS36 direction Aeroporto/A9/Como/Chiasso/Milano/Varese/Gravellona T./Busto Arsizio. Take SS36 and A36 in direction Strada Provinciale ex Strata Statale 35 dei Giovi a Cermenate and continue until Corso Europa 17.

BY TRAIN OR BUS: Take the train from Malpensa to Milano Cadorna until Saronno. Then from Saronno to Direction Como Lago until Lomazzo. From Lomazzo take the bus to Cantù until Piazza Cai – Autostazione. By walking (8min.) towards Corso Europa 17.

By Train or Bus


From Cadorna Station take the train to Camnago Lentate until Cesano Maderno. Walk 1 minuti to reach the bus station in Via Santo Stefano and take the line Z150  to Cantù – Piazzale Cai – Autostazione until the end of the line. Walk 8 min. towards Corso Europa 17.


From Bergamo’s Bus Station take the bus line Z301 to Sesto F.S. until Sesto S. Giovanni – piazza I° Maggio. From Sesto San Giovanni Station take the S11 train to Como S. Giovanni until Cantù-Cermenate. From the bus stop of Cantù-Cermenate take line C84 until Cantù in Viale Madonna. Continue for 1,8km towards Corso Europa 17.

By Car

From Milan, take the highway following for Milano -Meda -Lentate/SP35. Take Strada Provinciale ex Strada Statale 35 dei Giovi at Cermenate. Drive in direction Corso Europa 17 in Cantù.

From Bergamo take A4/E64 da SS42, towards Highway and junction Highway. Follow A4/E64, A52 and SP in direction Strada Provinciale ex Strada Statale 35 dei Giovi a Cermenate. Take the exit SS35 to Como and continue until Corso Europa 17.

From Pavia taking the A53 and the exit A7/E62, E35, A9 and A36 in direction Strada Provinciale ex Strada Statale 35 dei Giovi at  Cermenate. Keep the right at the crossroads, follow the directions for SS35 dei Giovi/Lentate and take A36, then take the exit to SP35 and follow to Corso Europa 17.

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