For an entire week, the host city of the Grande Partenza – the Big Start – comes into the spotlight on the world stage. A unique and extraordinary festive atmosphere pervades the city and its people, with plenty of can’t-miss events and celebrations to be enjoyed.
In the week leading up to the start of the Giro d’Italia, the host city of the Grande Partenza offers a wide range of activities, such as the iconic Team Presentation, enthralling all sports enthusiasts and catching the attention of international media. All the teams introduce their top-notch rosters in front of the cheering crowds, in a vibrant parade of cycling aces from all over the world. This great event, usually held in the evening and open to everyone, is a unique opportunity to have a close-up view of the contenders that will be battling for glory along the roads of the Corsa Rosa.