My good friend Eros Poli (Monsieur Mont Ventoux, so called because of his stage victory there in 1994) was invited to participate in the 1st edition of this new event, "La Storica", on April 6th.
The 57 km ride begins and ends in Finale Ligure which is located on the Gulf of Genoa. Parts of the route are on "strada sterrate" (non-paved) roads. The intent of the organizers is to re-create the glory of cycling of years long ago and all riders of vintage bikes were welcomed.
The official website, http://www.lastorica.it/ is still under construction. You can see, however, the announcement in Italian (in pdf format) for this year's event at http://www.lastorica.it/locandina2.pdf
This ride would appear to be a Spring time alternative to the Fall "L'Eroica".
Photos: courtesy of Eros Poli