The Centro Internazionale Guida Sicura was born from an idea of Andrea de Adamich in collaboration with Alfa Romeo.
It was the first facility to concentrate on Safe Driving, in a sector where at the time racing and sports driving schools held sway.
The choice proved to be just right, as the constant qualitative and quantitative development of its activities lead the Centre to become one of the leading European facilities in this sector: from 18 Driving Courses held in 1991, to 85 in 1995, reaching the current 105 Course days a year, which correspond to about 3,500 participants a year.
Through the years, the Centre gained corporate control of the Varano de’ Melegari Racetrack, adapting it and developing it according to the needs of its Courses.
The Racetrack consequently grew in length, from 1,800 to 2,400 metres, and gained 35,000 square metres of paddocks, all artificially irrigated, where it carries out its own activities.
Non just facilities, but cars as well: the Centre began its activities with 8 Alfa Romeo 164 and 8 Alfa Romeo 75. Through the years, Alfa Romeo’s technological evolution brought the best cars to tread the asphalt at Varano:
in addition to the already mentioned 164 and 75, the cars that succeeded each other in the Courses were the 33, SZ, 155, 145 and 146, 156, GTV, 147, 150 and the Brera, the Giulietta and the MiTo, the 8C Competizione. Today there are over 50 cars at the disposal of the participants! In short, the history of Alfa Romeo and that of the Centre followed parallel tracks through the years!