Targa Florio Tribute Tour with Alfa-Romeo

This tour is built entirely around the famous Targa Florio, with directions that lead you northwest through Sicily. You will stay in Cefalú for the beginning of our excursions on the historic crossroads of the “Gran Circuito del Madonie”. In Palermo you will experience the opening celebration of the Targa Florio and the start of the rally at the “Museo Storico dei Motori”.

Palermo, Sicily 10 - 14 October 2022 From $3,595 pp share twin/double

Your Car
Alfa Romeo. Just the sound of the name awakens associations with Italy, and with sporty cars that really stand out from the rest. For some, it means design in its highest and most complete form; for others, it means that yearning by those in the North for things Italian.

For Italians, Alfa Romeo is a part of the homeland.  This is your chance to explore that homeland and drive a true classic of the landscape.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1:
Cefalú and the Madonie
We await for you at the airport “Falcone e Borsellino,” that is right outside of Palermo, and take you to Cefalù; the stylish resort of the capital city. Azure blue sea, wonderful beaches, and majestic mansions outline the small chic seaside city. After you Check-In at the elegant hotel we will present you with our Alfa Romeo fleet. You will choose your favorite car for the day, then will have a chance to familiarize yourself with the roadbook and Classic with a drive around the city. This evening we will accompany you to the center of Cefalù, and you can enjoy some conversation with your fellow travellers over some authentic Sicilian cuisine.

Day 2:
Gran Circuito delle Madonie
The second day’s plan is all about the conception of the Targa Florio. The narrow streets of the Madonie Mountain’s natural parks are full of curves and turns that were exceptional in the early 20th-century. They were the backdrop for numerous races of the “Targa Florio”. The grand height of the mountains, and the deep drops of the gorges are unquestionably awe-inspiring. This areas serves as a perfect complement to the heart of our Alfa Romeos, you will take notice as you drive along the serpentine roads. In Collesano, we will take a visit to the Museo della Targa Florio, where, with great detail and passion, the history, triumphs and tragedy of the Targa Florio, is presented with plenty of mementos from that time. You can look forward to one of the most beautiful routes on a Nostalgic trip. After this day of driving, we will introduce you to the tasteful Sicilian kitchen in our hotel.

Day 3:
Palermo
After breakfast you will check out of the hotel, and we will transfer your luggage. Next you will have the briefing of the day, you can pick your favorite Alfa Romeo Spider to drive, turn the key in the ignition and then you will be headed westwards. Nearly endless serpentine roads cover these mountains as you drive as high as 2000 m. On this path we are driving part of the original circuit known as “The Circuito delle Madonie“, right past the historic grandstand of Cerda. Roccapalumba is an emplematic staple of Sicilian small towns with it picturesque roads, and plentiful churches, monasteries, and chapels. We will have a comfortable pause here in this city for individual lunches, or a group coffee. In the afternoon we resume our approach to Palermo along the coastal roads past Capo Zafferano, and we will arrive at our new accomodation with a pristine location on the edge of town for comfortable travelling.

Day 4:
Opening of the Modern Targa Florio
Today we are driving a unique street circuit with the Alfa Romeo Spiders, this will be to get you eager for the rally start of the Targa Florio that evening. The route will take us along the coastal road towards Mondello, and back via the sanctuary city of Santa Rosalia. The church was built at the top of a hill and offers a spectacular view of Palermo and the “Conca D’Oro’, which the Gulf of Palermo is known as. In the afternoon, we will take you on a guided tour to bring you closer to the history of one of the most exciting cities in Europe, which we are sure will be a hidden gem on the tour. We will head to the Piazza Verdi for the official vehicle inspections of the Targa Florio, and the classic car fever will be rising to a new plateau. After the official opening ceremony of the classic car rally in front of the majestic Teatro Massimo, we end this eventful day with a dinner in the old town of Palermo.

Day 5:
Start of the Targa Florio der Targa Florio

After the vehicle inspection and the demonstration the evening before, things get down to business in Palermo today. At “Museo storico dei Motori” the engines warm up, the participants get ready for the start. This is an ideal opportunity for you to take another look at the classic cars and to talk to the rally participants. After the departure of the starting field, you will still have free time in Palermo before we will accompany you punctually in the afternoon for your return flight at Palermo Airport.

Includes
* Transfers from/to Palermo Airport to your hotel, as well as on location
* Nostalgic Alfa Romeo Spider for you to self-drive, including fully comprehensive insurance and fuel
* 3 nights at 4 star NH Hotel Palermo including breakfast
* 2 nights including breakfast in a 4 star hotel in Cefalu
* 1 night at Borgo di Vescine, Chianti including breakfast
* 1 lunch and 2 dinners
* Admission fees and guided sightseeing as per itinerary
* English speaking guide and service team during the entire trip
* Road book

Travel dates
10 - 14 October 2022

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Until sold out

Price
From $3,595 pp share twin/double

Terms & Conditions
Terms & Conditions
Prices shown unless otherwise stated are in NZ$, and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, Eftpos, direct deposit or cleared cheque only.  Credit Card payments are also accepted but will incur a small surcharge, please enquire.   Price includes Nostalgic Driving Experience Tour and Inclusions as shown. Drivers must be 25 years or older, and held a full NZ driving licence for a minimum of 5 years. Car Insurance carries a EUR500 excess. Gratuities for your tour leader(s), are not included and are at your discretion. A 20% Tour deposit due immediately upon booking confirmation. Prices are subject to change and currency fluctuations without notice. Additional payments are required for any additional arrangements made, please discuss with us. Any amendments to tour dates will incur a minimum fee of EUR50.00. Cancellation fees for tour start at 125 days prior to commencement of tour date, full details available upon request. Prices correct as at 08 March 2022 and are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. In the event of Covid-19 impacting this package to any extent, please contact Sport Escapes. Other conditions may apply. NDE.