Targa Florio, Sicily, with Alfa-Romeo

This tour around the renewed Targa Florio classic car rally takes you to the north-west of Sicily. Palermo, capital of the largest Mediterranean island, is the starting point of this event. Unlike similar rallies such as Mille Miglia and Gran Premio Nuvolari, the modern Targa Florio is not driven as a circuit itinerary, but with daily laps starting and ending in Palermo. That said, we will offer you insights into an exciting southern city which struggles to leave its notorious past behind, headed by  four-times mayor and renowned Anti-Mafia-expert Leoluca Orlando. Changing hotel on the third day of the tour, you will be able to enjoy amenities of the noble beach town of Cefalú and its sandy beaches.

Florence, Italy 15 - 18 September 2022 ^^ From $2,899 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:
Welcome to Chiantishire
You’ll be welcomed by our tour guide at Florence airport and accompanied to your hotel. Over a welcome coffee, you’ll get to know your fellow travellers then take a complete look at your vehicle and your road book. The Chiantishire country roads are winding but with little traffic  —perfect to get to know your Alfa Romeo. Your team will be on hand with insider tips and places for your own individual dinner experience in Siena.

Day 2:
Pienza and Crete Senesi
Today’s route passes from one spectacular picture perfect postcard to the next. Southwest of Siena, the winding country roads are interspersed with hamlets such as Ville di Corsano, Radi, San Giovanni d’Asso. You’ll reach Pienza partly on Via Cassia, an ancient Roman road. Pienza is home to the Pecorino di Pienza. For lunch you can choose between this town, described by Pope Pius II as the epitome of a medieval small town, or neighbouring Montalcino, made world famous by the Brunello di Montalcino, in a unique panorama location enthroned in vineyards. The highlight of the afternoon is driving along the ridge of the volcanic crater landscape of Crete Senesi, surrounded by loamy soil that falls away sharply.

Day 3:
Gran Premio Nuvolari roaring through Tuscany
The beautiful sister of the Mille Miglia is found in Tuscany. The exact route of the Gran Premio is not yet public, but one thing is for sure, today you’ll experience automobile history first hand. About 280 teams duke it out over 1,000 kms for victory in the Gran Premio Nuvolari. In Siena participants drive along the wonderful Piazza Il Campo, giving you an opportunity to get close and personal with high performance racing cars. The highlight is driving a classic Alfa Romeo Spider among the racing teams. Excited spectators will cheer you on as you take in this unrivalled flair. In the evening we’ll accompany you to a gathering on tips to Tuscan cuisine.

Day 4:
Across Chiantishire at the wheel of your Alfa Romeo
One of the best-known wine producing regions in Italy contains the black rooster in its coat of arms, Chianti Classico. The wood covered hills between Siena and Florence have been used for wine making since the Roman times. At the beginning of the twentieth century, 33 wine makers came together to protect their wine and the Chianti Classico brand from imitators. You’ll pass Gaiole, Radda and Castellina in Chianti en-route back to your hotel where you’ll bid farewell to your Alfa Romeo.

 

 

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

Travel dates
15 - 18 September 2022 ^^
^^ Please note the 2022 race date is pending final confirmation by the organiser.

Book by
10 February 2022 unless sold prior.

Price
From $2,899 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. Must book by 10 February 2022 unless sold out prior, with 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 03 August 2021 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.