Gran Circuito delle Madonie – Tribute to Vincenzo Florio
Day 1: Cefalù and Madonie
We await you at the "Falcone e Borsellino" airport outside of Palermo and accompany you to Cefalù, the chic seaside resort of the island's capital. A turquoise blue sea, long sandy beaches, hidden private villas and hotel complexes from the 1970s frame the port city, which is characterized by the majestic Norman cathedral. After checking in at the "Vallegrande Nature Resort", ten minutes drive from Cefalù, we present you our Alfa Romeo Spider. You choose your favorites from our fleet every day and familiarize yourself with the classic cars and the route on an introductory lap. In the evening we accompany you to the old town, where you can talk to your fellow travelers over a typical Sicilian dinner.
Day 2: Gran Circuito delle Madonie
Today's stage is all about the history of the Targa Florio. The "Parco Regionale delle Madonie", with its narrow, winding country roads, was the scene of fierce competition at the beginning of the 20th century during the first editions of the "Targa Florio". It's a bare but graceful mountain setting that you wouldn't expect to find on the island. In the ravines and serpentines, the torque of our Alfa Romeo is at its best, this is where the "cuore sportivo", the sporty heart of our fleet, is at its best. In Collesano, the history of the race, its triumphs and legends are retold in a small museum in the town hall. Today's route is one of the most beautiful in the Nostalgic itinerary, so we recommend a relaxing dinner at the hotel in the evening to unwind.
Day 3: Floriopoli and the Backlands
After the driver briefing, turn the ignition key on our Alfa Romeo and head west. Past the historic grandstands and pit lanes of Floriopoli, the route spirals deep into the backlands, deserted streets of breathtaking beauty. And yet there are plenty of villas along the way; the typical Sicilian villages for a spontaneous coffee stop. We plan a lunch break in Roccapalumba before returning to Cefalù by another mountain route.
Day 4: Palermo, The Pulsing Heart of Sicily
Today, after breakfast and check-out, enjoy the coast of Cefalù heading east to Santo Stefano di Camastra. In the early afternoon we accompany you to the old town of Palermo, the beating heart of Sicily. Your boutique hotel "Quinto Canto" is located in a former noble palace right on the square of the "Quattro Canti", which is framed by baroque architecture. After checking in, you will get to know the most important sights on an extensive guided tour. Your last evening in Sicily ends with a traditional dinner in the old town.
Day 5: The Start of the Targa Florio
At the end of your five-day trip, experience racing history up close. The "Museo Storico dei Motori e dei Meccanismi" is also housed on the premises of the University of Palermo, here you will find the "pit lane" of today's editions of the Targa Florio. Drivers and participant vehicles are ready to be inspected here, and you have the chance to talk about petrol under the Sicilian sun. Soak up the atmosphere, the hustle and bustle around the launch pad, and then enjoy free time in the city center before we escort you to Palermo Airport for your flights home in the afternoon.
* Price per person sharing a double room and a classic car.
** The date, program and routes of the Targa Florio 2024 are not yet officially confirmed.