The largest Mediterranean island awaits you with lemon and orange gardens, beautyful vineyards and steep mountain roads at the foot of Mount Etna. You will drive through small fishing villages and half-abandoned cities in the country, you will experience urban Italo-chic in Catania and stay in a hotel by the sea with large pool and private beach.
Sicily – Mysterious Island
Day 1: La Dolce Vita in Aci Castello
We will pick you up at Catania Airport late in the afternoon and bring you to your hotel in nearby Aci Castello. Although it is still winter in Northern Europe, here you can enjoy the warmth of the generous hotel pool or the patio directly next to the sea. You meet your fellow travellers and the escort team during a sightseeing tour of Catania where we will dine in a selected old town restaurant.
Day 2: On the sides of Mt. Etna
After breakfast we present you with your Alfa Romeo convertible. You are briefed on the car and on the easy to understand roadbook which includes all driving stages. Today’s focus is the volcano. The first stage towards Mt. Etna leads through orange and lemon groves. The peak of “Mongibello“ (arab./ital. „Mountain“), the snow covered volcano, is often shrouded in mist. Europe’s highest, 3.300 meters, and most active volcano is number one in the world in terms of eruptions. Newly built are the sweeping serpentines on the “Cantoniere d’Etna“ pass from where you can gaze far out to sea. You’ll be amazed in the evening by the Sicilian cuisine.
Day 3: The original Sicily
Spectacular describes today’s stage through the Valle dell’Alcantara. Here lives the goat which Italian automobile manufacturers prefer to use for their leather interiors. You drive along solitary mountain roads, past vineyards. You experience Sicily off the beaten track: lonely villages where time seems to stand still, where 30 year old cars are still in daily use and street lighting is from the Sixties. Extraordinary photo opportunities await you everywhere. And tonight’s dinner is an insider tip – true to the maxim “delicacies from Neptune’s Garden“.
Day 4: Taormina and the Ancient World
Although international fashion brands have long moved into the mansions in the old town, there is still a sophisticated hint of the Fifties in Taormina than anywhere else in Italy. A sightseeing tour of the town familiarizes you with the history of the, in Greek antiquity important, settlement on Monte Tauro with its famous Greek-Roman theatre and enviable panorama. The last kilometres along the Ionic Sea are also picturesque, then you have to say goodbye to “your“ Alfa Romeo and leave for Catania Airport.
Reiseziele nach Oldtimer
Alfa Romeo Tours
The island of Sicily with its capital, Palermo is the remnant of a land bridge that once connected Europe and Africa. It is located southwest off the “toe” of Italy and is the largest island in the Mediterranean. The Strait of Sicily separates the island from the African mainland. Tunisia is only about 160 kilometres away. The Strait of Messina, a narrow strait, which is only about 3 km wide at its narrowest point, separates the island from the Italian mainland.
With Nostalgic you not only drive coastal roads at their best, but also on hairpin bends and mountain passes in the original Sicilian backcountry. Lonely roads wind their way up through parks and partly barren landscapes of Mount Etna. Enjoy the fantastic view of the island and the sea. Enjoy old towns like Taormina, which has a thousand year old tradition, and gastronomic treats that you can only find on Sicily.
The capital of the ancient times, Taormina, is located on the east coast of Sicily on Monte Tauro; the municipality however includes several places along the seashore. A funicular ride is the quickest, easiest and stress-free way to reach the Old Town, including the remains of the ancient amphitheatre, from Mazzarò, the district on the waterfront. During this quick ride, you can enjoy the view of Castelmola and the Bay of Letojanni.
- Transfer Catania Airport (CTA) to the hotel and back as well as on location
- Nostalgic Alfa Romeo classic car to self-drive including full comprehensive and passenger insurance, and fuel
- 3 nights accommodation incl. breakfast in 4-star hotel “Baia Verde“ in Aci Castello
- 1 dinner
- Admission fees, guided sightseeing according to itinerary
- English speaking guide and service team during the complete trip
Not included in the arrangement:
travel to Catania; meals