Make a road trip on Sicily driving an Italian classic car.
2020-10-06 18:00:43 Our first nocturnal grape harvest is a fact
Discover mount Etna, the only active volcano in Europe at the wheel of the legendary Alfa Romeo Giulia. Visit the countless cultural sights on the beautiful island while driving the classic Fiat 124 Spider. And enjoy the typical Sicilian cuisine and wonderful wines to the max.
You will set off with your personal roadbook and an Italian vintage car, driving as driving is ment to be. The baroque towns of the Val di Noto, impressive Palermo and also the temples of Agrigento and Taormina are part of the tour you are going to make.
Getting away from all the fuzz for a long weekend with your best friends, enjoying a mid-week cruising around Sicily with the chaps from the club or exploring the wonderful Sicilian kitchen, wine and sights for a week or so. Than Baroque Sicily is your best choice.
Upon your arrival in Catania you will be picked up by Hidden Sicily and brought to your first hotel where you are expected for diner that night.
The next day you will be heading south, over Mount Etna to arrive in Modica with its numerous restaurants, alleys and stairs in the evening sun. If time is on your side, in the roadbook you will find an additional Montalbano-tour taking you to Scicli and Ragusa.
the next stop is near Noto Antica. Noto is on the Unesco World Heritage list and the top restaurants make visiting the town a must. If you want a more relaxed stay, the hotel pool, the beach and Marzamemi's picturesque terraces will satisfy your needs.
If you have even more time to spend you might opt for one or two nights in Siracusa with its rich historical past before heading back to Catania.
Nine days Baroque Sicily starts at € 2390,- for two guests and a double bedroom.
Four days weekend or midweek Baroque Sicily starts at € 1370,- for two.
12 days Sicily Classic
Out 12 days tour lets you explore most of the classic highlights the Italian island has to offer as well as make you enjoy the Sicilian sea, sun, and last but not least the local wine and fabulous cuisine.
Start of the trip in near Mount Etna from where you will be heading west direction Castelbuono, the famous Targa Florio circuit and picturesque Cefalù.
The most west stop is at Baglio di Pianetto, with its wonderfull wines and olympic size swimming pool, on a stone's throw from Monreale and Palermo. Passing Corleone on your way you will be driving south to the Valle dei Templi near Agrigento, a must on a classic tour.
Next on the program are the baroque cities like Modica, Scicli and Ragusa. Last stop on the route is the charming town of Siracusa. The fish market, the classic Greek theatre but also its lively bars and good restaurants make it the perfect place to end your roadtrip through Sicily.
12 days Classic Sicily, including 4 dinners and your personal roadbook with a Fiat 124 Sport Spider starts at € 3270,- for two.
17 days Sicily Gran Turismo
The most extensive tour takes you around the whole island of Sicily. From Taormina and Mont Etna to Palermo and from the arab feeling Marsala to stunning Siracusa.
From the northeast coast of Sicily and Mount Etna you will be driving to Castelbuono and Cefalù on the north coast. From there on you head for the islands capital of Palermo stopping for two days at de Baglio di Pianetto on a stone's throw of Monreale.
After Palermo you will be staying on the beach in Alcamo Marina. Via the little fishing village of Castellammare and the archeological site of Segesta the next stage ends in the arab feeling town of Marsala on the islands west coast.
A senic route through the inland takes you to Montallegro and Agrigento on the south coast. Next on the menu are Modica and Scicli where you can enjoy the Sicilian cuisine, the local wine and the baroque architecture in the evening sun. Siracusa again is the worthy and of your road trip to Sicily.
17 days Sicily Gran Turismo, including 4 dinners, the inch thick roadbook and the Fiat Spider or Alfa Giulia, starts at € 4350,- for two.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia, the classic that continues to appeal to the imagination
In 1961 Orazio Satta Puliga design the successor of the Giulietta. Despite its "boxy" appearance it had a lower air resistance than its contemporary the Porsche 911.
Invariably tall stories about the car in which both Carabinieri and the delinquenti were driving pop up. Everywhere you stop, admiration for the car is expressed and people want to have a chat. There is no inconspicuous driving with the Alfa Giulia.
The car is a bit adapted to modern times and equipped with a trip master, a speedometer known from the rally world, that is accurate up to 10 meters. This way you can follow the tulips in the roadbook flawlessly and can Hidden Sicily take you to places and along roads that you would have never found with modern satellite navigation.
The Fiat 124 Sport Spider, la dolce vita on Sicily
Driving "topless" is fantastic and should therefore not be missing from our range. Touring along the boulevard during sunset or just driving through the shopping street of Pozzallo with the Fiat 124 Spider you immediately imagine yourself in a movie.
Also in the convertibles a trip master to easily explore the unknown roads in Sicily. As the boot of the cars are rather small neat packing is a must. But two pieces of hand luggage or small soft shell suitcases will fit.
Minor detail, the Fiat 124 Sport Spider was signed for Pininfarina by Tom Tjaarda, a Dutchman who lived in the United States. Hidden Sicily has chosen the first types of 124 cabrio's, with the more elegant, chrome bumpers.
The second edition of our wine tour will take place from Wednesday the 13th until Tuesday the 19th October 2021
This year again we will be staying at the east side of the island. We will be visiting the Etna region, with its Burgundy stile red wines, the Ragusa and Noto region with their Cerasuolo and Nero d'Avola.
After arrival at the Fontanarossa airport of Catania we will start the tour heading for baroque Modica and Palazzo Failla of course in the vintage cars. That night's dinner is programmed in La Locanda del Colonnello during which we will enjoy some important Sicilian wines.
The next day we will explore the Ragusa province, learn more about the local wines in some cantina's and visit a nursery of aromatic herbs and plants. A wine tasting with some typical Sicilian antipasti will be the perfect ending of the day.
Friday we will make a short drive to the Masseria degli Ulivi where we are expected for dinner that evening. The next day the trip to Marzamemi is on the menu. A lunch at the sea side, a visit to the tonnara, and a winery in the Val di Noto. The old town of Noto will be the décor for the dinner that night.
On Sunday we will be driving over mount Etna to our last cantina of the trip for a final tasting after which you will be taken to Donna Carmela in Riposto. No dinner this time, but rather early to bed instead to be ready for the wake-up call at four in the morning. We will be harvesting grapes in the moonlight after which we will have breakfast in the vineyard.
That night the last dinner of the trip is planned in the Donna Carmela restaurant. Next day, Tuesday transfer back to Catania Fontanarossa for the flight back home.
Costs for this 6-day wine tour are € 2260,- per equip of 2 including the use of one of our classics, 5 nights' accommodation, transfers, cantina visits, nocturnal grape picking, 3 dinners and last but not least your personal roadbook specially made for this trip.
Petrolheads and Michelinstars
from Thursday the 22nd until Thursday the 30th of October
On Thursday the 22nd of October the kick off late of Petrolheads and Michelinstars will be at Cavanera on the northern slope of mount Etna where you will be staying for two nights. Second dinner on the list Friday the 23rd will be at Sabir Gourmanderie in Zafferana Etnea. Of course we will take care of the transfers so there is no problem having a glass of wine while dining.
Saturday you will be heading for Ragusa, where you are expected for dinner at Ciccio Sultana's famous Il Duomo restaurant.
Sunday, day number four we programmed a long drive along the coast ,Marina di Ragusa, Scicli and Gli Aromi di Russino to arrive at Modica late afternoon. Dinner at two star Ristorante Accursio is still a must so you will be expected there in the evening for dinner.
The fifth day, October 26th, it's off to Noto. On your way you'll stop in Marzamemi for drink with sea view Tonight you are dining at Marco Baglieri's Il Crocifisso.
Penultimate stop will be Siracusa. Aperitif at the end of the fish market and then dinner at Don Camillo in the center of Ortigia. The culinary rally ends in Catania for an evening in town and a delicious dinner at Il Carato. The last night you will be staying in Catania..
Participation in Petrolheads and Michelinstars with your own car costs € 3515,- for two.