Targa Florio 2017

Targa Florio

Das älteste Rennen der Welt startet zum 101. Mal

In der italienischen Motorsport-Tradition nimmt die Targa Florio eine tragende Rolle ein. Im Jahr 1907 beschloss Cavaliere Vincenzo Florio, Mitglied der berühmten Adelsfamilie von Geschäftsleuten aus Palermo, den Ruf Siziliens in der Welt zu verbessern. Dieses jetzt über 100 Jahre alte Rennen wurde weltweit zu einem Symbol von „Made in Italy“.

Die „Targa Florio Classica“ ist ein Rennen, in dem schon immer berühmte Fahrer gemessen haben- von Tazio Nuvolari bis Juan Manuel Fangio, Jacky Ickx, Jochen Mass, Gijs Van Lennep, Helmut Marko, Nino Vaccarella, Arturo Merzario und vielen anderen. Ein Rennen, in dem ebenfalls, bevor sie Autofabrikanten wurden, Enzo Ferrari und die Maserati-Brüder, Vincenzo Lancia und Ferry Porsche, Sohn des Gründers der berühmten Stuttgarter Firma, teilnahmen.

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Popular Day Trips from Palermo Sicily

San Vito Lo Capo in Sicily

Looking for day trips from Palermo, Sicily?

by Larry  Aiello

Palermo, Sicily

One of the great destinations in Italy that many tourists do not even contemplate visiting is Sicily. It is an overlooked jewel as a travel destination because it is full of so much diverse history and culture from the various groups that have ruled the island. Sicily has been ruled by the Greeks, Romans, Pheonicians, Saracens, Arabs, Normans, Spaniards, French, etc. Each of these groups have left their own unique mark on the island, and it is apparent when you visit. In fact, some of the best Greek ruins in the world are located in Sicily.

A great way to see Sicily is to start with Palermo as a hub-city, and then from there, you can easily do some day trips including:

Monreale – about a half-hour from central Palermo lies the sleepy little Sicilian town of Monreale, home to an amazingly beautiful 12th century medieval cathedral of Byzantine character, Norman characteristics and Arab symmetry. Many buses leave daily from Palermo to Monreale.

Monreale, Sicily

Cefalú – a picturesque fishing village that is now turning into a hot-spot for tourists that is filled with great clubs, restaurants, and of course a world-renown beach. This makes an easy 1-hour drive or train ride from Palermo.

Cefalú, Sicily

Segesta – excellent Greek archaeological ruins, and temples, one of the best sites in the Mediterranean. Located about an hour and a half west of Palermo. It is best to drive or to take a bus.

Segesta, Sicily

Erice – a Medieval mountaintop town complete with a fortress and castles overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. This is about a 2-hour ride from Palermo, best by car or bus.

Erice, Sicily

San Vito Lo Capo – a delightful coastal town, about 2 hours west of Palermo, that has a great sandy beach.

San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

Agrigento – a must see for archaeological buffs is the Valley of the Temples. A collection of Doric temples dating back 2,000 years form a beautiful valley right near the sea. This is about a 90-minute drive from Palermo which takes you through some beautiful Sicilian countryside, including the small town of Corleone.

Greek Italy

Mount Etna – This is about a 3-hour drive from Palermo, a little bit much for a day-trip, but still can be accomplished if you leave early. The largest active volcano in Europe is a beautiful sight that rises almost 10,000 feet above sea-level. It is best to drive from Palermo, or take a train to Catania and spend the night. And then from Catania you can drive or take a tour bus.

Mount Etna in Eruption

There you have it, some great day trips from Palermo where you can use the capital city as a hub and explore the great culture and beauty of Sicily.

Larry Aiello is an Italian-American that loves to share his passion and love for Italian culture. He has a blog about Italian travel that provides tourists with all types of useful tips and experiences such as what to expect on the train from Rome to Venice. He also loves to teach people Italian. You can find out more by visiting his site at http://www.Addicted2Italy.com.

Ridin’ in the wind

Accommodation in Trapani, Sicily

trapani, ericeThe ancient sickle-shaped city of Trapani in the western coast of Sicily Island so full of history and culture; a prestigious international event such as the “RC44 Regatta” with its famous and most talented crews challenging each other on a wonderful clear blue sea; a packed agenda of events to let you taste the Mediterranean flavours, to listen to the ancient and modern sounds of this beautiful land.

This is the perfect scenario for the “Festival del Vento” (Wind Festival): 12 days of high quality music, shows, tastes, events and sailing boats. You’ve got the perfect chance to visit and know Trapani, by taking advantage of some unique proposals that our accommodation wants to offer to all tourists.