Scenic Taormina Drive by Fiat 500 Vintage Shore Excursion
Drive at Your Own Pleasure!
DURATION: UP TO 4-HOURS
Enjoy a scenic drive along the coastline of Giardini Naxos and to Castelmola in a FIAT 500. This is self-driven tour, though you can decide to ask for one of our drivers.
The Cinquecento - how Italians call it – was produced by the FIAT car company of Itay between 1957 and 1975 to meet the demands of the post-war market. Despite its diminutive size, measuring only 3 metres (~10 feet) long, the 500 proved to be an enormously practical and popular vehicle throughout Europe and is considered one of the first city cars.
Located 3 km north of Taormina, Castelmola derives its name from the Norman castle dominating over the center of town and from the shape of the rock on which it stands, which vaguely resembles a millstone ("mola"). A natural balcony above Taormina, the view from Castelmola is dazzlingly beautiful: from here one can see, among a myriad of prickly pear cactus, the majestic Mt. Etna with towns clinging to its slopes, the Ionian coast, the gulf of Giardini-Naxos, the Cape of Sant'Alessio, the straits of Messina and the Calabrian coast.
Tiny streets cross and meet in the main square, revealing the medieval town. Doors and windows are framed in the stone of Taormina, and the colors of houses vary from ocher to beige to antique pink. Bar Turrisi nonchalantly displays its wooden and ceramic phalluses, in an surreal atmosphere that welcomes locals and foreigners. Stop here to taste a glass of their unusual almond wine.
Pick-Up/Drop-Off: Your driver will meet you at Taormina Pier. At the conclusion of the tour, your driver will drop you back at the pier to re-board your ship.
Includes: Rental of a FIAT 500 for up to 4-hours.
Excludes: Gratuity, Extra Hours, Extra Kilometres.