From this week, historic cars’ devotees will be able to subscribe to 2018’s edition of Targa Florio Classic. The city of Palermo, Italian Capital of Culture 2018, will be the centre of the course which will reach the most evocative locations of Sicily.
On the official website www.targa-florio.it you can download the detailed program of the event and its related activities. On Thursday 4th October the opening ceremony will take place at the Targa Florio Village in Piazza Verdi, in the city centre: an exhibition area that will be the backdrop to the magic and the emotions of Targa Florio.
On Friday 5th October the group will move to the coastal zone in the province of Trapani to visit the famous Saline and Marsala, where the participants will see the well-known Cantine Florio. The return trip passes through Calatafimi, Monreale and reaches Palermo at the end of the day.
On Saturday 6th October Targa Florio will run through the legendary streets of the Parco delle Madonie, which made this event famous along the last century thanks to its attractions, from the historical bleachers and the old pits of “Floriopoli” to the town of Cerda, from the old fortress town of Caltavuturo to Castelbuono and other locations on the way to Palermo, like the unforgettable “pearl of the Tyrrhenian”, Cefalù.
On Sunday 7th October, the race will take place in the surroundings of Palermo: Carini, with its medieval fortress; Isola delle Femmine, named after various legends regarding the imprisonment of some mistresses in the tower on the nearby island to expiate sins or pay for a non-reciprocated love; the small village of Mondello, a famous Sicilian attraction, where a re-enactment of the Favorita circuit (which was part of Targa Florio from 1937 to 1940) is in schedule. At 3:30 pm the award ceremony will take place at the Teatro Massimo.
Important leg of the history of car racing, Targa Florio Classic re-enacts the most legendary race in the world, a mixture of tradition, culture and strong emotions, which stands out for the high quality of the locations proposed to its guests. The registration to the event (3000€ + VAT if formalized within 4th August) guarantees hospitality for two people in the best four star hotels of the Sicilian Capital for the whole duration of the event.