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Rural Retreats: Touring Sicily in a classic orange Fiat 500

Author: Rhiannon Batten
Publisher: National Geographic Traveller
Link: http://natgeotraveller.co.uk/
Abstract: As I parked outside the San Domenico Palace Hotel in Taormina - Sicily's grandest hotel, in one of Italy's glitziest seaside resorts - its two doormen beamed and gave me a synchronised thumbs-up. "Cinquecento!" they bellowed. "Number one car in the world!" [...] The next day I joined one of the organised tours that Antonio, Sergio and Danilo run with their fleet of mini motors. With five Fiats in convoy - each driver equipped with a walkie talkie relaying information from a guide leading the way in the first car - we toured a variety of locations from the Godfather movies
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A risqué road trip: Stephen Bayley discovers erotic delights in Sicily

Author: Stephen Bayley
Publisher: The Indipendent
Link: http://www.independent.co.uk
Abstract: Besides the view and the gracious service, the Timeo offers another delicious escape from haste: the use of a classic 500cc Fiat Cinquecento. The great designer Dante Giacosa's 1957 compromise between a car and a horse and cart, the little Fiat is perfect in its landscape; you see one and everything seems aligned, although not perhaps, I mused, the steering on my 83,980km Positano Yellow example.
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B&B and Beyond: Casa Cuseni, Taormina, Sicily

Author: Sarah Gilbert
Publisher: The Indipendent
Link: http://www.independent.co.uk
Abstract: With a sublime location, perched on a rocky promontory at the end of a mountain ridge overlooking the Ionian Sea, Taormina was invaded variously by the Greeks, Romans, French and Spanish, who all left their mark. Tourists, artists, writers and celebrities followed. [...] Drive behind a tour leader or navigate yourself around the hair-raising hairpin bends up to the sleepy hilltop villages of Savoca and Forza D'Agro. Or follow Etna's wine roads, stopping off at vineyards and cellars for a tasting.
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Sicily AMORE MIO

Author: Kim Alderden
Publisher: Triptease
Link: http://triptease.com
Abstract: Sicily Italy Visited Jul 2013 I am in love! To be honest I like a lot of vintage stuff : the ultimate little black jacket from Chanel, that lovely leather bag, my watch from my year of birth and above all my vintage mother in law! But oweee how I liked this vintage tour in a Fiat 500 in and around Taormina, Sicily. Little streets full of busy local life and remote roads on the rural country side. Our ultimate stop was at the wine cellars of Gambino. Tasting? Sure we did. Our tour was one of the several wonderful routes these guys of 500 Vintage Tours can offer. Next time I surely will go for the Godfather theme (and be sure I wear my vintage Rayban
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Around Sicily, in a vintage 1960s Fiat Cinquecento

Author: Neil Stewart
Publisher: Civilian Global
Link: http://www.civilianglobal.com
Abstract: You can swerve around the Sorrento coast in a state of the art convertible, but for the ultimate Italian road trip you need to tour Sicily in the ultimate Italian icon: a vintage 1960s Fiat 500. Neil Stewart rents a vintage Fiat Cinquecento for a week - hilarious consequences guaranteed. [...] Danilo explained that his company operates a whole fleet of these reconstituted Fiat 500s, and in addition to loaning them out individually, they lead tours around Sicily for larger parties, each paired off into their own Fiat Cinquecentos.
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SCENES OF SICILY

Author: Yolanda Logt
Publisher: Share Today
Link: http://www.sharetoday.com
Abstract: Today we enjoyed a great tour in a little red devil aka Fiat 500 vintage! We were taken along the shores of the Etna. The Alcantara gorge is a literally cool outdoor place here. In this gorge you can do cannoning, rafting etc etc. The existence of this gorge dates back hundreds of years when an earthquake created this piece of beautiful nature. With our little car we drove all the way to the origin of this gorge to taste the cool and purest water.
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Taormina is a perfect introduction to eastern Sicily

Author: Sarah Gilbert
Publisher: The National
Link: http://www.thenational.ae/
Abstract: Why Taormina? Medieval Taormina makes the perfect introduction to eastern Sicily. Perched on a rocky promontory along the cliffs of Monte Tauro, with spectacular views of Mount Etna's perfect cone and the rugged Ionian coastline, it was the island's first resort. [...] Francis Ford Coppola filmed scenes from The Godfather in eastern Sicily, and you can follow in the Corleones' footsteps in an iconic, vintage Fiat 500 up to the sleepy hilltop villages of Savoca and Forza D'Agro.
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Bellissima Sicilia: EXPLORING, LIVING, LOVING (and Eating!)

Author: Pamela Jacobs
Publisher: New York Resident
Abstract: The hotel had set up a tour around the island in style-each of my friends and I would be driven around in a vintage 500 Fiat. We circled the coastline and climbed the Sicilian hills, stopping in Savoca, a small village where scenes from "The Godfather" had been filmed. Stopping for a cappuccino and a granita at Bar Vitelli, a charming bar which was also featured in the movie, was like stepping directly into the film.
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ESCAPADA TURISTICA IN SICILIA

Author: Oana Toma
Publisher: Elle Magazine Romania
Link: http://www.elle.ro/lifestyle
Abstract: Profita de ospitalitatea sicilienilor, chiar daca nu ai timp de o vacanta prelungita sau ai ales deja o alta destinatie pentru concediu. O escapada de week-end poate fi exact ce aveai nevoie pentru a sparge rutina sau pentru a petrece putin timp cu iubitul tau. ELLE are citeva sugestii pen-tru ca tu sa te bucuri din plin de zilele petrecute pe frumoasa insula mediteraneana.
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In Sicilian mode

Author: Mark O' Flaherty
Publisher: Mark O' Flaherty
Link: http://markcoflaherty.wordpress.com/
Abstract: Sicily's most glamorous region is the vertiginous coastline around the seaside town of Taormina, home to the ancient Teatro Greco, site of the annual film festival, and where convertible Lamborghinis pull up outside some of the grandest hotels in the world. The beachfront Villa Sant'Andrea and the Hotel Timeo were recently taken over by Orient Express, and a cocktail on the terrace of the Timeo at sundown, gazing at the silhouette of Mt Etna, is as romantic as waking up in one of its lush golden suites to the peels of bells from the nearby church.
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DISCOVERING 500 WAYS TO EXPLORE SICILY:
falling in love with Sicily and a classic Italian car

Author: Mark O' Flaherty
Publisher: Financial Times
Link: http://howtospendit.ft.com/
Abstract: On holiday in Sicily recently, I discovered the most charming, and quintessentially Italian way to tour the beautiful east coast. Two brothers, Antonio and Sergio Alessandro Di Giovanni, and their cousin Danilo, have bought nine vintage Fiat 500s, in a variety of colours, and restored them to their 1960s glory. Since the end of last year they have been organising convoy tours in them. Each car carries a walkie-talkie, and you follow the leader on a themed, narrated, itinerary - perhaps a wine tour around Mount Etna (the area is home to some increasingly good vintners), or maybe a tour of some of the filming locations for the Godfather movies.
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Fiat 500 Vintage Tours - Cinquecento bérlés Szicíliában

Author: Kiss Ferenc
Publisher: Autonavigator.hu
Link: http://www.autonavigator.hu/
Abstract:Mint bárhol másutt Európában, Szicíliában is Pandák, Matizok, Puntók, Corsák, meg persze Smartok alkotják a bérautós cégek kisautóinak derékhadát. De aki még kisebbre, és valami különlegesre vágyik, az sem marad autó nélkül. A terepjárók bérbeadásával foglalkozó, mellesleg sok földijéhez hasonlóan Cinquecento-kedvelő Antoniónak nagy ötlete támadt. Sok külföldi ügyfele érdeklődött ugyanis a sziget útjain, a városok utcáin még szép számban szaladgáló régi 500-as Fiatok iránt. Össze is szedett a környezetéből néhány többé-kevésbé szép állapotú példányt, amit kellett megjavíttatott, ha kellett újrafényeztetett, és már meg is született a Vintage 500 Tours.
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The Italian Job

Author: Mark O' Flaherty
Publisher: Elle Magazine UK
Link: http://www.elleuk.com/
Abstract: The south west of the island is becoming the new Taormina. The Kempinski Hotel Giardino di Costanza is pristinely landscaped, classic and deeply plush,with a pianist serenading diners beside a sweeping water feature, while Rocco Forte's Verdura Golf and Spa Resort looks more like a Palm Springs futuristic collection of fall-out bunkers, but in a delightful way: sleek lines frame trees near its dazzling infinity pool. It's so perfect that sitting with a cocktail on the terrace makes you feel like a tiny model in an architect's rendering. [...] For the quirkiest way to see the coastline around Taormina and Catania, hire a dinky, orange vintage 1960's Fiat 500 for the weekend.
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Met de Fiat 500 door Sicilië

Author: Debbie Pappyn
Publisher: DE MORGEN
Link: http://www.demorgen.be
Abstract: Sicilië verkennen in een van de meest iconische auto's ooit in Italië gemaakt, staat hoog op het verlanglijstje van elke italofiel. 500 Vintage Tour biedt een wijnroute langs de Etna aan, waarbij verschillende stops worden gemaakt om van wijn te proeven. Of de "On the Steps of the Godfather" - route die langs de haltes van het verhaal van Don Corleone loopt, waar Francis Ford Coppola de film gemaakt heeft. Voor 149 euro per wagen (er kunnen vier personen in) kun je deze tours maken in een vintage Fiat 500. Je hoeft niet op een landkaart te kijken, maar rijdt in een heus konvooi van oude Fiats achter de gids aan. Wie nog meer vrijheid wil, kan een vintage Fiat 500 huren voor enkele dagen en daarmee op eigen houtje Sicilië verkennen. Via Delicous Italy vind je andere leuke arrangementen.
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Dating Services - We match owners to tours

Author: Nigel Boothman
Publisher: Classic Car Weekly
Link: http://www.classiccarweekly.co.uk
Abstract: We'd love to take our little Fiat far enought south for it to feel at home. Are we being realistic about travelling so far in our italian baby? [...] Fly to Sicily and drive a hired 500 on roads that seem made for it, with fabulous hill-top villages, beautiful coastlines and jagged mountains. The 500 Vintage Tour company also offers "follow my leader" tours on fascinating routes like "in the steps of "The Godfather".
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A September Romantic Weekend in Sicily

Author: Kate Bailward
Publisher: Charming Italy
Link: http://www.charmingitaly.com
Abstract: To make the most of the romance, hire a classic Fiat cinquecento and drive around the area in traditional Italian style. 500 Vintage Tour offers independent car hire or guided tours, depending on how adventurous you're feeling.
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Sicily

Author: Dave Mc Grath
Publisher: Dave Mc Grath Blog
Link: http://www.dmcgrathphoto.com/
Abstract: Back home. Back to the long, windy and wet cycle to the office and sadly just about back to realising when I get out of bed there won't be an incredible buffet breakfast (including a variety of cakes) waiting for me to enjoy as I look out over the Mediterranean. That's a painful realization to come to terms with!
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