La Dolce Vita – Sunset Tour from Taormina – Sicily
A step back in time to relieve the Italy’s “Dolce Vita” like an actor or a diva of the 1960s.
Starting from Taormina or Giardini Naxos, you’ll drive a classic and convertible Fiat 500, following our tour leader staff car, along the coastal road of the Jonian sea until reach the medieval and charming village of Savoca.
A little tour through the narrow streets of the town, on board of a picturesque Ape Calessino , and a visit of the main monuments in town, as the famous “Bar Vitelli” and the church of Santa Lucia will be the perfect prelude for a sunset aperitif.
Choosing this tour you will try the very typical side of Eastern Sicily. This tour is perfect for any special occasion , birthday, anniversary or even for a romantic proposal!
This sunset tour includes:
Savoca Tour by “Ape Calessino”
A tour of Savoca on board an Ape Calessino as the American stars holidaying in Italy (Taormina, Capri, Portofino). The timeless fascination of the Ape Calessino grew steadily through the 1960s, when it was associated with legendary films like “La Dolce Vita” . The Ape Calessino is the symbol of a lifestyle, a prestigious icon of elegant and exclusive minimalism.
Santa Lucia’s Church – Savoca
Our first stop is the Church of St. Nicholas (also called the Church of S. Lucia), with fortress-like appearance, where some scenes of “The Godfather” film were shot in 1972. The most famous scene is that of the wedding between Michael Corleone (Al Pacino ) and Apollonia Vitelli.
Bar Vitelli – Savoca
Bar Vitelli became famous in 1972 because the director Francis Ford Coppola chose it for his film “The Godfather” as the place where Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) meets Mr. Vitelli (the bar owner) and asks his permission to court his daughter Apollonia and also for the party after the wedding ceremony.
After several stop to enjoying the best view of the area, you will have time for a classic “Italian Aperitivo” on a panoramic terrace at the sunset. A romantic aperitif with Spritz cocktail or Prosecco wine accompanied by bruschetta, Sicilian cut cheese and salami.
Our self-drive tour on themed itinerary will show you unveiled Sicily and its secrets.
You will drive one of our classic and convertible Fiat 500 following our tour leader car that will be driven by our staff.
A fun and professional fully licensed English-speaking tour guide will lead you through this fascinating trip.
Don’t forget to bring your driver’s license with you. To drive in Italy you need an EU driving licence, or an International Driving Permit, which is a translation of your non EU licence.
All drivers must be able to drive using a manual clutch / trasmission (stick shift gears). Occasional driving experience with manual cars is not enough to handle our vintage cars.
Infant under 3 years of age are not admitted to the car tour. Children 3-12 years old in the same car of parents are free.
Our “La Dolce Vita – Sunset Tour” usually starts at 4.30pm (available from June to September).
Usually this sunset tour themed on “La Dolce Vita” lasts about 3 hours and half.
If you are a group and you have more time to spend we can arrange a customized full day tour according to your needs.
If you chose this tour for a special occasion like birthday, anniversary or even for a romantic proposal, we can also reserve a table for you in a charming restaurant for an unforgettable candle light dinner with typical Sicilian dishes and good wine.