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500 Vintage Tour is famous all over the world and credited by famous newspapers, magazines, websites and blogs. This is a collections of articles dedicated to 500 Vintage Tour over the years. Reading this articles you will have the opportunity to get to know not only our classic car company and our Fiat 500 tours but also Sicily and unknown villages like Giardini Naxos, Savoca, Forza d’Agrò e Castelmola.

Giardini Naxos town is a little pearl set in a bay, very appreciated for its climate, well equipped beaches, but also for its nightlife. The seaside promenade is a place where people are accustomed to enjoy the coolness of the sea while eating an ice cream or a having a drink during evening walks. You can also find a large number of restaurants and pizzerias where you can taste the typical dishes of the area. In the night, there is certainly no shortage of bars and clubs to go dancing and then watch the sunrise over the bay.

Savoca is a little artistic town included in the list of the most beautiful villages in Italy. This town gets notoriety in 1972 when it was choosed by the director Francis Ford Coppola  to shoot some scenes of the famous film “The Godfather”. Main scenes were shot in the church of S. Lucia and in the Bar Vitelli, that now exhibits numerous memories of the shooting, including memorabilia and old photos of the film. A small museum worth visiting.

Forza d’Agrò and Castelmola are two small medieval villages built around the ruins of Norman castles. Thanks to its narrow streets, aristocratic buildings, charming churches, and old town centers offer a wonderful medieval and ancient atmosphere. The most important monuments of Forza D’Agrò are the Church of San Francesco, the Churchs of Santissima Annunziata and Santissima Trinità. In Castelmola you can taste the famous sweet almond wine, made with almonds and essence of oranges.


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.

Charming Italy

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.

Bellissima Sicilia

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. - Screenshoot

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.

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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ca preferi sarat sau dulce, vei fi absolut incintata
de oferta de la micul-dejun, caci sicilienii
transforma orice masa intr-o sarbatoare a
aromelor. Si cum sintem in Italia, cafeaua este
absolut delicioasa! Pentru a cunoaste mai bine
Taormina si imprejurimile, ti-am rezervat un tur
original: te vei simti ca in La Dolce Vita a lui
Fellini, conducind un Fiat 500 vintage
(www.500vin tage pe stra dutele me die –
vale si dealurile viticole.

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 (from €149 per car). 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

I Love Sicilia

500 Vintage Tour
È una società di noleggio specializzata nell’organizzazione di tour self drive in auto d’epoca per viaggiatori indipendenti o gruppi organizzati che soggiornano in Sicilia. Con sede nella provincia di Catania, tra l’Etna e Taormina, 500 Vintage Tour noleggia Fiat 500 d’epoca per turismo, escursioni
per crocieristi, viaggi incentive di lavoro, matrimoni e occasioni speciali. Offre la possibilità di consegna e ritiro delle auto in tutta la Sicilia.
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Indipendent - A risque road trip - Screenshoot

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.

Instead, I did the Godfather trail to the villages of Savoca and Forza d’Agro, about 20km away, where you find the rustic Bar Vitelli and the church where Coppola had Michael and Apollonia get married.

Indipendent - Godfather

Scenes in The Godfather were filmed near Taormina and you can follow in Michael

Corleone’s footsteps in a vintage Fiat 500 (00 39 3497 234 906;; from

150/£128 per car). 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.

National Geographic Traveller

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

Scenes of Sicily

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.

Sicily - Dave McGrath

Sicily was amazing. Possibly the friendliest people I’ve ever encountered plus beautiful scenery and food… 7 days really wasn’t enough.
The plan was not to have any plan for the first half of the week. We rented a classic Fiat 500 (nicknamed ‘Disco Dolly’) and just drove not knowing where we’d be staying or what we’d see. The second part of the holiday was going to be somewhat more relaxing, based in Taormina at a nice hotel overlooking the bay. If you’re interested in renting a classic Fiat 500 we used these guys ( Just know that if you get Dolly she’ll never love you as much as she loved us! €560 for the car for a week with pick-up and drop-off at the airport.

The National

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 (; from €150 [Dh737] per car) up to the sleepy hilltop villages of Savoca and Forza D’Agro.


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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