DISCOVER SICILY BY PORSCHE

Sicily’s coastal roads are notoriously stunning, and exploring them from behind the wheel of a state-of-the-art convertible, the sun on your face and wind in your hair, is one of life’s great pleasures. Whether a dedicated supercar enthusiast or simply keen to explore the Italian island from a fresh perspective, take the wheel of a Porsche 718 Boxster for our immersive guided tours.

All our tours include a sumptuous Sicilian lunch for two.

Our one day tours


Hill Climb 
Erice and Saline
Route: Valderice, Erice, Saline di Trapani
Distance: 280 km
Driving duration: 4 hours 

Explore Erice, the picturesque medieval hill town that was immortalised in Virgil’s epic poem, the Aeneid. Surrounded by steep, defensive walls and crowned by the Castello di Venere, it offers breath-taking panoramas over the Tyrrhenian coastline all the way to the tip of San Vito lo Capo. Then breeze down towards the shore to visit the salt pans of Trapani. This nature reserve’s salt pools are still used in the production and crystallisation of Sicilian salt—linger on for sunset when their pink tinge is at its rosiest.

Corleone
Route: Burgio, Chiusa Sclafani, Corleone
Distance: 122 km
Driving duration: 3 hours 

A bijou town in the province of Palermo, Corleone is rich in monuments and spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Ascend to the top of Castello Soprano to explore the historic remains of a Saracen castle, and enjoy its particularly special panoramas. From there, pass through Burgio, a charming Sicilian village that’s steeped in history and is home to the island’s only bell foundry, established in the 1500s. Venture as far as the stunning hilltop village of Chiusa Sclafani, whose many magnificent churches are a memorable backdrop to your drive.

Marsala and Segesta
Route: Marsala, Tempio di Segesta
Distance: 122 km
Driving duration: 3 hours 

Discover the town of Marsala, known the world over for its fortified wine of the same name. Founded centuries ago, this coastal town’s extraordinary history is echoed in its architecture, which blends Baroque elements with Arabian and Spanish decorative flourishes. Glide along its photogenic seafront, flanked by endless rows of palm trees, and gaze out across the famous Stagnone reserve, which includes the Phoenician island of Mothia. Historic highlights not to miss en route are the impressive Doric temple and the theatre of Segesta, both steeped in Ancient Greek history.

Valle dei Templi
Route: Valle dei Templi, Agrigento
Distance: 105 km
Driving duration: 2 hours 

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998, the archaeological site of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento is among the most celebrated attractions on the island. Home to seven Ancient Greek temples, as well as gardens, statues and relics, it’s one of the world’s most important heritage sites. Once you’ve soaked up its unique ambience, drive on to explore the hilltop city of Agrigento, formerly a Greek colony. It’s a colourful mélange of ancient history and contemporary Sicilian culture.

Hill Climb 
Monte Pellegrino
Route: Monte Pellegrino, Mondello, Palermo
Distance: 267 km
Driving duration: 4 hours 

Just over 600 metres above the bay of Palermo, Monte Pellegrino is home to the Monte Pellegrino Hill Climb circuit, where the first uphill car race took place in 1908 and one of the most iconic motorsports locations in the world. Where better to put your Porsche through its paces? Drive on to discover the Sicilian capital itself, stopping off to explore the enchanting cave chapel dedicated to St. Rosalia, with spectacular views over the beach of Mondello on one side and Palermo on the other.

Monreale
Route: Monreale
Distance: 206 km
Driving duration: 3 hours 

Built by the Normans in the 11th century, the city of Monreale is located on a natural terrace between the Conca d’Oro and Oreto Valley, which makes for a truly scenic drive. Surrounded by olive, almond and orange trees, this pretty village is blessed with one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in Sicily, in the form of its cathedral, built by William II and now a designated World Heritage Site. Park up to explore on foot, then cool down with a gelato as you admire the views.

Subject to availability and seasonality.

For information and reservations, please contact our Concierge concierge.verdura@roccofortehotels.com