History and Traditions

The scents of the Ionian land


The scents of the
Ionian land

Route: Taranto - Lizzano - Porto Cesareo - Gallipoli - Taranto

Routekilometers: 200 km
Duration: from 8:00 am to 7:30 pm
Sport cars: Ferrari California T, Ferrari 458 spider, Alfa Romeo 4c spider, Maserati Ghibli and many others on request.

Tour for 2 people
along the Ionian Coast

Meeting with the staff of Top Drive Italy at Relais Histò, a luxury hotel on Piccolo Sea(Taranto), or accommodation per your choice for the stay.

Briefing by our technical experts of Italian performance cars. During the meeting we will explain the characteristics of the cars chosen by you, the board controls and the principles of safe driving. At the end of the briefing, a coffee break and the practice drive will follow.
Departure in the car chosen for the tour, then you will drive along the shores of PiccoloSea and through the old part of Taranto you will reach your private guide in Piazza Castello to start the visit to the Aragon Castle (estimated time: 1 hour). The Aragon Castle of Taranto (or Castel Sant'Angelo) occupies with its quadrangular plant and the vast central courtyard the extreme corner of the island on which the ancient township of the city extends. The first part of the castle dates back to 916, when the Byzantines began the construction of the "Fortress" to protect against the attacks by the Saracens and the Republic of Venice. In 1486 Ferdinand II of Aragon appointed the architect and military engineer Francesco di Giorgio Martini to expand the castle and give it the current structure in order to replace the medieval typology of the towers designed for the plum defense.

Moving to MarTa Museum crossing the magnificent Swing Bridge. Visit of the Museum with private guide (about 2 hours). The National Archaeological Museum of Taranto (MArTA) is the most important museum of the Hellenistic period and exhibits on three floors, one of the largest collections of artifacts of the time of Magna Grecia, including the famous "Golds of Taranto". The museum was awarded with theprize"100 Italian Excellences 2016".

Departure by car for a panoramic itinerary along the lovely Ionian coasts. On request you can stay and refresh in the blue waters of the Ionian Sea.

Stop at the "Masseria Bagnara" in Lizzano where to taste typical Apulian products and local wines in an exclusive location. Menu at your choice. At the end of lunch you can enjoy the beautiful swimming pool for a short relax.

In the afternoonthe tour continues alongthe Salento coast with stops at Porto Cesareo and Gallipoli, where you can visit the towns, buy local products and relax on some of the most beautiful beaches in Puglia. Coming back to the hotel.

Back at the hotel

Maserati Ghibli

Full tour package for 2 people + car rental: € 950 (extra passengers pay € 200 per person, max 4 per car), franchise € 2.500

Ferrari 458 spider

Full tour package for 2 people + car rental: € 2600 , franchise € 10.000

Ferrari California T

Full tour package for 2 people + car rental: € 2800, franchise € 10.000

Alfa Romeo 4c spider

Full tour package for 2 people + car rental: € 1400, franchise € 2.000
  • 1 tour “Scent of Italy” for one day, for two people, on Italian sport cars to discover the land of Puglia.
  • The opportunity to drive, for over 200 km, the latest models of the most prestigious Italian sport cars, including Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and many more on request.
  • Kasko car insurance for all cars.
  • Coffee break during briefing..
  • Lunch for two people at Bagnara Restaurant - wines and drinks not included.
  • Top Drive Italia staff (1/2 people), always at your disposal, to assist you in any need, including technical assistance. Your Private Tour Pilot will be in a car with you to guide you along the chosen route.
  • Mobile radio system (Customers and Top Drive Italia staff will always be in radio connection throughout the tour)
  • Service for parking, refueling, cleaning and transport of purchased products for all cars.
  • Guided tour and entrance to the Aragon Castle with private guide in English / French / Russian
  • Guided tour and entrance to the MARTA National Archaeological Museum.
  • Gasoline included in the price..
Just think about driving and enjoying the scents of Puglia, your Private Tour Pilot and Top Drive Italia staff will take care of everything...
Deposit: 30% at time of booking, non-refundable. Balance: 5 days before the event, non-refundable. Pre-authorization (security deposit): 1 day block before the event - unblocking when returning or within 24 hours.

Tours are customizable - Car models are subject to availability - Booking is required - For tours with more than one car or for several day tours, ask for a personalized quote.