Our thanks go to the following for their support so far in Making Pistons Passions, Pleasures – A Sicilian Dream what it is today:

The Acacia Resort

accacia-resortThe Acacia Resort, Himera, Campofelicia de Roccella. Headquarters Hotel for the project. www.acaciaresort.eu
5 Star recommendation from Upfolds Media Limited


fondazioneThe Targa Florio Foundation is a Non-Profit organization created by the desire of enthusiasts from Sicily and all over Italy to collect important artifacts related to the Targa Florio that otherwise might have been lost . The Mission of the Targa Florio Foundation is to promote artistic culture in the automotive world through events, art exhibits, symposiums and shows. To that end, the Foundation takes advantage, in Italy and abroad, of the contributions of experts from all aspects of art and culture. The Foundation is active in marketing and international communication strategies in the automotive field, based on a system of cultural exchanges to promote the commercial growth between Italy and the other countries involved in its various projects. The Targa Florio Foundation is an ambassador of Italian motoring culture through the Italian Institute of Culture, located all over the world, other institutions, and national and international groups.



asiFounded in 1966, the Automotoclub Storico Italiano is a Federation of almost 300 clubs with over 140.000 members. The mission of ASI is to support and defend the general interests of the national historical vehicles, underscoring their cultural, social and historical value. Any type of motor vehicle over twenty years old, from supercar to agricultural tractor, from scooter to military transport, is eligible to the ASI register and to all the fiscal benefits, special insurance policies and circulation privileges deriving from ASI’s certification. As of today there around 45.000 vehicles possessing this prestigious ASI certificate. ASI is also the publisher of several books each year and of the magazine “La Manovella”. Last but certainly not least, ASI organizes each year events of all types: concours d’elegance, symposiums and exhibits, rallyes. ASI is a member of FIVA


VETERAN CAR CLUB PANORMUS – Promotors of the Giro di Sicilia annual rally. Financial sponsors and supporters of Upfolds Media and the Film project.

Panormous also sponsored the participation of the Nazzaro & SCAT in the Centenary of the Targa GIRO in 2012.

Veteran car club panormusGiro logo


Sede legale: Via Dei Peloritani 24, 90144 Palermo –
tel. 091/522090 fax 091/6700382

Giancarlo Terisi – Public Relations
e-mail: info@girodisicilia.it  sito web: www.girodisicilia.it



Commissario Straordinario del Governo – Decreto Presidenza Consiglio Ministri 10/07/2012

 ACI Palermo

Dr. Angelo Pizzuto

ACI Palermo
Viale delle Alpi, 6
90144 Palermo



Collesano museum

Giacinto Gargano
Museo “Targa Florio”
Corso Vittorio Emanuele n° 3
90016 Collesano (PA)



Antonino Catanzaro   2 (2)
Museo  Vincenzo Florio Cerda
via Roma 55,
90010 Cerda,  PA






Campofelice di Rocella

Antonino Venturella
Museo  Biblioteca Vincenzo Florio
90010 Campofelice di Roccella (PA)



Villa Rey – Strada Val San Martin Superior twenty-seven
the 10,131th – Turin
Telephone: 011/8399537
Fax: 011/8198098
CF 80092040015
Mail: info@asifed.it



The home of Princess Nicoletta Lanzi Tomasi Di Lampedusa

who generously allowed us to film some of our scenes in her beautiful Palace in Palermo.

Please contact her for accommodation when visiting and check the website out.


Via Butera 28, 90133 Palermo

T +39 333 3165432 – F +39 091 6100210
 Facebook Fan Page
info@butera28.it / info@cookingwiththeduchess.com


Tilling logo
 12 Park Place Newdigate Road
Harefield Middex.

T: +44 (0)1895 824022
F: +44 (0)1895 824026

Tilling Productions transformed an idea into reality. Their professionalism and enthusiasm are second to none.

Philip Walsh DIRECTED the film

Christopher Hird, of Dartmouth Films (www.dartmouthfilms.com),  is providing overall Independent advice as EXECUTIVE PRODUCER.

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The generosity of the Estate enabled us to shoot scenes in original period settings in an environment that was unique and un-adulterated with time.

Their wines and accommodation are 1st Class and we unhesitatingly recommend a visit and overnight stay.

The Regaleali estate

Contrada Regaleali – 90020 Sclafani Bagni (PA)
Tel. +39 092 1544011
Hospitality Manager
Sacha Stancampiano



Our thanks go to President Avanti who received us and give his approval of our project and assured us of full co-operation with the relevant authorities. He advised that the Province would assist us as far as practical with the provision of goods and services.


Palermo province crest