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Sea sport events that take place in Sicily have made sicilian history. It's the case of the Targa Florio, the most ancient motor race on the road, played on the Madonie rocks, at the beginning of the century. Today the Targa Florio is also celebrated in the version of Historic Rally in the whole Sicily. Other events dedicated to motor sports, testify a rooted passion among them we have to remember: the climbing of Erice (Trapani), races in the motor race track of Pergusa (Enna) and the historical cup CittÓ di Cefal¨, still dedicated to Vincenzo Florio. From motors to the sea, the tropical setting of Palermo's beach hosts the Windsurf World Festival on the Beach, played in the first half of May. Different events take place durind the festival, among them: beach volley sessions, sailing and last but not least night jazz concerts. Each summer the Settimana delle AttivitÓ Subacquee for lovers of the sea, diving, caves and depth takes place in Ustica (Palermo). The Concorso Ippico Internazionale Coppa degli Assi is played in the Parco della Favorita of Palermo, in September. Very important date for riders and lady riders coming from all over the world. Palermo, thanks to its climate, is also the place of Maratona promoted by the town council. Hundreds of athletes challenge themselves along the street of the centre of Palermo, the first Sunday of November.