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From Messina: Private Guided Day Tour of Savoca and Taormina

1. From Messina: Private Guided Day Tour of Savoca and Taormina

On this private tour, you'll get to explore two picturesque towns on the eastern coast of Sicily. Starting from your hotel or cruise port in Messina, you'll be taken to Savoca, a charming medieval village famous for its appearance in The Godfather movies. You'll get to see the famous Bar Vitelli where Michael Corleone met his future wife, as well as the Chiesa di San Nicolò, where they got married in the movie. Next, you'll head to Taormina, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sicily. Known for its beautiful beaches, stunning views of the sea and Mount Etna, and ancient Greek ruins, Taormina is a must-see on any trip to Sicily. You'll explore the town's main attractions, including the Teatro Greco, a well-preserved ancient Greek amphitheater, and the Corso Umberto, Taormina's main street lined with cafes, shops, and restaurants. Throughout the tour, your expert guide will share fascinating stories and historical information about the places you visit, making this an unforgettable experience. Whether you're a fan of The Godfather movies or just looking to explore the beauty of Sicily, this private tour is sure to leave a lasting impression.

From Catania or Taormina: Agrigento and Piazza Armerina Tour

2. From Catania or Taormina: Agrigento and Piazza Armerina Tour

Leaving from Catania or Taormina, the first stop of the tour will be Agrigento, known for its Valley of the Temples, one of the most striking archaeological areas of Italy, as well as the largest in the world, which contains within it an extraordinary monumental heritage and landscape. Inserted by UNESCO among the World Heritage Sites, in 1997, for the excellent state of conservation of the temples, the Archaeological Park houses within it the remains of eleven Greek temples, including the Temple of Concord, one of the best preserved in the world. Afterwards, you'll head to Piazza Armerina, a city located in the heart of Sicily, where you'll visit the famous Villa Romana del Casale, a site of great artistic and archaeological interest, dating back to the fourth century. Inside, you can admire the largest collection of Roman mosaics best preserved in the world, characterized by the depiction of mythological stories, hunting scenes, banquets, moments of daily life: real encyclopedias of antiquity.

Castelmola and Taormina Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

3. Castelmola and Taormina Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a full-day scenic tour of the east coast of Sicily with pick-up and drop offs from the harbor towns of Naxos, Messina and Catania. Traveling by air conditioned vehicle, your first stop will be the picturesque medieval village of Castelmola, following a panoramic road from Naxos that towers 1,740 feet (530 meters) above sea level. The journey itself is an adventure, but the destination is a dream. Enjoy panoramic sea views, and take a leisurely walk along the narrow streets and alleys. Then, head down to Taormina, often referred to as the "Pearl of Sicily." Admire historic landmarks, such as fragments of the old town walls and the Porta Messina entrance, as well as the 10th-century Palace of Corvaja. Enjoy the bohemian atmosphere reflected in quaint cafés, restaurants, and boutique stores along the Corso Umberto, where you will get plenty of time to explore on your own. And visit the ruins of the Teatro Greco, occupying a lofty location high on a hill that rewards with yet more breathtaking views.

Private Tour of Etna and Messina from hotel in Messina

4. Private Tour of Etna and Messina from hotel in Messina

Embark on a unique adventure through the stunning landscapes of Mount Etna and the historic city of Messina on a private tour. Begin your journey with a comfortable pick-up from your hotel or the cruise port in Messina, and head towards the ancient city of Taormina. Wander through the medieval streets, taking in the magnificent views of the Ionian Sea and the famous Teatro Greco. Visit the Duomo and the charming piazzas before enjoying a delicious Sicilian lunch. Afterward, continue your tour towards the majestic Mount Etna, an active volcano and the highest peak in Sicily. Admire the breathtaking views of the mountainous terrain and the mesmerizing lava landscapes. Visit one of the local wineries and sample the delicious local wines while learning about the fascinating history of wine production in the region. Then, head towards the historic city of Messina, renowned for its stunning architecture, history, and culture. Stroll through the city's charming streets and enjoy the picturesque views of the Strait of Messina. Take a break at the Cathedral of Messina, one of the most remarkable landmarks in the city, and admire its stunning architecture. Your knowledgeable guide will provide you with a comprehensive commentary throughout the tour, giving you insight into the rich history and culture of this beautiful region. With comfortable transportation, a private guide, and the flexibility to customize your itinerary, this private tour is the perfect way to discover the beauty and charm of Sicily.

Messina: Private tour to Taormina and winery visit in Etna

5. Messina: Private tour to Taormina and winery visit in Etna

Prepare to be whisked away on a private tour of Taormina and a winery visit in Etna that will leave you with unforgettable memories. The day starts in the picturesque town of Taormina, where you'll explore the winding streets and admire stunning views of the Ionian Sea and enchanted by the breathtaking views and fascinating history of this ancient city. Then, you'll head to a local winery in Etna, where you'll discover the unique flavors and techniques that make Sicilian wine so special and discover the art of winemaking and sample some of the region's finest wines. You'll sample some of the finest wines in the region, accompanied by local cheeses and charcuterie, and learn about the winemaking process from the experts themselves. This tour is the perfect combination of history, culture, and gastronomy, and is sure to leave you with a newfound appreciation for the beauty and flavors of Sicily. It's a one-of-a-kind experience that's perfect for anyone looking to discover the beauty and flavors of Sicily.

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A fantastic day with expert navigation and knowledge T

Our guide Chiara was very knowledgeable and an expert in both the ancient and more recent history of the region. She was excellent A great driver, Claudio was very patient and a very capable driver. We loved ever minute of the day from visiting the markets in Catania to Mt Etna, Castelmola and the beautiful Taormina Thank you

Our guide met us at our Cruise port and took us to our air conditioned van. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Our group of 6 enjoyed the tour guide, transportation, information, and views of Castelmola, Mt. Etna and Toarmina (including Greek-Roman Amphitheater). We had ample time for shopping and lunch.

Our experience was interesting and wonderful. Our guide Roberto was interesting and entertaining. He took us to a fantastic place for lunch where we were able to discuss the history of Sicily and all of our traveling experiences. Highly recommended!!!

Tour was good. Darius our guide was very friendly and informative. Car was immaculate. Gave lots of great local information.