Today you are greeted at Catania port and drive to Castelmola: warm friendly people and spectacular panoramas characterize this village. Castelmola offers a balcony over Taormina and the bay of Giardini Naxos and is framed by the mysterious and beautiful active volcano, Mount Etna. Its narrow winding streets and Olde world charm make Castelmola a destination for anyone wishing to experience the enchanting beauty of Sicily from one of its most spectacular villages. We suggest to taste a refreshing glass of Almond Wine (not included) at local bar and be delighted by its unique decor and friendly staff, it’s definitely worth the visit.
Then a short drive takes us to Taormina, the world famous resort of Sicily. On arrival time at leisure to rest or independent visit to the Greek-Roman Theatre (Admission Fee: not included).
At the end of the tour we drive back to Catania port.
This tour is operated with English speaking Driver.
Some areas can only be visited on foot.
Licensed local guide is not included.
Castelmola: Great Balcony over Taormina, Etna & Giardini Naxos Bay
Taormina: The Resort town of Sicily
AS REGARDS THE VISIT TO TAORMINA, IT IS A WALKING TOUR.
Taormina is a hill-village with a glossy sheen of glamour. A drink at the tables of Caffè Wunderbar (or similar) in Piazza IX Aprile may set you back a few euros, but you’ll be basking where Tennessee Williams and Elizabeth Taylor basked before you.
As well as the famed Greek-Roman Theatre (Admission Fee: not included), there are several minor sites to be discovered around Taormina. The attractive principal thoroughfare, Corso Umberto is pedestrian and ideal for strolling and window-shopping. Picturesque lanes above and below the Corso are interesting to explore, while if you want to stretch your legs further there are attractive walks up into the hills, or down to the sea. Given its compact size, Taormina has a huge range of bars, cafes and restaurants where you can while away pleasant hours while admiring the views.
Taormina has two important gates: Porta Messina (Messina Gate) & Porta Catania (Catania Gate). Between the two gates there is an important street under the name of CORSO UMBERTO STREET. The Corso Umberto Street is the core of the town rich of bar, shops, pottery and more. Waling in this street indulge you in the Taormina atmosphere. The two gates are far away each other less than one mile (approx. 700 meters). USUALLY the driver stopped people in a gate, and meet them again in the opposite gate giving you the chance to be by yourself. Meeting point locations will be handled on the spot in accordance with your driver.
TOUR CODE: CTATAOCA