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From Catania: Etna, Taormina, Isola Bella Audio-Guided Tour

1. From Catania: Etna, Taormina, Isola Bella Audio-Guided Tour

Explore three beautiful places in Sicily on a full-day self-guided tour starting in the center of Catania. Travel to Mount Etna, known as the highest active volcano in Europe. Experience the natural beauty of Isola Bella and visit the medieval hill town of Taormina. Reach 2000 meters and walk on the old craters while admiring citrus groves, vineyards, and birch woods. Take the cable car, easily accessible from the stop point to get a unique perspective of the site (cable car tickets are not included). Move on to Isola Bella, a nature reserve with enchanting shades of color on the seabed that is a favorite destination for many travelers before heading to Taormina. From the Greek Theatre in Taormina, experience the spectacular view of the turquoise sea from the coast of Calabria, the city of Syracuse, and the steaming summit of Etna. Have free time to wander and explore Taormina before returning to Catania.

Taormina: CityBySee Hop-On Hop-Off - Blue and Red Lines

2. Taormina: CityBySee Hop-On Hop-Off - Blue and Red Lines

Discover the art, history, and wonderful nature that surrounds Taormina on this hop-on/hop-off tour. Explore the cities in the way that best suits your wishes, giving you control of your vacation. Wear headphones that will guide you in your chosen language, allowing you to go out and admire the charm and atmosphere of places that have made Taormina famous around the world. The itinerary of the open bus tour is as follows: 1. Giardini Naxos 2. Taormina 3. Letojanni 4. Castelmola 5. Isola Bella

Taormina: Audio Guide Sightseeing Tour on Your Smartphone

3. Taormina: Audio Guide Sightseeing Tour on Your Smartphone

The hilltop town of Taormina is the ideal place to get a sense of the rich blend of cultures that have made Sicily what it is today. From the arrival of the Greeks almost two and half thousand years ago, to the Romans, the Arabs and, eventually, the Spanish, each culture left their own discernible mark on this charming town overlooking Mount Etna, one of the world’s most active volcanoes. On this walking tour, you’ll have an opportunity to see some of Taormina’s highlights, and to soak up the atmosphere of typical Sicilian life and find out why this little town has so much to offer. Our tour starts in the southern part of the town with magnificent views over Mount Etna and the sea below, at one of the entrances to the original ancient city, Porta Catania. You’ll follow the town’s pedestrianized main street, Corso Umberto, to another original entrance gate, Porta Messina, where our tour ends. On the way, I’ll tell you about the history, archaeology and customs that remain preserved in Taormina. Corso Umberto, with its stores and cafes, is also popular with shoppers and foodies. At the town’s most beautiful square, Piazza di Duomo, I’ll explain the significance of the statue of a female centaur gazing down from the top of the fountain (Fontana di Piazza Duomo), and tell you how Taormina came to adopt this as the town’s symbol. I’ll point out the ancient and well-preserved Duomo di Taormina, the main church, and show you how the cultures that intermingled over the centuries are reflected in this important monument’s architectural styles. On this tour, you’ll have a chance to: • Wander down Vicolo Stretto, the narrowest street in Taormina • Find out how to correctly order cannoli, a sweet Sicilian delicacy • Be treated to one of the most captivating panoramas in Sicily at Piazza IX Aprile • Hear about the building that was once a church and now is a shop where you can also have cooking lessons • Learn about Palazzo Corvaja, a palace that was built in the 10th century and still inhabited until relatively recent times • See layers of history at the Church of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, which was built upon the remains of a Roman theatre with an ancient Greek and Roman road beneath it • Soak up breathtaking panoramic views By the end of this tour, you’ll have a new appreciation for the heritage, art, and traditions of beautiful Taormina. You’ll also know how to recognize a 15th-century palace.

Catania: Etna Nord and Alcantara Gorges Tour with Pickup

4. Catania: Etna Nord and Alcantara Gorges Tour with Pickup

Enjoy your tour to Mount Etna up to the top of the Volcano. Transfer by bus from your pick up point to Piano Provenzana. Ascent to the top with off - road vehicoles, accompanied by an alpin guide. Soft trekking at the top to see Bove Valley and main craters. Transfer by bus from Piano Provenzana to Alcantara Gorges. Explore the famous park of Alcantara, a lava canyon with a freezing river. Tasting of tipycal sicilian product. To the Botanical Park it is possible buy food and drink. Entry to the Gorges not included in the price.

Sicily: 7-Day Sicilian Culture and Art Tour

5. Sicily: 7-Day Sicilian Culture and Art Tour

Day 1 After getting picked up at Catania Airport, enjoy a welcome aperitif in the company of your local guide in Catania. Afterward, enjoy a walking tour of the city during which you will see iconic landmarks such as the Duomo Square, The cathedral fi Saint Agatha, Roman Amphitheatre, and Bellini Park. Day 2 Start your day with a light trek on Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna. After your trek, re-energize with a traditional Italian lunch at a family-run restaurant. You will also be able to sample some local wines from the Etna region. After lunch, enjoy some free time to explore the town of Taormina at your own pace before heading up to Castelmola, where you can sample the region's famous almond wine served with delicious biscuits. Finish the day by watching the breathtaking sunset in the village of Savoca, one of Italy's prettiest villages and the setting for the Godfather movie. Day 3 Today, enjoy a guided tour of the city of Syracuse, including a visit to the island of Ortigia. Here, admire landmarks such as the Cathedral of Saint Lucy, Caravaggio, Archimedes Square, and the Fountain of Aretusa. Afterward, move onto Neapolis Archaeological Park where you can admire the Latomie del Paradiso, Greek Theatre, Roman Amphitheatre, and  The Ear of Dionysius. Stop for lunch in the town of Noto, a baroque-style town with elegant churches and sprawling palaces. In the afternoon, enjoy a chocolate-making masterclass in the oldest chocolate factory in Sicily before heading to the picture-perfect town of Ragusa Ibla, where you will spend the night. Day 4 Start your day at the Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina, where one of the largest and richest collections of Roman mosaics in the world awaits you. Afterward, head to the Valley of Temples, where you will discover one of the greatest examples of Greater Greece's art and architecture. Enjoy some free time to explore this sprawling temple complex, with 7 ancient Greek temples. Day 5 In the morning, head to the coastal town of Marsala to sample the town's namesake wine. Learn how to differentiate this unique fortified wine by its amber color and unique scent. In the afternoon, head to the Trapani Salt Museum. Here, learn more about salt production methods in the area and admire a unique landscape dotted with over 100 mills, some of which are still in function. Finish the day with a stroll around the medieval town of Erice, a historic and charming town located in the Sicilian hills. Day 6 Today, you will be visiting the towns of Palermo and Monreale, both of which are famous for their Byzantine-style mosaics. In Palermo, visit the 12th-century cathedral and immerse yourself in the city's vibrant history and culture. In Monreale, admire the fine mosaics in the town's great Norman cathedral. Afterward, take in panoramic views of the surrounding valley, filled with orange, olive and almond trees. Day 7 Spend your last day in Sicily at the seaside town of Cefalu. Spend a few hours getting lost in a maze of tiny streets and ice-cream shops before heading Castelbuono, a picturesque village hidden in the Madonie Mountains. Get dropped off back at the airport at the end of your trip.

From Catania: Day Trip to Etna with Guided Trek and Lunch

6. From Catania: Day Trip to Etna with Guided Trek and Lunch

Depart comfortably from Catania and watch the landscape change as you ascend, passing through typical Etna village. You’ll make a few stops for photos but the most impressive is yet to come. You’ll be introduced to your guide at the Rifugio La Sapienza, which stands at an eye-watering 1,910 metres above sea level and it’s here you’ll swap the van for a cable car. That will take you up to 2,500 metres, where you’ll get off in a completely different world! You’ve still got quite a way to go when you alight the cable car. Start climbing towards the creator of the 2001 eruption and the moonscape that marks out the area. This crater was the result of one of the strongest eruptions of this millennium. Your hike will carry on towards the viewpoint on the Valle del Bove, considered the best panoramic spot on Mount Etna. It stands on a dazzling volcanic depression which dates back 64,000 years at an altitude of 2,750 metres! Once you’re up at Valle del Bove, you’ll get a refreshing and relaxing break to take in where you are and appreciate the beauty of your surroundings. Take some pictures or simple admire the landscape - you can see the coast from Taormina to Syracuse. From here, you have a view of the summit craters too, which constantly emit gases and water vapours. Then, it’s another hour-long trek through a spellbinding landscape before you round off your trip to the top with a visit to a lava cave. Then, it’s back down to Rifugio La Sapienza, where you’ll be treated to lunch and tastings of local products.

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4.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Overall, this is essentially just a group ride to get you to the two villages featured in The Godfather. There was no tour part or commentary, and so you have to use google to figure out where to go. As long as you expect that, you should be ok. The views up to the villages are incredible, and visiting the churches plus having a drink at Bar Vitelli were definitely highlights.