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Taormina: Guided Historic City Tour

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Activity provider: Le Terre di Federico

Taormina: Guided Historic City Tour

Activity provider: Le Terre di Federico

From US$ 189.76 per group up to 25

A guided tour of Taormina, one of the most beautiful and touristic places in Sicily. You can admire varying buildings of both Gothic and Baroque design, and receive stunning panoramic views of the surrounding region.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Teatro Greco, overlooking the sea
  • Visit Roman Odeon and the most beautiful buildings in the center
  • Relax along the streets of the historic center until you reach the cathedral
Full description
Taormina is certainly among the most beautiful and touristic places in all of Sicily. Your guided tour starts from the beautiful Ancient Theater (also called the Greek Theater), which is one of the most famous symbols of Taormina. It has been dug into the side of a mountain, and from here you can enjoy breathtaking views overlooking the Ionian Sea, with Mount Etna in the background. In Roman times it was renovated, and has reached a capacity of about 20,000 spectators. Today it is still used for concerts and cultural events. Your tour will then continue with a visit to the Naumachia (naval battle), a large red-brick monumental fountain, which is formed by a wall more than 100 meters long and 5 meters high. Afterwards, you will reach Roman Odeon, a small ancient theater, before moving on to Palazzo Corvaia. Built in a purely Gothic style, this is the most famous palace of Taormina. Your visit continues near the Catania Gate, with Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano, which was also also built in a Gothic style. You will then tour the Church of San Giuseppe, which boasts an impressive Baroque style. The tour will then end at the cathedral of Taormina, which was built in around 1400 A.D. on the ruins of a small Medieval church dedicated to St. Nicholas of Bari.
Includes
  • Licensed guide
  • Tickets to the Ancient Theater (Greek Theater)
  • Lunch or dinner
  • Pickup and drop off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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4.7 /5

based on 6 reviews

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It was a walk through the town of Taormina. Our guide really impressed us with her knowledge and the way in which she brought us closer to the history of the city and Sicily! It was a lot of fun! Thank you very much for this great experience @Maria-Luisa !!

June 28, 2022

Short introductory tour of Taormina’s past

October 17, 2019

The guide was very good, sociable made us enjoy the visit in a way without getting bored! Great!

June 25, 2019

Product ID: 210186