Etna/Taormina Group Tour (from Catania – full day)


Our excursion will begin with a walk through nature to discover the most beautiful places of Etna. The first stop will be the Rifugio Sapienza (1.986 mt) where it will be possible to enjoy a walk amongst the old Silvestri craters of the eruption of 1892.  The excursion will continue with the visit of   a   cave   of   lava   flow,   formed   in   1792.   Then   we   will   stop in Zafferana  Etnea, where we will visit one of the most famous organic farms for a delicious sampling of typical products such as honey, wine, etc.   After the tasting, we will move to Taormina, but first we will stop at the wonderful “Isola Bella”, a Wildlife Reserve considered the “pearl of the Ionian sea”  for  its natural beauty, connected to the mainland by a thin strip of sand. From here it is possible to admire the bay, and the promontories of Capo S. Andrea, that hosts the renowned Grotta Azzurra (The Blue Cave), and of Capo Taormina. It is possible to bathe in these marvellous crystal clear waters.  For  lunchtime everyone is free.  After lunch    (not    included)     we     will    visit     the    picturesque    town of  Taormina.   Along the main road of this town, Corso Umberto, with the Messina Gate below and the  Catania Gate on the mountain side, we will admire the most important monuments: PalazzoCorvaja (The Corvaja Palace) (Museum of Arts and Folk     Traditions*),  the Teatro Antico* (The Old Theatre),Piazza IX Aprile, the Torre dell’orologio (The Clock    Tower), the Cattedrale    Fortezza (The Fortress Cathedral), theBadia Vecchia (The Old Abbey), and the Palazzo Duca di Santo Stefano (TheDuke of Saint Stephen Palace), and much more. It will also be possible to go shopping in the exclusive shops among the shops selling handicrafts.

Tours will only depart weather condition permitting
(group excursions are only guaranteed with a minimum of participants)

  • Includes shuttle bus on the return to Catania, assistance, kit for visiting cave, tasting of local products
  • Does not include guide, optional visit of Greek Theater, museum of Art and Folk Traditions

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