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Private Day Tour to Gole Alcantara with Food and Wine Tasting in Giardini Naxos
"Your personal tour leader will pick you up from the hotel or other location at your convenience at a time that suits you best. You will live this amazing adventure walking in the unique national park of Gole Alcantara. Several thousand years the Alcantara river's bed was blocked by a lava flow from Mount Etna. As the lava was cooled much more quickly by the water than it would have done otherwise it crystallised in the form of columns. Over the next millenia the river naturally eroded a channel through these columns resulting in impressive gorges and ravines. During this private tour you will see this natural fenomenon may swim in cool water
From EUR90.00
 
Small Group Tour: Etna wine and Alcantara from Taormina
"Your guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Taormina the surrounding area or another place agreed beforehand in a jeep or minivan. Groups are small and consist of maximum eight people.First stop You will explore the volcanic part through a leisurely trek (about 2.5 hours) walking through deserts of ash and lava. Hiking through ancient woods and along lava covered paths you will explore and admire extinct craters and lava flows and learn about Etna its vegetation and its history. Second StopEquipped with helmets and torches you will visit the volcanic underground discovering one of the fascinating lava caves of Mt. Etna.Lunch BreakYou will enjoy a wine and gastronomic tasting provided by our Tour Operator. The lunch consits of appetizers pasta and desert and you will taste wines of the Etna region.Third StopYou will visit the Alcantara Gorges; thousand of years ago
From EUR75.00
 
Etna and Taormina Tour from Messina
"After approximately a 1 hour and 40 minutes ride you will reach the slopes of Etna the highest volcano of Europe (more than 3.300 mt). During the tour you will pass through the village of Zafferana Etnea that rises up on the southern side of the volcano. From here enjoy the beautiful views of Etna and the wonderful coast below.Then reach the mountain refuge Sapienza at the altitude of 1.900 mt. After a short break visit the famous craters of Silvestri placed in a wonderful typical lunar landscape. These craters were formed after the eruption of 1892. The street Zafferana Etnea leads to the refuge Sapienza
From EUR65.00

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Greek Theatre

Taormina's most Romanticised monument, il Teatro Greco does leave you breathless. It is the Classical theatre with the best view in the world, consisting of the Mediterranean on one side and the...
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Giardini Naxos

Giardini-Naxos is the next town along the cost from Taormina, in the direction of Catania. Unlike Taormina, it's down at sea level, so the beach is right by the town. You can get a nice view back up...
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Public Gardens

A nice place to relax, Villa Comunale is a public garden in Taormina with excellent views over the Mediterranean and Mount Etna. The park was originally the garden of a villa owned by the English Lady...
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Corso Umberto

Little is known for sure about the construction of this church, but based on its name historians have concluded that it was most probably built around 1550. Peliere was the head of the Italian Langue...
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Palazzo Corvaja

One of Taormina's most beautiful buildings, Palazzo Corvaja traces its roots back to the Arab period. It was built in the 11th century by the Arabs on the site of the Roman Forum/Greek Agora as a...
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Castelmola

You have the choice of either walking up to Castelmola or taking the local bus. In the summer heat, I would recommend the bus (just under 3 Euro for a return ticket in summer 2012). Once you reach...
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Clock Tower

Standing roughly at the midpoint of Corso Umberto I, la Torre dell'Orologio marks the point where the Graeco-Roman city ended and the mediaeval city began. The tower was originally built in the...
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Isola Bella

Isola Bela is an island (in low tide you can go there walking). The place is so wonderfull that you will find a lot of people taking pictures from the road above and using the island as background....
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The traffic in Taormina is terrible. They drive like maniacs in the small and narrow streets. And they will not stop or slow down when they see people. You have to jump to the side and stay there. And...
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