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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
 
Alcantara Gorges Tour from Messina
"In this tour you can enjoy an amazing experience in a spectacular place called Alcàntara Gorge.The tour start at the pier when you disembark. Transfer to Alcantara’s Gorges where you can do different activites. It’s amazing to see the lava stone and to t the Alcàntara River is one of the few streams in Sicily that actually has water all year. You can spend all the time that you want. Transfer back to Messina at the end of the activity."""Join this tour to see the Alcàntara Gorge which boasts a very special heritage.title=Highlights&1=Small-group+tour&2=Enjoy+a+day+away+from+the+hustle+and+bustle+of+the+city&3=Free+port+pickup+and+drop-off+included&4=Perfect+for+all+ages+and+skill+level"""Messina
From EUR100.00
 
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

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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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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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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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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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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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S. Caterina - St Catherine of Alexandria Church

Overlooking piazza Vittorio Emanuele (the former Roman Forum and Greek Agora) near the northern end of Corso Umberto I, this Baroque-style church is dedicated to Saint Catherina of Alexandria. It was...
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Piazza IX Aprile

Piazza IX Aprile is the second largest square in Taormina - probably the most popular one too with its wide open space, panoramic terraces and surrounding bars where the coastal views can be enjoyed,...
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