Private tour of Taormina and the Etna Volcano

Your Taormina and Etna vulcano day  experiences and art tour will begin as your driver picks you up at your custom accommodation in Sicily. He will greet you and chauffeur you to the beautiful hill town of  Taormina and Etna.

Private tour of Etna between the lava of the volcano and Taormina. Tour details You will meet our driver at 09:00 at the reception of your hotel or at the entrance of your residence. The driver will present you the day's program. Departure in the direction of the Etna volcano. With our vehicle we will reach an altitude of 2000 meters. Here we can take a walk around the Silvestri crater for about 1 hour.

After a drive of about 45 minutes we arrive in Taormina town centre  for visit free time. lunch and sicilian etna wine tasting.

We offer you a second option we can have a lunch with a visit to a winery with guided tasting of wines and Sicilian cuisine ( but for this you must book with us 10 days before the tour ). This option has a time of 2 hours and must be done before going to Taormina.

After the winery visit with lunch we have a 45-minute journey to reach the Taormina.

Mt. Etna. To the ancient Greeks, Mount Etna was the realm of Hephaestus, god of fire, Vulcan to the Romans.  Towering above the island of Sicily at almost 11,000 feet, Etna is Europe's highest volcano and one of the world's most active, being pretty much in a constant state of activity. Like any fashionable volcano, she is noted for her wide variety of eruption styles.  The volcanic soil around the volcano is gloriously fertile, and the area is renowned for its excellent honey and special wine, which is produced with infinite Sicilian pride.

TAORMINA

Taormina is one of Sicily's most picturesque towns and its best-known resort. One of the most celebrated ruins in Sicily, the amphitheater built by the ancient Greeks and expanded by the Romans is an attraction not to be missed in Taormina.  Even if you don’t care about ruins you will be wowed by the stunning coastal view with Mount Etna rising the distance.  Palazzo Corvaja is another interesting architectural point of interest.  The most important medieval mansion in the city is a mixture of Arab, Gothic and Norman influences, and houses a museum of Sicilian arts and crafts.

If you prefer shopping for architecture and ancient history, take a stroll on Corso Umberto, where the shopping is complemented by the handsome buildings and vine-covered balconies. You’ll want to save some energy for Piazza IX Aprile, the giant checkerboard terrace that is Taormina’s main square. 

  1. MT. ETNA

for to the ancient Greeks, Mount Etna was the realm of Hephaestus, god of fire, Vulcan to the Romans.  Towering above the island of Sicily at almost 11,000 feet, Etna is Europe's highest volcano and one of the world's most active, being pretty much in a constant state of activity. Like any fashionable volcano, she is noted for her wide variety of eruption styles. 

Taormina is one of Sicily's most picturesque towns and its best-known resort. 

The Greeks were here almost 8 centuries before Christ and their flair for building public structures in locations of breathtaking beauty can still be seen, particularly at the Greek theatre.  In more modern times, Taormina has become a world-famous international resort thanks to its charming atmosphere, natural beauty, great climate, rich culture, varied architecture, and ancient history.

One of the most celebrated ruins in Sicily, the amphitheater built by the ancient Greeks and expanded by the Romans is an attraction not to be missed in Taormina.  Even if you don’t care about ruins you will be wowed by the stunning coastal view with Mount Etna rising the distance.  Palazzo Corvaja is another interesting architectural point of interest.  The most important medieval mansion in the city is a mixture of Arab, Gothic and Norman influences, and houses a museum of Sicilian arts and crafts.

If you prefer shopping for architecture and ancient history, take a stroll on Corso Umberto, where the shopping is complemented by the handsome buildings and vine-covered balconies.  But don’t shop until you drop; you’ll want to save some energy for Pia

Why Etna wines ?

The Etna growing zone produces some of the most focused, fascinating wines in Italy, thanks to its ancient vines, high-altitude vineyards, volcanic soils, proximity to the sea and Continental climate. They’re loaded with finesse and energy.

Made predominantly with native grape Nerello Mascalese, Etna Rossos range from lithe and accessible offerings to more complex versions. The finest examples are fragrant, elegant, vibrant and precise, with taut, glossy tannins and mineral sensations.

Top expressions are delicious and distinguished, even when young. They also age well eight to 10 years after the vintage, while a few of the most structured can age a little longer.

Reds get most of the spotlight, but Etna’s whites are equally beguiling. Made primarily with native grape Carricante, these racy, mineral-driven wines are savory and pristine. Often with whiffs of petrol even in their youth, the best promise surprising aging potential. Top bottlings age well for five to 15 years or more.

Winemaking on Etna goes back thousands of years, but it peaked in the late 1800s before being largely abandoned in the mid-1900s. From the 1980s to the early 2000s.

Specialized personnel. One or all of these experts may be incorporated into your tour:

Drivers – Let courteous drivers transport you to your selected locations and remain at your disposal during day trips. Relax without worry about directions and map reading – just sit back and enjoy Italy’s panoramic landscape.

Tour Escorts – A bi-lingual Italian escort can accompany your group and manage all aspects of the tour, keeping everyone engaged in fresh and stimulating activities.

Licensed Local Guides – Benefit from a private guided tour by English speaking experts who specialize in a specific location to educate and provide insight into Italy’s history, art and culture.

Please make your reservation by writing to us by e-mail with your preferences: driver service only or driver service with tour escort or driver service with local tour guide. Ciao ciao from Sicily.

 

 

Cantina
Cantina 2
Etna Cratere Silvestri
Etna Da Via Etnea
Etna Vinicio 1
Taormina 2
Taormina Pittori

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