Classic Taormina and Panoramic Castelmola tour
We meet and greet you on your arrival at the port of Catania. The journey from the port and along the scenic coastal highway to Taormina takes approximately 1 hour.
On arrival into Taormina we stop at the panoramic Belvedere, offering breath-taking views it’s the ideal location to admire and take shots of the coastline and the fantastic Isola Bella.
Our journey continues we drive to the charming medieval village of Castelmola; this sleepy town is perched precariously above Taormina. A stroll around is a must, with its cool medieval alleyways and picturesque piazza commanding views of the whole countryside, Mount Etna and the Ionic coastline.
A visit to the renowned Turrisi Bar for some Almond wine tasting or a traditional lemon granita is highly recommended.
On route back down to Taormina we will have a further photo stop opportunity. Madonna Della Rocca is a 15th Century church that has been carved out
of a mountain, located just below the Saracens Castle you will enjoy an extraordinary bird’s eye view of Taormina and the Greek Theatre.
On arrival in Taormina Centre you will have some free time to wander through the historic Corso Umberto; this is the main promenade through the heart of Taormina boasting elegant designer shops and cute café’s. Take in the botanical gardens and the Greek amphitheatre. Visit the fantastic cathedral and the Palazzo Corvaja one of the most elegant buildings in this chic town.
We leave Taormina our journey back to the port will include a further photo stop at the Capotaormina where you can absorb the breath taking views of the Gulf of Giardini Naxos. And an all-important Sicilian Cannoli stop is also a must. Please note: This is a private excursion with a dedicated driver and vehicle. On receiving your booking we will contact you to arrange pick up time and any special requirements you may have.