Catania: Shore Excursion Etna Volcano & Taormina
  • Starting location: Taormina
  • Arrival: Taormina
  • Duration: 8 h

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Catania: Shore Excursion Etna Volcano & Taormina

City Tour

Full day 8 hrs. Departure from Catania/Messina/Taormina and return to Catania/Messina/Taormina

Mt Etna Volcano is one of the world's most active volcanoes and the most active one in Europe which has been erupting for 600 million years.

Mount Etna is one of the greatest and most beautiful volcano adventure tour destinations in Sicily. We will drive from Messina to Mount Etna through some of the Etna villages with a stop in Zafferana Etnea to visit the church Santa Maria della Provvidenza, then we will drive through some old lava flows which can be noted during the ascent different kinds of vegetation.

We will reach 2.000 meters (7.000 ft), where we can admire and take a walk on the "Silvestri" craters (1892) and the latest new lava flows and craters from 2001/2002/2003, to continue our visit at a local family farm where it is possible to taste local Etna wines, a selection of different types of honey (orange, lemon, eucalyptus, strawberry.), almond pastries, olives and extra virgin olive oil.

We will then take you to one of the most wellknown vineyards, the "Tenuta San Michele del Murgo" where it is possible to visit the wonderful property overlooking the sea and the volcano and to taste some of their local table wines. (Only on reservation).

Drive down from Etna through a wonderful scenery with photo stops at the most beautiful location Taormina. Here you will have free walking time to admire the Greek Theatre from the 2nd century A.D. – Palazzo Corvaja , the most beautiful medieval building in town –  the Dome of Taormina - San Nicolò Cathedral square and Corso Umberto where you can do excellent shopping.

The price includes: 

1.English speaking driver Luxury car/van/minivan with climate control

2.Bottled water

3.Head office assistence

4.Insurance "RC car"

The price does not include:

1.Restaurant reservation (we can recommend some excellent)

2.Professional Guide

3.Other unspecified

Tour available every day of the year Comfortable walking shoes are suggested for this tour Make sure your cameras are charged or load up on batteries!