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This day trip to Taormina from Catania is included in the list of our Catania shore excursions available both to cruise passengers and to independent visitors that want to experience one of the most famous destinations of the island. Choosing this Sicily day tour from Catania you will discover the famous Sicilian village of Taormina and the medieval town of Castelmola.
Our tour guide will introduce firstly Castelmola, one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Italy. Located at 550 meters above sea level in a very panoramic position, this town will reserve you the surprise of impressive views of Etna Volcano and the bay of Giardini Naxos, on one side, and the mariner villages of eastern Sicily, on the other. Stopping at the cafès of the city center, it will be a delicious pleasure the tasting the typical almond wine, locally produced. Our second destination is the charming Taormina, to enjoy a fantastic guided walking tour along Corso Umberto, visiting the ancient churches and buildings, invested by the typical Sicilian atmosphere made of colors, sounds, and flavors. In this lively city you will find exclusive fashion boutiques and craft stores specialized in Sicilian ceramics: don’t miss also the great panoramic views and the delicious food at the local restaurants and pastry shops. Definitely of the best day trips from Catania for a memorable and multisensory experience in Sicily.
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Discover Messina Sicily thinks that your time is valuable. Our attentive staff is here to help and guide you at any moment and through all the stages of your experience in Sicily: before, during, and after your journey, hoping to see you back in our land in the near future.
With us, local and professional tour guides you will be able to experience and understand Sicily from a different perspective, with small-medium groups of visitors and getting answers and curiosities that only an insider can provide. So, what to expect from this experience?
The day trip to Taormina from Catania starts at the Cruise Port or from Catania Airport “Fontanarossa”. On request, a departure from your accommodation located in Catania area.
We will spend about 1 hour visiting this medieval village where you will enjoy Piazza Sant’Antonio, the Cathedral, and the Castle, then our tour guide will let you taste the traditional almond wine in a local cafè
During a guided walking tour in the main street of Taormina, Corso Umberto, you will visit Porta Catania and Porta Messina, the Cathedral of Taormina, April IX Square, and the clock tower, Corvaja Palace. At the end of the guided visit, you will have enough free time to visit the exclusive shops or to have lunch.
The day trip to Taormina from Catania will end at the starting point. We share a goodbye, hoping to meet our guests back in Sicily soon.
To live in the best way possible your experience in Sicily purchase the DISCOVER MESSINA SICILY kit. Besides the gadgets, you will have also our backpack for your tour and also a hat that will protect you from the sun.
Book now and you will receive it at the moment of your tour departure.
The distance from Catania till Taormina is almost 55 km and the duration is almost 45-50 minutes.
This tour is shared. There is the possibility of purchasing a private tour with the payment of an extra fee.
For further information check the Private Tours page.
The free time included in this tour is almost 2 hours and 30 minutes.
No, the walking tour once in Taormina and Castelmola is not mandatory.
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