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This Etna wine tour, among our day trips from Messina, is dedicated to those who love wine and want to try the local production. On our way from Messina to Mount Etna, we will have a first stop in the famous town of Taormina, one of the most relevant tourist destinations of Sicily. After a visit to the historical center with its monuments and fashion boutiques, we will continue our day tour to Mount Etna discovering one of the typical Sicilian wineries based on the volcanic slopes. It is not necessary to be a sommelier to fully appreciate a glass of Sicilian wine. We will bring you with us discovering a local winery and meeting the winegrower and owner of the estate. He will introduce you to the characteristics of the local grapes, made so special and precious by the volcanic soils and by the great amount of sun to whom they are exposed. After having visited the cellar, it’s up to us to experience the best wine tasting in Sicily and savor the quality of the locally produced Etna Red wine. You can try different kinds of Etna wines accompanied by a good variety of local and tasty Sicilian food: you will see why this is one of our most requested Sicily day tours.
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We believe the boundaries are made to be broken and we have the desire to lead all our guests to the discovery of our destinations.
Our minivan enabled for people with special needs, equipped with a lifting platform will facilitate the visit of important landmarks enjoying wonderful landscapes and views, and learning about their past.
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 Taormina & Etna wine tour starts from Messina Cruise Port or from Discover Messina Sicily Travel Agency, located in the city center of Messina where you will be welcomed by your guide. On request, a departure from your accommodation located in Messina area. On our way from Messina to Mount Etna, we are going to have a panoramic tour by bus of the historical monuments of Messina, before taking the highway to Taormina, our first destination.
The first stop of the Taormina & Etna wine tour is the lovely town of Taormina. Here you have the possibility to discover the atmosphere and the historical monuments by yourself or with a guided walking tour in the main street Corso Umberto.
After having explored the beautiful Taormina we will get to the heart of the day tour, reaching a local winery based on the Etna slopes. Here we will meet the kind winegrower and owner of the estate, who will show us the legendary Sicilian hospitality providing the best wine tasting in Sicily! He will introduce us to the wines we will taste and their characteristics. Together we will visit the cellar and we will sip three different types of wine: white, red, and rosé, accompanied by typical local food.
After having enjoyed an important part of the Sicilian culture, the Taormina & Etna wine tour 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. Beside 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 between Messina and Mt Etna winery is 70 km and the driving time is almost 70 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 hour.
Yes. This tour includes food and wine
No, once in Taormina the visit of the Greek-roman theatre will not be included.
Highlight of the trip
1st and foremost Katia was simply the best. Very passionate about her island and her tour. She was and the tour was the best part of the trip for us. The winery was top notch and the food was outstanding. Honestly can’t say enough great things about this tour and how we were treated like family. The info provided was fun and fact filled and the day was outstanding. I would actually take this tour again we had so much fun. The drop off back to the port included an unexpected but great stop for a cannoli and gelato. Katia and her staff are top notch professionals and this tour should not be missed.
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