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Our Etna and Taormina tour from Catania is the perfect combination to experience nature and culture.
Before reaching the first destination of this Etna day trip from Catania, we will go through the ancient village of Zafferana Etnea, which stands on the southern side of the volcano. The first stop of the day tour is at Rifugio Sapienza, at 1.900 meters above sea level, and here we stop for about 1.30 h to walk among the “Silvestri Craters”, immersed in a typically lunar landscape.
After having been filled with positive and volcanic energy by Mt. Etna, the second part of the Etna day trip will continue in the following destination, so we will reach Taormina, the so-called “Pearl of the Mediterranean”. Here you can decide to have a stroll in Corso Umberto with our tour guide or by yourself. In any case, you will find the Greek theatre, the oldest churches and monuments, high fashion shops, restaurants, pizzerias, and pastry shops to taste our local specialities. This Sicily day trip will end in Catania to the starting point.
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We believe the boundaries are made to be broken and we have the desire to lead all our guest 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?
Our Etna and Taormina tour from Catania starts from the cruise Port or from Catania Airport “Fontanarossa”. On request, departure from your accommodation located in Catania area
The firs stop of the day trip is Mt. Etna: from Catania we arrive at 1,900 meters above sea level where you will enjoy the typical lunar landscape and you can have a walk along the inactive Silvestri craters. After having spent 1.30h exploring the craters and taking pictures, the tour will continue to Taormina.
The Etna and Taormina tour from Catania continue with a visit of Taormina. Here you can choose whether to have a guided walking tour in the main street Corso Umberto, visiting Catania and Messina Gates, April IX Square, the Cathedral of Taormina, Corvaja Palace, or to have free time to explore the chic town of Taormina by yourself.
This trip to Etna from Catania will end to 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 Catania and Mt Etna is 60 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.
No, during this tour you will not be able to use the cablecar and to reach the top of the volcano, due to the limited time available.
No, once in Taormina the visit of the Greek-roman theatre will not be included.