Taormina and Etna from Messina
Private customised tour to see beautiful Taormina and Etna from Messina port
Mt. Etna, standing at 3350 meters (10,990 feet), is Europe’s largest active volcano. You’ll ascend the slopes of this natural phenomenon to wonder at the beauty and power of mother earth. Afterward, you’ll visit the beautiful and storied medieval town of Taormina to admire a stunning vista of Etna from afar and delight in this typical Sicilian resort town.
On this private shore excursion, you’ll enjoy the services of a personal English-speaking driver who’ll meet you at the port in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle and conduct you to your destinations, remaining at your disposal for the duration of the excursion.
Etna, in a near continuous state of eruption for about half a million years, has the longest written record of activity for any volcano: its first recorded eruption dating back to 425 B.C. This fiery mountain’s activity has brought fertility to the surrounding slopes where grapes for wine, citrus and olives are cultivated in the rich and particular soil. You’ll visit the slopes of this UNESCO World Heritage site to admire its atmospheric landscape.
Next, a return to earth, sort of, with a visit to Taormina, a town perched on a mountainside. Stroll the winding ancient streets, take in the stunning views from the main square, visit landmarks or sample a Sicilian delicacy on your visit to this charming town.
- Silvestri crater at Mt. Etna
- Greek theatre in Taormina
- Wine tasting at San Michele del Murgo (optional)
- Private tour
- Private vehicle
- English speaking driver
- Pick up/drop off in Messina port
- Admissions to the monuments
- Times indicated and order of the visits are subject to possible changes due to traffic, strikes, meteorological conditions, etc
- As this is a private tour you can create your own itinerary
Messina cruise port