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Surrounded by glorious Mediterranean beaches, dramatic mountain peaks, and some of Italy’s most impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Taormina makes a strategic basecamp for taking in Sicily’s highlights. Here are our top picks for Taormina day tours. 

Mt. Etna—34 miles (55 km) southwest
Looming on the horizon southwest of Taormina, Mt. Etna is Europe’s largest active volcano and a bucket list favorite for hikers, with trails running up to the upper craters. Alternatively, ride the Circumetnea Railway around the mountain; marvel at natural wonders such as the Monti Silvestri Craters or the nearby Alcantara Gorges; visit historic Randazzo; or sample Sicilian wine with a tasting at the Mount Etna wineries.

Syracuse—75 miles (120 km) south
Connected to the mainland by bridge, the island city of Syracuse (Siracusa) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its impressive Greek and Roman ruins, plus the historic Ortygia neighborhood. For an unforgettable experience, soar overhead in a helicopter, enjoying magnificent aerial views of the Greek Theater of Syracuse and Mt. Etna, then touch down to explore the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento.

Aeolian Islands
Embark on an island-hopping adventure and cruise between the eight Aeolian Islands located off the northern coast of Sicily. Sail across the Tyrrhenian Sea and explore the volcanic islands by boat, perhaps stopping to swim in Cala Junco bay on Panarea island, admire the Sciara del Fuoco crater on Stromboli island, visit the Lipari Archaeological Museum, or soak in a mud bath on Vulcano island.
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Mount Etna Half-Day Tour - Small Groups From Taormina

Mount Etna Half-Day Tour - Small Groups From Taormina

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Trek around Mount Etna on this tour with a small group and an expert trekking guide. Set off from Taormina to spend the day learning about the volcano's history, exploring craters and lava caves. Stop at a local chalet for an included snack and wine. Hotel or port pickup and drop-off can be arranged on request.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$81.02
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Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina

Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina

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Mount Etna is Europe's largest active volcano, but you don’t have to climb the mighty peak to experience the natural wonder. On this full-day tour from Taormina, hike through the ancient woodlands and lava caves of Mt Etna; indulge in a Sicilian-style lunch and wine tasting; and explore the Alcantara Gorge. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.61
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Mount Etna Day Trip from Taormina

Mount Etna Day Trip from Taormina

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Explore Europe’s largest active volcano this day trip to Mt Etna from Taormina. Relax with transportation to the base station of Rifugio Sapienza and then take off through the foothills for some time to spend hiking at your leisure. Alternatively, upgrade your ticket for a trip up to the upper craters and a guided walking tour through the volcanic craters. Soak up scenic views from the UNESCO-listed spot before concluding with transportation back to Taormina.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.66
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Godfather vs Mafia Tour & Sicilian Light Lunch (Private or Small Group)

Godfather vs Mafia Tour & Sicilian Light Lunch (Private or Small Group)

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Compare the unforgettable storyline of "The Godfather" saga with real-life Mafia history during this in-depth guided tour of two Sicilian villages. See filming locations, like the church where Micheal Corleone married his young bride, Apollonia. You’ll also hear true stories from Sicilian Mafia clans and learn about their grip on southern Italy. The small-group tour is limited to eight and concludes with a tasty pasta buffet at a typical trattoria.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.04
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Etna Countryside Food and Wine Lovers Tour (Private or Small Group)

Etna Countryside Food and Wine Lovers Tour (Private or Small Group)

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Indulge your love of food and wine on this all-day tour of the Etna countryside. After a convenient hotel pickup, learn about the region’s history and culture from a local guide as you cruise through scenic Sicilian villages. Stop at a family-run winery, a picturesque farmhouse with delicious food, and a pastry bar. Enjoy wine tastings and samples of local cheeses, salumi, and pastas included in the tour price.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.95
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Aeolian Islands Day Trip from Taormina: Stromboli and Panarea

Aeolian Islands Day Trip from Taormina: Stromboli and Panarea

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Discover the Aeolian Archipelago on this day trip to the islands of Stromboli and Panarea from Taormina. Journey to each island by motorboat, exploring the local shops at your leisure or taking a cool dip in the sea. Afterward, cruise around Stromboli to see the island’s volcano. Keep your eyes peeled for the crater of Sciara del Fuoco, known to light up the sky with its jet-like eruptions. After a full day of touring the UNESCO-listed islands, return to Taormina.
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  • 13 to 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Villa Romana Del Casale in Piazza Armerina and Valley Of Temples in Agrigento

Villa Romana Del Casale in Piazza Armerina and Valley Of Temples in Agrigento

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Sicily is home to some of the most spectacular Greek and Roman archaeological sites in Italy, but visiting on your own means navigating the island’s confusing rural roads. With this tour, reach Villa Romana Del Casale in Piazza Armerina and the Valley of Temples in Agrigento with a private driver for a stress-free jaunt through ancient history, taking in these remarkable ruins at your own pace.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$236.76
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Private tour of Etna Volcano and Etna Winery Visit with Food and Wine Tasting

Private tour of Etna Volcano and Etna Winery Visit with Food and Wine Tasting

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Get a taste of Sicily with this private tour to Mt. Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano. Leave the driving to your private guide and take in the scenery as you drive through mountain villages, stopping at a local honey farm. Visit the famous Silvestri Craters and an Etna winery for lunch and a tasting of both red and white Sicilian wines. This tour can be customized, including the addition of a cable car ascent to 3000 meters up the volcano.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$214.46
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Etna Tour and Lunch in a Winery with Wine Tasting

Etna Tour and Lunch in a Winery with Wine Tasting

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Mt. Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe and home to fertile vineyards and farms. With this tour, avoid the stress of navigating the winding roads on the mountain on your own and instead visit the dramatic Silvestri Craters and a farm on the slopes of Mt. Etna with a driver. End your experience with a tasting and lunch at a local winery at the foot of the mountain.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$244.40
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Elite Etna Morning From Taormina

Elite Etna Morning From Taormina

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Get off the beaten path on this half-day adventure tour to Mt. Etna, Europe’s tallest volcano. Trek alongside ancient lava flows as you explore crater-filled lunar landscapes with your guide. Helmets and flashlights will be provided to venture deeper into the caves. Tours end with a tasty sampling of local wine, honey, and olive oil.
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  • 5 hours
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$80.51
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Private Taormina Walking Tour & Greek Theatre

Private Taormina Walking Tour & Greek Theatre

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Appreciate the serene beauty of Taormina on a brief walking tour. Learn about the culture and archaeology of this historical beach town in eastern Sicily from your guide as you explore the Greek Theatre, Piazza Duomo, Palazzo Corvaja, and an ancient Roman theater. Take in the views of Taormina during a stroll along Corso Umberto, seeing the Old Town lit up next to the Mediterranean.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.12
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Godfather Private Tour in Savoca and Forza d'Agro with Wine and Dinner Option

Godfather Private Tour in Savoca and Forza d'Agro with Wine and Dinner Option

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Sicily’s romantic atmosphere and unconventional history has seduced visitors for millennia, but they're easy to miss in the bustle of modern travel. This private walking tour immerses you in rustic hill towns and the history of the Sicilian Mafia—including visits to filming sites of The Godfather movie—and the anti-Mafia fight. Upgrade to end your tour with food and wine tastings or a traditional fish dinner at a local restaurant.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.95
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Full-Day Etna Jeep Tour from Taormina Including Lunch

Full-Day Etna Jeep Tour from Taormina Including Lunch

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Scale the slopes of Italy’s famously active Mt Etna on this full-day 4x4 tour from Taormina. Travel up rugged mountain tracks in an off-road vehicle and trek by foot to a stellar lookout point with views of lava flow basins and cave tubes created by the 2002 eruption. After descending from the volcano, head to a local place for a typical Sicilian lunch of cheeses, cured meats, pasta and dessert served with wine.
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  • 8 hours
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$206.10
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Etna at Sunset Half-Day Tour from Taormina

Etna at Sunset Half-Day Tour from Taormina

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The volcanic landscapes around Mt. Etna are widely considered among the most fascinating in Italy, but they’re not always easy to explore without a guide. This adventurous half-day bus and hiking tour from Taormina includes food-tastings in Zafferana Etnea and a visit to the Parco dell’Etna. Delve into a lava cave with a guide, follow winding trails to the Rifugio Sapienza at 6,200 feet (1,900 meters) above sea level, and watch the sunset over the Silvestri craters.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.89
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Mt. Etna and Alcantara river full day tour from Taormina

Mt. Etna and Alcantara river full day tour from Taormina

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The volcanic landscapes around Mt. Etna draw travelers from far and wide, but reaching the highest peaks can be a challenge. This adventurous full-day tour from Taormina includes food-tastings in Zafferana Etnea and a visit to the Parco dell’Etna. Delve into a lava cave with a guide, marvel at Italy’s volcanic landscape from the Rifugio Sapienza, and delve deep into the Alcantara Gorges—home to lava formations shaped over millions of years.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.71
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Cooking class in Taormina With Chef Massimo

Cooking class in Taormina With Chef Massimo

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The best way to connect with any local culture is through food, and nowhere is this more true than Sicily. With this cooking class, shop for ingredients at the market in Taormina like a local before learning how to prepare a variety of traditional Sicilian dishes with Chef Massimo in his restaurant kitchen. Enjoy the fruits of our labors over lunch afterwards, served with two local wines.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Mount Etna nature and flavors half day Tour from Taormina

Mount Etna nature and flavors half day Tour from Taormina

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Spend a day discovering Europe’s highest active volcano and lava caves on this Mt. Etna tour. As you travel from Taormina or Giardini Naxos, learn all about the infamous Sicilian volcano from a guide. Then, leave the vehicle to trek along the trails of Parco dell’Etna, and visit an intriguing lava cave back at ground level. On your return to Catania, you have time for one last stop at an organic farm where samples of wine and honey await.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.73
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Half Day Sailing Tour Taormina Bay

Half Day Sailing Tour Taormina Bay

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With our sailing tour from Giardini Naxos to Taormina you will discover the beauties of Taormina's coast (Bay of Spisone, May of Mazzarò, Blue Grotto and Isola Bella). Enjoy yourself with our aperitif on board, have a swim in one of the most beautiful Sicilian coasts with our snorkeling equipment or simply relax yourself taking the sun on board. During the tour you will learn about the basics of sailing thanks to the explanations of our skippers and you will find out more about Sicilian legends and our old traditions.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.32
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Etna Summit Area (2900 mt) Lunch and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina

Etna Summit Area (2900 mt) Lunch and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina

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This entire day tour will allow you to get to the base of the summit craters of the Etna: thanks to the ascent by cableway and off-road vehicles you will arrive at 2900 meters of altitude, where you will have a unique walk around the base of the active summit craters, accompanied by our naturalistic expert and a volcanological guide. Afterward, you will explore the incredible volcanic underground by visiting one of the striking volcanic cave of the Etna, and then, after a lunch based on local typical products, you will visit the amusing Alcantara Gorges.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$204.93
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Mount Etna Tour at Sunset - Small Groups from Taormina

Mount Etna Tour at Sunset - Small Groups from Taormina

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Explore the unique landscape of an enormous volcano at with this 6-hour small-group sunset walking tour of Mt Etna from Taormina. Hike through the forest to see extinct craters and other evidence of past eruptions. Visit one of the most dramatic of the mountain's lava caves. Enjoy a light meal with wine made on Mt Etna and watch the sun go down.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.17
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Mt Etna Wineries Tour from Taormina

Mt Etna Wineries Tour from Taormina

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Discover the unique wines of Sicily’s Mt Etna DOC with a full-day tasting tour led by a sommelier guide. Visit three wineries on the slopes of the active volcano, where you can admire terraced vineyards and learn about historic and modern production methods. Use your taste buds to truly appreciate Etna’s distinctive terroir with samples of several varietals at each stop, and cap off the day with a gourmet lunch in the garden of a family-run estate.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$565.94
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Etna Wineries Tour - Small Groups from Taormina

Etna Wineries Tour - Small Groups from Taormina

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This full-day excursion will allow you to first visit the picturesque village of Castiglione di Sicilia and then taste some wines of strictly local production, among the excellences in the field of the Etnean viticulture and not, discovering also the interesting production phases, walking through vineyards and ancient wineries. You will visit the first winery where you'll have a wine tasting; in the second winery, we'll also offer you lunch with typical Sicilian products.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.63
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Etna Trekking half day tour from Taormina

Etna Trekking half day tour from Taormina

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See a different side of Sicily with this 7-hour tour of Mt. Etna departing from Taormina. This excursion is perfect for adventurous and active travelers. Hike on the highest active volcano of Europe, enjoy breathtaking views, and have a picnic surrounded by nature.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$249.97
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Tour Mount Etna

Tour Mount Etna

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Mount Etna is the second largest active volcano in the world. The volcano sits at the boundary of the African plate subducting underneath the Eurasian plate, combined with sitting underneath a hotspot or crustal break means the volcano has a frequent eruptive history
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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Mount Etna Half-Day Tour - Small Groups From Taormina
"We had a tour with Roberto, it was very enjoyable and a great way to spend a day. Roberto was very friendly and informative and made the whole group laugh. We learned a lot and really enjoyed the snacks and drinks we got too. Highley recommend this trip for anyone you will not be disappointed"..."
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Etna, Wine and Alcantara Tour - Small Groups from Taormina
"I can't recommend this tour enough! Our tour guide Roberto was excellent. Really knowledgeable and very funny. Mount Etna is absolutely stunning as is the Alcantara Gorge. Our meal and wine tasting were really superb too. All in all it was a great day and I would do it again next time we are back in Sicily."..."
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Mount Etna Day Trip from Taormina
"Very informative and well led tour with a caring staff. For those without an automobile, the tour is a very good value since both sites can be visited within a day tour. The only negative is that more time is required to see Villa Romana del Casale than was provided."..."
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Godfather vs Mafia Tour & Sicilian Light Lunch (Private or Small Group)
"Great. Informative, Our guide was very knowledgeable pleasant and friendly. I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the movie. The scenery was spectacular Thank you Salo"..."
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Etna Countryside Food and Wine Lovers Tour (Private or Small Group)
"An amazing experience, Salvo was the perfect host and guide. The vineyard was beautiful, and wine tasting was very informative, relaxed and fun. Lunch at the farmhouse, delicious. One of our best days in Sicily."..."
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Aeolian Islands Day Trip from Taormina: Stromboli and Panarea
"Beautiful boat journey, a once in a lifetime experience. Tour guide communicated clearly about the islands. The islands where very small and we were given plenty of time to go and explore. We witnessed the volcano erupting which was amazing and the sun set was fabulous. A great day out."..."
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Villa Romana Del Casale in Piazza Armerina and Valley Of Temples in Agrigento
"We had a wonderful tour of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Manuel was a wonderful driver and guide. He could not do enough for us. The temples were amazing and are a must see. A private tour is the best way to do this. Thoroughly recommended."..."
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Private tour of Etna Volcano and Etna Winery Visit with Food and Wine Tasting
"All 4 of us enjoyed our Private Tour up and around smoldering Etna. Though we just missed recent lava flow activity, our engaging and experienced Sicilian guide Roberto did an amazing job explaining the geology, geography, history and culture of the region. Interesting and fun. The tour ended at sunset with an incredible meal at the historic local Murgo Vineyard, where local Sicilian specialties were paired with various wine selections. At sunset, no less. A wonderful tour with an great guide followed by a delicious meal. As good as it gets. Highly recommend."..."
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Etna Tour and Lunch in a Winery with Wine Tasting
"A day that will be remembered. Giuseppe is a pro for sure - punctual, informative and friendly. Very convenient to be riding around in a modern comfortable car. Etna was beautiful and the wine tasting and lunch at gambini was superb!"..."
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Elite Etna Morning From Taormina
"Loved tis tour to Mt Etna. Marcello was a fantastic guide. He was passionate, interesting and extremely knowledgeable. His enthusiasm was contagious. Enjoyed this experience very much"..."
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Private Taormina Walking Tour & Greek Theatre
"Our tour guide, Margaret, was both knowledgeable and personable. And very forgiving. We misunderstood our meeting place and yet she waited patiently for us to find our way to her and then extended the length of our tour to make up for the time we had lost. She showed us the special highlights of this magical city by focusing not only on the most popular tourist attractions, but also on those parts of town where the locals tend to hang out. Highly recommend this tour with someone like Margaret who will go above and beyond expectations."..."
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Godfather Private Tour in Savoca and Forza d'Agro with Wine and Dinner Option
"Our guide, Bruno, was really funny and interesting. We had a good time and we especially love the town of Savoca. But the time between the "dégustation" and the lunch was to close, so we were not hungry at all the enjoy the nice plate of fish."..."
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Full-Day Etna Jeep Tour from Taormina Including Lunch
"Simone was a fantastic guide, sharing his extensive knowledge of the volcano and surrounding areas. We hiked to some of the larger craters, about 2000m up. The view spectacular! Bring good shoes for moderate hiking and layers to dress in, along with water. Glad we did this - beautiful and educational."..."
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Etna at Sunset Half-Day Tour from Taormina
"Great trip up Etna during sunset. It was well organised and our tour guide Simone was very knowledgeable"..."
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Mt. Etna and Alcantara river full day tour from Taormina
"Such a great tour!! Enzo picked us up at the hotel and we explored Mount Etna including him giving us a tour and time for us to explore on our own. Then he took us to a great honey and wine place for some tasting before going to alcantara gorge. Overall highly recommend this tour! He was so knowledgeable and great with English (and also spoke German to other tour members ) and made it a super great day."..."
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Cooking class in Taormina With Chef Massimo
"One of the highlights of our trip. Massimo is incredibly knowledgeable and funny, you’ll get a sincere and insightful view on the whole process of choosing, cooking and eating Sicilian food. Him and Munir make you feel at home and give you all kinds of recommendations even for when you leave the class. Totally recommended!"..."
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Mount Etna nature and flavors half day Tour from Taormina
"What a fantastic experience. Simon our guide was very informative...... clearly loves Enta and great to talk to. When we went it was very cold and windy so bring lots of layers and a wind proof jacket."..."
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Half Day Sailing Tour Taormina Bay
"This was a wonderful half day sailing adventure that exceeded expectations. The company location is easy to find and check in was seamless. The company was very good at communication with us through text messages prior to the trip. The boat captain Gregorio was fully engaging, informative and a competent sailor. The trip, as advertised, was limited to the Taormina Bay area and included time for swimming very near Isola Bella. Gregorio provided some light snacks (ham, cheese, melon, sun dried tomatoes and olives) and wine. All in all, it was a very nice carefree half day adventure in beautiful weather. I highly recommend it."..."
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Mount Etna Tour at Sunset - Small Groups from Taormina
"We were picked up right outside our hotel. Loved that shoes were provided, so we didn't have to carry hiking shoes for our entire Italy trip. The guide was informative, we learned a lot about Mt Etna and the surrounding towns. Our guides were personable and made the tour fun! The guides often checked in on the comfort and safety of the group. This tour included viewing 3 different areas of Mt. Etna, including a cave hard hats included. The included dinner was very good.|The tour as a whole was definitely worth the money and I would recommend to anyone who can handle some hiking!"..."
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Mt Etna Wineries Tour from Taormina
"My family and I had a wonderful experience. Each winery had its unique presentation and taste. The luncheon was delicious."..."
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Etna Wineries Tour - Small Groups from Taormina
"We went on the Etna Wine Tour towards the end of September. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and good company. It was a small tour with one other couple and we visited 2 vine yards on the slopes of Mount Etna. Both vine yards were beautiful and the hosts made each tour very interesting and not only allowed us to sample their wines but provided us with a range of lovely food as well. Couldn't have asked for a better tour."..."

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