Explore the Sicilian coast on this all-day sightseeing excursion. After catching a private bus, travel to Taormina and check out its ancient landmarks, bustling shops and bars, and views of Europe’s largest active volcano, Mt. Etna. Learn about the city’s history and culture from an optional guide and head to beautiful Isola Bella by boat, catching views of Baia di Naxos, Capo Taormina, and Grotta Azzurra.
The first step is the visit is Taormina, where you can enjoy a beautiful landscape, with a wonderful view of Mount Etna (more than 3,330 mt, the highest active volcano in Europe), and the magnificent bay of Giardini - Naxos.
Next, you will have then a walk along Corso Umberto (the ancient Roman street of Valeria) visiting (with a tourist guide or on your own since the entrance ticket is not included in the price of the tour) the Greek-Roman theatre, the oldest churches and monuments in the area, the most exclusive shops, famous restaurants, and ice cream shops to taste typical Sicilian specialties and sweets.
You will be enchanted by Taormina, the charming pearl of the Mediterranean which is always able to seduce even the most inattentive visitor.
Then you will continue your day-trip with a 2-hour boat tour at Isola Bella, where you can admire the magical blue sea and the coast: Baia di Naxos, Capo Taormina, Grotta Azzurra and Baia di Mazzarò. During the boat tour there is included also a fresh fruit tasting.
For those who leave from Messina at the end of the tour, there will be a short visit to the historic center of the city: the square of the cathedral with the biggest astronomical clock in the world, the church of the Catalans which is an extraordinary example of Arab -Norman art and the panoramic terrace between the Shrine of Christ the King and the Sanctuary of Montalto where you can admire the Strait of Messina.