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Taormina: Sunset Walking Tour & Aperitif on Rooftop Terrace

1. Taormina: Sunset Walking Tour & Aperitif on Rooftop Terrace

Meet your professional local guide at a centrally located point in the historic center of Taormina - Porta Messina, and start your small group 2.5-hour sunset promenade, or like Italians say 'paseggiata.' You will walk the main street of Taormina – Corso Umberto - vibrant and lively, but still relaxed and romantic when the sun goes down. Walk from the ancient historic gates of Porta Messina to Porta Catania and see such important monuments like Palazzo Corvaja, the 2nd century Roman theatre Odeon, ancient Roman naumachia, old churches of San Pancrazio, Santa Caterina, San Giuseppe and other. Stop to admire a spectacular view of Mount Etna and the Ionian coastline opening from the terrace of Piazza IX Aprile, then continue to Piazza Duomo to see the main cathedral of Taormina and the symbol of the town – ancient fountain holding a centaur with a female head. From your friendly licensed local guide, who is truly in love with his home town, you will hear about the history and interesting facts of Taormina, learn about the influence of the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans and Spaniards presented at each step, each stone and in the everyday life of the town – its architecture, culture, cuisine, language and even the Sicilian mindset.  You will feel the unique atmosphere of Taormina at sunset, when its charming streets are lit with romantic lights, the air is full of beautiful scents of citrus and fresh seafood and local musicians perform live on the streets and squares. You will end your sunset tour on the terrace of one of the best restaurants in Taormina with a glass of Aperol spritz or wine accompanied with light appetizers, admiring the incredible view of Mount Etna and illuminated Ionian coastline.

3-Hour Taormina Segway PT Authorized Tour

2. 3-Hour Taormina Segway PT Authorized Tour

One of the world's oldest tourist destinations, Taormina delights visitors with its Greek-Roman ruins and charming medieval streets. Today, you'll get to discover it on swift and comfortable city glide by Segway! Your tour begins on the terrace above the parking lot “Porta Catania” where you will meet your guide and learn how to operate the Segway. You will enter the city through the arch of Porta Catania. The first stop is the Piazza Duomo, where the fountain with the "Centauressa" - symbol of Taormina - and the City Hall are located. Next, continue towards the ancient monastery of San Domenico, now one of the most luxurious hotels in Sicily. After passing Porta di Mezzo, you will arrive in Piazza IX Aprile, known as the Belvedere, the continue to the park. Leaving the park, you will head towards the town's most famous monument, the Greek-Roman theatre. After your visit, you will follow Via Teatro Greco and Corso Umberto towards Porta Messina. Finally, you will pass in front of the Capuchin church and return to the parking lot "Porta Catania."

From Messina: Private Guided Day Tour of Savoca and Taormina

3. From Messina: Private Guided Day Tour of Savoca and Taormina

On this private tour, you'll get to explore two picturesque towns on the eastern coast of Sicily. Starting from your hotel or cruise port in Messina, you'll be taken to Savoca, a charming medieval village famous for its appearance in The Godfather movies. You'll get to see the famous Bar Vitelli where Michael Corleone met his future wife, as well as the Chiesa di San Nicolò, where they got married in the movie. Next, you'll head to Taormina, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sicily. Known for its beautiful beaches, stunning views of the sea and Mount Etna, and ancient Greek ruins, Taormina is a must-see on any trip to Sicily. You'll explore the town's main attractions, including the Teatro Greco, a well-preserved ancient Greek amphitheater, and the Corso Umberto, Taormina's main street lined with cafes, shops, and restaurants. Throughout the tour, your expert guide will share fascinating stories and historical information about the places you visit, making this an unforgettable experience. Whether you're a fan of The Godfather movies or just looking to explore the beauty of Sicily, this private tour is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Private Tour of Messina and Taormina from Taormina

4. Private Tour of Messina and Taormina from Taormina

Embark on a private tour to discover the enchanting beauty of Messina and Taormina. Your tour guide will take you on a journey through time, unraveling the rich history and culture of these two charming towns. In Messina, marvel at the stunning architecture of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the iconic Astronomical Clock Tower, which has been ticking since the 1930s. Take a stroll along the picturesque streets lined with local shops and cafes, and visit the charming piazza where locals gather for a chat or an espresso. Next, head to the idyllic town of Taormina, located on a hilltop overlooking the Ionian Sea. Admire the breathtaking views of the coast from the ancient Greek Theatre, which dates back to the 3rd century BC and is still used today for concerts and events. Take a stroll along the elegant Corso Umberto, where high-end boutiques and local craft shops are waiting to be discovered. End your day with a visit to the picturesque town of Castelmola, nestled on a hilltop above Taormina. Marvel at the stunning views of Mount Etna and the sea, while sipping a delicious almond wine or a refreshing lemon granita. This private tour is the perfect way to explore the beauty and history of Sicily, and create unforgettable memories.

From Messina: Private Tour of Etna & Taormina with Pickup

5. From Messina: Private Tour of Etna & Taormina with Pickup

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the natural and cultural wonders of Sicily on a private tour of Etna and Taormina. Your adventure begins with a visit to Europe's highest and most active volcano, Mount Etna. As you ascend its slopes, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape and the shimmering blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The tour includes a stop at one of the local wineries located at the foothills of the volcano, where you will have the opportunity to taste some of Sicily's finest wines. Next, you will visit the charming town of Taormina, perched on a hilltop overlooking the sea. You will explore the town's ancient ruins, including the impressive Greek Theater, with its stunning views of Mount Etna and the coastline. Your guide will lead you through the winding streets of the historic center, lined with colorful buildings, quaint shops, and delightful cafes. You will also have the chance to visit the beautiful Taormina Cathedral, with its stunning Baroque architecture and ornate decorations. Whether you are a history buff, nature lover, or simply seeking a memorable day trip, this private tour of Etna and Taormina promises to be an unforgettable experience. With the flexibility to customize your itinerary to suit your interests and preferences, you will have the freedom to explore the best of Sicily at your own pace.

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What people are saying about Corso Umberto

Marco was a fantastic guide, really knowledgeable and passionate about the history and culture of Taormina. He also knows where to get the absolute best cannoli!

Fabio was friendly and very knowledgeable. Enjoyable couple of hours with some hints and tips for our stay in Taormina