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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.

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What people are saying about Corso Umberto

Great introduction to Taormina

I booked a walking tour with our family of 7 adults last min. Chiara was able to accommodate us. She was prompt, full of lots of information. Tools us to all the sights we wanted to see and explained how the town works. She set us up a beautiful terrace restaurant. With a view of Mt Etna. We felt like we were in a movie. We would highly recommend

Fabio was a fantastic guide who brought us closer to Taormina with a lot of charm and background knowledge. He also showed us hidden corners away from the tourist crowds. Really a very nice experience and without reservations recommendable.

Our guide Marco shared his great knowledge about Taormina with us, took us to places that we would never have found on our own. The explanations were detailed and informative. We highly recommend this tour.

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 a great guide and er enjoyed The Tour very much