Private Tour including the intriguing Surroundings of Taormina

If someone had to spend just one day in Sicily and asked “What ought I to see?” The answer without hesitation is “Taormina”. The view is among the loveliest of Italy. The panorama is dominated by Mt Etna, often topped with snow and always smoking. The vegetation is lush with sub-tropical plants, the climate is delightful. The Alcantara Gorges are located amidst unspoiled parklands

Alcantara

The Alcantara Gorges reveal a special heritage. A lava flow from the past reached the river Alcantara creating unusual rock formations as it cooled down. The ravines of Gullies and the Alcantara waterfalls represent the most original morphology of the Mediterranean area. The most important center of the high valley is Castiglione di Sicilia, built at the height of Middle Ages (12th century)

Forza d’Agrò perched on its ridge facing Capo San Alessio with its picturesque fortress on top of a crag. The road to the village winds serpent-like to the medieval town, where there is yet another marvellous view. The streets are narrow, the houses often decorated with flowers or entwined with vines. The town has a new kind of fame, chiefly because the wedding feast in Coppola’s film The Godfather was shot here.

Itinerary

Starting from Taormina. Driving along the beautiful east coast, to an enchanting area which is covered with many woodland areas and lemon trees. We’ll reach the small town of FORZA d’AGRO’. Admire the volcanic landscape and the vineyards growing in the shadow of Mount Etna inside the DOC wine production area as we approach the ALCANTARA GORGES. During a stroll trough the charming alleys of TAORMINA. We’ll visit also the Greek Theatre which has inspired generations of travelers and artists.

What’s Included

  • Guided tour inside archeological area.
  • English speaking Guide Driver.
  • Private transportation according to itinerary.
  • Parking/Highway fees.
  • Pick up/ Drop off at the hotel.

What’s Extra

  • Admission fees in general.
  • Meals & Beverages.
Alcantara

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