East-Coast Tours may start from fascinating Taormina and also from Catania. Discover amazing places like Syracuse, Noto and Mount Etna. Also the Godfather Movie Locations, Ragusa, Modica and more. Visit the Archeological Wonders and the splendid Baroque Cities with a private Driver Guide. It boosts a huge variety of excellent wines, ancient cellars and certainly vineyards. Its typical dishes in addition to its traditional food makes this destination a special place.
Ancient & Baroque Splendors
Pick up in Catania and leave for Syracuse with your private Guide Driver. The 2700 year old city offers windows through the centuries. Visit Ortygia (the old city center) and the archaeological area. In the afternoon finally admire the splendid baroque town Noto. It represents for the colors of the stone and marble and architectural features. A southern twist on this impressive scenic style. Night in Ragusa.
The Roman Villa
Start for Piazza Armerina to visit the famous Roman Villa. It is probably the finest and most extensive display of mosaics of the Roman era anywhere in the world. And especially noteworthy for the richness and the excellent quality of the floor mosaics. North African art influenced style, both in composition and the choice of colorful polychrome materials. Lunch break will be at a local restaurant. In the afternoon drive along the Cyclops Coast with a stop in Aci Trezza. Night in Taormina.
Taormina & Winery
After breakfast a Walking Tour in Taormina, incl. a visit of the Greek-Roman Theater, will help to get familiar with this lovely town. Following enjoy some Etna wines and a lunch at a local Winery. It is embedded in a charming and unique context. The variety of excellent wines, cellars and vineyards, olive oil and typical traditional food makes this destination a special place. During the wine tasting sessions you’ll get more familiar with the local grapes from the area. Night in Taormina.
The Majestic Volcano
In the morning drive to Mount Etna up till 6500 feet. On the way admire the volcanic landscape where an eruption from 2001 left its mark at the Rifugio Sapienza area. Enjoy a walk at the nearby Silvestri Craters or simply soak up the atmosphere of the volcano. Possibility to reach 9500 feet by cable car (weather permitting): the summit craters represent the area where activities continually change the morphology of the volcano. In the afternoon visit the hilltop village Savoca, among the Godfather movie locations. Visit this quaint village where several landmarks are featured in the movie and even the locals starred as extras. End tour in Taormina (or Catania).
Many invaders conquered the beautiful island of Sicily, also poised between Europe and Africa. Nearly all of whom have left their mark in art and architecture. It is also a land of myth and enigma. Pagan below the Catholic surface. And troubled by the shadow of the Mafia. Discover the East-Coast on a private tour with a Guide Driver.