Taormina, main square

Messina Shore Excursion: Castelmola and Taormina

Product ID: 16561

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Key Details
8 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Printed Voucher Accepted
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What You'll Do
  • Enjoy spectacular views from Castelmola's Great Balcony over Taormina and Mount Etna
  • Follow your guide through charming old streets
  • Sip authentic almond wine in a local bar
  • Enjoy free time or visit the Roman-Greek Theatre
Spend a full day visiting the lovely village of Castelmola, perched high above Sicily's pretty resort town of Taormina. Enjoy the view of Mount Etna and Giardini Naxos Bay, then see where Elizabeth Taylor and Tennessee Williams used to stay in Taormina.
What to Expect
Please note that every effort is made to provide the tour as described below, however the itinerary may change due to situation beyond our control.

Castelmola is a beautiful commune in the Province of Messina in the Italian region of Sicily. Located about 170 km east of Palermo and about 40 km southwest of Messina, it boasts spectacular views and lovely little villages framed by the mysterious and beautiful active volcano Mount Etna. Visiting this village along with Taormina is a lovely way to spend your shore excursion.

You'll be greeted at the Messina port and driven to Castelmola by friendly locals who will show you the way. As you wander along the ancient streets, snap some pictures of the town's old world charm and picturesque views. We will also pause for a refreshing sip of the local Almond Wine, which is definitely worth a taste (or two!).

At the end of the tour, you'll have time to visit the town on your own or take a trip to the Greek-Roman amphitheater (admission fee not included) before heading back to Messina port.
What's Included
  • Vehicle with air-conditioning
  • English-speaking driver
  • VAT
What's Not Included
  • Admission fees
  • Tips
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Food and drinks
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

The Port Authority in Messina has limited the access in the Port area and our staff will be pleased to meet and greet you outside the Docking Pier, holding a sign showing your name. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
Information on the Driver-Escort:
We customized this excursion using a Driver-Escort. A Driver-Escort is a chauffeur specialized to drive you around our amazing island. He is able to provide basic historical information, he can show you the main highlights, and is very knowledgeable with a broad range of information. Our Driver-Escort will take care to give adequate time at all stops and to accommodate special requests when possible, and will assure that your experience in Sicily will be both memorable and enjoyable.

The Driver Escort is not a Licensed Tourist Guide (Licensed Tourist Guides are the only professionals - with a Regional license - permitted to conduct visits and tours in all sites and museums within a city) and he cannot accompany you inside the monuments because this is not allowed by Italian Rules. In you would like a Licensed Local Guide you must pay a surcharge and we will arrange for a Licensed Guide to meet you directly on the spot.

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Tour of Sicily by Tradizione Turismo

Product ID: 16561