TAORMINA & AETNA

Art & History

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Tour Information

Tour Code: TAOAETPR
Tour Type: Experiences
Tour Category: Art & History
Departure Type: Guaranteed Departure
City: Taormina, Italy
Grade/Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 8 Hours
Transport Mode: Walking + Car/Minivan
Scheduling: Private Tour
Languages: English
Hotel Pickup: No
Children Allowed: Yes
Min. Pax: 1
Max. Pax: 8
Start Time: 09:00 AM , 10:00 AM
Starting/Meeting Point : Via del Teatro Greco, 1
Availability:
Everyday From October 2016 To December 2017
Blackout Dates:
25,26 December 2016
1 January 2017
16,17 April 2017
1 May 2017
15 August 2017
25,26 December 2017

Highlights

  • Taormina
  • Aetna

Description

Taormina 'the Mediterranean Pearl', is sited on a natural terrace sheer above the sea.
One cannot but remain absolutely charmed by the immense beauty of this place, the same sensation experienced by Johann Wolfgang Goethe during a visit to the 3rd-Century A.D. Greek Theatre, the symbol of the city. Standing among cypresses and prickly pears, its cavea dug into the rock, Taormina’s Hellenistic Theatre was transformed into an arena by the Romans. It offers a spectacular view onto the turquoise sea that runs all the way to the Calabrian coast in the northeast, to Syracuse in the south, and to the smoking peak of Mt. Etna in the west. At the end of your visit, meet your driver and leave to Aetna.
Climbing to the top, we can roam its changing topographies: from a fruitful countryside of sweet citrus groves to thick forests to bare terrain where the perfume of the broom shrub reigns, and, finally, the lunar atmosphere lying closer to the crater. From higher altitudes, it is even possible to see Malta on a clear day.
If you are lucky enough to see an eruption at night, the sight of lavic rivers flowing slowly down the mountainside is truly wondrous. The Bove Valley is equally-alluring; a huge natural amphitheatre whose walls are carved into deep canyons, its heights can reach up to 3,281 ft. Then, the ice cave Grotta del Gelo is an imposing volcanic cavity where the only perpetual glacier has ever formed at this latitude.
 

What's Included

  • walking tour of Taormina
  • entrance fee to Greek Theater
  • driver guide to Aetna