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Etna and Taormina Tour from Messina

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    Meet a driver/guide for departure at one of several start times that are available through the morning and early afternoon, then make the 1-hour, 40-minute drive to Mount Etna in a comfortable vehicle. Upon arrival at the mountain, which is the highest volcano in Europe, you’ll have sweeping views across the surrounding countryside and coast.

    Stretch your legs at the mountain refuge of Sapienza, at 6,233 feet (1,900 mt.) above sea level, then continue to the Silvestri Craters, a pair of inactive craters hollowed out by Etna’s 1892 eruption. Watch for serious hikers at the craters, as this is on the path for anyone wishing to summit the 10,991-foot (3,350-meter) volcano.

    From Mount Etna, continue to the beautiful mountain village of Taormina, which is on UNESCO’s tentative list of World Heritage Sites. Here, you’ll have time to walk the ancient Roman street through the heart of the town, stop by the Greco-Roman theater, and see churches and monuments (as well as visit a few amazing spots for Sicilian sweets and gelato).

    This 7-hour trip concludes with the return trip to Messina, and drop-off at the port or main square.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    Myself, my husband and 6 year old son thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Etna and Taormina while we were visiting Sicily for the day on our Cruise. Our guide was Cecilia who was so friendly, funny and made our son her assistant for the day...More

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    Reviewed 6 days ago

    Our tour guide, Cecilia, was a delight! She entertained us with lots of stories that gave us insight into the history and culture of Sicily. The drive to Mount Etna and Taormina allowed us to get a good sense of the landscape of Sicily. Would...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank JED2900
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Traveled in an air-conditioned bus from the Messina Cruise port with about 20 other people. We went straight to Mt. Etna up about 2,000m. Due to the recent eruptions, it was cool to see all the smoke coming from the volcano. We had enough time...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Pascal G
    Reviewed 8 July 2019

    We had a wonderful tour of Taormina and Mt. Etna with Tania. She did an outstanding job with a very challenging group and managed to balance a variety of competing interest. Her English and Spanish were both impeccable. Next time, I would just do a...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank azroper
    Reviewed 23 June 2019 via mobile

    We had a great time. Our tour guide, Cecilia, was exceptional. She gave us just enough information and did not bore us with with petty details. She answered all questions and had a good sense of humor. I highly recommend this tour.

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    discoverME, Owner at Discover Messina Sicily, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2019

    Thank you for your feedback as it is our motivation for a greater commitment to the work we are doing. Best regards

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