Castelmola and Taormina with Theatre

Price: $154.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Tender Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Bottled water is included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and sensible, closed-toe flat-soled walking shoes. You may wish to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of the transportation. This tour is not recommended for any guest with mobility issues or serious medical conditions, nor for pregnant women in their third trimester. The majority of the walking tour will be done on cobblestone surfaces and there are also a few steps to climb. During the visit of the Theatre, guests will need to climb several steps and walk on cobblestone surfaces and uneven streets.

Castelmola and Taormina with Theatre

Prepare for a truly cultural experience when you discover some of the most famous locations of the Ionian coast, Castelmola, Taormina and the gorgeous Greek-Roman theatre.

Start your day from the port after being shown to your comfortable, air-conditioned transportation and be introduced to your local, knowledgeable and professional tour guide. Your group is kept to a medium size and not crowded onto a large tour bus in order to provide you a more intimate and immersive experience. Your unique experience first takes you on a drive through the quaint, narrow streets while admiring the staggering views as soon you reach your first destination, the village of Castelmola.

Once in Castelmola begin your walking tour as you traverse over the black and white mosaics of St. Antonio's square while you admire the views from its panoramic terrace and visit Caffe S. Giorgio for a free sample of almond wine. During your brief, guided walking tour, discover the Cathedral dedicated to St. Nicola where from its main entrance you can admire the ominous Mt. Etna. Walk through the narrow streets when you are given free time to continue to explore the local lifestyle and the small houses and handicraft shops which create this scenic, small village.

From here, continue your tour with a visit to Taormina and learn about the history of this famous destination while your guide provides a wealth of information on the most important monuments and much more. Because of this port city's strategic position, it has attracted many occupants including Romans, Phoenicians and Greeks. During the 6th century BC, Greeks were the first to settle here, creating a grand theatre in a glamorous position. The theatre was remodeled by the Romans, who controlled Sicily by the middle of the 3rd century BC. Tour the impressive Greek-Roman theatre, the second largest in Sicily after the one in Syracuse. This attraction includes a guided walk along the promenade where you can enjoy the atmosphere of this unique place. Take the opportunity to taste a few of the typical Sicilian sweets in one of the many pastry shops on Corso Umberto, the main street of the city.

Once your tour has come to an end, you will return to the port area. With Insta-worthy vistas at every turn during this tour, you will make your family and friends envious of the day you spent in Sicily. Sign up today!