Taormina and Castelmola Tour from Messina

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An opportunity to discover and visit Taormina (52 km away from Messina) with its Greek Theater, Corso Umberto and its exclusive shops and famous bars. You will admire the wonderful landscape and Isola Bella, a nature riserve-Unesco Heritage. The tour also includes a short visit to the picturesque village of Castelmola.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Corso Umberto, Taormina, Province of Messina, SicilyCorso Umberto is the main street of Taormina Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Castelmola, METhis will be one of our two destinations of our tour.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Piazza Duomo, Taormina, Province of Messina, SicilyPiazza Duomo is situated in the historical centre of Taormina and is the meeting point from where the visit of Corso Umberto I, the main street, starts. Pass By: Quattro Fontane di Taormina, Taormina, Province of Messina, SicilyThe fountain is built in Baroque style and takes its name "4 fountains" from the four small columns that are located at the four corners of the central body and which are surmounted by four seahorses from whose mouth came the water that ended in the trays below.Pass By: Palazzo Ciampoli di Taormina, Taormina, Province of Messina, SicilyPalazzo Ciampoli was a stately residence in Catalan style.Stop At: Cattedrale di Taormina, Taormina, Province of Messina, SicilyThe Cathedral Fortress, as the Cathedral of Taormina was defined, was built around 1400 on the ruins of a small church from the Middle Ages and dedicated to San Nicola di Bari.Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Torre dell'Orologio, Taormina, Province of Messina, SicilyTogether with the third wall, whose remains are still visible on the right side up to the castle, it delimited the part of the city defined as 'fifteenth-century village'.Pass By: Piazza IX Aprile, Taormina, Province of Messina, SicilyPiazza IX Aprile is Taormina's most elegant "living room".Characteristic are the outdoor bars and artists who paint portraits and landscapes.Pass By: Chiesa di San Giuseppe, Taormina, Province of Messina, SicilyThis church is situated close to the Torre dell'orologio, overlooking the IX April square. Stop At: Chiesa di Santa Caterina, Taormina, Province of Messina, SicilyThe church rises on the ruins of Odeon, built also on the ruins of a Greek theatre dedicated to AphroditeDuration: 10 minutes

What’s included

  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entry/Admission - Corso Umberto
  • Entry/Admission - Castelmola, ME

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Entrance ticket to the Greek Roman theatre


  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city