Explore the volcanic islands of Panarea and Stromboli in the UNESCO-listed Aeolian Archipelago, on a day trip from Taormina. After traveling by motorboat to each island, enjoy free time to swim in their crystalline waters or amble around their villages. Cruise around Stromboli to see the island’s volcano at its bombastic best. A crater called Sciara del Fuoco is easily visible from the water, so look out for its frequent jet-like eruptions lighting up the night sky!
• 13 hours
Discover Lipari and Vulcano, two must-visit islands in the stunning UNESCO-listed Aeolian Archipelago. The chain of tiny islands boasts dramatic volcanic landscapes and Bahamas-esque beaches, surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Spend time at leisure on each island, perhaps exploring Lipari Old Town, relaxing in Vulcano’s legendary mud baths or basking on the beaches under the sizzling sun.
• 11 hours
Relive your favorite scenes from ‘The Godfather’ on this filming location coach tour from Taormina or Messina province. Although the location of the plot for the movies was Corleone, many scenes throughout the epic trilogy were filmed in the Sicilian villages of Savoca and Forzà d'Agrò, both of which you’ll visit. See Bar Vitelli and other places where some of the most memorable scenes were shot, and enjoy commentary about the movies from a friendly guide. It's a must for Godfather fans!
• 4 hours
An opportunity to discover and visit Taormina (52 km away from Messina) with its Greek Theatre, 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.
• 6 hours
Get to know Messina on a self-balancing electric Segway! With little effort and lots of fun, glide around the wide boulevards with a guide, learning all about the city on a 3-hour tour. While Messina’s modern streets don’t hint at any history, don’t be fooled, for Messina has a rich past that begs to be discovered. Hear tales of the city in its heyday before the famous 1908 earthquake struck, and see the lavish Messina Duomo, as well as vibrant squares lined with Neo-Classical palaces.
• 3 hours
Your 2 hour walking tour starts from Cathedral Square, under the beautiful bell tower which was built in 1933. Other interesting monuments worth of admiration are the Catalan Church, testimony of Arab-Norman style, the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, which is the second one in Southern Italy and the Mount of Mercy in Barroque style. With so many places to visit don't overlook the Sanctuary of Montalto and the Shrine of Christ the King, the Church of Saint Francis, Palace Zanca and the Antiquarium, and the Palace of Culture, dedicated to the famous painter Antonello da Messina.
• 2 hours
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon tour from Taormina or Messina province to taste regional Sicilian wine and appreciate the gorgeous scenery around Mt Etna. First, visit an acclaimed winery on the slopes of the ancient volcano, and sample volcanic wine paired with typical Sicilian bites. Follow your wine tasting with a visit to the ancient village of Linguaglossa, set on a rocky spur overlooking beautiful Alcantara Valley.
• 6 hours
Visit the filming locations of the popular Italian TV series ‘Inspector Montalbano’ (or ‘Commissario Montelbano’ in Italian) on this full-day tour, departing from either Taormina or Messina province. See the real-life settings of the series’ fictional town Vigata, and visit the beautiful Baroque plazas, churches, beaches and buildings of Ragusa Ibla, Punta Secca and Scicli, where some of the most popular episodes were shot. Enjoy commentary about ‘Inspector Montalbano’ from a friendly guide throughout the day.
• 14 hours
Visit Europe’s tallest active volcano, Mt Etna, and the charming Sicilian resort town of Taormina on this day trip from Cefalu. Enjoy a scenic drive up the UNESCO World Heritage-listed volcano and take an optional cable car and jeep ride to the summit's smoking craters. Then spend the afternoon exploring Taormina, Sicily’s most popular summer destination known for its unspoiled natural beauty and incredible ancient Greek theater overlooking the Gulf of Naxos.
• 13 hours
Visit the ancient village of Savoca and seaside beauty of Taormina on a 6-hour tour from Messina. See many of the film locations used in Francis Ford Coppola's classic film, 'The Godfather.' Admire the Greek-Roman Theater and Isola Bella, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
• 6 hours