Visit Sicily’s famously fiery volcano, the magnificent Mount Etna, on a day trip from Taormina. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mount Etna is Europe’s tallest active volcano, and views from it over Parco dell Etna (the national park) are breathtaking. Explore the foothills around the base station on a 3-hour independent hike, or upgrade to include transport to Mount Etna’s upper area (at around 3000 meters) and an escorted walking tour of the upper crater.
• 8 hours
Leave Taormina and ride around Mount Etna by 1950s-era train on the Circumetnea Railway! This exciting day trip also includes trips to the rock pools and canyons of Alcantara Gorges (entrance own expense) and the foothills of Sicily’s vivacious volcano. If you want to see Mount Etna’s smouldering upper carters, upgrade to include transport and a walking tour of the craters. Note that from November 1 to March 31, the tour does not include the train ride nor the optional upgrade to the upper areas.
• 10 hours
Watch the sun set from the summit of Mount Etna on an evening tour from Taormina! After exploring the area around the fiery volcano at approximately 9,843 feet (3,000 meters) on a walking tour, gaze out over the Sicilian hills as the sun goes down. Before returning to Taormina, stop at a traditional restaurant in the volcano’s foothills for dinner and drinks at your own expense.
• 8 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
With a professional sommelier as your guide, visit three wineries on the slopes of Mount Etna and experience the excellence of Etna Doc wines. Learn about the specific characteristics of the terroir and the effect that Mediterranean climate have on the cultivation of the vines. Travel by minivan through the rocky landscape of Etna and finish the tour at a family owned antique winery and enjoy a homemade lunch served in the villa’s garden.
• 7 hours
Explore the chic coastal town of Taormina by self-balancing electric Segway! The 3-hour tour takes in all the sights around its oldest neighborhood, Borgo Medievale, passing attractions like Piazza del Duomo with its eye-catching Baroque fountain, and Teatro Greco – a well-preserved Ancient Greek amphitheater. Cool down in the shade of Villa Comunale and find the best vantage points for views of Mount Etna.
• 3 hours
Combine free time in the foothills of Mount Etna with a visit to Alcantara Gorges and the medieval town of Randazzo! After leaving Taormina, explore the rock pools of beautiful Alcantara Gorges (own expense), and then visit Basilica di Santa Maria in Randazzo. In the afternoon, succumb to the allure of Mount Etna and explore the hiking trails around the volcano’s northern refuge at leisure. Upgrade to visit Mount Etna’s upper areas and take a walking tour of the craters.
• 8 hours
Walking through woods and extinct craters you will discover the fascinating and spectacular volcanic phenomena that have occurred here over time. Visit one of the most striking lava caves Mount Etna then watch the sunset in a panoramic and impressive viewing point.
• 6 hours
Enjoy breathtaking views in a private helicopter flight over Etna and the city of Taormina. Departing from Castiglione di Sicilia, at the feet of Etna Volcano, you will lead directly to the main craters. You will admire the highest active volcano in Europe from an incomparable point of view. If you wish, your tour may continue over the city of Taormina and its ancient Greek theater.
• 20 minutes
Enjoy a tour of Taormina where you'll visit famous sites like the Greek theater, the Cathedral, Mount Etna and the Giardini Naxos bay. The tour will then return to explore the sites in Messina. This 4-hour includes pickup and drop-off from the ports in Messina.
• 4 hours