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Gardens, Taormina and Castelmola

Gardens, Taormina and Castelmola


  • Pick-up at the hotel
  • Visit of the seaside village of Giardini Naxos
  • Stop at the "Isola Bella" Nature Reserve, possibility to swim in the crystal clear waters
  • Visit of Castelmola
  • Visit of Taormina
  • Back to the Hotel

Description of the excursion

The tour will begin with a visit to the seaside village of Giardini Naxos, the first Greek colony in Sicily founded in 734 BC. After walking along the promenade that runs along the wonderful bay of Naxos, you will make a short stop in the enchanting "Isola Bella", a Nature Reserve the "pearl of the Ionian" for its wild beauty, connected to the mainland by a thin strip of sand. From here, it is possible to admire the bay, protected by the high walls of the promontories of Capo S. Andrea, which houses the renowned Blue Grotto and Capo Taormina.

Then you will head towards Castelmola, here walking through the characteristic streets of the town, you will visit the ruins of the mighty Norman walls and Piazza Duomo with the Mother Church, rebuilt between 1934 and 1935 on the pre-existing cathedral, and dedicated to San Nicola di Bari, the all by walking along the characteristic streets of the town.

The last part of the excursion will be dedicated to visiting the picturesque Taormina.

Along the main street of the town, Corso Umberto, closed downstream by Porta Messina and upstream by Porta Catania, you will admire the most important monuments: Palazzo Corvaja; Ancient theater *; Piazza IX Aprile; Clock tower; The Fortezza Cathedral (Duomo); Badia Vecchia; Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano and much more. It will also be possible to go shopping in the exclusive shops that alternate with characteristic artisan shops.

Recommended equipment

Comfortable shoes / Water / Hat and sunglasses

From Catania (and Siracusa*): every Monday and Friday

Duration: about 5 hours

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It will be an unforgettable stay

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10% discount!