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Cultural Tours

'The Godfather' Movie Tour from Taormina

Visit the real-life locations in those iconic scenes from ‘The Godfather’ during this coach tour of filming locations from Taormina or the province of Messina. There is a Sicilian town called Corleone, but the movies weren’t filmed there. Instead, the towns of Savoca and Forzà d'Agrò set the scene. See the famous Bar Vitelli, among other places you’ll recognize from the films, while your guide tells stories about the movies and Sicily.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Ports of Call Tours

Taormina and Castelmola from Messina Small Group Tour

Make the most of your time in Sicily on this immersive, small-group shore excursion. Over the course of just half a day, you’ll venture to Taormina (and will discover top landmarks like its Greek amphitheater), will visit the hilltop village of Castelmola (renowned for its impeccable scenery), and will finish with a walking tour of Messina’s historical city center. Port pickup and drop-off, and round-trip minivan transit, make logistics seamless and stress-free.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Daytrip from Messina port to Mount Etna & Taormina

Discover the natural beauty of the east coast of Sicily during a full-day tour from the Messina port. Meet your driver at the port and travel to see Sicily’s famous volcano, Mount Etna. Ride a cable car up to the summit of the volcano and visit the Silvestri Craters surrounded by lava flows. After lunch, continue to the town of Taormina and explore its Greek theater.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private tour from Messina: Etna Volcano and Winery Visit with Food and Wine Tasting

Explore Mt. Etna without the hassle of navigating on a private tour with round–trip transport from your Messina port or accommodations. Going with a guide ensures you see the best views of the Sicilian countryside, as well as visit secluded natural locations often missed by visitors. Enjoy a meal prepared with locally–sourced ingredients with wine pairings at a Messina vineyard to round out your authentic Italian experience.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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Ports of Call Tours

Taormina Independent Tour from Messina Cruise Terminal

Ideally suited to cruise passengers, this convenient group tour to Taormina lets you hit all the top sights in town while getting you back to the dock in time for your ship. Enjoy a hassle-free, independent excursion, with free time to explore on your own. Window-shop along the pedestrian-only Corso Umberto, or grab a bite of Italian cuisine in a local trattoria. Tours include private round-trip transfers.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private tour from Messina to Etna Volcano with an option of Food and Wine tasting

Travel from your port or hotel through the Sicilian countryside to Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano. Admire the orchards of olive, lemon, orange, and almond trees along the way. Taste local wines and honey, visit natural areas around the crater, and enjoy free time to shop for lava souvenirs. End the day at a winery with views of the Ionian Sea, indulging in local foods like charcuterie, mushrooms, olives, and fresh bread.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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Full-day Tours

Private Day Tour of Gole Alcantara with Food and Wine Tasting in Giardini Naxos

The Gole Alcantara is one of Sicily’s most popular attractions, and often has the crowds to match. On this private half-day tour, let a local guide help you sidestep the tourists and show you the park’s caverns and rock formations, gardens, and best swimming places. Later, explore the seaside town of Giardini Naxos on foot. Finish the tour with food and wine tasting at a local wine bar.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Segway Tours

Messina Segway Tour

Explore Messina’s top attractions on a 3-hour Segway tour. Led by a local guide, glide along the city's boulevards, passing the Messina Duomo, the Church of Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani and more. As you travel through each vibrant city square, learn how the area changed in the aftermath of the 1908 earthquake. After three hours of history, culture and sightseeing, your tour will conclude at its original departure point.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ports of Call Tours

Private 8 hour shore excursion to Taormina and Castelmola from Messina

Your private english speaking driver* will be waiting for you in the cruise port of Messina to kick off your private full day tour to Taormina and Castelmola.You will take the highway to Taormina and first visit the village of Castelmola (450 mt.). Amazing landscape and a great view of Mount Etna (3.330 mt. - 11.000 ft. - the highest volcano in Europe), and wonderful landscape of Giardini-Naxos bay. After visiting Castelmola we will then we drive down to Taormina.After Taormina, you will drive back to Messina. Once there you will see the church with bronze statues (King Christ church) andalso a viewpoint, one of the oldest fortress in Messina, from which to see the straight and the port of Messina, and take pictures of it. The tour will end at the cathedral of Messina with its very particular and spectacular astronomical clock (the biggest in the world).*Please take note that the driver is not a licensed tour guide and cannot leave the vehicle unattended.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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Walking Tours

Messina Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the port city of Messina with this 1.5-hour walking tour. See some of the most important sights, including the cathedral's astronomic clock, Palazzo Zanca (the municipal building), the Land Registry Office, the Old Customs House, and the Chamber of Commerce.
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  • 1 hour 18 minutes
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  • 1 hour 18 minutes
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Hiking & Camping

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Excursion Trekking Etna Nord

Day to discover Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, with its magnificent lunar landscapes, ancient craters and recent lava flows.
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  • 9 hours 15 minutes
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  • 9 hours 15 minutes
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Cooking Classes

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Wine and tradition

A journey into traditional cuisine. A gastronomic experience to touch the true Sicilian wealth and taste its smells and taste. Prepare the typical dish by exception the famous macaroni, let yourself be guided by the cooks of the restaurant and put your hands on it. Knead and work to make the famous maccheroni alla norma .. then sit at the table with your travel friends and savor typical Sicilian dishes paired with good Etna wine.Cu tip makes muddichiWho eats makes crumbsor who does something inevitably makes some mistakes
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Day Trips

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"Green Safari in the Nebrodi Park for 1 day"

A wonderful and unexpected experience, in the greenest and brightest north-eastern part of Sicily that the tourist does not expect. The full day tour / excursion is done with 4x4 off-road vehicles and the route includes a first part of asphalt and then on clay. Changing landscapes where the view stretches from the sea to the mountains, giving the participant a sense of relaxation and gratifying carefree
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Half-day Tours

Alcantara Gorges Tour from Messina

Explore the natural beauty of the Alcantara Gorge on this day trip from Messina. Marvel at the geologic formations of lava turned to stone. Splash around in the cold water of the river that runs through the gorge. Enjoy visiting a part of Sicily's very special heritage many tourists miss.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Savoca, the most beautiful village in Italy

A few kilometers from Taormina, perched on a rocky hill, surrounded by citrus groves, vineyards and olive groves, lies the town of Savoca, a small medieval village that in 2008 was included among the most beautiful villages in Italy. Here the time seems to have stopped, one almost has the feeling of having been catapulted in the past, about 50 years ago, when the cars still didn't circulate and life ran slowly and harmoniously. A walk along the semi-deserted streets of the historic center, surrounded by ancient buildings, opens the door to panoramas that cannot leave you indifferent. city of art, perhaps little known, which however owes its fame to the famous film "Il Padrino" by Francis Ford Coppola
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Attraction Tickets

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MESSINA FULL DAY: THE BEACH AND THE HISTORY

THIS TOUR IS THE BEST YOU CAN VISIT IN ONE DAY TOUR IN MESSINA AND IT IS SPECIFICALLY INDICATED AND SUITABLE FOR PASSEGNERS DISEMBARKING IN MESSINA BY CRUISE SHIP - DURATION APPROX. 6 HRS
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Quad excursion from Montalbano Elicona to the Argimusco Plateau

A path in the forest of rare beauty with unique observation points that range from the Tyrrhenian Sea to Etna, the highest highest volcanological complex in Europe.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Dining Experiences

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Savoca, the art of steel and sculpture

A few kilometers from Taormina, perched on a rocky hill, surrounded by citrus groves, vineyards and olive groves, lies the town of Savoca, a small medieval village that in 2008 was included among the most beautiful villages in Italy. Here the time seems to have stopped, one almost has the feeling of having been catapulted in the past, about 50 years ago, when the cars still didn't circulate and life ran slowly and harmoniously. A walk along the semi-deserted streets of the historic center, surrounded by ancient buildings, opens the door to panoramas that cannot leave you indifferent. city of art, perhaps little known, which however owes its fame to the famous film "Il Padrino" by Francis Ford CoppolaExtra servicesAn experience in the experience thanks to the group the "Paths of the Donkey" that will make you enjoy the medieval village with an even more naturalistic exception. Following the slow and sure pace of these docile animals.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Hiking & Camping

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"Night excursion to Argimusco illuminated by the Moon" Montalbano Elicona

This night hike is very fascinating because the fortresses, illuminated by the light of the moon, take on an even more magical and mysterious appearance.The Argimusco plateau is a unique place, able to give the visitor a sense of peace and tranquility that will leave him wanting to return several times to contemplate the beauty of the landscape.It is also low light pollution, so the sky is particularly starry.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Hiking & Camping

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Hiking Trekking on Vulcano Island

Did you know that volcanoes are named after this island? The archipelago is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage because of its incredible volcanic activity, easily observable thanks to a pleasant walk on the Gran Cratere della Fossa, which constantly emits sulfur gases.
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  • 10 hours 5 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours 5 minutes
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