Begin your day trip with pickup from your hotel in Taormina or Messina. Accompanied by your expert guide, journey through the pastoral landscape of the Peloritani Mountains. As you go, your guide will discuss the history behind the area and give you a sense of the local lifestyle.
Arrive first at a dairy farm for a behind-the-scenes look at how Sicilian cheese is made. Try a fresh sample of fresh ricotta produced on site, paired with Italian bread.
Continue to the medieval village of Montalbano Elicona, where you can purchase lunch and explore the charming cobblestone streets at your leisure. If you’d like, check out the 13th-century castle constructed by Emperor Frederic II (own expense) before hopping back in your coach.
Head next to the Argimusco nature park to see impressive megalithic rocks. Examine the shapes and markings of the stones and hear the stories behind these prehistoric pieces from your guide.
Top off the trip with panoramic views of the Aeolian Islands and Mt Etna from a lookout of 4,593 feet (1,400 meters). Your trip will conclude afterward with transportation back to your original departure point.