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Private day trip to Taormina and Castelmola from Messina
Enjoy three hours to explore Taormina at your own pace
Marvel at the ancient Greek Theater overlooking Taormina
Walk along the gorgeous beaches
Travel on to nearby Castelmola
Browse the town's pottery shops
We had a private tour and the guides and where they took us was out of this world. I considered it quite reasonable considering we had the van and guide for most of the day to ourselves
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Will do it again and with the same local guide, Sicily4you....Chiara. I cannot put into words the beautiful scenery and majesty of the coast. Castelmola was postcard perfect and shopping in Taormina was the best. This tour stayed with me throughout our 12 days abroad. Lovely and I highly recommend it.
Absolutely beautiful. Our driver picked us up at the dock in a private van. We drove to Taormina first but it was very early and nothing had opened yet so we continued driving up the hill to Castemola. Absolutely gorgeous views. It is a small village, easy to get through fairly quickly and the views of Mt. Etna and Taormina from above were amazing. We then traveled back down to Taormina and all the shops and restaurants were just beginning to open. The day we were there, there were 5 cruise ships in port so to say it was a little crowed is an understatement. We plowed through though and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. There are several miles of shops on a long continuous cobbled street that was purely stunning. Beautiful area and extremely clean. We had lunch at a outside cafe which was very good. Our driver proceeded to Messina and showed us around with a stop at a local bakery which he claimed was the best in Sicily. It was!! The cannoli's were amazing. The best we had all over Italy! A perfect day. Our driver Michael, was did a perfect job in showing us the important places and kept us laughing all day. Great tour!
First impression with the tour was not pleasant. We book for a Spanish Tour ended up with an English tour in a very uncomfortable station wagon. Even Cecilia, the tour guide speaks spanish, explanations were taken too long and boring the other couple that join the tour. They should be more honest -- by selling bilingual tour ...
Once we started rolling and appreciating the beauty of the area, we start enjoying the tour. Catelmola is small town where the clock seems to had stopped. It's an amazing town that reflects culture of the area. You can appreciate Mt. Etna. Taormina is also an amazing place. A must see.
We had lunch at the Cyclope. Excellent fresh food.
Tour guide did not walk with us through Castelmola and Taomina. She did so on the way out of Taormina and Messina. In Messina we visited two churches - the original one just outside and the one built to replace it. Ended up having a nice snack - at local bakery.
Wear confortable shoes and fresh clothes and be careful with the language.
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