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See the serene beauty of Taormina in a whole new way with a night walking tour. Learn about the culture and archaeology of this historic beach town in eastern Sicily from your guide as you explore the Greek Theatre, Piazza Duomo, Palazzo Corvaja, Jewish Quarter, and an ancient Roman theater. Take in the views of Taormina at night from a walk along Corso Umberto, seeing the Old Town lit up next to the Mediterranean.

Highlights

  • 1.5-hour walking tour of Taormina at night
  • Visit Palazzo Corvaja and the ancient Roman theater
  • Soak up the typical Sicilian atmosphere in Old Town
  • Enjoy scenic coastal views from Corso Umberto
  • Explore the Jewish Quarter, the Greek Theatre and learn about the symbol of Taormina in Piazza Duomo
  • Learn about Taormina’s history, legends, archaeology and nature from your guide

What You Can Expect

Taormina Walking Tour with Greek Theatre Visit

Enjoy the beautiful nighttime skyline dominated by Mount Etna

Your guide awaits with a surprise at one end of Corso Umberto, an historic gate called Porta Messina, where you’ll begin your evening Taormina tour. From there, you’ll visit Palazzo Corvaja and then the Odeon, a 2nd-century Roman theater that was only unearthed in the late 19th century. This is just an appetizer of the main highlight, the visit of the Greek Theatre. 

From that look back in time, you’ll continue in the present-day life of Taormina’s Old Town, which is at its most vibrant after the sun goes down. Immerse yourself in Old Town’s serene nighttime energy, where you can hear live musicians amid the cafe chatter and smell traditional dishes being prepared in cafes and restaurants. See the beautiful San Domenico cloister, now a luxury 5-star hotel. Stop for a breathtaking view of the infamous volcano, Mt Etna, looming over the sea.

Hear about the history of Taormina from your guide, including the array of conquering armies that inevitably shaped the culture, cuisine, and architecture of Sicily. Learn about the influence of the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Byzantines and Normans on this little town.

Explore the old Jewish quarter of Taormina, and see such attractions as the Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano, Porta Catania-Chiesa del Carmine and the Duomo Stairs before your tour concludes in Piazza Duomo. Here, your guide leaves you with a parting story about the city’s symbol, and leaves you continue your evening in Taormina at your leisure.

Customer Reviews

cory B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour was very informative. Our guide shared unique insights into Taormina and great suggestions for restaurants. Highly recommend!

DANIEL M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was my favourite experience in Taormina. Our guide, Alberto at least i think it was Alberto was fun, engaging and very knowledgeable. I love understanding the context and culture of everyplace i go, and this tours gives you a little taste of exactly that. It's historical context, its evolving construction, and changing hands we walked the main thoroughfares, and off down the small quirky passages, as our guide illuminated us along the way.

Another positive is the small group size we were just 3 and could ask our guide anything we liked about Sicily and Taormina.

Highly recommend if you enjoy a tour which allows you to enjoy your day, yet learn something new about the place you're staying in before dinner.

Mary Lou G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The guide was very good and her knowledge of the town was excellent. The pace allowed time in each area to soak up the history and ambiance. A perfect way to get oriented to this lovely area.

Maureen E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Martine was our tour guide. She was excellent and extremely knowledgeable and patient. Would do another tour with her again.

blueheaven97

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Really glad that we did this tour. We were staying in Taormina for a week and did lots of exploring, but doing this tour allowed us to see parts of the town we would never have discovered by ourselves, and find out lots more fascinating details about the town's history. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, and clearly knew her stuff. The walk itself is pretty leisurely, and you'll see lots of great-looking restaurants as you go round which should give you lots of ideas for places to eat when the walk is over!

Mr R P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was very interesting. I would recommend this tour.

Carl C USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A very interesting tour. We had been to Taormina a couple of times and never new the back story. Our guide was a local, lifelong resident and was able to enlighten us as to the history of this amazing city.

Sarah G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This was great! The tour was not too big and we were treated to the history and culture if Taormina ans Sicillians hy a local guide. She knew so much and took us to many spots we visited again in the day time.

Cassie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Fantastic evening tour of Taormina. I have totally fallen in love with this small hillside town. I had read reviews that it is magical and mythical and this could not be more true. Our lovely tour guide was knowledgeable, charismatic and friendly. She guided us around all the hidden gems to the town and showed us what we may not have seen if we just went with the usual tourist points of interests.

I highly recommend taking this early evening tour around this beautiful town.

William P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Our guide, Margherita, was a delight. She made the tour come alive with her own recollections of Taormina and the area. We would do the tour again with her!

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