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 Taormina and Mt Etna

8-Hour Excursion
  In our opinion:
  Two most famous sights: Taormina and Mt Etna in one day.
  In our customers' opinion:
  "If you decide to visit Taormina, you cannot miss the trip to the lava slopes of Mt. Vesuvius for magnifica" Anthony Mills, Seattle, USA

Why Go
Taormina, the ancient Taurominum, is a spot of infinite loveliness, the land of Dolce far niente - of sweet do nothing. The town lies in an elevated position of amazing, almost unique beauty, affording magnificent views combining sea and sky of a marvelous blue, miles of a curving coastline and picturesque mountain scenery, while the majestic pyramid of Mt. Etna on one side constitutes a scene of indescribable beauty. Upon arrival we will visit the most impressive monument of the city: the Greco-Roman Theatre. It has the finest site of any theatre in the world and one of the most striking monuments of antiquity. We continue our walking tour to the Villa Comunale: the public gardens which are planted with a huge variety of flowering plants and shrubs ranging from the most common to the exotic, your guide will be able to describe you all the botanical curiosity.

Mt. Etna is Sicily's tallest peak and one of Europe's most famous active volcanoes, in the 20C, the most violent eruptions took place in 1910 leading to 23 additional craters being formed, in 1928, a lava flow destroyed the village of Mascali and other eruptions followed in more recent time in 1981, 1983, 1985, 1991-92, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005. Upon arrival we will visit the area of 2.000 mts (6.000 ft) with the Crateri Silvestri. In a full day escursion we can ascent to the top by funicular and 4x4 wheels drive: on the slope of the central crater at around the 3.000 mts (10.000 ft) mark, in the vicinity of the former Torre del Filosofo where a refuge was destroyed by lava. There are four craters: the south-eastern crater, the immense central crater, the north-eastern crater and the Bocca Nuova (New Mouth) which has been the most active.

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Tour Cost & Admission Cost
Tour cost to be charged to your card.

Tour price depends on number of guests you are booking:
of 1-3
560 00
of 4-5
600 00
of 6-7
660 00

* excluding children under 6 who get free tour
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We regret to inform you that due to very high demand this year we will be able to accomodate bookings for services scheduld at least 30 days in advance.


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