Etna Vulcano e Zafferana Etnea
Departure from Taormina Port or Messina Port. During the trip you will enjoy many beautiful sceneries. Mount Etna, with a bit more than 10.000 feet above sea-level, is the highest and largest active volcano in Europe. You will accend it from southern approach climbing up to the rifugio Sapienza at 5.906 ft. From here, a nice walk, through a spectacular lunar landscape, will lead you to the Crateri Silvestri formed in 1892. Free time for shopping and tasting from the wide selection of natural honey (eucalyptus, pistachio, strawberry, orange, lemon, coffe and many more). Once you are here you cannot miss to taste the really strong Fuoco dell Etna. Facultative excursion is possible from 5.906 ft to 8.202 ft.
The excursion continues with the visiting of Taormina, which stands on a rocky plateau on the slopes of Monte Tauro, dominating the Ionian coast. A nice promenade through the town will allow you to see the magnificient Greek-Roman Theatre, the Palazzo Corvaja (seat of the first Sicilian parliament in 1411), and then continuing walking through Corso Umberto you will reach a nice panoramic square, where the churches of Sant Agostino, San Giuseppe and the Porta dell Orologio are. Passing through this ancient gate you will reach the severe battlemented 13th century Cathedral of Saint Nicholas and the baroque fountain which stands in front of it.
Free time for shopping and for lunch.
Return to Messina/Taormina port in the afternoon.
Extras,entrance fees, food and beverage are not included in the price.
Facultative excursion on Mount Etna from 1.800 m (5.906 ft) to 2.500 m (8.202 ft) is not included in the price.