Car Pick up in Taormina or Messina,
We'll start our visit in Taormina, a 19th century
haunt of the English aristocracy, as a Sicilian
Monte Carlo, without the casino or royal family.
But anybody who has been to Monte Carlo,
or even Positano (on the Amalfitan coast south of Naples), will find Taormina faintly similar yet very different. It has long been Sicily's most famous resort town.
After a brief lunch tasting the authentic Sicilian recipes, we'll drive towars Mt Etna, Sicily's greatest natural attraction and also its highest mountain.
To the ancient Greeks, Mount Etna was the realm
of Vulcan, god of fire and the home of the one-eyed monster known as the Cyclops.
At approximately 3350 meters, it is Europe's highest active volcano. The height of its summit changes
with each eruption, and over the centuries a few lava flows have reached the coast.
Over 1.200 square meters of Etna's surface is covered with solidified lava. Etna offers skiing in the winter months and breathtaking hikes in the woods during the Summer.
There are also a number of smaller peaks on the slopes of Etna and some interesting caverns.
Since Etna is a strato volcano, with relatively cool lava temperatures and numerous openings (vents), nobody ever knows precisely where on its vast surface the next eruption will be.
Etna's long recorded history has proven invaluable
to the world's volcanologists. Various species
of oak and stone pine, as well as birch and beech, cover much of its sloped surface.
Broom plant and other shrubs dot the area,
especially at lower altitudes.
Etna's deciduous trees change color in the Autumn, creating a spectacular panoply of changing shades.
The tour is for aparty of
max 15 people
It includes private car transfers and fluent English
*Meals not included in the
Please, contact us for questions
and price estimates.