You will meet your driver at the port exit gate. He has a displey with your name written on it...After leaving the pier with your local driver, the road will wind around the slopes of the mountain, before you reach the Silvestri craters at about 6.000 feet above the sea level. To the ancient Greeks Mount Etna was the realm of Vulcan, god of fire.
At approx. 3.350 m ( 10,922 ft ) it is Europe's highest and world's most active volcano. Previous eruptions have devastated Catania with the lava reaching the sea on several occasions.
Continue with the drive to Taormina but first you will make an exciting stop to visit a winery in the lava of the Etna volcano.
Here you will have a guided tour of the winery, a lunch with typical Sicilian products of this area and a guided wine tasting. The cost of this experience is not included in the price of the driver service and must be paid directly to the owner of the winery. Very important is to book this experience in the winery 10 days before and you can not do the cancellation but the cost must be paid to the driver for a penalty, I recommend not to cancel because this is a beautiful experience., Sicily's most picturesque town and best known resort located its all year round mild climate, its preservation of local culture, ancient history and its perfect modern organization.
Visit the ancient theatre, Taormina's most remarkable monument and one of the most celebrated ruins in Sicily.
For this tour it is recommended to book a second person of our staff, his profession is Local Professional Guide. The price of this extra service is not included in the price of the driver service.
To visit the volcano it is recommended to bring trekking shoes and a wind jacket.
We advise all our customers that the case of bad weather conditions is not possible to visit the volcano. We will make a personalized program change for your wishes, for example: visit of the city of Catania, visit of the coast of the Cyclops or visit farm with cellar with wine tasting or tour of the Godfather to Savoca. (From here, a picturesque road will take you inland to the scenic Savoca, a village nestled between two hills. In a private house at the entrance of the village is the Bar Vitelli, which features a collection of local artisans' tools and photographs taken when Francis Ford Coppola was in this area filming scenes for The Godfather II.
In a private house at the entrance to the village, the Bar Vitelli, which features a collection of local artisans' tools and photographs taken when Francis Ford Coppola was in this area).