Our guide was waiting at the pier to take us on our tour. We had arranged the tour with 3 other couples from our ship. During the drive to Taormina our guide, Antonia told us various things about the island and answered all of our questions. He took us to a small chapel high on the hill above Taormina with a beautiful view. When we got to Taormina, he dropped us off and gave us some insights on exploring the village. On a side note, the cannoli we had was the best I've ever tasted, We explored the ancient theater and the village for around 90 minutes. Then it was on to Gambino Winery on the side of Mt. Etna.
Gambino Winery provided one of the best wine tastings I've experienced. Plenty of nice wines and a very nice sampler lunch around a table for 8. It was a terrific way to spend the afternoon.
On the way back to the ship, we stopped in Messina so that we could visit the cathedral and see the downtown square.
All in all, a great day in Sicily. I would recommend Sicily Life Tours. They were easy to work with via email to set up the tour and did a great job while we were there.
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