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Taormina, Savoca and Castelmola one day tour small group

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  • Explore some of Sicily’s best towns: Savoca, Castelmola, and Taormina
  • Includes pick-up and drop-off from hotels in Catania and Syracuse
  • Free time to explore on your own
  • Small group tour limited to eight spots
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Sicily’s small towns bring sea views, medieval and ancient history, and vibrant culture. This full-day tour visits the towns of Taormina, Savoca, and Castelmola in a small group setting. Your first stop is medieval Savoca and its Bar Vitelli, where scenes from The Godfather were filmed. Next, you’ll explore the terraced seaside town of Taormina, followed by the mountaintop town of Castelmola.
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For the tour to Taormina Savoca Castelmola we offer free service of pick-up at your accommodation, in Catania or Syracuse with comfortable 8 seats vehicle.
First stop: Our first town of the one day tour will be Savoca, a characteristic medieval town. We will visit one of the fascinating catacombs of the Cappuccini Convent which hosts the mummified bodies of monks and nobles from Savoca.
The bar Vitelli is the highlight of the tour: become famous in the scenes of the film The Godfather, here you can taste a delicious Sicilian granita and look at the photos taken during the shooting of the film.
Second stop: Our second town will be the majestic Taormina. You can here visit the Greek Theatre (ticket is not included in the price), one of the major Ancient sites in Sicily, which offers a unique panoramic view of the sea and Mount Etna.  Walking along Corso Umberto, you can visit the Cathedral and enjoy the stunning view of Capo Taormina bay.
Here in Taormina you will enjoy a free Sicilian snack: delicious tasting of products typical from Sicilian culinary tradition as the famous “tavola calda – hot table“. You will eat different arancini, pizza, calzoni, with Sicilian Doc wine.
Third stop: Next stop will be in Castelmola, a characteristic medieval suburb suspended between the sky and the sea. Castelmola is considered a big balcony on Taormina, also here you will enjoy a fantastic view of Etna on one side and the Ionian sea on the other. From the square Sant’Antonio begin our walk in the alleys. Around the small streets it’s possible to see small shops that sell souvenirs, laces and embroideries made by locals women. Finally the last stop in Castelmola  is the visit of the “Bar Turrisi”, a very typical bar for a good coffee or a tasting of almond wine, typical Sicilian dessert wine.
Taormina Savoca Castelmola one day tour ends at around 6 pm.
Please Note that: our driver guide is not a touristic guide, so he cannot enter inside the historical places. He will give you information during the trip on the vehicle, before you will go inside.  A paper guide will be provided to be used inside the archeological areas.  
For the visit of Taormina, the driver/guide will leave you 1-2 hours of free time to enjoy the city, with a paper guide and a map. 
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Reviewed 9 May 2019

I booked this tour quite spontaneously and even though it was a Saturday, we were only 3 persons, which gave the tour additional personal touch and a nice "private tour" feeling. I made the tour with my 5-year-old son. Our guide Antonio and his apprentice...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank quokka80
Reviewed 20 February 2019

Tony Currenti was our driver and he was amazing. Since he was born and raised at the foot of Mt. Etna, his wealth of knowlege was priceless. His knowledge of the Sicilian history, geology, industry, and economy is incredible. The tour itself took us to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank BillMcMillin
Reviewed 20 June 2018

I was picked up at my Hotel by Iorga my guide for the day the first stop was Savoca a medieval town at the top of a hill Here one can see where some of the film The Godfather was filmed Lunch of a picnic...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Mary1947_12
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We were only 2 couples. Savors and Castelmola were beautiful and we enjoy great views. We read a lot about Taormina but it was so overwhelming full of tourists and shops that we did not want to stop for too long. The Greek/Roman theatre is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank olga s
Reviewed 5 April 2018

I highly recommend taking a tour with this company. Andrea was both our driver and tour guide and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. She is a true Sicilian and you can hear her passion when she talks about all that has to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Jessica K
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28 February 2019|
Response from BillMcMillin | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately no. The tour picked us up at 9 AM and we didn't get back until 4 PM. Not an afternoon trip. Sorry.
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