We are doing the cruise thing into Messina 8ma to 6pm. I have a quote for 320 euros for a driver to take us around the SE side of the island, Mt. Etna mostly, and then end up in Taormina. Doing a lot of reading on websites and travel books, it looks like we will not get to see much of the island in a day. So i am looking for advice. My gut feel is to go to Taormina and just enjoy the town. Have a great lunch. Drink lots of wine. And let the girls shop. Instead of spending a lot of money and spending the day in the car. Though i bet Etna is great, i am more of the gourmet traveler than the geologist.