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“Tailor-made”
Review of Continente Sicilia

Continente Sicilia
Ranked #9 of 35 Tours in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Custom Made Nature Trips to Etna, Alcantara, Nebrodi, Madonie, Eolian Islands ... and more sicilian Gems!Guided Nature Expeditions ... and spectacular night excursions to view one of nature’s most extraordinary phenomena ... The Volcanic Eruption!Gastronomic Tours to get a taste of sicilian wine and delicacies.Local Artisan Crafts.
Capel, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Tailor-made”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

We usually sort things out for ourselves and rarely book private tours when we travel, but Mt Etna in a day looked like a challenge and we wanted to experience as much as possible. Davide's knowledge, enthusiasm and service, from pick up to drop off after a long day was what made our experience of Etna so hassle-free and thoroughly fascinating. His experience on Etna and his sense of what we could manage to do and would enjoy on a windy day on Etna meant the tailor- made day was a highlight of our three weeks in Italy.

Visited September 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Unforgettable day!”
Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

We were staying at Davide's B&B and he warned us the night before that he thought there might be some activity on Mt Etna and to be ready if there was. Sure enough the next morning at 6:30 he messaged to say it was erupting and he picked us up a few minutes later. What followed was the most incredible experience that the 4 of us will never forget. Davide knew which side of the mountain would give us the best view judging on the way the wind was blowing. He drove us to a point and then we walked for half an hour or so where we had an excellent view of the eruption. We watched for hours and then he drove us to the other side where we then went up to 2500m in the 4 wheel drive truck. This is the second time in 2 years we have seen an eruption while staying at Davide's. We also stopped at the honey farm where we tasted some amazing honey and other produce and to cap off a fantastic day we stopped at a winery where we were served the most beautiful snacks whilst tasting their wines. Davide is extremely knowledgeable on Mt Etna and he is an entertaining, warm and friendly guide. We also did a tour with Davide on another day to Noto, Ragusa and Modica which was also most enjoyable. We can highly recommend him.

Visited October 2013
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Tokyo, Japan
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“fun fun fun!”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Even though we wanted to enjoy trekking in Mt. Etna and winary tour, my husband and I had no idea what would happen to us until we met Davide. We had little information about Sicily because north parts of Italy, such as Firenze, Milano, or Rome are more popular in my country, Japan. He was very flexible and asked what we wanted. He was an experienced and professional guide, and his patience and confidence blew our worries away. He took us to the place where tour group cannot go easily or where the nice spots but not listed in the guidebook. We enjoyed not only the beautiful view from Mt. Etna but also lava tube, walking in the woods (especially first meeting with porcini in my life!), and the small villege, and more and more...
It was fun! Thank you Davide!

Visited October 2013
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Golden, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Perfect tour”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

We spent 10 hrs with Davide on an unbelievable tour. The price is well worth it. He picked us up at our B&B and along with one other couple we had a glorious day. Mt Etna of course was the highlight. Davide is so knowledgable and it was breathtaking to take in the sight of Etna. He's more then a tour guide. He is excellent at explaining the history of Etna along with surrounding sights of Taormina. He would be an excellent guide also if you have children. The lava tube was something so amazing as was the wonderful lunch. Everywhere he took us was both interesting and beautiful including Castiglione di Siclia, and the Alcantara gorge. Thank you Davide

Visited September 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Guide for Mount Etna”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

We spent a whole day with Davide. He picked us up at our hotel in Riposto (30 kms from Taormina). He is an excellent guide and speaks very good English. He has a lot of expertise on Mount Etna; it is safe to say it is his passion these days. He took us to several areas around Mt.Etna. I thought the price was very reasonable for the amount of time spent. I would definitely recommend Davide as a guide for Mt. Etna.

Visited August 2013
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