Day trip

Taormina, Savoca, and Castelmola Guided Transfer

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36 reviews

Activity provider: Sicily Day BY Day

Taormina, Savoca, and Castelmola Guided Transfer

Activity provider: Sicily Day BY Day

From US$ 114.06 per person

Visit the beauties of the famous Sicilian towns of Taormina, Savoca, and Castemola, starting with "The Godfather" scenery.

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Duration 8 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup included
Meet your guide in the center of Catania at the agreed meeting point close to your accommodation.
Private or small groups available


  • Enjoy a small group tour with pick-up from your accomodation
  • Visit the town of The Godfather movie
  • Visit the famous Bar Turrisi
  • Discover the treasures of Taormina
  • Try traditional Sicilian street food and wine
Full description
Be picked up from your local accomodation by a comfortable 8 seat vehicle which will then take you to the first stop, Savoca, a characteristic medieval town. There, visit one of the fascinating catacombs of the Cappuccini convent which hosts the mummified bodies of monks and nobles from Savoca. Next, visit bar Vitelli, famously known as the bar from the film "The Godfather", where you can taste delicious Sicilian granita and look at photos which were taken during the shooting of the film. Then, travel to the second town on the tour, the majestic Taormina. Visit the Greek Theatre, or 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 also visit the Cathedral and enjoy the stunning view of Capo Taormina bay. While in Taormina, enjoy a free snack with a delicious tasting of products from the Sicilian culinary tradition, tavola calda. Eat arancini, pizza, or calzoni, with Sicilian Doc wine. Afterwards, arrive at the final stop, Castelmola, a characteristic medieval suburb suspended between the sky and the sea. Enjoy a fantastic view of Etna on one side and the Ionian sea on the other, then, from Sant’Antonio square, begin your walk through the alleys. Around the small streets, it’s possible to see quaint shops that sell souvenirs, laces, and embroideries made by locals women.  Finally, visit Bar Turrisi for a coffee or some almond wine, a typical Sicilian dessert wine.
  • Small group tour
  • Multilingual driver for the day at your disposal
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Free Snack with typical Sicilian street food, water, and Etna wine
  • Bottle of water
  • Authorized tourist guide during Taormina stop

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4.7 /5

based on 36 reviews

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Excellent excursion with a guide who walks with us and gives us all the appropriate information and as in Taormina he did not have the possibility to come with us, he took the time to give us a map of the place with the things to visit . A great experience, well done

August 12, 2022

Punctual pick-up at the corner of our accommodation. Only another couple and us, the guide, Dario, charming, knowledgeable about the history, customs and charms of the tour, very entertaining, we stopped to try typical things in typical places, we had free time to do our private tour with all kinds of explanations and support material. We had a picnic with Sicilian food and wine!

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July 26, 2022

This was a great day-trip to take from Catania. Our driver, Luigi, went out of his way to create a great experience for our nice, small group. He also had a picknick already prepared with yummy Sicilian delights and local wine for lunch (a great view of Mt. Etna included).

July 18, 2022

Product ID: 173448