Discover the magnificent city of Taormina, located at the foot of Mount Tauro. Explore ancient Greek-Roman ruins and charming medieval streets by…
Experience the romance of Taormina at night on a 1.5-hour walking tour, strolling down the typical medieval streets of this “Pearl of the…
Experience natural beauty, 3000 years of history, a unique culture and an exclusive gastronomic scene on this 7-day tour of Sicily.
Discover the romance of Taormina on a 2-, 4-, or 5-hour walking tour, and stroll down typical medieval streets of this “Pearl of the Mediterranean.”…
Visit 2 of eastern Sicily's top attractions in a single day. Explore Mount Etna, Europe's highest volcano and Taormina, Pearl of the Mediterranean.
Visit Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, on a day trip. Explore Taormina, a popular village perched on a cliff overlooking the sea.
What people are saying about Ancient Theater of Taormina
We had one day to visit Mount Etna. My boyfriend had "stand on a live volcano" on his bucket list so I knew we had to do a day trip. After looking at not entirely convincing reviews, we decided to chance it. The guide, Umberto, didn't speak any English hardly at all, and in our group of 8 who took the tour, we didn't speak hardly any Italian. We used Google Translate to communicate, and sometimes things got lost in translation, but Umberto knew a lot about the area and tried to explain the agriculture, the local flavours, the customs; the only bit that we had trouble with was some of his jokes were lost of us. All in all, if you absolutely MUST see Etna and you don't have a lot of time, I would definitely taking this tour and taking a guide on the mountain itself to maximize seeing what you want to see. Our group opted NOT spending an extra 72 Euros for the guides and the cable car up the mountain so we explored one of the lower craters for an hour and Taormina for 2 hours.
I absolutely loved the trip to Etna and Taormina. Despite half of our group opting for an English-spoken guide, our driver only spoke Italian. This wasn't a problem- as a group, we managed to get by. My one criticism would be regarding the pick up time. I had to chase for confirmation of a pick up time from the host the night before and eventually was told this would be 7am. However, when I left my apartment at 7am on the day, the driver waiting outside seemed angry- saying that I'd been keeping him waiting for a whole twenty minutes prior to this. Aside from that, we had sufficient time in both areas. 2 hours in Etna, which was just enough to get the cable car to the top and return. Then we had another 2.5 hours in Taormina. I had researched a lot in trying to find the most cost effective trip to Etna from Palermo, and this was by far the best option!
Etna was natural and beautiful and a bit of a challenge scaling, but well worth the effort . Toarmina was beautiful and the Amphitheatre is a real treasure. However the was made really great due to our guide and driver, Michael. He was very friendly, informative and gave good advice and tips about both parts of the trip. He was very punctual and gave us plenty of time and notice st Rach stop. Nothing was too much trouble and his conversation was also a nice distraction . Can’t give more praise fora great experience, Thanks Michael. From the Liverpool family
Alessio knew just the right place and information to show us, which we would not have got if we traveled by ourselves. My parents and I had such a memorable experience walking along the beautiful view of Etna. I wish we had more time to spend an hour or so at the beach of Taormina, but the tour was worth every hour, every euro of the trip.
We had an interesting adventourous day with our Guide Alexcio during this tour. He was full of knowledge & experience. Very friendly & Helpful as well. Hearty Thanks to Alexcio for making our trip a memorable one. Mount Etna a must place to visit.