Catania: Giardini, Taormina, and Castelmola Day Trip
- Duration: 5 hours
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Pick up was very straight forward. Ugo (the guide) was extremely informative on the way to Etna. He sorted the tickets and clothing (boots and coats - both very comfortable). Cable car had great views and 4w truck to top was a great fun. At the top the guide was extremely informative and knowledgeable. However Ugo took over the interpretation for us. It was fantastic at the top - such a clear day but very windy. Amazing experience to be so close to an active volcano. Lunch was delicious and very plentiful. Great chatting to Ugo and other travellers. The cave was interesting- again so much information from Ugo who, as a geologist, has so much knowledge to impart but explains it such a way we could understand. The river site was very scenic and great to paddle to cool off on such a hot day. It was very crowded though. All in all a fantastic trip, made all the better by Ugo who was a top guide.
We had a great time walking around the craters of Etna and inside a lava cave. Our guide, Maurizio, picked us up from our hotel and gave us a great tour, not only in Mt. Etna but also during the whole trip. He also provided useful advice for our free walk in Taormina which was very beautiful (although very crowded). We where then again dropped outside our hotel . It was all in all a very nice and comfortable experience.
Our trip to the Etna and Taormina was really great. Our young guide Dario made it even more interesting thanks to his enthousiastic storytelling and amazing knowledge of nature and ecology of the volcano. The picnic and wine at midday were delicious. Also Taormina was wonderful (but very hot!) Highly recommended trip!
Wonderful whole-day excursion in a small group to spectacular Summit Mount Etna (Surrealistic Environment) and amazing Alcantara Gorges (Beautiful as in a fairy tale), very nice and good guide, delicious lunch!
The trip was great, the perfect combination of walking and visiting a historic city. The guide, Giovanni, was the perfect guide. He was professional and funny. We recomand this trip (with the guide, of course).