Porta Messina

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Porta Messina: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Taormina: Guided Walking Tour

    1. Taormina: Guided Walking Tour

    Wander beautiful Taormina on a guided walking tour. Visit the town's sights, including Porta Catania, Public Gardens, and the ancient Greco-Roman amphitheater. Walk the smallest street in Europe on Viccolo Stretto. Stroll through picturesque Taormina high above the Ionian Sea with Mount Etna looming in the distance. Walk the charming Corso Umberto I. Visit the stunning ancient amphitheater for some unforgettable views. Enjoy a walk in the Public Gardens amid a dazzling array of flourishing plant life. Discover the town's history with a knowledgeable guide.

  • Taormina Walking Tour with Greek Theater Visit

    2. Taormina Walking Tour with Greek Theater Visit

    Experience the magic of the Sicilian resort of Taormina at night, and discover why it is called the “Pearl of the Mediterranean.” The 1.5-hour walking tour starts at the Porta Messina, the entrance gate to the main street. Let your guide lead you to Palazzo Corvaja, an enchanting 10th-century palace that sets the scene for the rest of the tour. Continue to the ruins of the Roman Theater, discovered in 1892. Take a walk through history as you wander the lively but laid-back streets of the old town, following in the footsteps of Wagner, Oscar Wilde, Cary Grant and Ingmar Bergmann, all one time visitors to Taormina. See romantic gardens and streets full of flowers. Catch the waft of grilled fish fresh from the sea coming from typical family-run restaurants. Listen to the sound of serenading Sicilian singers. Walk along the Corso Umberto - the main street of Taormina - to get panoramic vi...

    Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable about the history. Conducted an excellent tour

  • Taormina: Sunset Walking Tour & Aperitif on Rooftop Terrace

    3. Taormina: Sunset Walking Tour & Aperitif on Rooftop Terrace

    Meet your professional local guide at a centrally located point in the historic center of Taormina - Porta Messina, and start your small group 2.5-hour sunset promenade, or like Italians say 'paseggiata.' You will walk the main street of Taormina – Corso Umberto - vibrant and lively, but still relaxed and romantic when the sun goes down. Walk from the ancient historic gates of Porta Messina to Porta Catania and see such important monuments like Palazzo Corvaja, the 2nd century Roman theatre Odeon, ancient Roman naumachia, old churches of San Pancrazio, Santa Caterina, San Giuseppe and other. Stop to admire a spectacular view of Mount Etna and the Ionian coastline opening from the terrace of Piazza IX Aprile, then continue to Piazza Duomo to see the main cathedral of Taormina and the symbol of the town – ancient fountain holding a centaur with a female head. From your friendly licensed l...

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What people are saying about Porta Messina

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 1 reviews

Excellent experience. Margaret our guide is a beautiful woman, elegant, intelligent, acute, with subtle humor and great culture, who has been able to lead us into the history of the city, Sicily and the Greek theater through extremely interesting anecdotes, stories and historical references and, why no, fun, which made the tour interesting and in-depth but still light and captivating. Congratulations Margaret! We hope to meet you again !!!! THANK YOU !! Alessandra Laura Guglielmo and Olimpia 19.08.21

Great introduction to Taormina

I booked a walking tour with our family of 7 adults last min. Chiara was able to accommodate us. She was prompt, full of lots of information. Tools us to all the sights we wanted to see and explained how the town works. She set us up a beautiful terrace restaurant. With a view of Mt Etna. We felt like we were in a movie. We would highly recommend

Our guide Marco shared his great knowledge about Taormina with us, took us to places that we would never have found on our own. The explanations were detailed and informative. We highly recommend this tour.

Excellent guide. Very knowledgeable about the history. Conducted an excellent tour

Fabio was a great guide and er enjoyed The Tour very much