Province of Messina
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3-Hour Messina Segway PT Authorized Tour

1. 3-Hour Messina Segway PT Authorized Tour

On this fun, informative Segway tour, discover the city of Messina, which was entirely rebuilt after the terrible earthquake destroyed it in 1908. Starting from Via Castellammare, near Via Garibaldi, next to the Catalani Church, you will go to the city's commercial center - Piazza Cairoli - and on to Piazza Pugliatti where there the Court of Justice and university are located. Next, move on to Piazza Duomo to admire the fountain of Orion and the Cathedral with its bell tower, famous for its astronomical clock unveiled in 1933 when the reconstruction of the Christian temple was finished. You will see the church S.S. Annunziata dei Catalani, with its beautiful baroque fountains in front. Nearby in Via Lepanto, see the monument dedicated to Don Juan of Austria before proceeding to Piazza Antonello, enclosed by neoclassical palaces. On the way to the medieval church San Francesco d’Assisi, admire the baroque palace Monte di Pietà. Continue through the public gardens to reach Piazza Unità d'Italia, where you will see the Palace of the Government and the fountain of Neptune by Montorsoli. From here, you will ride back to Piazza Municipio, observing the statue of Ferdinand de Bourbon and the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele along the way. Tour itinerary can be modified on-site with your guide to include, for example, shopping at Viale San Martino; a panoramic view from Montalto Church, or the North Coast Museum.

Catania: Guided Excursion to Mount Etna and Taormina

2. Catania: Guided Excursion to Mount Etna and Taormina

This tour is the perfect choice for those who want to know the origin and history of the highest active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna, and at the same time enjoy the beauty of the historic center of Taormina. Starting from Catania or Taormina, you will reach Mount Etna. Here, accompanied by a guide, you will discover the history of the volcano, from its origins until today, without neglecting the aspects related to the fauna and flora that characterize it. Walking through ancient forests, ancient craters and unique lava formations, you will admire a desolate landscape around you, the result of the unstoppable fury of the volcano, and you will enter the fascinating world of volcanic phenomena. Equipped with helmet and flashlight, you will continue with the observation of a cave of lava flow: a unique and distinctive conformation of volcanoes, formed during one of the many eruptions, which will allow you to admire a unique spectacle in the world. The second leg of the tour will be dedicated to visiting Taormina, one of the most visited destinations in Sicily. Here, provided with a map, you will have free time to enjoy the beauty of this picturesque city. Walking along the elegant main street, Corso Umberto, you can not only observe its most important monuments, but also take advantage of shopping in exclusive stores and craft stores.

Messina Shore Excursion: Private Trip to Taormina & Etna

3. Messina Shore Excursion: Private Trip to Taormina & Etna

Experience an unforgettable day climbing one of the most active volcanoes in Europe. Visit one of the pearls of the Mediterranean, Taormina. Disembark at the port of Messina to meet your driver. Begin your private excursion by climbing Mount Etna. It is the highest volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world. It has also been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2013. Be driven up to 1800 meters. From there, explore the Silvestri Craters and its lava-covered slopes. Continue onward to Taormina, perched on a terrace overlooking the sea. Considered the "Lady of the Ionic Coast", it has historically been a destination for celebrities. From this hilltop town, enjoy a splendid landscape, dotted with colorful coves interspersed with Mediterranean scrub and sea. Visit the ancient theatre in Taormina, one of the greatest of the Greek-Roman era, and afterward immerse yourself in the city. Return to the parking area in Taormina to head back to the port of Messina with your driver.

Giardini Naxos, Taormina and Castelmola Tour

4. Giardini Naxos, Taormina and Castelmola Tour

After being picked up from your desired pick up point you will be transported in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle and driven to your first stop of the day, Giardini Naxos. After enjoying the beauty of Giardini Naxos you will drive to the enchanting village of Castelmola. From Castelmola you can enjoy amazing views of Giardini Naxos Bay and Mount Edna. Then visit your last stop of the day, the ancient Greek colony of Taormina. Walk down the ancient greek road, Via Valeria, and see the Greek theatre. While exploring Taormina discover various monuments, shops, restaurants, pubs and more and enjoy the beautiful scenery. After your visit to Toarmina, you will be driven back to your requested destination and dropped off. 

3-Hour Taormina Segway PT Authorized Tour

5. 3-Hour Taormina Segway PT Authorized Tour

One of the world's oldest tourist destinations, Taormina delights visitors with its Greek-Roman ruins and charming medieval streets. Today, you'll get to discover it on swift and comfortable city glide by Segway! Your tour begins on the terrace above the parking lot “Porta Catania” where you will meet your guide and learn how to operate the Segway. You will enter the city through the arch of Porta Catania. The first stop is the Piazza Duomo, where the fountain with the "Centauressa" - symbol of Taormina - and the City Hall are located. Next, continue towards the ancient monastery of San Domenico, now one of the most luxurious hotels in Sicily. After passing Porta di Mezzo, you will arrive in Piazza IX Aprile, known as the Belvedere, the continue to the park. Leaving the park, you will head towards the town's most famous monument, the Greek-Roman theatre. After your visit, you will follow Via Teatro Greco and Corso Umberto towards Porta Messina. Finally, you will pass in front of the Capuchin church and return to the parking lot "Porta Catania."

Castelmola and Taormina Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

6. Castelmola and Taormina Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a full-day scenic tour of the east coast of Sicily with pick-up and drop offs from the harbor towns of Naxos, Messina and Catania. Traveling by air conditioned vehicle, your first stop will be the picturesque medieval village of Castelmola, following a panoramic road from Naxos that towers 1,740 feet (530 meters) above sea level. The journey itself is an adventure, but the destination is a dream. Enjoy panoramic sea views, and take a leisurely walk along the narrow streets and alleys. Then, head down to Taormina, often referred to as the "Pearl of Sicily." Admire historic landmarks, such as fragments of the old town walls and the Porta Messina entrance, as well as the 10th-century Palace of Corvaja. Enjoy the bohemian atmosphere reflected in quaint cafés, restaurants, and boutique stores along the Corso Umberto, where you will get plenty of time to explore on your own. And visit the ruins of the Teatro Greco, occupying a lofty location high on a hill that rewards with yet more breathtaking views.

Catania: Savoca Godfather Tour & Taormina With Food Tasting

7. Catania: Savoca Godfather Tour & Taormina With Food Tasting

This experience takes you to visit some of the most beautiful and iconic spots of Sicily. The first part of the tour is dedicated to explore the beautiful medieval village of Savoca, where Francis Ford Coppola decided to use the location for the life of Michael Corleone in Sicily; the most famous sicilian scenes of this movie (part 1 and 2) were filmed in Savoca. Anathore movie location is Forza D'Agrò with its incredible landscape, the 14 century monastery and its ancient city center. The last part of the day is dedicated to explore Taormina, where you will have a couple of hours to spend for monuments, food and shopping. Before we take our clients back to the final destination we'll offer an authentic sicilian cannolo or arancino, a must taste here in Sicily

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What people are saying about Province of Messina

fun way to see the city highlights

informative and flexible guide who also offered to take photos and email them to me afterwards. a great way to see the City with some fantastic views and places that we would not have discovered on our own. much better than walking as you cover so much more ground and see things closer up than you would on a tour bus. I would definitely recommend this

A fantastic day with expert navigation and knowledge T

Our guide Chiara was very knowledgeable and an expert in both the ancient and more recent history of the region. She was excellent A great driver, Claudio was very patient and a very capable driver. We loved ever minute of the day from visiting the markets in Catania to Mt Etna, Castelmola and the beautiful Taormina Thank you

Our guide met us at our Cruise port and took us to our air conditioned van. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Our group of 6 enjoyed the tour guide, transportation, information, and views of Castelmola, Mt. Etna and Toarmina (including Greek-Roman Amphitheater). We had ample time for shopping and lunch.

Seagway VIP tour at TOP !!!

We took the seagway tour as a VIP only for us (2 people) with a top French-speaking guide! Plus the manager of the seagways for our safety. Nothing to say, it's a good time spent with them for an original tour of Taormina accessible to beginners!

Great time!

Francesco was super knowledgeable about the history of Messina and Sicily. Fun was had by all!!