The famous town of Taormina is perched on a mountaintop that overlooks the glistening waters of the Ionian Sea. The breathtaking setting will combine captivating views to Mount Etna, with a glamourous touch of Baroque architecture, and beautiful ruins from ancient civilizations that will emerge from the landscape. The sea breeze will carry semi-sweet aromas that blend with an herbaceous scent of wisteria, which dangles along the houses that line the old, cobbled lanes. Your flight will land at Catania-Fontanarossa Airport where your private transfer will meet you upon arrival.
You will have a chance to settle into the comforts of your luxurious hotel in the heart of Taormina, indulging in the fragrant scent of freshly baked cookies and pistachio torrone that will drift through the doors of the nearby pasticcerie. Your guide will greet you in the hotel lobby eager to introduce you to the vibrant ambiance of Taormina, immersing you in the ancient history that dates back to the fourth century BC.
You will see the silhouette of the ruins of Castello di Taormina that are perched on the peak of Monte Tauro at 1,305 above sea level. A belvedere that can be seen from Via Pirandello will offer a sensational view of rocky promontories, Byzantine rock-graves, and the funicular that leads to the small beach of Mazzarò. The wealth of history will come to life when you reach the Greek Theater, which is a famous landmark of the city that dates back to the third century BC and contains characteristics of both Greek and Roman architectural design. The impressive feat of ancient engineering used the natural grade of the hillside to shape the stadium seating, which offers a spectacular view of Mount Etna as it towers above the countryside in the distance.