Catania, Taormina and Etna

Catania is a great place to visit as it brings a lot of things together, so this makes it a great base to use from where you can then explore more of the nearby areas in Sicily. Catania is known for the great hospitality of its citizens. It is sun, sea and warm weather. It is high mountain ranges (3,350 meters of Etna), where you can ski in the winter looking at the sea in the distance. It is the lava stone that paves the road, piazzas and palaces.

In Catania the Piazza Duomo with the Palazzo degli Elefanti (Town Hall), Palazzo dei Chierici and the Cathedral is a great place to start.  Next on the list should be a visit to the chaotic local markets, Peschiera is the most famousand the sights and sounds will blow your mind, with vendors shouting out to sell their items and local farmers and fisherman all proudly stand over their goods!

A highlight could also be a trip to the Massimo Vincenzo Bellini Theater to enjoy a concert perhaps of a famous operas, such as the Norma, or some classical music.

Near to Catania is Mount Etna: the highest active volcano in Europe! You can discover genesis and mythology of Etna accompanied by expert guides. During the visit we suggest you to stops in Acitrezza and Acicastello to taste a lunch in a typical Sicilian restaurant. We have also organized picnics for groups, all set out of the hilly side of Etna, providing a sumptious feast with local food and great Sicilian wine.

Taormina is another the pearl of Sicily, and offers the numerous visitors unique and charming landscapes. The hilltop town is breathtaking and we suggest a guided tour that would include Corso Umberto, the Greek theater, Palazzo Corvaja, the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Isola Bella and Piazza San Domenico. In Taormina beach, you can also rent a private boats, so we would love to suprise your group with a marvelous trip around the coastline with lunch on board and breathtaking panoramas!