Taormina

Taormina

Taormina is one of the most visited sites in Sicily for its beauty, history, and stories...

Taormina, a town perched on a cliff overlooking the Ionian Sea, is one of the most visited site in Sicily for its incredible mix of history, art, culture, nature and... fashion!

For this tour led by a tour leader we will pick you up from your hotel or b&b with one of our vehicles: with a minimum of 3 people the vehicle is a luxury Mercedes-Benz 4x4 or a comfortable 8-seat minivan! It takes some time to arrive in Taormina from Palermo but the journey is worthwhile as we get through Sicily, a view that stuns everybody for its peculiarity. We will pick you up from your hotel or b&b; along the way the view varies according to the seasons: from a brilliant green in spring to a scorched brown in summer to a moonish grey in winter... plus mountains and valleys which recall The Lord of the Rings.

The most remarkable monument remaining in the city is the Ancient Greek-Roman Theatre, which is one of the most celebrated in Sicily on account both of its remarkable preservation and its beautiful location; then Palazzo Corvaja from the 10th century built by the Arabs, the Duomo from the 13th century built by the Normans, and the Baroque fountain. Furthermore, Taormina has many lively bars, fine restaurants, and antique shops that make the city one of the most visited in Italy.

Taormina is famous for its link to modern and contemporary art and culture, too. Taormina's first important tourist was Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who dedicated exalting pages to the city in his book titled Italian Journey. In the late 19th century Taormina gained further prominence as the place where Wilhelm von Gloeden worked most of his life as a photographer of predominantly male nudes. Also credited for making Taormina popular was Otto Geleng, best known in his hometown of Berlin for his fine paintings, which he composed and painted in Italy but exhibited in Germany. From April 1950 through September 1951, a villa was home to Truman Capote, who wrote of his stay in the essay Fontana VecchiaHalldór Laxness, the Icelandic author and Nobel Prize winner, worked here on the first modern Icelandic novel: Vefarinn mikli frá Kasmír.

Why touring with Palermo Walks? We have been awarded the patronages of the Sicilian Parliament and of the City of Palermo, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee, our vehicles are checked every month, you can always talk to one of our managers. Our style is based on storytelling, our unique way of sharing with you the history and stories of people, art, culture, food, traditions. Book your tour now to enjoy the best of Sicily!

 

Schedule:

  • 7:30 Hotel or b&b pick-up by car or minivan
  • 10:45 Taormina
  • 13:30 Lunch (not included)
  • 15:00 Departure from Taormina towards Palermo
  • 17:30 Hotel or b&b drop-off
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  • Options

    • Internet connection: €10 per person.
    • Customisation: if you prefer a shorter or a longer tour, to add or remove some points of interest, and/or if you require different hours, please contact us.
    • For a guide speaking a language different from English or Italian, please contact us.
    • For luxury services please contact us.
    • For special needs please contact us: convertible car seats for babies and foldable wheelchairs may be rented at €15 each.
    • For a tour leader service (cheaper than the guide service, only general information is provided) or a driver service (the cheapest option, good for those who don't need information about the sites), please contact us.
  • Specifications

    • Frequency: daily (except Christmas Day and New Year's Day).
    • Departure: 7:30 from your hotel or b&b in Palermo's city centre. The time may slightly vary according to the total number of participants, so it will be confirmed via email; if your hotel or b&b is outside Palermo's city centre please contact us.
    • Duration: 10 hours.
    • Number of participants: 1-8, for more people please contact us.
    • Type of tour: open (people from different groups may join in), though limited to 8 people in total; for a private tour please contact us.
    • Location: Taormina - province of Messina.
    • Modality: by car or minivan.
    • Dress code: none.
    • Contribution: 1 person €219, 2 people €149 per person, 3-8 people €119 per person.
    • What is included: hotel or b&b pick-up and drop-off by car or minivan, guide speaking English and Italian.
    • Entry tickets: not included.