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Private tour from Messina: Etna Volcano and Winery Visit with Food and Wine Tasting

Private tour from Messina: Etna Volcano and Winery Visit with Food and Wine Tasting

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Explore Mt. Etna without the hassle of navigating on a private tour with round–trip transport from your Messina port or accommodations. Going with a guide ensures you see the best views of the Sicilian countryside, as well as visit secluded natural locations often missed by visitors. Enjoy a meal prepared with locally–sourced ingredients with wine pairings at a Messina vineyard to round out your authentic Italian experience.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$201.22
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$201.22
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Full Day Taormina and Castelmola Tour with Messina Shore Excursion

Full Day Taormina and Castelmola Tour with Messina Shore Excursion

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While your ship is in Messina, see more of Sicily on a half-day trip to Taormina. Take a guided tour of this historical city, including a stroll along Corso Umberto, once an ancient Roman street, and a visit to the Greco-Roman Theater. Plus, sample Sicilian delicacies, admire views of Mt. Etna and Giardini-Naxos bay from Castelmola, and on return to Messina, check out this ancient port’s highlights. Port and Taormina pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.46
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$88.46

Private Tour of Taormina and Castelmola with

Private Tour of Taormina and Castelmola with " Pasta alla Norma and Cannolo"

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Enjoy this 5-hour private guided tour to the most important Sicilian resorts: Taormina and Castelmola. A guide will lead your group to explore amazing places such as the main street Corso Umberto, Palazzo Corvaja, St. Catherina church, Odeon theater, and Duomo. In Castelmola after the walking tour in this small and characteristic village we will stop in a typical restaurant to taste the traditional "Pasta alla norma" with local wine and the famous "Sicilian cannolo" with fresh ricotta inside. Important: when making a booking, please select a tour option in accordance with your pickup location (Taormina, Catania or Messina)
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.62
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$150.62
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Horseback Riding Private Tour in Sicilian Countryside and Traditional Lunch at Farmhouse on Etna Slope

Horseback Riding Private Tour in Sicilian Countryside and Traditional Lunch at Farmhouse on Etna Slope

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Experience life in the Sicilian Countryside with a private tour of a working farm founded in the 1800s. See picturesque vineyards, olive and citrus groves, and farm animals, then learn to ride a horse with a professional instructor. Finish the tour with a traditional Sicilian lunch made with fresh, local products and sample locally produced wines from Etna vineyards.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$244.23
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$244.23
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Taormina and Castelmola Tour from Messina

Taormina and Castelmola Tour from Messina

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Visit Taormina and Castelmola on this tour from Messina. During a quick stop in the village of Castelmola, admire a view of the surrounding Sicilian landscape, including Mt Etna. Then head to Taormina to see sights like Isola Bella and the Greek Theatre. Browse local shops or bars, if you wish, and take a walk along Corso Umberto.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.59
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$69.59

Taormina and Castelmola from Messina Small Group Tour

Taormina and Castelmola from Messina Small Group Tour

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Make the most of your time in Sicily on this immersive, small-group shore excursion. Over the course of just half a day, you’ll venture to Taormina (and will discover top landmarks like its Greek amphitheater), will visit the hilltop village of Castelmola (renowned for its impeccable scenery), and will finish with a walking tour of Messina’s historical city center. Port pickup and drop-off, and round-trip minivan transit, make logistics seamless and stress-free.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.37
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$80.37

Private 6-Hour Tour of Three Etna Wineries with Tasting

Private 6-Hour Tour of Three Etna Wineries with Tasting

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Discover three different Sicilian wineries as you sample tasty regional reds, whites, and rosés. Driving in an air-conditioned car, cruise past picturesque villages, fruit orchards, and lava-made churches as you explore the fascinating region of Etna, known for its volcanic terroirs. Sip samples of the volcano-infused drink in family-run wineries, munching on local gastronomic delicacies, from cheeses to salami.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$195.47
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$195.47
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Private Day Tour of Gole Alcantara with Food and Wine Tasting in Giardini Naxos

Private Day Tour of Gole Alcantara with Food and Wine Tasting in Giardini Naxos

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The Gole Alcantara is one of Sicily’s most popular attractions, and often has the crowds to match. On this private half-day tour, let a local guide help you sidestep the tourists and show you the park’s caverns and rock formations, gardens, and best swimming places. Later, explore the seaside town of Giardini Naxos on foot. Finish the tour with food and wine tasting at a local wine bar.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.96
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$196.96

Taormina Shore Excursion from Messina

Taormina Shore Excursion from Messina

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Make the most of your shore excursion with this 4-hour tour of the historic seaside resort of Taormina from Messina. See the beautiful cathedral and spectacular Greek Theater. Enjoy views over the Ionian Sea and Giardini Naxos Bay. Admire Mt. Etna looming over everything. Get a brief tour of Messina before returning to port.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.87
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$64.87

Godfather Private Tour from Messina: Savoca and Forza D'Agro with options of Food, Wine tasting and Dinner

Godfather Private Tour from Messina: Savoca and Forza D'Agro with options of Food, Wine tasting and Dinner

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Immerse yourself in The Godfather on a private tour with stops at the movie’s iconic film locations, from the Church of Santa Lucia to Bar Vitelli. In addition to navigating for you, your guide provides refreshments, entrance fees when necessary, and a wealth of stories often unheard by visitors. Upgrade to include lunch and/or dinner at a classic Sicilian seafood restaurant.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.48
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$149.48
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Tour to Etna Volcano and Taormina from Messina

Tour to Etna Volcano and Taormina from Messina

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Visit two of Sicily’s most popular destinations without thinking about driving and parking on this guided tour from Messina. You’ll get driven almost all of the way up Mount Etna, stop for views, and then take an excursion the rest of the way to the summit if you choose. Next, explore Taormina, where you’ll shop near Corso Umberto I (own expense) and see the Greek Theater (Teatro Greco). Plus, finish this tour with a cannoli tasting for an extra treat.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.94
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$117.94

Private tour from Messina to Etna Volcano with an option of Food and Wine tasting

Private tour from Messina to Etna Volcano with an option of Food and Wine tasting

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Travel from your port or hotel through the Sicilian countryside to Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano. Admire the orchards of olive, lemon, orange, and almond trees along the way. Taste local wines and honey, visit natural areas around the crater, and enjoy free time to shop for lava souvenirs. End the day at a winery with views of the Ionian Sea, indulging in local foods like charcuterie, mushrooms, olives, and fresh bread.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$172.48
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$172.48
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Private Tour to Taormina and Castelmola from Messina

Private Tour to Taormina and Castelmola from Messina

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Explore the beautiful seaside resort towns of Taormina and Castelmola with a private tour from Messina. See Taormina's ancient Greek Theater overlooking the beach. Gaze at the gorgeous Giardini Naxos Bay to understand why this area has been a popular resort for a very long time. Continue to nearby Castelmola to browse its small boutiques before returning back to Messina.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$194.60
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$194.60

Messina and Taormina City Tour from Messina

Messina and Taormina City Tour from Messina

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Take advantage of your cruise stop in Messina to explore the seaside resort town of Taormina and the highlights of Messina in this half-day tour. Visit the sunny beaches or charming shopping streets of Taormina before marveling at its ancient Greek Theater. Stop at the Messina Cathedral and a particularly stunning viewpoint over the port city. Immerse yourself in two beautiful Sicilian towns in one combination tour.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.66
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$76.66

Barefoot on Etna Slope: Sicilian Countryside Private Tour and Picnic at Rural Farmhouse from Messina

Barefoot on Etna Slope: Sicilian Countryside Private Tour and Picnic at Rural Farmhouse from Messina

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Experience a side of Italy rarely available to visitors on a private tour of a 200–year–old farmhouse with round–trip transport from Messina. In addition to pointing out the best views of Mt. Etna, your guide tells little–known stories about Sicily’s history and culture as you explore. Afterwards, sit down for a meal prepared with organic local ingredients, including homemade bread and regional wine.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$205.82
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$205.82
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2-Hour Messina Walking Tour

2-Hour Messina Walking Tour

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Explore the historic city of Messina on a walking tour with a local guide that’s a great overview and orientation for first-time visitors. Learn about Sicily’s Arab-Norman heritage as you make your way from Cathedral Square to a series of churches, landmarks, and artwork, and hear stories from Messina’s fascinating past. Multiple departures are available throughout the day.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.49
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$29.49

Private pasta-making class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Messina

Private pasta-making class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Messina

Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at a local's home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by a selection of local wine. During the lesson, the local home cook will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional pasta recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. This experience is held by Cesarine: Italy’s oldest network of 1000+ home cooks all over the country in more than 500 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.73
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$166.73

Private 8-hour Excursion to Taormina and Castelmola from Messina

Private 8-hour Excursion to Taormina and Castelmola from Messina

With its Roman amphitheater and views over Mt. Etna, Taormina is a highlight of eastern Sicily. On this full-day tour, enjoy round-trip transportation from the Messina cruise port to visit both Taormina and the picturesque village of Castelmola overlooking the Bay of Giardini Naxos. Take in Messina’s top sights, including the cathedral and astronomical clock, before drop-off at the port.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$336.90
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$336.90
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Private Dining Experience at a local's Home in Messina

Private Dining Experience at a local's Home in Messina

Escape the tourist track and embark on an exclusive, private dining experience in a real-life local home. Taste hard-to-find, home-cooked delicacies, passed down in family cookbooks over generations. Dinners or lunches include four gourmet courses, plus a selection of regional red and white wines. You’ll also have a chance to watch a cooking demonstration to learn time-tested cooking secrets.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.74
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$97.74

Messina Private Walking Tour with Food and Wine tasting

Messina Private Walking Tour with Food and Wine tasting

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Discover Messina’s key historical sights—and immerse yourself in the city’s idyllic, relaxed ambiance—on a private walking tour. Meet your guide directly at your hotel or port, and travel via air-conditioned car to the city center, if required. You’ll see many of Messina’s top landmarks, from the Messina Cathedral and its famed Astronomical Clock to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele III and beyond. Afterwards, for an optional upgrade, head to a popular local wine bar for traditional Sicilian drinks and dishes.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.73
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$143.73
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Private cooking class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Messina

Private cooking class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Messina

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Learn the secrets of Sicilian cuisine—and cook with a Messina local in their own home—when you sign up for this immersive, private cooking class. Pick between morning and afternoon class times to best suit your schedule. You’ll be cooking alongside a Cesarina; a local ambassador of Italian cuisine that has been carefully vetted and is part of a national network. Enjoy an authentic experience, prepare several gourmet dishes, and sit down to enjoy your meal (with local wine on the side).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.73
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$166.73

Hiking Trekking on Vulcano Island

Hiking Trekking on Vulcano Island

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Did you know that volcanoes are named after this island? The archipelago is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage because of its incredible volcanic activity, easily observable thanks to a pleasant walk on the Gran Cratere della Fossa, which constantly emits sulfur gases.
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  • 10 hours 5 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.32
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$153.32

Name your recipe: food market tour and workshop with a Cesarina in Messina

Name your recipe: food market tour and workshop with a Cesarina in Messina

Have you ever been to a local market and traditional food shop in Italy, full of ingredients you'd love to experiment with?This is your chance to visit a market with a local expert, choose your most inspiring ingredients, and create and name your very own two recipes.  Go food shopping with your Cesarina and choose 3-5 staple ingredients that capture your imagination before immersing yourself in a private cooking class at their home. With their expert guidance, you will learn how to prepare your chosen ingredients and make your own two Italian creations. Cultivate your creativity and confidence in the kitchen by adding an Italian flair to your dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of 1000+ home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$178.23
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$178.23

Quad excursion from Montalbano Elicona to the Argimusco Plateau

Quad excursion from Montalbano Elicona to the Argimusco Plateau

A path in the forest of rare beauty with unique observation points that range from the Tyrrhenian Sea to Etna, the highest highest volcanological complex in Europe.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$176.90
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$176.90
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What people are saying about Messina Tours

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Private tour from Messina: Etna Volcano and Winery Visit with Food and Wine Tasting
"Beat the crowds and do what you want tour!!! Etna is wonderful. What a sight!! Food was Great!! The Wine was worth the trip all by itself. Guide was very knowledgeable and customized the trip for us."..."
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Full Day Taormina and Castelmola Tour with Messina Shore Excursion
"We saw more than I expected. Mt. Etna, the town of Taormina and the Corso Umberto. Walked to and sat in the Greek Theatre, and traveled up to the village of Castelmola. A more in-depth tour than what the ship offered."..."
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Private Tour of Taormina and Castelmola with " Pasta alla Norma and Cannolo"
"AMAZING !! Best tour we have ever been on and would recommend to everyone ! Our tour guide, OMAR, was simply great ! Spoke great English and made sure we experienced all the culture !"..."
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Horseback Riding Private Tour in Sicilian Countryside and Traditional Lunch at Farmhouse on Etna Slope
"we were on a cruise and decided to do something different than the normal "mt. edna tour". Our guide Maurizio spoke almost fluent english, was a geology expert, and grew up in the local town. We felt like we got the turn Sicilian experience by going out of the commercialized town and into the countryside- it was a bit of a drive but we got SO MUCH information about the city, the island, the history, etc... it was one of our favorite tours. - note that you actually have lunch at a small famous restaurant on a farm (we thought we'd be in someones back yard or something). but the food was incredible and we were the only ones there so it was great! 100% recommend this"..."
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Taormina and Castelmola Tour from Messina
"Well orchestrated pickup at the ship pier with a small bus. Sabrina was a great guide giving us just enough of both Castelmola and Taormina and then free time to explore. Both are fantastic sites to visit."..."
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Private 6-Hour Tour of Three Etna Wineries with Tasting
"A perfect selection of wineries, from big to small. Elena, our guide, was both charming and wonderful. We had a medical issue later in our trip and she was there to support us!"..."
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Private Day Tour of Gole Alcantara with Food and Wine Tasting in Giardini Naxos
"Marco was an amazing guide. Very professional and knowledgeable. He went over and above to make this tour as wonderful as he could. He made this tour fabulous!"..."
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Godfather Private Tour from Messina: Savoca and Forza D'Agro with options of Food, Wine tasting and Dinner
"Maybe we were lucky, but our guide, Fabio (spoiler: it's actually his middle name), and our driver, Louisa, made sure that we were also exposed to the rich and vibrant history of towns like Savoca and Forza d'Agro above and beyond just the Godfather movie. Having the historical context intertwined with the pop-culture components made the day so much better, and Fabio's knowledge was unbelievable. As if the sites weren't enough, some truly local foods (Arancini!) at a beautiful cafe on the sea just capped off an incredibly interesting, exciting and educational day. I couldn't recommend enough this tour as a way to learn about not just the Godfather locations, but about Sicily as well!"..."
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Tour to Etna Volcano and Taormina from Messina
"We unfortunately couldn't make it up the mountain to tour Etna being that a snow storm came in the night before and the roads were treacherous. Gino tried his best to drive through it but it became too much for our vehicle to deal with. With that being said, our tour guide Antonella and driver Gino did the best they could to make our trip worth while! Antonella was very upbeat and pleasant and also very knowledgeable of the area. We all had a great laugh when things weren't going as planned because she kept us all positive and that's what matters most! Gino was a fantastic driver and made sure to stop along the way so we could take pictures. All in all, we really enjoyed out visit to Sicily and hope that when we return, we are lucky enough to be joined by the same tour guides! They even topped off our trip by giving us each a famous Sicilian cannoli to enjoy. Thanks again to Antonella and Gino for making our trip AMAZING!"..."
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Private tour from Messina to Etna Volcano with an option of Food and Wine tasting
"Great tour with a guide Maurizio. Knowledgeable and passionate about Messina and Mt Etna. Great lunch. Ended up singing Italian songs with him while driving back to our cruise ship. Wonderful experience....."..."
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Private Tour to Taormina and Castelmola from Messina
"We had a private tour and the guides and where they took us was out of this world. I considered it quite reasonable considering we had the van and guide for most of the day to ourselves"..."
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Messina and Taormina City Tour from Messina
"Our guide met us at the pier and took us on an amazing tour of Messina and Taormina! Our guide was well versed and very comfortable with his knowledge of Sicily! He showed us the beauty of Taormina and we had amazing views of Mt Etna! We had a private tour for just the four of us and we loved every minute! At the end of the tour he dropped us off, at our request, at the best cannoli bakery on Sicily! Fortunately, it was just across the road from the port!! We marched onboard with four of the most delicious, fresh cannoli's ever!!"..."
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Barefoot on Etna Slope: Sicilian Countryside Private Tour and Picnic at Rural Farmhouse from Messina
"This was a great day in the country side The tour was excellent and our guide took the time to show us the great people and the food Thank you so much for a spectacular day"..."
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2-Hour Messina Walking Tour
"very informative and vivid. We appreciate our guide. we got the history of Messina and enjoyed the marvellous view on the Street of Messina from above. Thank you!"..."
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Messina Private Walking Tour with Food and Wine tasting
"This tour was fantastic. Our tour guide, Carmelo was outstanding. Carmelo was friendly, very knowledgeable and made this tour a lot of fun. Definitely make this tour part of your visit to Messina."..."
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Private cooking class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Messina
"Maria could not have been kinder! She welcomed us into her home and the cooking experience was top notch! We loved meeting her family and the food was yummy!"..."

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