MESSINA EXCURSIONS

Welcome to Messina Excursions

 

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We love our job and our land .. and we should be honored to share all our experiences with you....we are Driver-Guides skill in our job and we are specialized to customize private Sicilian Tours just for you.

 

Special attention is always taken to give adequate time at all stops and to accommodate special requests when possible, we want to assure that your experience in Sicily is both memorable and enjoyable.

 

TAORMINA, ETNA VOLCANO, WINERY

Light-Lunch at Winery-Farmhouse  

Full Day from Messina port/hotel

Today we depart to Taormina & Etna Volcano: first stop will be Taormina, an amazing Mediterranean resort. On arrival independent visit the Greek-Roman Theatre and admire the fantastic scenery and view. Time at leisure for shopping or exploring the town on your own. Later a short drive takes us to a winery on the slopes of Mt. Etna. This estate also produces olive oil, grappa, sparkling wine and artisan food. We indulge in a typical light-lunch at the farmhouse. During afternoon back to Messina port/hotel.  
 

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GODFATHER & TAORMINA 

Full Day from Messina port/hotel

Today we drive along the freeway to Roccalumera. From there, the coastal road, rich of villas, flowering gardens, and picturesque villages, leads to the historical artist town of Savoca. In a private house in the village, Bar Vitelli houses a collection of local artisans' tools and photographs taken when Francis Ford Coppola shot scenes of The Godfather II. Stroll along the village's main street past Santa Lucia and San Michele churches for a short view over the valley. Drive away, we'll find a charming little village over-looking the Arab-Norman castle of Capo Sant'Alessio. In 1990, Al Pacino and Sophia Coppola shot scenes here for The Godfather III. From the main square, a lane meets the circular steps that ascend to the Gothic-Catalan portal in front of the Church of San Agostino. Later pass to Taormina. On arrival time at leisure for shop or explore the town on your own. During afternoon  back to Messina port/hotel.

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CEFALU' & TINDARI SANCTUARY  

Full Day from Messina port/hotel

Today we depart to Cefalý and the Tindari Sanctuary: Cefalý is a charming coastal town which boasts a massive Norman Cathedral with outstanding mosaics. On arrival time to explore the town. Later continue to Tindari. It was founded as the Greek colony of Tyndaris in 396 BC and was located on the high ground overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea in the Gulf of Patti. The Battle of Tyndaris took place off the coast in 257 BC.  It is also famous for the poem Vento a Tindari, written by Salvatore Quasimodo, as well as a Sanctuary to the Madonna and a lagoon. Local legend tells that the lagoon was created after a pilgrim who came to see the Madonna refused to pray to the Madonna because she was black. The woman accidentally dropped her baby into the ocean and the Madonna made the land rise to save the baby. The sands of Marinello have taken shape of the profile of the Madonna. During afternoon  back to Messina port/hotel.

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