Discover Mount Etna, Sicily, the cone shaped giant active volcano and the beautiful Taormina overlooking the Ionian Sea
During this tour, we are suggesting now you will be able to visit the charming town of Taormina
, (pic n°1) a famous and elegant summer resort and the volcano Mount Etna
. (pic n°2)
Let's star visiting Taormina
first, this elegant town and summer resort which is a well-known luxury tourist destination in Sicily
. It is located in a position of astonishing beauty along the slope of a mountain overlooking the Ionian sea and Mount Etna. Its crystal-clear sea waters, its stunning views and landscapes, its mild climate, its white sandy beaches and the kindness of its inhabitants make Taormina a small paradise.
The town is also an important archaeological site, we can mention here the famous ancient Greek Theater
from Hellenistic era. It is also an important cultural location, here is held "The Taormina International Film Festival", one of the most important Italian international events.
Even in the past many famous celebrities like Goethe, Maupassant, the Czar Nicholas II, Kaiser Wilhelm and Gabriele D'Annunzio were hosted in Taormina.
Read more here: Taormina, the Sicily's terrace overlooking Mount Etna
When your visit is over take the highway SS114 in the direction of Catania
trough the village of Giardini di Naxos
, a smart, well-known sea resort. When reached Catania turn towards the town of Belpasso and then to Nicolosi, from here get the direction towards 'Rifugio Sapienza' (Sapienza hut).
" (Sapienza hut) is the highest place, (it is 1.910 meters a.s.l.) you can reach by your own car on the slopes of Mount Etna. Here, there is a cableway (pic n°4) that takes you to the altitude of about 2500 meters. (otherwise, there are some 4wd you can take). When you will get up, there will be some special cars waiting for you and will take you to an upper level. The latest part, about 350 vertical meters, is to be done on foot. (pic n°5)