“Sicily is the country of oranges, a flower- filled land whose scent permeates the air at springtime….Yet what makes it a truly unique place in this world and one everyone should visit is the fact that, from one end to the other, the isle may be defined as a rather strange, divine museum of architecture”
(Guy de Maupassant)
Mount Etna is The highest active volcano in Europe. Since 2013 it is in the Unesco‘s World Heritage List for its geological peculiarities such as summit craters, cinder cones, lava flows, the Valle del Bove depression with its canyons and The Grotta del Gelo, an Ice cave where we find the southernmost glacier in Europe.
You can contact us to arrange the best excursion on the Mount Etna for you.
Valle del Bove
The climate could be harsh and the air cold and dry, you might need a jacket or pullover even if you visit in the height of summer.
Taormina is one of the world’s most famous artistic and historical places to visit, a charming Medieval town. Thanks to the favourable climate, Taormina can be visited anytime during the year.
The first important encounter of our walk is the northern entrance “Porta Messina”, secondly the Palazzo Corvaja (Corvaja Palace) and the church of S. Pancrazio which stands on the ruins of a Greek Temple.
The square IX April , known for its amazing views, and the presence of palaces and churches along the Corso Umberto and its surroundings have transformed it into today’s historic center, animated by the shops and typical restaurants that welcome visitors from all over the world every day.
“Taormina Arte” festival: where music performances are held as well as theatre of international appeal during the summer period.
This city should be seen at least once in your life.
Acitrezza is a small, very charming fishing village. It is known for the setting of the novel “Malavoglia” by Giovanni Verga, the most important writer of the Italian Verismo, and of the film “La Terra Trema” by Luchino Visconti, one of the greatest Italian Directors. To this day, the House of Nespolo still stands, as described in the novel. Its beaches of volcanic sand and the fish market all lend a particular charm and atmosphere to the place.
The House of Nespolo, a small intimate museum of Giovanni Verga.
The fish market, opened from 2:00 to 6:00 a.m., offers a very folkloristic show.
The Alcantara Gorges
The Alcantara Gorges are one of the must-see attractions of Sicily. Located about 20 km from Taormina, the gorges are real canyons made of black lava walls up to 25 meters high, in the typical shape of a prism that the rocks have taken during the cooling process.
To get down into the gorge you can either take the stairs or there is an elevator that will whisk you down to the river.
The beautiful medieval village of Castelmola. This quaint mountain top community is situated near the Gorges.
Don’t forget to take some boots ( available to hire there ): the water of the Alcantara river is very cold and the rocks are slippery.