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Trekking to the Summit Craters - Etna
IMPORTANT: All excursions are carried out in compliance with the levels of volcanic risk, so the tour may undergo changes depending on the level of volcanic activity Meeting and departure from Piazzale Rifugio Sapienza at the Ashàra Info Point. After a brief briefing, the hike will begin that will lead us to the top at an altitude of 3340 masl. With the Etna cable car we will quickly gain altitude up to 2500 masl and then with special Unimig 4x4, we will climb further up to 2750 masl. From 2750 masl we will start the ascent up to 3340 masl of about 2 hours where we will make 2-3 intermediate breaks to enjoy the panorama along the lava fields with a lunar aspect that will lead us to the Central Crater of Etna, where we could admire the volcanic and geological peculiarities that characterize the summit area. Crossing the crater terrace we will also visit the other summit craters. Then, downhill, fun sands will lead us to the craters of 2002-2003 and equipped with a helmet we will visit a lava flow channel. After admiring the great Valle del Bove, returning to 2500 masl the cable car will take us back to the starting point. Cable car and unimog 4x4 tickets (50€ per person) are not included in the price and should be paid in cash at our info point
Tour of the coast with snorkeling
We will embark from the beach for do a grand tour of the beautiful coast of Taormina, exploring grottos, bays and natural land formations. For example we will enter to the famous "Isola Bella" An UNESCO heritage site that has charmed visitors since prehistoric times. Along our tour we will stop to have a swim around one of the best bays, and you will have the option to use my snorkeling equipment, to explore whats under the sea! Other things to note: If the weather conditions don't allow us to go out in the boat, I will let you know ahead of time, and you will be 100% reimbursed for the tour that we had planned. During the Snorkeling activity, there may be the presence of Stinging Jellyfish.
Cannolo Class-The Real SicilianCannolo
Meeting Point at 10 am at Restaurant .Our chef will teach you how to prepare a crusty shell, used to cover Cannoli, the typical Sicilian Sweet. You will kneadwith your hands and fry the dough into the peculiar shape. You will also see how the cream is prepared to fill up Cannoli’s shell, starting from the traditional Ricotta Sweet up to the custard. At the end of the cooking class you will taste the Cannoli prepared with your hands! Other things to note It's included a Snack with many Cannoli made by your hands.It's included Drinks, wine and soft drinks. We will provide a lot of fun
Fresh Pasta, Ravioli and Gnocchi
We will learn the basics of Italian fresh pasta, classic dough and colored dough (whit only organic and natural color). We will make Ravioli or tortellini, linguine and spaghetti, and we will learn the different regional formats and also the potato gnocchi. Everything from scratch! To accompany the three different first courses, we will make 3 different sauces such as "Classic meat sauce", "Amatriciana sauce" "Gorgonzola and walnuts" we will choose based on the season sauces with, asparagus or mushrooms or artichokes etc. At the end of the preparation we will make a toast to our work with a glass of Prosecco and sit down to taste the fruit of our work: 3 fresh pasta dishes made with our own hands! Naturally accompanied by a good wine and new friends!   Other things to note Vegetarian, Gluten free, Dairy free, etc.. are welcome! For any food intolerances or allergies , just contact us for to be able to better organize the class.
Cefalù 's street food & its arab origins
IMPORTANT NOTE:By participating in this tour you are aware that there may be other participants and the tour may also be in multiple languages. As per the airbnb inclusion policy, the tours are open to everyone regardless of their food and lifestyle choices. If you want there's the option of a private 1 Cefalù is a beautiful jewel nearby Palermo that you can not miss in Sicily. You will immediately fell in love with its beautiful panoramas , but do you know it is one of the best villages where to eat the typical sicilian street food? Be ready for a memorable tour that will be a mix of art, culture and FOOD! Ideal for celebrations, birthdays or anniversaries. Perfect for groups of friends, families with children or couples. It can be a TEAM BUILDING activity too. If you would like to book it as a team building I will adapt it to your specific needs or goals you would like to achieve with some games, so please let me know it at least 1 day before to discuss it NOTE Time of the experience can vary depends on guests needs If you want to change date and time of the experience or personalize it DM! Moreover I offer more experiences here on airbnb so if you want to do a combination of 2 experiences or more DM

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Discovering Etna with a local guide
Una full immersion nel vulcano attivo più alto d'Europa, che da millenni affascina filosofi, artisti, scienziati e viaggiatori provenienti da ogni parte del mondo. Durante l'esperienza, attraversando paesini etnei dal caratteristico color nero "basalto" e la lussureggiante campagna etnea, raggiungeremo il punto di partenza del nostro percorso di trekking. Sarà sorprendente camminare tra fitti boschi di betulle, pino o faggio, per poi improvvisamente attraversare quella che i locali conosciamo come "Sciara", il desolatamente affascinante deserto vulcanico. Ammireremo tutta la bellezza e le contraddizioni di questo vulcano sempre in trasformazione: tra crateri estinti, paesaggi ora brulli ora lussureggianti, con una flora "eroica" che si è adattata a condizioni estreme. Durante il percorso di trekking che durerà 4h, scopriremo i vari ed interessanti fenomeni vulcanici etnei, faremo un pic-nic nel bosco durante il quale vi offrirò un bicchiere di vino etneo. Sarà un'esperienza autentica, durante la quale vi racconterò la nostra "Muntagna", dalla prospettiva di chi l'ha sempre vissuta dalle sue pendici. Vi parlerò di storia geologica, flora e fauna. Vi racconterò la mia terra anche dal punto di vista storico, antropologico, linguistico ed enogastronomico. Ma soprattutto proverò a trasmettere il viscerale legame che esiste da ormai tre millenni tra la terra vulcanica e le sue genti
Etna Excursion from Taormina
We'll discover the unique nature and the geology of the Mt. Etna visiting the volcano up to the extinct craters at 2000 meters. Scenic driving from the beach level up to the extinct craters, following an itinerary off the beaten road, with the visit of the most important point of interest along the way up. We will complete our experince with a guided and easy trekking around the extinct craters, to understand this human friendly volcano, enjoying an almost lunar landscape. Other things to note All guests can contact us after the booking, to inform us about the address and name of their BB/Accommodation, in Taormina and Giardini Naxos area. FREE PICK-UP included, directly at the accommodation, if along the way, different, we will try to pick you up at the closer meeting point to your address.
Cooking Class in Taormina
Class : Start at 10 o’clock ( contact us for afternoon and special events classes ) meeting point Restaurant Porta Messina Straight to the market : first of all we will take you to the local market showing you how to choose fresh and good products Back to the Restaurant : here you will start the cooking class which will last more or less 3-4 Hours Be your first customer ! After cooking obviously you need to taste… Certificate and Apron Consignment For some years, the restaurant has offered the possibility to take Cooking Classes and attend a Pizza Making Course at our restaurants in Taormina. Courses are aimed at both beginners and experts, and provide the opportunity for entertaining experiences, which are both educational and unique to their kind. How to become a Chef ? Classes teach students how to make Sicilian Food, Meat dishes, Seafood dishes, Fresh Pasta, Sicilian Macaroni, Ravioli, Tortelloni, Tagliatelle, and how to prepare the Dough, Pizza, and Bread. Cooking lessons begin with a visit to the local Fish Markets, guided by the refined expertise of the Chef, demonstrating the best fish to buy on the day and bring with you to prepare with your own hand. Other things to note It's included meal with all you prepared by your hands.It's included Drinks, wine and soft drinks. We give apron and Certificate. We will provide a lot of fun
Sicilian wine tasting on the boat in Taormina
Spend a fantastic experience immersed in Sicilian tradition and culture. On this 3 hours boat tour of Taormina. The adventure will start from the beach and you will participate in a relaxing tour of the coast of Taormina. Led by one or more local guides, you will visit all the most important bays and caves. During the tour we will stop in one of the best bays to swim and see the beautiful seabed, thanks to our Snorkeling equipment. All accompanied by a pleasant tasting of typical Sicilian wines. We will visit unique and historical places, such as the famous “Isola Bella” and we will also enter in some cave that will enchant your eyes through plays of light. The tasting includes: 1 glass of red wine, 1 glass of white wine, 1 glass of Prosecco. Snacks can includes: Sicilian cheeses and salami, nuts, fruit, olives, etc. If the weather conditions don’t guarantee the boat trip, I will let you know in advance and you will be refunded 100%. During the Snorkeling activity, there may be the presence of Stinging Jellyfish.
Stromboli Sunset trekking on Sciara del Fuoco
Your hiking adventure starts from the info point Ashàra located in Piazza San Vincenzo. Departure scheduled about 2 hours before sunset to admire the spectacular beauty along the side of Sciara del Fuoco and enjoy the typical Strombolian explosions. After a briefing, the hike will begin through a nature trail that will lead us up to 400mt ( maximum limit allowed by the authorities to ensure maximum safety), excellent observation point of the summit craters and Sciara del Fuoco. During the trekking we will make some intermediate breaks to enjoy the view, we will visit the old island cemetery, we will cross the typical Mediterranean scrubs, accompanied by the constant view of Strombolicchio. Once reached the Sciara del Fuoco, we will stop to admire the wonderful sunset that colors the Aeolian archipelago red and the spectacular "strombolian" activity with its explosions that shine in the night sky. Return downhill in the dark equipped with torches to the starting point through the typical reeds of the island and the old mule track Duration of the excursion about 5 hours
Trek to the summit craters of Etna
Uno tra i trekking più suggestivi che proponiamo è quello ai crateri sommitali dell'Etna La salita si effettua in funivia e pulmini 4×4 fino a quota 2900m nella zona di Torre del Filosofo, da qui dopo circa 1,5h di cammino in salita si arriva sull’orlo del Cratere centrale dal quale si osserva la Bocca Nuova (3250m), apertasi nel 1968, probabilmente il cratere più impressionante. Aggirando la Bocca Nuova ci si ritrova sull’orlo della Voragine, il cuore del Cratere Centrale e da qui salendo in ripida ma breve salita per il Cratere di Nord Est, formatosi nel 1911 e vera e propria cima dell’Etna (3329m). Dalla cima possiamo spaziare a 360° con lo sguardo, e se la giornata lo permette scorgere verso nord le isole Eolie. Altre cose da tenere a mente L'escursione è vietata ai cardiopatici e a chi soffre d'asma Il programma potrebbe subire delle variazioni a causa del meteo o dell’incremento dell’attività vulcanica Il prezzo non comprende il costo della funivia (50€ andata e ritorno)
Etna excursion by jeep and trekking. Free shoes and jackets
Excursion on Mount Etna by jeep and trekking to visit craters, caves and the last eruption of 2002 up to the authorized quotas based on volcanic activity. We start from the Hotel if located in the town of Zafferana etnea or from our meeting point with comfortable 4×4 jeep o minivan , in a north-easterly direction, after a couple of km we will stop inside the National Park accessible by authorized guide, because there are about 45 craters. After a walk of about 40 minutes we will visit 5 craters, one of which is still open and you can see the real size of a crater. In this area we will observe all types of lava, minerals, volcanic desert and pioneer plants of our volcano. After visiting the craters at altitude, with our jeep we will make 2 km of off-road vehicles to discover the last big eruption,that destroyed the old tourist center. Finally with helmets and lamps provided by us we will visit the small craters inside (cave) an expansion chamber and a fracture, which divides Etna into 2 parts, (moves 14 millimeters a year) The visit will be carried out in areas of volcanological and scientific interest ,with an expert and qualified guide. Excursion suitable for everyone even for families with children.before booking verified with a message if we have availability Other things to note IMPORTANTBefore booking send a message to see if we have the availability. In our meeting point we have a free guarded parking in front of our reception. We provide for free: shoes jackets and lamps.
Tour of three Etna wineries
In this experience( Small groups), you'll visit three different wineries at Etna slopes. We will pick you up at your hotel/port and you will start your wonderful travel around top Etna wineries. Driving by comfortable, air-conditioned car or minivan through the small authentic mountain villages, you will admire unforgettable picturesque views of Sicilian countryside. The Etna Volcano erupting feeds the soil, and that is why this region is considered to be one of the best in the world for growing grapes and wine production. The first venue will be a family run winery. Sipping refreshing wine, you will have a guided tour around the estate, after which you will visit the cellars where the owner or your private sommelier will explain you the wine production process. Finally, you will sit at a wonderful terrace and with your personal sommelier start food and wine tasting. Enjoying the panoramic view , we will drive to the second venue and we have tour around the estate, and with a professional sommelier you will taste 4 brilliant red, rose and white wine of the region. You will continue the tour driving to the last venue,where we will finish this authentic experience in Sicilian tradition and taste. Other things to note Pich Up and Drop Off free from Taormina, Letojanni and Giardini Naxos., Catania, Messina
Traditional Fusion Cooking up the hills, Dog lover
DUE TO A RECENT BAD EXPERIENCE As you can read, MY ONLY bad review i am obliged to take people only comfortable with dogs. Due to some issues with the transport of fitting everyone in a normal car, the guests created issues to make it sound worst, my dog Cria is a gorgeous border collie, friendly loved by all the guests who loves taking pictures with her. I am sorry i have to mention this but i dont have the choice. The Cooking class start at 11.30 till 16.00 My name is Trina i offer to my guests a unique experience cooking up the hills of castelmola typical dishes with fresh ingredients grown by myself or bought from the surrounding local farm, all organic no chemical. The cookery course will take place in a unique stone house up the hill with the breathtaking sea and mountain view, local herbs and fresh ingredients Learn to cook a 3 course meal outside on the terrace with the magnificient view of the sea and the mountain Seasonal ingredients fresh tasty Gourmet food All recipes and many more in my book a passport guide on Sicily, proud to say LES SAVEURS TRINA CRIA which is now a brand & expanding Dinner on the terrace and watch the scenery Private large group dinning. Very often the guests enjoyed watching etna on eruption and watch the sunset I offer a relaxing experience, eating delicious fresh food in an enchanting stone house located in a scenery location
Etna Tour, escursione jeep e trekking
We will come to pick up you at the hotel or at a pre-arranged meeting point with authorized vehicles ( contact us to check the availability of places before booking, the ticket for the means of transport and the entrance fees are PAID ON THE SPOT AT A COST OFF 35 EUROS PER PERSON,So the total cost in the end will be 55 euros, 20 on airb&b + 35 on the spot= 55 ) from there we will leave for the highest active volcano in Europe, passing by the characteristic Etna villages. Crossing vineyards and olive groves amidst a mix of breathtaking landscapes and adventurous off-road , we will arrive in the most volcanically active areas of Etna to visit some of the most representative Etna volcanoes (there are over 45 around Etna) and we will look into them to see the actual size of a crater. Passing through the woods rich in endemic plants, alternating with volcanic deserts, we will visit a lava cave inside (we will provide the necessary equipment), a volcanic fracture and we will arrive in the places that were the scene of the last eruption that destroyed an entire center tourist, all in 4/5 hours, an instructive tour suitable for everyone Other things to note Wait for the confirmation of seat availability, as it is not a mass excursion and depends on the availability of the means of transport, the cost of the means of transport and entrances is paid on the spot and has a cost of 35 euros
Trekking to the Summit Craters - Etna
IMPORTANT: All excursions are carried out in compliance with the levels of volcanic risk, so the tour may undergo changes depending on the level of volcanic activity Meeting and departure from Piazzale Rifugio Sapienza at the Ashàra Info Point. After a brief briefing, the hike will begin that will lead us to the top at an altitude of 3340 masl. With the Etna cable car we will quickly gain altitude up to 2500 masl and then with special Unimig 4x4, we will climb further up to 2750 masl. From 2750 masl we will start the ascent up to 3340 masl of about 2 hours where we will make 2-3 intermediate breaks to enjoy the panorama along the lava fields with a lunar aspect that will lead us to the Central Crater of Etna, where we could admire the volcanic and geological peculiarities that characterize the summit area. Crossing the crater terrace we will also visit the other summit craters. Then, downhill, fun sands will lead us to the craters of 2002-2003 and equipped with a helmet we will visit a lava flow channel. After admiring the great Valle del Bove, returning to 2500 masl the cable car will take us back to the starting point. Cable car and unimog 4x4 tickets (50€ per person) are not included in the price and should be paid in cash at our info point
Taormina Sunset Aperitif on-Board
From the beach, we will partake on a relaxing tour of the beautiful Taormina coast, we will visit all bays and caves and watch the sunset over Mount Etna (Europe's largest active volcano). You will be free to jump off the boat and swim in the Mediterranean Sea as well. Depending on the sea conditions there is the opportunity( If we are lucky) to admire the Dolphins. This sunset excursion is accompanied by fresh aperitif drinks and snacks made with our local Sicilian products. Aperitif beverages can include wine, prosecco, liquors, or non-alcoholic Sicilian juices and non-alcoholic cocktails. Snacks can include Sicilian cookies, nuts, fruits, olives, etc. If you have any allergies or prefer non-alcoholic drinks PLEASE let me know!! Other things to note: In case of bad weather conditions, I will let you know the day of, and the trip will be cancelled- then I would refund you 100%. Please let me know of any allergies or special circumstances beforehand During the Snorkeling activity, there may be the presence of Stinging Jellyfish.
Excursion on Mount Etna
We will start from the hotel or from a meeting point with our 4x4 authorized. After a few kilometers we will stop within the park of Etna accessible with an authorized guide because there are 45 volcanoes. After a hike of about 40 min. we will reach the top of 7 volcanoes, one of which is still open and you can see the real size of a crater and all kinds of mineral lava and endemic plants of Etna with a view that will reach Taormina, Calabria(mainland) and Aeolian Islands. After visiting the craters we will leave with our Jeep to face 2 km off road to the places of the last great eruption, we will visit a volcanic cave and a 26km still in movement that divides Mount Etna in 2. This is the complete Etna tour that is suitable for all families.
Tour in barca Giardini Naxos Taormina, Isola Bella
Unisciti a noi per un tour sul mare lungo la costa di Taormina, in modo da poter vedere tutto da un'altra prospettiva e visitare dei posti che non possono essere raggiunti dalla terra ferma. Ammireremo le bellissime baie e grotte (Grotta dell'Amore, Grotta Azzurra) accompagnati dalle spiegazioni del nostro capitano. Ci fermeremo per un tuffo nelle acque cristalline dell'Isola Bella e per un rifrescante aperitivo con del prosecco e paste di mandorla tipiche siciliane. Il tour sarà divertente e accessibile per tutti i partecipanti di qualsiasi età. Il punto di incontro è dentro il porto di Giardini Naxos. L'entrata nel porto è di fronte al ristorante Angelina, si passa la sbarra. La barca si chiama ANKALE
Tour of the coast with snorkeling
We will embark from the beach for do a grand tour of the beautiful coast of Taormina, exploring grottos, bays and natural land formations. For example we will enter to the famous "Isola Bella" An UNESCO heritage site that has charmed visitors since prehistoric times. Along our tour we will stop to have a swim around one of the best bays, and you will have the option to use my snorkeling equipment, to explore whats under the sea! Other things to note: If the weather conditions don't allow us to go out in the boat, I will let you know ahead of time, and you will be 100% reimbursed for the tour that we had planned. During the Snorkeling activity, there may be the presence of Stinging Jellyfish.