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Unique things to do in Taormina

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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.
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
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.
Etna Food & Wine Tour Small Group
Start this wonderful culinary tour at 10am, with a pick up from your accommodation by a native authorized local guide/driver with Mercedes Minivan . Small group (Maximum 8 Guests) is guaranteed. You will continue your trip driving through quaint Sicilian Villages, admiring local and authentic lava-stone houses, listen charming stories about Sicilian culture, tradition and food. Here You enjoy views on the best Etna vineyards surrounded by frames of lava stones. You will stop at the first venue, an antique family running winery, where You will be welcomed by the owner with a glass of wine. Have a guided visit of cellars (optional) and start the wine and cold appetizers tasting. Tasting will include: glasses of Etna wine, locally produced cheeses, salami, olives, sun-dried tomatoes. The second stop will be in a antique and unique restaurant/farmhouse. Here you continue your food and wine tour that include the following samples: glasses of local Etna wines, ricotta cheese with marmalade, grilled mushrooms, grilled sweet pepper, vegetable omelette, fried cheese and pasta with seasonal local products and dessert. Drop off in Your Accommodation. Other things to note: Please inform us about Your accommodation for Pick You up and drop off. Thank You NOTE: THIS IS AN EXAMPLE MENU' THAT CAN VARY DAY BY DAY ACCORDING TO AVAILABILITY
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
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.
Sicilian Cooking Class in Taormina
Meet up with the chef Mimmo Siciliano in the historical center of Taormina and visit the local market, tasting various fresh vegetable products, cheeses sold by local sellers. Choose the dishes to cook with the Chef based on the fresh and seasonal ingredients found at the market. Continue towards the Restaurant "Nettuno" in the heart of the historic city center, and after a coffee break and wearing the apron, preparation of 3 traditional Sicilian dishes: an appetizer, a fish dish and different types of fresh pasta made by customers with their own hands. First of all the Sicilian caponata, a typical product of Sicilian cuisine with aubergines seasoned with tomato sauce, celery, onion, olives and capers, in a sweet and sour sauce. Afterwards, making fresh pasta made with your hands under the supervision of the Chef, and seasoned with fresh tomato sauce. And then the traditional "ghiotta" fish, found fresh with customers at the local market, cooked in tomato, caper and olive sauce, to absorb all the aromas and flavors. It will be a typical lunch on feast days with the tasting of two Sicilian wines, white and red. Finally, delivery of diplomas and autographed apron as a souvenir of a special day.
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.
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
ArancinoMaking-The Sicilian Streetfood
Making an Arancino is just like fine art creating and not all cooks can do it. Therefore you will find Arancino Making extremely interesting and enjoyable. Our Chef will follow you step by step teaching you the basics for making exquisite sicilian Arancino, from the cooking of rice to the stuffing and final frying and it will be great fun for you and your family Other things to note You will prepare with your hands many and many Arancini. You will cook the rice, fill all arancini as you like and then you will fried it with your hands. Prepare to eat the Real Sicilian Street food
Sicilian Pizza Making Class in Taormina
Meeting point at 12:30 pm at the "Ahoy Bistró Siciliano" Salita Santippo n. 5 in Taormina in the historic centre of the city. Discover the secrets behind the perfect Sicilian pizza! You'll learn how to recognize the types of dough and make pizza with a professional pizza chef at a pizzeria in the historic center of Taormina. Choose to make your own pizza with different condiments (margherita, marinara, mushrooms and sausages, potatoes and mozzarella etc.). After we prepare our pizza, we will have lunch together in front of a beautiful garden in the heart of Taormina and Sicily.
Godfather Vs Mafia Tour & Pasta Lunch Small Group
I will meet you at 10.00 AM in the lobby of Your accommodation in Taormina, Giardini Naxos or Letojanni. After 20 minutes driving with 8 seats air-conditioned Mercedes minivan you will reach Forza D’Agrò, a real and authentic small Sicilian village. Take a Walking tour of the old town and visit the places where The Godfather movie was played. After a Walking tour of the village with explanation of Sicilian authentic culture and way of leaving You will drive towards Savoca, the second Sicilian small village where the movie was played. The famous Bar Vitelli where Michael Corleone met the father of his future wife Apollonia. Then (optional) walk 5 minutes to reach Saint Lucy Church where they got married. While taking the Walking tour Your Guide will introduce you the real history of Sicilian Mafia, how it grows up and spread very fast all around Italy. After the Walking tour you will stop in a nice elegant food venue. Here you will be served a typical Home-Made Sicilian Plate of Pasta and a Glass of red wine while enjoying authentic panoramic view. Return expected at 15
Snorkeling tour experience in Isola Bella Taormina
If you are passionate about the sea and curious to discover the beautiful seabed of the Nature Reserve of Isola Bella always with the greatest respect for nature , join me in this "Snorkel experience". We will guide you and reveal all the riches of the sea on 3 different places: the Isola Bella, the Blue Cave and the Cap of Taormina. Numerous archaeological discoveries have been found in this region, such as bronze vases and several ceramic objects. The visibility of the funds range from 10-15 meters and the sun rays filter through caves and ravines, offering you intense play of light and color in crystal clear waters... You can find many colourful fishes, bright red sea stars and colourful algae. Upon arrival, we will provide you with complete equipment consisting of a wetsuit, a pair of fins, a mask and a snorkel. We will ship directly from the center, on a zodiac, specially designed for snorkeling. We picked these protected sites for their stunning beauty!
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