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Mt Etna, Wine Tasting and Village Tour from Taormina

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Mt Etna, Wine Tasting and Village Tour from Taormina
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon tour from Taormina or Messina province to taste regional Sicilian wine and appreciate the gorgeous scenery around Mt Etna. First, visit an acclaimed winery on the slopes of the ancient volcano, and sample volcanic wine paired with typical Sicilian bites. Follow your wine tasting with a visit to the ancient village of Castiglione di Sicilia, set on a rocky spur overlooking beautiful Alcantara Valley.

After a pickup from select hotels in Taormina or in Messina province, relax on your scenic coach journey along Sicily?s eastern coast, past varied landscapes, gardens and traditional villages including Fiumefreddo di Sicilia. Then, head inland toward the cities of Piedimonte Etneo and Linguaglossa. Rising in elevation, enjoy views of Mt Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage site that dominates the Sicilian landscape.

Arrive at the renowned Gambino winery on the northern slope of the volcano. Here, enjoy an informative tasting session, led by a local wine expert, and learn how the soil of this high-elevation region contributes to the flavors and aromas of Gambino wine. Enjoy a panoramic view of the vineyard as you sample red and white wine paired with typical Sicilian bites, such as cheese and olives.

After your wine tasting, continue driving up to the ancient village of Castiglione di Sicilia, set on a rocky spur above the Alcantara Valley. Visit the Cathedral of San Pietro, erected during the Norman period, and proceed with a walking tour of the town?s historical center, with its tangle of traditional streets stacked with houses and Baroque buildings.

Return to your Taormina or Messina province hotel in the evening.

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Enjoy a relaxing afternoon tour from Taormina or Messina province to taste regional Sicilian wine and appreciate the gorgeous scenery around Mt Etna. First, visit an acclaimed winery on the slopes of the ancient volcano, and sample volcanic wine paired with typical Sicilian bites. Follow your wine tasting with a visit to the ancient village of Castiglione di Sicilia, set on a rocky spur overlooking beautiful Alcantara Valley.