From USD 62.3
OverviewVenture through the splendid Sicilian countryside on this day trip from Taormina or Messina province. Admire the idyllic green landscapes of the Peloritani mountains as you pass through small towns showcasing the typical rustic lifestyle. Visit a dairy farm to enjoy a Ricotta cheese tasting, explore the medieval village of Montalbano Elicona and see fascinating prehistoric stones in the Argimusco nature park. From an elevated lookout point, enjoy an incredible view of Mt Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe.
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
Know More about this tourAfter a pickup from your Messina province or Taormina hotel by coach, start your full-day tour with a scenic drive through the countryside and the lush green hills of the Peloritani mountain range. Observe the traditional pastoral lifestyle of this part of northeastern Sicily as you pass through typical little villages and enjoy commentary from your guide.
Your first stop is a dairy farm, where you’ll see the traditional way of making Sicilian cheese. Enjoy a tasting of the farm's fresh ricotta , paired with chunks of fresh bread. Continue to Montalbano Elicona, a rustic medieval village that clings to a nearby hilltop. Enjoy free time to wander the narrow cobblestone streets, have lunch and perhaps visit the 13th-century castle built by Emperor Frederic II (meal and entrance fee at own expense).
In the afternoon, make your way to the Argimusco nature park to see large megalithic rocks from prehistoric times. Travel back in time as your guide shares stories about these fascinating stones, shaped like animals and people.
From the lookout point at 4,593 feet (1,400 meters) in elevation, enjoy a magnificent view of Mt Etna, the distant Aeolian Islands and the wooded Peloritani hills below. Then, relax on your journey back to your Taormina or Messina province hotel.
Inclusions for Sicilian Countryside Day Trip From Taormina Including Cheese Tasting
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Professional guide
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Cheese tasting
Exclusions for Sicilian Countryside Day Trip From Taormina Including Cheese Tasting
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Entrance fees
- Gratuities (optional)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Comfortable walking shoes recommended
At the time of booking please let us know which hotel you'll be staying at.
- If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
- Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.