Sicilian Countryside Day Trip From Taormina Including Cheese Tasting

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Overview

Venture 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.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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After 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)

Additional Info

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. 

Cancellation Policy
  • 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.
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  • If you like something other than beach, nice restaurants, and shops and enjoy what Sicily can offer, this is for you. Visits to beautiful local places, people, and villages are quite an experience. Our guide, a local lady, was fantastic.

  • this was one of the best tours I have been on we had so much fun i cant say enough about this tour if you are going to sorrento do not miss this tour we saw how they made cheese, we were taking to see the animals on the farm they just had twin cow born 2 days ago. we had such a great time making pizza you have to see it , you cant believe making pizza would be that great fun

  • When I booked this trip, there was no reviews so I was not sure how the day would turn out.....but it was beyond my expectation! The best about this trip was the lady guide sorry forgot her name!! who was very friendly yet professional. I don't want to write so much in details of the trip so you will find out yourself but do NOT miss the lunch at the local Trattoria that opened its doors just for us! It was not included in the tour price but 15 Euros per person....local Sicilian cuisine....the best ever, you can't taste them at the restaurant in the centro Taormina!! Since it is not covered by the excursion, you are not required to eat, but please do not pass on this opportunity....really the great food ever!!

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