See a side of Catania that you have never seen before. Visit the best of attractions in the city such as the Isola Bella, Palazzo Corvaja (The Corvaja Palace),the Teatro Antico (The Old Theatre), Torre dell’orologio (The Clock Tower),Cattedrale Fortezza (The Fortress Cathedral) and the Badia Vecchia (The Old Abbey).
The first stop of this excursion will be the fishing town of Giardini Naxos, the first Greek colony in Sicily, founded in 734 b.C., where you will drive along the seafront and enjoy the beautiful Naxos bay.
You will then stop at the wonderful “Isola Bella”, a Wildlife Reserve considered the “pearl of the Ionian sea” for its natural beauty, where it will be possible to bathe in its marvellous crystal clear waters.
From Isola Bella you will go to Castelmola where you will walk along the characteristics streets of the town, and stop to see the ruins of the imposing Norman walls and the main square (Duomo) with the Mother Church, rebuilt between 1934 and 1935 on the existing cathedral and dedicated to St. Nicholas of Bari. The last part of the excursion will be dedicated to visiting the picturesque town of Taormina.
Along the main road of this town, Corso Umberto, with the Messina Gate below and the Catania Gate on the mountain side, you will admire the most important monuments: Palazzo Corvaja (The Corvaja Palace), the Teatro Antico* (The Old Theatre), Piazza IX Aprile, the Torre dell’orologio (The Clock Tower), the Cattedrale Fortezza (The Fortress Cathedral), the Badia Vecchia (The Old Abbey), and the Palazzo Duca di Santo Stefano (The Duke of Saint Stephen Palace), and much more. It will also be possible to go shopping in the exclusive shops which alternate with workshops.