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Taormina and Castelmola Tour from Messina

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    Stop At: Corso Umberto, Taormina, Sicily Italy

    Corso Umberto is the main street of Taormina

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Castelmola, ME, Via Medaglia d'Oro Calabrò Giovanni, 5, 98030 Castelmola ME, Italy

    This will be one of our two destinations of our tour.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Piazza Duomo, Corso Umberto, 98039, Taormina, Sicily Italy

    Piazza Duomo is situated in the historical centre of Taormina and is the meeting point from where the visit of Corso Umberto I, the main street, starts.

    Pass By: Quattro Fontane di Taormina, Piazza Duomo 8-9, 98039, Taormina, Sicily Italy

    The fountain is built in Baroque style and takes its name "4 fountains" from the four small columns that are located at the four corners of the central body and which are surmounted by four seahorses from whose mouth came the water that ended in the trays below.

    Pass By: Palazzo Ciampoli di Taormina, Salita Palazzo Ciampoli, 1, 98039, Taormina, Sicily Italy

    Palazzo Ciampoli was a stately residence in Catalan style.

    Stop At: Duomo di Taormina, Piazza Duomo, 98039, Taormina, Sicily Italy

    The Cathedral Fortress, as the Cathedral of Taormina was defined, was built around 1400 on the ruins of a small church from the Middle Ages and dedicated to San Nicola di Bari.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Torre dell'Orologio, Piazza IX Aprile, 98039, Taormina, Sicily Italy

    Together with the third wall, whose remains are still visible on the right side up to the castle, it delimited the part of the city defined as 'fifteenth-century village'.

    Pass By: Piazza IX Aprile, Piazza 9 Aprile, 6, 98039, Taormina, Sicily Italy

    Piazza IX Aprile is Taormina's most elegant "living room".

    Characteristic are the outdoor bars and artists who paint portraits and landscapes.

    Pass By: Chiesa di San Giuseppe, Piazza IX Aprile, Taormina, Sicily Italy

    This church is situated close to the Torre dell'orologio, overlooking the IX April square.

    Stop At: Chiesa di Santa Caterina, 98039, Taormina, Sicily Italy

    The church rises on the ruins of Odeon, built also on the ruins of a Greek theatre dedicated to Aphrodite

    Duration: 10 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Messina Cruise Terminal - Terminal Crociere, Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 47, 98122 Messina ME, Italy
    2: Via I Settembre, 110, 98122 Messina ME, Italy
    3: Port of Giardini Naxos, Via Schisò, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME, Italy

    Traveler pickup is offered
    THE PICKUP TIME IS SETTLED 30 MINUTES AFTER THE DISEMBARKATION. Example: if your ship arrives at 8:00 AM the pickup time will be 8:30 AM; if the ship arrives at 9:00 AM the pickup time will be 9:30 AM, and so on.

    Ports
    MESSINA PORT , GIARDINI NAXOS PORT
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Transport by air-conditioned bus
    • Professional guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Entry/Admission - Corso Umberto
    • Entry/Admission - Castelmola, ME
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Entrance ticket to the Greek Roman theatre
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multilingual guide
    • Minimum number of 4 people per tour applies. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough total passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund’
    • Infant meals not included
    • Cellular number required
    • Departure times are set according to arrival of cruise ships
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We had a wonderful time with our guide Mariarita. We were traveling with 9 people and she was friendly to all. She was very prompt in picking us up. She was warm and friendly and answered all of our questions. She gave us ample time...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank NancyD3033
    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    This was an average tour. The city of Taormina was lovely and we enjoyed that part. The tour guide was not the most personable or professional. She was good but not great! The fishing village was really not much of a sight to visit in...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    Reviewed 19 August 2019 via mobile

    Walking tour of Taormina and Castelmola! Pleasantly surprised with the beauty of both cities. Chiara was an awesome tour guide!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank cf830
    Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

    Mariarita was our tour guide and we had a fabulous experience. Perfect balance of information/guided time and time on our own to explore. Mariarita is born and raised Sicilian and the love and passion for her beautiful country was very evident. We couldn’t see the...More

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    discoverME, Owner at Discover Messina Sicily, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2019

    We hope you come back too!!! If you do so, do not hesitate to come and visit us or ask for suggestions. Your words are feeding our willing to improve ourselves and our experiences for our guests and to "tell" them the soul of this...More

    Reviewed 4 July 2019

    We arranged a day trip from the cruise ship that we were on when it docked in Messina. The Taxi company Messina Taxis arranged for a driver to pick us up and drive us first to Castelmola where we had 90 minutes to wander and...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank VivienneM147
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    16 August 2019|
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    Response from ddanielandd | Reviewed this property |
    Prearranged tours can pick you up at the port when the ship arrives.
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    8 August 2019|
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    Response from VivienneM147 | Reviewed this property |
    Hi As tours with this company are customised for each groups needs, you will have to contact Messina Taxis directly and explain the times you require and specific places you want to see. We request the times we wanted to... More
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    1 August 2019|
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    Response from ddanielandd | Reviewed this property |
    We had NO problems with the private tour company getting us back to ship on time. Of course you always take the chance of missing the boat if you do not take the ship's excursions. ALWAYS take your passport with you & have... More
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