From culinary masterclasses to awe-inspiring sights, Sicily is perfect for culture lovers, foodies and nature enthusiasts alike. Let our talented team be your guide, and find countless unique things to do in Taormina.
Take in a show at the ancient Greek theatre, adjacent to Grand Hotel Timeo. This wonderfully preserved amphitheatre, with Mount Etna as its backdrop, is every bit as captivating as the performances staged there.
Ape Tour in Taormina
Start planning your ‘villeggiatura’ — an intrinsic Italian concept all about slow, sensuous summers.
Take a spin on the world’s most glamorous three-wheeler, the Ape Calessino, guided by an expert driver.
Begin at Taormina’s lush Botanical Gardens before descending to the sparkling coast and Mazzarò Bay. Perhaps stop on Isola Bella beach before heading up to the pretty hilltop village of Castelmola. Gaze at the views and sip a glass of almond wine at Café San Giorgio, once a regular haunt of Sir Winston Churchill.
Return to Taormina for a wander along Corso Umberto I, the bustling main thoroughfare where Orson Welles, DH Lawrence and Truman Capote were known to browse. And for a glorious finale, enjoy unparalleled vistas of Mount Etna from Bar Timeo with a refreshing cocktail at hand.
Begin your day with breakfast at the sumptuous Palazzo Castelluccio, before it opens to the public. Accompanied by the owner, admire the palace’s exquisitely restored frescoes, golden candelabras, ornate urns, and even the leopard-print tiled floor.
Saunter over to Caffè Sicilia, owned by expert pastry chef Corrado Assenza, for a sweet Sicilian snack. Then, stroll to nearby Palazzo Modica and admire the baroque architecture over lunch. Finally, enjoy exclusive access to Sergio Fiorentino’s private atelier for a sneak peak into his whimsical world.
A visit to Europe’s largest volcano offers an incredible chance to see lava flows up close. Join a tailor-made tour of Mt Etna’s lunar-like landscapes and savour a sparkling surprise en-route.
Next, head to a nearby winery on the slopes of the volcano. Here, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch and wine tasting among the sun-splashed vineyards.
If desire strikes, arrange an aperitif on Etna's craters. Or allow us to arrange a cooking class with Mamme del Borgo, who offer traditional culinary experiences in sunny Sicily.
Explore a Local Clam Farm
The little fishing village of Ganzirri sits on the tip of northern Sicily near Messina. Beyond the shore of this charming seaside village, the Tyrrehenian and Ionian seas meet to form two saltwater lakes—a perfect spot for cultivating clams. Discover the time-honored harvesting techniques used by a local fisherman, before you’re welcomed into his home for a delicious lunch. Tuck into a heavenly spaghetti alle vongole (clam spaghetti) overlooking the stunning Messina Strait.
Soar over Sicily on a spectacular helicopter tour, enjoying a bird’s-eye view of smoking volcanoes, idyllic islands and captivating sites of interest. Fly above Mount Etna, the largest volcano in Europe, before heading to Stromboli and Vulcano.
Island of Dreams
Sail to the magical island of Filicudi to feast on warm Aeolian hospitality. Here, jewel-like fruits are grown in abundance beside bright bougainvillea and the cobalt-blue sea.
Head to the homes of the three extraordinary islanders and learn more about their unique way of life on this exclusive tour. Chances are, you won’t want to leave.