Skip to main content

Experiences

Get ready for a true Italian adventure

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.

View activities brochure
detail of a chair

Secret Noto

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.

Book your trip to Noto

Submitting......

Preferred date

Preferred time

For further information about how we use your data, please see our privacy policy.

S
detail of a chair
Mount Etna landscape in Sicily

Etna Discovery

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.

Contact us to book

Submitting......

Preferred date

Preferred time

For further information about how we use your data, please see our privacy policy.

E
Clams

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.

Contact us to book

Submitting......

For further information about how we use your data, please see our privacy policy.

E
Clams
Ape Tour in Taormina

Ape Tour in Taormina

Hop aboard an Ape Calessino for a Dolce Vita Tour of Sicily. Visit sites frequented by the Hollywood stars of yesteryear, including Casa Cuseni and Castelmola.

Stops en route allow you to sample sumptuous Sicilian specialities, such as granita and almond wine. Finally, wind up with a drink at ‘Wunderbar’, Tennessee Williams’ favourite watering hole.

Take your Ape Calessino tour

Submitting......

Preferred date

Preferred time

For further information about how we use your data, please see our privacy policy.

A
Helicopter Tour

Helicopter Tour

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.

Book your helicopter tour

Submitting......

Preferred date

Preferred time

For further information about how we use your data, please see our privacy policy.

H
Helicopter Tour
Filicudi Island Tour

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.

Plan your island visit

Submitting......

Preferred date

Preferred time

For further information about how we use your data, please see our privacy policy.

I
Greek Theatre

Greek Theatre

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.

Contact us for more details

Submitting......

Preferred date

Preferred time

For further information about how we use your data, please see our privacy policy.

G
Greek Theatre
Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea

Sail Timeless Sicily

Take an exclusive boat tour of the Sicilian coast. Glide past Isola Bella and Giardini Naxos to reach the charming town of Aci Trezza. Here, meet the local Rodolico family—master boat-builders since 1908 and the last in the region.

Continue by boat to Catania and take a short stroll through the city centre. Then enjoy a traditional Sicilian lunch with former neighbours of the Trewhella family, who built Villa Sant’Andrea more than 100 years ago.

Contact us

Submitting......

Preferred date

Preferred time

For further information about how we use your data, please see our privacy policy.

S

Packages & Tours

Combine your favourite destinations and plan the journey of your dreams.

7 nights: Italy, Mallorca and Portugal

Grand Tour

View itinerary

Explore in Depth

See more ideas and articles from Belmond

Venice Guide
Discover more
contemporary art in taormina
Discover more
Food for the Soul
Discover more
Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo entrance with Christmas trees
Discover more
how to live like an Italian
Discover more
Ceramic Art in Sicily
Discover more
Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
Discover more
Goethe's Sicilian Journey
Discover more
Sicilian pastries - Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
Discover more
Belmond pool style
Discover more
basil and pecorino tortelli with red mazara prawns
Discover more
Back to top of page