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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.

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Taormina Christmas Tour

Ape Calessino Christmas Tour

Hop into our festively decorated Ape Calessino—one of Italy’s most iconic vehicles. We’ll escort you on an enchanting tour of Taormina in your contemporary sleigh. As you approach the idyllic hilltop town of Castelmola, a spectacular scene awaits. Gaze out as a magical nativity tableau unfolds along winding medieval roads. This unmissable display is prepared by creative locals every year. Pause at tempting food stalls along the route, where you can sample irresistible festive delicacies.

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majolica ceramics class in Taormina

Ceramics Workshop

Join local artist, Antonio Forlin for a majolica masterclass. You’ll see bright and bold examples of this centuries-old ceramics craft all over Sicily. Heavily influenced by the Greeks and Arabs, these stunning art pieces often depict the heads of Saracens, Moorish warriors, nativity figures, exotic fruits and of course, the three-legged Trinacria (the symbol of Sicily). Discover the art of majolica with Antonio, and create your own piece of Sicilian artwork to take home.

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Pastry making classes in Sicily

Sicilian Pastry Class

The Sicilian way of life is all about sharing delectable food with loved ones. As the festive season arrives, a range of decadent treats are added to the menu. Learn how to make these traditional pastry-based Sicilian specialities in our fun-filled masterclass. After, you’ll leave with your own delicious pastries and recipes to impress your friends with back home.

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Helicopter tours over Mount Etna

Heli Tour over Snow-Coated Etna

Soar into the air over majestic Mount Etna. You’ll capture stunning views of smoke plumes rising from the active craters—a magical contrast to the frozen landscape around the peak. Soak-up rare views of the mountain in all its snow-capped beauty from a thrilling vantage point above.

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Winery tour of Mount Etna, Taormina

Explore Mount Etna's Wilds and Wineries

Mount Etna’s fertile, mineral-rich slopes make the region a viticultural haven. Head out to explore the volcano’s otherworldly landscapes by jeep. You’ll encounter the lunar-like terrain of Piano Provenzana (a result of the 2002 lava flow), and the Bottoniera, Monte Nero, Grotta dei Ladroni and Sartorius craters. Next, choose from one of the region’s world-class wineries for a delicious lunch and expert-led wine tasting—a true eruption of flavour.

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Sicilian puppet theatre shows

Sicilian Puppet Theatre

Immerse yourself in the magic of a Sicilian puppet show. This thrilling spectacle takes place on our Greek Theatre Terrace with the historic amphitheatre and beautiful Naxos Bay as a fitting backdrop. The folk tradition of Sicilian puppetry involves the ‘pupari’(puppeteers) bringing to life their richly decorated ‘pupi’(puppets). Dramatic tales from the past unfold before you, depicting the trials and triumphs of the great paladins of the Middle Ages. Witness an enchanting performance at sunset, or get the whole family involved by learning to craft you own papier-mâché puppets.

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Opera shows in Taormina

Italian Opera Taormina

Let yourself be drawn in by the allure of the aria and the drama of the duet. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned expert, Italian Opera Taormina will lead you on an unmissable operatic journey. Take a short stroll from the hotel to Teatro San Giorgio for an unforgettable musical showcase. From Mozart to Verdi, Puccini to Rossini, you’ll enjoy a dazzling display by some of the best operatic voices on the national and international scene.

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