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Dive into a world of Sicilian adventures

Between Sicily’s copious beauty spots and historic cities, there’s no shortage of day trips to embark on from Taormina. Step inside the iconic Greek Theatre, explore secluded bays or relive scenes from the Godfather in your own classic Fiat 500.

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Etna Wines

Immerse yourself in all things wine-related on this idyllic adventure. Sample the rare vintages of Mount Etna, joining experts on a visit to some of the best local wineries. Or take a vineyard stroll to learn about wine production, before tasting the delicious varieties yourself.

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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.

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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.

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Paddle Surfing

Paddle Surfing

A favourite pastime among locals, stand on a surfboard and propel yourself through shimmering waters. A surprisingly relaxing activity, paddle surfing is also a fantastic full-body workout.

Combine with yoga or meditation for a truly blissful experience.

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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.

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Sicily 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.

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Greek Theatre

No stay in Taormina is complete without catching a show at the ancient Greek Theatre.

A wonderfully-preserved amphitheatre from the third century, it’s a sublime spot to watch world-class musicians with Mount Etna as a dramatic backdrop. Just ask our concierge for the programme.

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Ape Tour Sicily

Ape Tour in Taormina

Live la dolce vita in a classic Ape Calessino. See the sights that stole the hearts of Sicily’s most glamorous visitors, including Casa Cuseni and Castelmola.

Sample typical local specialities, such as granita and almond wine, before a drink at ‘Wunderbar’, Tennesee Williams’ favourite watering hole.

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