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.
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.
Sicilian Boat Tour
Start planning your ‘villeggiatura’ — an intrinsic Italian concept all about slow, sensuous summers.
Embark on an enchanting voyage from Villa Sant’Andrea to discover the area’s stunning natural wonders.
Aboard a traditional Sicilian fishing boat, be wowed by the Blue Grotto, Isola Bella, Cape Taormina and much more.
Feeling adventurous? Pack your swimsuit and dive in.
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.
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.
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.
Island of Dreams
Sail to the magical island of Filicudi to feast on welcoming 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.
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.
Tours can also be arranged at a celebrated Mount Etna winery. Arrive by helicopter and enjoy a private wine tasting just for you.