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Location: Montalbano Elicona, Sicily Italy | Montalbano Elicona, Italy
Category: Day Trips & Excursio
Visit to Sicily's historic, cultural & natural attractions
Free time for lunch in medieval village Montalbano Elicona
Chance to taste fresh ricotta at an authentic mountain farm
Ancient stone dolmens & viewpoints over volcanic landscapes
Sights like Randazzo, the Peloritani mountains & Mount Etna
Guided tour of little-known Sicilian sights
Ricotta demonstration and tasting
Roundtrip transportation to and from central Taormina
Discover Sicily’s rich cultural heritage and breathtaking natural beauty on this full-day exploration of its little-known attractions. Sample freshly-made ricotta at a farm in the Peloritani mountains, linger over lunch in Montalbano Elicona, and check out ancient dolmens near the base of Mount Etna.
Hop aboard your bus in the center of Taormina and head inland toward the villages and rugged scenery of the Peloritani mountain range. Make your way to a local farm, where you can see typical regional cheeses like ricotta being made from scratch.
Sample some of this creamy and delicious cheese alongside fresh-baked bread, and then continue on to visit the medieval village of Montalbano Elicona. Admire the town’s 13th-century castle, roam the pretty streets, and enjoy lunch on your own or with the group before the afternoon portion of your excursion begins.
From Montalbano, head to a mysterious site where ancient stone monoliths and dolmens have stood for thousands of years. Roam around these intriguing formations, and then take in sweeping panoramas from a viewpoint overlooking the slopes of Mount Etna, the wooded valleys of the Peloritani, and the distant humps of the Aeolian Islands off the coast. Your return ride takes you through the mountain town Randazzo, known for its 13th-century Church of Santa Maria and the river-like flow of black lava rock that carves through town from Mount Etna’s 1981 eruption.
Cancellation Policy: 48 hours
Know before you book:
Children 2 and younger are complimentary.,
This tour stops at a restaurant for lunch; you may choose to dine with the group, eat elsewhere, or bring your own food.,
This tour departs from the Taormina Bus Terminal on Via Luigi Pirandello. Pickup may also take place at Giardini Naxos, Recanati, or Letojanni; you will confirm your exact pick-up location when you call to confirm your reservation.,
At least 8 people are required for this activity to take place.,
Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
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