Excursion

Etna Wine Tasting Tour – Wineries Visit

A walk through Etna Vineyards

Excursion information

Location Castiglione and Linguaglossa (Etna North)
Altitude Drop-off
Duration 9.00 AM - 17.00 PM
Departure From Taormina and surrounding areas (Giardini Naxos, Castelmola and Letojanni). For those coming from other places, we'll organise meeting points
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Pick-up (Taormina and Nearby Area)

We will pick you up outside/nearby your accommodation in Taormina or in its close vicinity (depending on the accommodation’s location, we will organize a convenient meeting point) at about 9.00 AM. Each of our vehicles can accommodate up to 8 participants.


Visit of the medieval village of Castiglione di Sicilia

First off you will head to Castiglione di Sicilia, framed in the beautiful valley of the Alcantara. In fact, this village standing on a hill northwards of Etna belongs to the circuit “Italy’s most beautiful borghi”. During the free visit of the city, you will see the Castelluccio, an ancient byzantine castle; then “ U Cannizzu” tower; finally the cobblestone alleys and the several old churches, which are typical of these medieval villages. Not to miss is the view from the Belvedere: you will be delighted at the magnificent panorama of the Alcantara Valley.

 


Stop at the first winery

After that, at about 11.00/11.30 AM you will get to the first winery, where you will start with the Etna Wine tasting; also, you will have an aperitif based on local products. Next, during a walk through the vineyards, you will learn about their production.


Stop at the second winery

Then, at lunchtime (about 1/.1.30 PM), you will move to the second winery. There, you will sip some more DOP Etnean wines (white, red and rosé), paired with a complete lunch based on traditional products. Finally, you will have the possibility of visiting the winery, looking at the barrels that store the wine you have just tasted and learn more about its production.


Finally, at the end of Etna Wine Tasting tour, at around 5.00/5.30 PM, the guide will drop you off at the starting point.


Included in the booking

English-speaking driver; pickup and transport, lunch and wine tasting by Etnean wineries, insurance.

Languages

English and Italian. Spanish and French are available upon request, if informed with adeguate notice.

Requirements

This activity is suitable for people of all ages. Please note that alcoholic beverages cannot be served to under-18s.

Itinerary changes

The itinerary might be subjected to minor variations due to factors such as weather conditions and/or if deemed necessary.