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Excursion

Wine Tasting Tour

Excursion information

Location Etna North - East
Duration 9.00 AM - 17.00 PM
Departure From Taormina and surrounding areas (Giardini Naxos, 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) between 9.00 AM. Each of our vehicles can accommodate up to 8 participants.


Visit of the medieval village of Castiglione

It takes about one hour to get to Castiglione di Sicilia, framed in the beautiful valley of the Alcantara: this village, strategically located on a hill northwards of Etna, ranked among Italy’s most beautiful borghi. During the free visit of the city you will see the Castelluccio, an ancient byzantine castle, the “ U Cannizzu” tower, the cobblestone alleys and the several old churches, which are typical of these medieval villages. Not to be missed is the view from the Belvedere, where you will be delighted at the magnificent panorama of the Alcantara and its basaltic rocks.


Stop at the first winery

At about 11.00/11.30 AM you will get to the first winery of the day, where you will taste 5 locally-produced Etnean wines paired an aperitif based on local products. You will moreover have the chance to walk along the vineyards and see first-hand the winegrapes that originate the wines, and you will learn about their production.


Stop at the second winery

At lunchtime (about 1/.1.30 PM), you will stop for about 2 hours by the second winery where you will taste 3 DOP Etnean wines (white, red and rosé), paired with a complete lunch based on traditional products. In there, you will have the possibility of walking in the winery, looking at the barrels where the wine you have just tasted is stored and learn more about its production.


Drop-off

At the end of the trip, 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, French and German 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.