Project Description

Taormina and Acireale

The city of Taormina, located on the top of Monte Tauro and in a natural terrace at over 600 feet overlooking the sea, is considered the pearl of the Ionian Sea: its wonderful location and its naturalistic beauties are a pleasure for both the eyes and the heart.

An accessible private van will offer roundtrip transportation from your hotel located in Sicily or from the main stations, airports or ports to Taormina. Here, Outreach’s bilingual guide, expert in art history, will take you to discover one of the most evocative places of the city: the Greek Theater.

Dating back to the 3rd century BC it is accessible to everyone through an ad hoc path that includes all the most fascinating remains of the ancient Greek and Romans civilizations. From the cavea you can admire an extraordinary panorama in the background that goes from the coasts of Calabria to the top of Etna, the highest volcano in Europe.

This visit will be followed by a taste of Sicilian sweets at the Nonna Rosa pastry shop in the historic center of Taormina. Thanks to her bakery skills, Nonna Rosa is in fact the owner of the most famous cannoleria in Italy.
Every day Nonna Rosa bakes more than 18 different types of cannoli, rigorously filled on the spot.

Between stories, traditions and processing methods that have been handed down for generations, there is also time to taste the other local specialties: from cassata, to homemade granitas, from brioches with ice cream to almond pastries, passing through cakes and candied fruit.

The tour continues towards the town of Acireale, a baroque jewel adjacent to the sea, and mostly known for its colorful carnival and incredible natural beauty. The picturesque town overlooks the eastern coast of Sicily and is bathed by the Ionian Sea. You will discover it, along with your guide, every wonderful corner and monument of this outstanding town: from Piazza Duomo to the Cathedral dedicated to the patron saint of the city, passing through the ancient Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.