Excursion by bus to Etna and Taormina




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Excursion by bus to Etna and Taormina

Points of interest:


– Silvestri Craters


-History Centre

-Greek Theatre

Departure from the hotel from Sciacca and arrival to the Etna, taller active volcano of Europe and place of great visited naturalistic charm every year from thousands of people. Continuation for Taormina, that thanks to its enchanting position on the sea, to the landscape beauties, and to the vast historical, cultural and archaeological patrimony, among which the famous Greek theatre, is one of the more famous tourist places of the island.

Duration excursion: Full day
Start time: 07h00

Meet at the hotel, transfer to Etna and Taormina. Return to the hotel.

Not included:
Funicular ticket + car 4X4 Euro 63,00 per person, Greek Theatre Euro 10,00 p.p., guide, entrance to museums, meals and drinks.

Cost up to 8 people € 60,00 to person
Cost up to 19 people € 50,00 to person

On request departure from other places.


Mount Etna is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, in the Metropolitan City of Catania, between the cities of Messina and Catania. It lies above the convergent plate margin between the African Plate and the Eurasian Plate. Volcanic activity first took place at Etna about 500,000 years ago, with eruptions occurring beneath the sea off the ancient coastline of Sicily.


About 300,000 years ago, volcanism began occurring to the southwest of the summit (centre top of volcano) then, before activity moved towards the present centre 170,000 years ago. Eruptions at this time built up the first major volcanic edifice, forming a stratovolcano in alternating explosive and effusive eruptions. The growth of the mountain was occasionally interrupted by major eruptions, leading to the collapse of the summit to form calderas.


The Greek theater is the most important monument of Taormina.

It was built in a marvelous panorama, from where you can admire Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea.


In Taormina it can be attributed various definitions: an old road, a course or the main road. This is the Corso Umberto which is the main attraction for tourists, travelers and Taormina: A road interspersed with a multitude of alleys, lined with shops, bars and restaurants and suitable for lovers of picturesque photos.