(Pick up from Messina port) Enjoy a wonderful introduction to the highlights of Messina with its cathedral and Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock. Enjoy a wonderful introduction to the highlights of Taormina with your local expert driver guide. From Messina, we will enjoy a leisurely transfer to Taormina, driving a panoramic way, we will reach uphill. We will stop at the most panoramic square "Belvedere square" with its unique breathtaking view over the Messina coast line, all the Taormina bays, the Catania coast line and our volcano Etna. We will then drive to the charming medieval village of Castelmola, located above Taormina. We will stroll several narrow picturesque streets with wonderful sea and Etna views. We can also visit the antique 13th century Arab castle, situated on the highest and most panoramic place in the area. We will then take you to the historical centre of Taormina and under our tip, you will have your own free time to explore the village, stroll the mean streets and narrow ways with picturesque corners and nice shops. The downtown centre represents a variety of historical periods, from the early Greek settlements and the Roman age, to the remains of Byzantine and Medieval constructions up to the 15th Century. We can also suggest a good local place to let you have something to eat. The driver will be waiting in Taormina and at your most convenient time, will drive you back to your ship. SPECIAL REQUEST: Specially for this tour, since you will have a lot of free time in Taormina, if you are particularly interested in art and history, you may book a local licensed Guide for a walking tour of approx. 3 hours in the pedestrian area of Taormina. Driver will be not able to escort you in this area.