Taormina and Alcantara Gorges.
A hill-village with a glossy sheen of glamour. As well as the famed Greek-Roman Theatre (Admission Fee: not included), there are several minor sites to be discovered around Taormina.
The attractive principal thoroughfare,
Corso Umberto is pedestrian and ideal for strolling and window-shopping Taormina has a huge range of bars,
cafes and restaurants where you can while away pleasant hours while admiring the views.
Taormina has two important gates: Porta Messina (Messina Gate) & Porta Catania (Catania Gate). Between the two gates there is an important street under the name of CORSO UMBERTO STREET.
The Corso Umberto Street is the core of the town rich of bar, shops, pottery and more. Waling in this street indulge you in the Taormina atmosphere.
The two gates are far away each other less than one mile (approx. 700 meters).
USUALLY the driver escort dropp people off in a gate
and meet them again in the opposite one giving you the chance to be by yourself.
Meeting point locations will be handled on the spot in accordance with your driver escort,
whom of course, before dropping you off, will give you the most important tips in therms of restaurants,
shops and some hystorical informations of the area.
Several thousand years ago, the river bed was blocked by a lava flow from Mount Etna. As the lava was cooled much more quickly by the water than it would have done otherwise, it crystallised in the form of columns.
The river is 52 kilometresn long.
this gorge has a special place in the geography of Sicily,
as the river that created it is one of the very few streams on the island
that has water flowing along its course all year round.
Taormina and Alcantara Gorges: estimated time 5/6 hours.