Ancient Taormina

Itinerary Details

1/2 TOUR
You will enjoy an amazing introduction to the town of  Ancient Taormina with our local expert guide Your private guide will meet you in your hotel lobby where you will begin a stroll through Taormina, situated on a lofty hill where the site of the old town is about 300 meters above the sea. The downtown area represents a vast range of historical periods from the early Greek settlements and Roman Age to the remains of Byzantine and Medieval constructions up to the 15th century buildings and 17th Century Baroque churches and Palaces. With your guide we will visit the most important sites of this area, the must on the list: The Greek Theatre, one of the city highlights built in the 3rd Century by the Greeks and later on almost completely remodelled by the Romans. The theatre is the second largest in Sicily and is frequently used for operas and concerts. You will also enjoy a visit to the court yard of Palazzo Corvaja, a medieval Sicilian palace, dating back to the 10th century. This magnificent palace was originally built by the Arabs and takes its name from the Corvaja family, who were among Taormina's most important aristocrats. After your visit of the palace, you will have time to wander through the public gardens.