Sicily Day Tour From Malta
Virtu Ferries offer a Sicily day tour from Malta where you can visit the picturesque seaside town of Taormina for shopping, sightseeing and a taste of Sicilian food before heading to the largest active volcano in Europe, Mt Etna.
And on the way to Taormina by coach you'll also pass the historical towns of:
- Ispica, a baroque town which was rebuilt after the earthquake in 1693
- Rosolini, a rural town dating back to Roman times and
- Siracusa, the home town of Archimedes and the world famous archaeological zone
Taormina: Shopping, Food And History
Taormina is on the east coast of Scicily and once you've visited you'll understand why it is one of Sicily's top tourist and travel destinations.
It is surrounded by beautiful beaches and has the most amazing views!
You'll find great shops that have everything from local jewellery to crafts and souvenirs as well as designer clothes and accessories from the mainland.
Of course there is no shortage of great restaurants where you can get anything from traditional Sicilian cuisine to seafood or hamburgers.
And there are many cafe's and restaurants that have outdoor dining with incredible views.
The Sicilian's are renowned for their sweets and desserts and I've gotta tell you, it's no wonder.
This traditional ricotta desert was to die for!
I might have to return just for this.
One thing you won't want to miss is the ancient Greek Theatre which is still used today.
It is the second largest in Sicily. Syracuse is the largest.
And you won't believe the views from here -- they are breathtaking.
Mt Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world.
On the drive up the mountain you'll see evidence of the more recent eruptions, including the roof of a two-storey home that was buried by lava.
You can walk around the crater or take the chair lift to the top and of course there are numerous souvenir shops and cafes.
Gastronomic Sicily Day Tour
If trying traditional Sicilian cuisine is more your thing, the gastronomic tour will be more to your liking. You'll experience:
- a cooking lesson at an old Sicilian farmhouse followed by a traditional lunch with some local wine
- a visit to an ancient olive oil mill where you can sample organic olives and olive oil
- wine tasting of some award winning organic wines
- the best local Sicilian sweets
And if you'd prefer to stay longer than a day, there is also a 3-day tour that covers all the above plus a lot more.
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