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- Taormina Boat Cruise - Sail along Taormina’s coastline, from Giardini Naxos, to admire some of Sicily’s most spectacular sights such as Isola Bella Island (which is known for its lush vegetation and the Grotta Azzurra) and along the rocky Cap of S.Andrea which closes the Bay of Mazzarò where the mesmerizing Villa S.Andrea is located. In the summer and autumn months, there is a chance to swim in Taormina’s beautiful waters. Depending on the time of the tour, an aperitif, a light lunch or dinner made with all fresh local products will be served.
- Street Food & Culture in Catania - Tasting Catania’s street food is the best way to understand the city and its inhabitants. On this walking tour, we will explore some of the center’s most characteristic alleys, making stops at some of the city’s iconic food landmarks and exploring the history of Catania. We will go further than just trying local cheeses, sundried tomatoes, and arancini (stuffed rice balls). We will navigate such specialties as cipolline (pastry filled with cheese, onions and sauce), cipollate (bacon rolled around a green onion), zuzzu (pork gelatin), granita, minni ri virgini (a ricotta cheese dessert shaped as breasts) and scricciu (a soft drink made from soda water and lemon, tangerine or grape-flavored syrup). We will visit some of its most beautiful monuments, including St. Agatha Cathedral, the Piazza del Duomo with its Liotru (lava elephant), and the 2nd-century Roman amphitheater. We will also take a delightful stroll along via Crociferi, the most scenic street of Catania, which is surrounded by superb baroque churches and convents.
- Savoca - The Godfather Saga Tour - This tour begins at the picturesque town of Savoca, which is of particular interest to Godfather aficionados. Here, we will begin to enjoy a half-day with our guide, strolling through the town, understanding its history and visiting some of the most iconic settings in the Godfather saga: the Church of Santa Lucia/San Nicolò. This was used as the setting for Michael and Apollonia's wedding, the famous bar Vitelli where Michael meets his future wife and asks for her hand. In Savoca, we will also stop at the Capuchin convent which crypt contains some 32 embalmed bodies from the 18th and 19th centuries. The bodies (mostly noblemen) are displayed in wooden coffins and niches. We then head to another lovely hilltop village named Forza d'Agro, where scenes from The Godfather II & III were shot, notably the scenes showing Vito being pursued by Don Ciccio's men.
- Etna Helicopter tour - Once at 3,500 mt (11,500 ft), we will be able to admire the unique lunar landscape that characterizes Mount Etna, and its smoking craters. This flight will give a unique vista on the life of this majestic volcano, with its long highways of black lava and jaw-dropping craters. It will also help us to better understand the ever-changing nature of the Etna and the impact it has had on the surrounding landscape, which can only truly be appreciated from the sky. The 20-minute flight is carried out with an Ecureil AS 350.
- Etna and the Aeolian Islands Helicopter Tour - An unforgettable flying experience which will take us first above Etna at 3.500 mt (11500ft.), and then through the “Channel of Messina” with its wonderful sights of the sanctuary of Tindari and its beautiful white beach. Once there, we can admire the Island of Vulcano with his “Gran Cratere," the Faraglioni of Lipari and Panarea. The Stromboli (one of the most active volcanoes of the world) will astonish you with its natural fireworks. This tour includes a 2 hour stop in the beautiful island of Panarea before heading back to Taormina.
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A native Palermitan, Enrica is an art historian specialized in contemporary art with a specific interest in Art Brut. She studied at the University of Palermo, and is a Researcher at the Observatory Outsider Art of Palermo. Enrica has developed a great appreciation for spontaneous and naïf art. She has spent a lot of time between Spain, Italy and England working in both the culture and tourism industry. Enrica brings her knowledge and passion for contemporary art to bear when leading itineraries in Palermo and other sites of interests in Sicily.
Rossella is an archaeologist who holds multiple advanced degrees in archaeology from the Universities of Catania and Syracuse. Her main field of scientific research is Sicilian Archaeology. She has been conducting fieldwork for years, and has published scientific papers on subjects ranging from archaeological contexts, to ancient topography and pottery. She is a research fellow at the University Kore in Enna. Rossella also serves on the Sicilian Board of Archaeological Heritage for excavations, surveys, research, and didactic activities. Rossella is devoted to the rehabilitation of her native land’s cultural heritage.
Laura is a classical archaeologist. She holds a specialization diploma from the Archaeological School of Athens, and a Doctorate’s degree in classical archaeology from the University of Messina. She was also granted a Post doctoral fellowship to study at the Accademia dei Lincei. Laura has a great deal of experience excavating in Greece, Magna Grecia and Sicily, and has published a monograph and numerous scientific papers on Greek pottery. She is currently examining archaic and classical materials from Agrigento for the University of Palermo, and is also involved in developing learning programs for school children at the Valley of the Temples.