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Approximately 3½ Hours
Meals not included
Take in the legendary beauty of Sicily as you drive to Taormina -- the city that perfectly captures perhaps the essence of the island. Built in the 3rd century BC by the Greeks, Taormina was later almost completely renovated by the Romans. It is perched on a terrace overlooking the sea, and its medieval character will delight you.
Leave your motor coach near the center of Taormina, and set out on foot as your guide leads you along cobblestone streets to the Palazzo Corvaja -- a 15th-century building adorned with classic double windows.
A short walk brings you to the amazing and impressive Greco-Roman theatre that is Taormina's iconic landmark. Like the town, the theatre dates back to the 3rd century BC. The Greeks did an incredible job of siting it -- its width and acoustic qualities are so inimitable that it still used for open-air concerts today. The Romans, who came later, did some work on the theatre but even they were unable to vastly improve on the original.
Explore at your leisure, and make sure you turn around to appreciate the astounding view of Mount Etna looming above the town, and the Bay of Naxos below. You will have time to stroll or shop along the famous Corso Umberto before returning to the ship.
Strenuous uphill walking is required and there are steps and uneven ground to negotiate. Wear comfortable walking shoes; bring a hat. Elevators are available to reach Taormina's gates but, in the event of long lines, you may be required to negotiate approximately 140 steps.
Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.