Taormina, Italy Day 1-3
With its panoramic Ionian Sea and Mount Etna views, ancient Greek and Roman ruins, and winding medieval streets, Taormina’s appeal dates to the 19th century, when it was a must-see on the European Grand Tour. Take a private walking tour past the city’s Arab, Norman, and Gothic architecture and learn about Taormina’s history. Later, stroll and browse the shops on the Corso Umberto I on your own. Explore the Teatro Greco, a 10,000-seat amphitheater from the third century B.C. still used today for performances from Sophocles to Sting. Outside of the city, sample wines at a family-owned winery whose vineyards grow on the volcanic slopes of Mount Etna.