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Explore Taormina in Just Three Days

Welcome to the picturesque city of Taormina, Sicily, where the stunning landscapes, rich history and authentic cuisine converge to create a perfect getaway. This destination, nestled on the eastern coast of the island, offers a wealth of experiences for travelers. In this overview, we will take you on a three-day journey through the highlights of Taormina, including a stay at the Luxurious Villa San Andrea, a star Virtuoso property, vintage train rides to Wineries near Mount Etna, a private boat rental adventure and a vintage car tour around Taormina with a special stop at Casa Cuseni.

Vintage Car in Taormina Italy

Day One: Arrival at Villa San Andrea, a Belmond Hotel

Your journey begins with an arrival at Villa Sant Andrea, a Belmond Hotel that is also part of the Virtuoso network of properties.  This charming 19th century hotel is set against the backdrop of the crystal-clear waters of the Ionian Sea.  The hotel’s luxurious accommodations, impeccable service and breathtaking sea views will make you feel like you’ve entered a dream.  Spend your afternoon relaxing by the pool or taking in the stunning scenery from your room’s balcony.  Don’t forget to indulge in authentic Sicilian cuisine at the hotel’s on-site restaurant, Ristorante Sant’ Andrea – one of the most revered Taormina restaurants with striking seas views.  Enjoy an evening stroll through the historic streets of Taormina that are beautifully illuminated during the evening.  Stop by a café for a cocktail and cannoli or scoop of your favorite gelato.

Belmond Resort in Taormina Italy

Day Two: Vintage Train Ride to Mount Etna Wineries

Wake up to a delightful breakfast at Villa Sant Andrea before embarking on a unique adventure. Take a vintage train ride to explore the wineries near Mount Etna. The ride offers an incredible opportunity to witness the natural beauty of the region while enjoying some of Sicily’s finest wines.

Campore’ Wine:  Your first stop is Campore’ Wine, where you’ll have the chance to sample some of their delicious local wines.  Originally the estate owned by the King of Italy Vittorio Emanuele II passed by donation to Cavalier Giovanni Vagliasindi and then went by inheritance, until the purchase by the Madaudo family in 2016.  The Campore project undertaken by the two young entrepreneurs is aimed at giving back to the estate and to the ancient millstone the original value of a place conceived and organized for the production of wine.

view of campore vineyard as part of Taormina ItineraryPietradolce: The journey continues with a visit to Pietradolce, another renowned winery. Taste the volcanic wines that are unique to the region while learning about the winemaking process in the shadow of Mount Etna. Pietradolce was established in 2005 and found it’s home in Solicchiata, an area within the district of the Sicilian hill town of Castiglione di Sicilia on the Northern slopes of Etna.

View from Pietradolce in Taormina Italy

Day Three: Private Boat Rental and Vintage Car Tour

On your third day in Taormina, it’s time to explore the island from a different perspective.  Rent a private boat and set sail along the captivating Sicilian coastline.  You’ll get to experience the beauty of Taormina from the sea, with the imposing cliffs, glistening waters, and hidden coves.

Later in the day, indulge your sense of adventure with a vintage car tour around Taormina. This classic car will take you on a nostalgic journey through the town’s charming streets and provide a unique way to explore the area. Your vintage car tour will culminate with a visit to Casa Cuseni, an iconic historical house and garden. The house boasts a rich history and offers a glimpse into the artistic and literary past of Taormina. Casa Cuseni, is not to be missed by anyone with a high interest in art and literature as it has welcomed many famous artists and authors in its time.

private boat in Taormina

Farewell to Paradise

Three days in Taormina, Sicily, is truly a magical experience. From the luxurious embrace of Villa Sant’ Andrea to the vintage train rides to the wineries near Mount Etna, the private boat adventure, and the vintage car tour around Taormina, you’ll create memories that will last a lifetime. Taormina has a beautiful blend of natural beauty, rich history and exceptional food and wine that make it a destination that will leave you longing to return to again and again.

1000 Mile Travel Group is proud to be part of the Belmond Bellini Club and a global Virtuoso Member Agency. The excursions described above can be booked through one of our 1000 Mile Travel Vacations Advisors. 

Whether it’s the enchanting landscapes, rich history, delectable cuisine, or vibrant cultural festivities, Taormina, Italy promises a captivating experience no matter when you choose to visit.

Contact 1000 Mile Travel Group Vacations to plan your next vacation to Italy.