Visit Catania and Taormina From Your Ship in Catania

Once your ship has arrived in the port of Catania, your driver will greet you just of the gangway of your ship. He will have a sign with your name on so to be easily spotted. Your driver will be a professional Rome in Limo driver, fluent in English and knowledgeable about the area you are to visit, ready to make sure you enjoy your day onshore to the max!

Sicily is the largest island in Italy and an authentic paradise filled with wonders of nature! Catania is the largest city of the island, after Palermo, therefore you won’t be able to see all the attractions the city has to offer in your limited time on shore, but you can see the most famous.

Among the lovely squares in Catania, you’ll find Piazza del Duomo, which is the center of the city. Here you will find the Fountain of the Elephant, which is the symbol of Catania and the Palace of the Elephants, which today is the City Hall. In the same square, you can see the beautiful Cathedral of Saint Agatha, with a beautiful Baroque facade and a wooden door depicting the life of the martyr.

Not far from the central square you’ll find the Ursino Castle, built by Emperor Frederick II to stress royal power over the area. Today it houses a Civic Museum which you can visit for a small fee, about euros 6 per person. The museum features many Hellenistic and Roman artifacts, Medieval weapons, and paintings from the 15th to the 18th century.

At some point it will be time for lunch,  if you need help your Rome in Limo driver will suggest the venue. Just let him know whether you wish to have a typical Italian lunch in a family owned restaurant or just a quick bite on the way and he’ll indicate one which suits your needs.

After lunch, you’ll have time to explore Taormina before heading back to the ship. Walk through one of the city’s entrances, which were the gates that gave access to the fortified town in ancient times, up to the Clock Tower and the Piazza del Duomo. Have a pleasant stroll in the Public Gardens, which features a wide variety of trees and towers with arabesque designs.

Don’t forget to see the Arabian Necropolis and the Greek Theater, which is the second largest in Sicily. Second only to the Greek Theater of Siracuse. The Greek Theater was built in the third century B.C. and later renovated, in the second century A.D., by the Romans. It is still used today for Opera and Musical Performances.

You have two options to choose from for your onshore tour to Catania & Taormina: you can choose our Private Tour, where the driver and vehicle will be for your family only or choose our Sharing Tour, where your family can share our vehicle and driver with others. This options is indicated for those who have small families, 2 or 3 people, and wish to save money but also for those who wish to make new friends.

In both cases, you get one of our professional fluent English speaking knowledgeable driver and one of our latest model Mercedes vehicles.

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