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Tour of the coast with snorkeling
We will embark from the beach for do a grand tour of the beautiful coast of Taormina, exploring grottos, bays and natural land formations. For example we will enter to the famous "Isola Bella" An UNESCO heritage site that has charmed visitors since prehistoric times. Along our tour we will stop to have a swim around one of the best bays, and you will have the option to use my snorkeling equipment, to explore whats under the sea! Other things to note: If the weather conditions don't allow us to go out in the boat, I will let you know ahead of time, and you will be 100% reimbursed for the tour that we had planned
Palermo Unfiltered Street Food Tour and Market Exploration
If you want to taste the authentic Sicilian street food and catch the real soul of Palermo, this is the right choice! We will walk you around the Capo and Vucciria markets to enjoy the best local street food. You will try the original arancini recipe at the only place in town that still makes it! We will take you to family-run bakeries, delis and old inns to sample traditional street food and sip some regional wine ;) We will unveil the secrets of Sicilian cuisine, discuss history of foods and recipes. You'll meet market vendors and funny street characters. Try this out if you wanna experience real Palermo and leave your comfort zone. Not only food! During the walk we will also discuss other topics like history, traditions and social issues (eg.mafia). We will also share with you the best tips to enjoy the rest of your stay like a real local. MUST KNOW: traditional street food is super tasty and regulated by the "3 F" rule: Fried, Fat, Full of carbs. MORNING TOUR: explore the local markets of Capo and Vucciria. Choose the morning option to experience the colorful and lively markets. EVENING TOUR: let us take you around the intricate alleys of the modern port La Cala and the busy nightlife area of La Vucciria. Choose the night tour to skip summer heat and try some unique night-time bites. Vegetarian/pescatarian options NOT available in the evening.
Mount Etna Excursion and Visit to the Lava Tubes
I GUIDE YOU OUT OF TOURISTS TRACKS!!! Surrounded by a moonlike landscape, we'll learn to understand and explore Mount Etna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for it's beauty and uniqueness. Walking along the paths Europe's largest volcano, you'll admire the impressive volcanic structure with its typical flora and fauna. We will cross Deserts of black sand, Woods, Ancient and Recent Lava Flows and Old Craters in order to admire the fascinating VALLE DEL BOVE. We will also enter lava tubes, created during the volcano's eruptions, equipped with a helmet and flashlights. It'll be fascinating to descover not only their creation but also the secrets they so jelously conceal in their darkness. Difficulty: Medium- Easy Itinerary length: about 5.5 km Maximum altitude: about 2100 m Trekking duration: 3-3.5 hours approx Difference in altitude: about 350 m The route in the event of adverse weather conditions or real safety risks can be changed at the discretion of the guide In this adventure you will be accompanied by me or by my co hosts, enthusiasts and experts of Etna! Other things to note The duration of the experience is indicative. Unforeseeable situations could cause the experience to end at a different time. It is alway (It's important to wear trekking shoes or shoes you wouldn't mind ruining as at some point there will be a thriling decent into desert-like black sand)
Catania Sailing Vibes
This is a sailing adventure focused on respect for nature, sustainable lifestyle and knowledge of navigation. An exciting sport activity, rich of new experiences and discoveries. The sailboat is fully equipped and meets all the standards of comfort and safety. First we meet 15 minutes before the boat tour, generally at the Caffe del Porto. Once embarked, we begin by introducing you to the bases of sailing, winds and the ocean. Set sail from the Club Nautico Catania, we open the sail and begin to cruise along the volcanic coast of Catania going with the winds, on the horizon we will see the Island of the Cyclops, the place where Etna was born. All the members of the tour will help to steer, to manage the sail and to sport activities. In the meantime you will learn the sailing techniques on board we prepare the aperitif. So let's the party starts and altogether we cheers with a glass of prosecco. Last but not least, you will have the opportunity to bath or to swim near the Grotta di Ulisse or the Riviera dei Ciclopi. This is a perfect first experience on a sailboat because in 3 hours you enjoy the vibe of the sail that allow you to decide to return for a longer experience, even the next day. Other things to note At the start of the tour you will be registered on the 'crew list' by filling in a short form from our company. ID or passport is required on board.
The most beautiful sea spots
Please fully read the description. I want to show you not the usual spots like Mondello, but very beautiful places I love. 3 amazing spots: 2 seaside bays and 1 river spot. We'll move along the North coast close to the town of Terrasini, snorkeling, relaxing and discovering the Mediterranean environment. The spots are rather ROCKY with a very clean blue and turquoise water. To finish the day we'll go to explore some natural hot springs along a river, relaxing in the warm water. This tour will be the best way to discover and enjoy the Sicily's seaside. It's up to the host (and conditions) to start the tour visiting a nice sandy beach. Lunch is around 1.30 p.m. with the possibility to eat traditional pasta with fresh fish, street food or ice cream (lunch not included). The time schedule is very elastic, according to needs and expectations, but it's also a RESPONSABILITY of each guest to be able to visit all the spots planned. In each spot WE'LL WALK to reach the spot and to return back at the car. IF YOU ARE NOT CONFIDENT TO WALK ON ROCKY PATH, WITH SLIPPERY/EXPOSED/STEEP PASSAGES, DOING STAIRS, STEPS, UNDER THE SUN, OR IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC INJURIES (knee, etc) OR FEARS (dizziness) PLEASE, DON' T BOOK or check out the videos about the spot in the page at the following link, https://www.instagram.com/sea_spots_tour

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Sicilian Cooking Lesson
On a typical lesson day we meet in the morning at one of Palermo’s oldest markets, shop around for any items we will need for the lesson and then stroll to the air-conditioned kitchen in The Sicilian Pantry cookery school where we prepare a 4 course Sicilian meal, learning the techniques and tricks needed to recreate it when you return home. Meals are made up of a starter, pasta course, main course and desert (changes can be made for individuals with specific dietary requirements where appropriate). After the lesson we can sit down together to enjoy the fruits of our labour along with a selection of Sicilian wines rounded off with some homemade liqueurs and coffee. We believe that the true expression of Sicilian cuisine comes from the quality of its fresh seasonal produce so we strive to always ensure that we have the best of what Sicily has to offer in order to share this with our guests. This is an entertaining and informative day out, recommended for cooks of all levels. Other things to note Please let us know as soon as possible if you (or any in your party) have any dietary requirements, intolerances etc.
Sailing Adventure in Ortigia
We will cruise the waters of Siracusa Bay, enjoying the sights of Ortigia while I will tell you the history. Accordingo to the weather conditions we will lead to the Marine Protected Area of Plemmirio where we will stop for swimming, sorrounded by nature. We sometime meet dolphins and other sea creatures in this area. While we will be sailing I would like you to help me trying your hand at ruddering Fiesta and trimming the sails with me, as part of the crew. Then, if you like, we will celebrate the sunset with aperitif in the bay, having a delicious tasting of food and wines made by local farmers and producers. That is the best way to enjoy our sunset. Be aware the route might be changed according to the weather conditions. Other things to note This experience is for everyone and it is an easy way to relax and, at the same time, live the sea for a day. This is also an environmentally friendly seaq experience.
Sicilian family dinner
Hi, I’m Sebye and my greatest passion is Sicilian cuisine, which goes hand in hand with my next passion, hospitality. I firmly believe that one of the best way to learn about a country’s culture is to share culinary traditions in a familiar atmosphere. My house has been a meeting place for people from all over the world for years. We'll meet in my farm and together we'll collect the vegetables that we'll use for prepare a typical Sicilian meal. We tailored a menu around our fresh and seasonal vegetables, accompanied by delicious pasta that’s been made on the spot, a dessert we'll prepare together,wine and liquor. We'll taste our dishes in the shade of ancient olive trees. We put our heart into making the meal, an experience that makes you feel like you belong in our family, and when you'll leave, a piece of Sicily will come with you.
Godfather donkey Exsperience Savoca village
This Sicilian unique experience , with my two gentle donkeys, in one of the most beautiful medieval village in Italy and where it has been shot the "Godfather" movie . I'm an authorized guide and I organize an unforgettable tour for two people or for small groups who will share the company of my two donkeys . Going along the old path , you will reach the village of Savoca and you will enjoy of breathtaking view towards the hills , the Ionian cost and the volcano Etna . The routes starts from the pine forest and the guide will lead you to the village where you can visit the churches , the catacombs , the museum and the set where has been shot the “ Godfather “ movie . It is included a liqueurs olive oil and cookies tasting. Other things to note suitable for adults and children over 10 years
Olive Oil Experience
We will stay inside the old farm house where we will have a welcoming food tasting Lunch made of Sicilian poor food paired with our Evoo. We will visit the olive grove and take a walk inside of it, talking of the cultivation of the tree and of quality controls, of harvesting methods old and modern. Then we will procced with a professional olive oil tasting class and talk about technical Features of olive oil, bottle labels and have a complete view of the olive oil extraction. Summary of the Olive Oil Experience: -Reception in the old farm house of 1968 with exhibits of old country things and tools. -Visit to the olive grove and explication of the harvesting techniques old and modern - Food tasting Lunch made of poor typical sicilian food paired with our Extra Virgin Olive Oil. - Guided olive oil tasting -Explication of olive oil extraction method - between october and december real olive hand picked harvesting experience and live olive crushing and olive oil extracting. Other things to note Please inform me if you have any food intollerance. I will be at your disposal for any other needs or information.

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Tour of the coast with snorkeling
We will embark from the beach for do a grand tour of the beautiful coast of Taormina, exploring grottos, bays and natural land formations. For example we will enter to the famous "Isola Bella" An UNESCO heritage site that has charmed visitors since prehistoric times. Along our tour we will stop to have a swim around one of the best bays, and you will have the option to use my snorkeling equipment, to explore whats under the sea! Other things to note: If the weather conditions don't allow us to go out in the boat, I will let you know ahead of time, and you will be 100% reimbursed for the tour that we had planned
Palermo Unfiltered Street Food Tour and Market Exploration
If you want to taste the authentic Sicilian street food and catch the real soul of Palermo, this is the right choice! We will walk you around the Capo and Vucciria markets to enjoy the best local street food. You will try the original arancini recipe at the only place in town that still makes it! We will take you to family-run bakeries, delis and old inns to sample traditional street food and sip some regional wine ;) We will unveil the secrets of Sicilian cuisine, discuss history of foods and recipes. You'll meet market vendors and funny street characters. Try this out if you wanna experience real Palermo and leave your comfort zone. Not only food! During the walk we will also discuss other topics like history, traditions and social issues (eg.mafia). We will also share with you the best tips to enjoy the rest of your stay like a real local. MUST KNOW: traditional street food is super tasty and regulated by the "3 F" rule: Fried, Fat, Full of carbs. MORNING TOUR: explore the local markets of Capo and Vucciria. Choose the morning option to experience the colorful and lively markets. EVENING TOUR: let us take you around the intricate alleys of the modern port La Cala and the busy nightlife area of La Vucciria. Choose the night tour to skip summer heat and try some unique night-time bites. Vegetarian/pescatarian options NOT available in the evening.
Mount Etna Excursion and Visit to the Lava Tubes
I GUIDE YOU OUT OF TOURISTS TRACKS!!! Surrounded by a moonlike landscape, we'll learn to understand and explore Mount Etna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for it's beauty and uniqueness. Walking along the paths Europe's largest volcano, you'll admire the impressive volcanic structure with its typical flora and fauna. We will cross Deserts of black sand, Woods, Ancient and Recent Lava Flows and Old Craters in order to admire the fascinating VALLE DEL BOVE. We will also enter lava tubes, created during the volcano's eruptions, equipped with a helmet and flashlights. It'll be fascinating to descover not only their creation but also the secrets they so jelously conceal in their darkness. Difficulty: Medium- Easy Itinerary length: about 5.5 km Maximum altitude: about 2100 m Trekking duration: 3-3.5 hours approx Difference in altitude: about 350 m The route in the event of adverse weather conditions or real safety risks can be changed at the discretion of the guide In this adventure you will be accompanied by me or by my co hosts, enthusiasts and experts of Etna! Other things to note The duration of the experience is indicative. Unforeseeable situations could cause the experience to end at a different time. It is alway (It's important to wear trekking shoes or shoes you wouldn't mind ruining as at some point there will be a thriling decent into desert-like black sand)
Taormina Sunset Aperitif on-Board
From the beach, we will partake on a relaxing tour of the beautiful Taormina coast, we will visit all bays and caves and watch the sunset over Mount Etna (Europe's largest active volcano). You will be free to jump off the boat and swim in the Mediterranean Sea as well. Depending on the sea conditions there is the opportunity( If we are lucky) to admire the Dolphins. This sunset excursion is accompanied by fresh aperitif drinks and snacks made with our local Sicilian products. Aperitif beverages can include wine, prosecco, liquors, or non-alcoholic Sicilian juices and non-alcoholic cocktails. Snacks can include Sicilian cookies, nuts, fruits, olives, etc. If you have any allergies or prefer non-alcoholic drinks PLEASE let me know!! Other things to note: In case of bad weather conditions, I will let you know the day of, and the trip will be cancelled- then I would refund you 100%. Please let me know of any allergies or special circumstances beforehand
Catania Sailing Vibes
This is a sailing adventure focused on respect for nature, sustainable lifestyle and knowledge of navigation. An exciting sport activity, rich of new experiences and discoveries. The sailboat is fully equipped and meets all the standards of comfort and safety. First we meet 15 minutes before the boat tour, generally at the Caffe del Porto. Once embarked, we begin by introducing you to the bases of sailing, winds and the ocean. Set sail from the Club Nautico Catania, we open the sail and begin to cruise along the volcanic coast of Catania going with the winds, on the horizon we will see the Island of the Cyclops, the place where Etna was born. All the members of the tour will help to steer, to manage the sail and to sport activities. In the meantime you will learn the sailing techniques on board we prepare the aperitif. So let's the party starts and altogether we cheers with a glass of prosecco. Last but not least, you will have the opportunity to bath or to swim near the Grotta di Ulisse or the Riviera dei Ciclopi. This is a perfect first experience on a sailboat because in 3 hours you enjoy the vibe of the sail that allow you to decide to return for a longer experience, even the next day. Other things to note At the start of the tour you will be registered on the 'crew list' by filling in a short form from our company. ID or passport is required on board.
By boat between the sea caves and Syracuse
Saliti in barca partiremo alla scoperta delle splendide acqua di Siracusa. Circumnavigando l’isola di ortigia e la costa nord verso le grotte marine. Entreremo all’interno delle grotte marine per sentire gli odori e vedere le bellezze della costa siracusana.
Trek to the summit craters of Etna
Uno tra i trekking più suggestivi che proponiamo è quello ai crateri sommitali dell'Etna La salita si effettua in funivia e pulmini 4×4 fino a quota 2900m nella zona di Torre del Filosofo, da qui dopo circa 1,5h di cammino in salita si arriva sull’orlo del Cratere centrale dal quale si osserva la Bocca Nuova (3250m), apertasi nel 1968, probabilmente il cratere più impressionante. Aggirando la Bocca Nuova ci si ritrova sull’orlo della Voragine, il cuore del Cratere Centrale e da qui salendo in ripida ma breve salita per il Cratere di Nord Est, formatosi nel 1911 e vera e propria cima dell’Etna (3329m). Dalla cima possiamo spaziare a 360° con lo sguardo, e se la giornata lo permette scorgere verso nord le isole Eolie. Altre cose da tenere a mente L'escursione è vietata ai cardiopatici e a chi soffre d'asma Il programma potrebbe subire delle variazioni a causa del meteo o dell’incremento dell’attività vulcanica Il prezzo non comprende il costo della funivia (24€ solo andata, 30€ andata e ritorno)
The most beautiful sea spots
Please fully read the description. I want to show you not the usual spots like Mondello, but very beautiful places I love. 3 amazing spots: 2 seaside bays and 1 river spot. We'll move along the North coast close to the town of Terrasini, snorkeling, relaxing and discovering the Mediterranean environment. The spots are rather ROCKY with a very clean blue and turquoise water. To finish the day we'll go to explore some natural hot springs along a river, relaxing in the warm water. This tour will be the best way to discover and enjoy the Sicily's seaside. It's up to the host (and conditions) to start the tour visiting a nice sandy beach. Lunch is around 1.30 p.m. with the possibility to eat traditional pasta with fresh fish, street food or ice cream (lunch not included). The time schedule is very elastic, according to needs and expectations, but it's also a RESPONSABILITY of each guest to be able to visit all the spots planned. In each spot WE'LL WALK to reach the spot and to return back at the car. IF YOU ARE NOT CONFIDENT TO WALK ON ROCKY PATH, WITH SLIPPERY/EXPOSED/STEEP PASSAGES, DOING STAIRS, STEPS, UNDER THE SUN, OR IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC INJURIES (knee, etc) OR FEARS (dizziness) PLEASE, DON' T BOOK or check out the videos about the spot in the page at the following link, https://www.instagram.com/sea_spots_tour
Sea Snorkeling & Aperitif
(If you don't see any date available concact me in anycase and even if you are a big group more than 6 people we will find solution)We will navigate along the coast of mondello where our tour is going to start, a natural reserve of capogallo and sea allowing up to the little island of females. Sun and sea baths provided during navigation. Among the activities you can also do snorkeling. Aperitif on board with white wine, beer and chips and sicilian snack(pezzi di rosticceria). Duration of the tour about 4 hours and more. For any questions or requests such as different needs on the time do not hesitate to contact me before booking. We are going to see: - Addaura - Golfo di Mondello - Riserva di Capo Gallo - Grotta dell' olio - Sferracavallo - Isolotto delle Femmine
Cefalù's hidden corners and legends tour
You will follow a local showing you the most beautiful panoramas of this wonderful smalltown. First of all this will be a relaxing walk through the most important monuments , but at the same time you will see corners and narrow streets you won't be able to find on your own. In the meantime I will tell you all the history of the village enriched by beautiful local legends that you won't find on the tourist guides;) You will also have the opportunity to have my suggestions if you would like to buy your best souvenir in the best shops ( handmade local stuff of course:).. This tour will also give you the opportunity to taste the typical local food of this area nearby Palermo because at the end of our walk we will enjoy a good ice cream or granita in the summer period or a typical "sfincione" in a local bakery for the winter period, so you will have a snack INCLUDED OTHER THINGS TO NOTE If you want to change date and time of the experience or personalize it just contact me! Moreover I offer more experiences here on airbnb so if you want to do a combination of 2 experiences or more just contact me! FB Ambra - tour leader IG @ambratourleader
Etna Night Trekking
Questo Tour è stato appositamente progettato per evitare le ore più calde e di massima affluenza sul vulcano. Partiremo prima del calar del sole per poter ammirare con le splendide luci del tramonto i crateri chiamati a "Bottoniera" prima di goderci da un'altezza di circa 2000 metri lo spettacolo unico del panorama notturno sul vulcano! In lontananza le luci di Taormina si accenderanno per prepararsi alla notte e ammireremo il panorama notturno sulla costa della Calabria. Equipaggiati da lampade frontali cammineremo in sicurezza sotto il cielo stellato del vulcano, dove con un pizzico di fortuna potrebbe anche capitare di assistere ai bagliori rossi prodotti dalle esplosioni dei crateri sommitali. Un tour unico nel suo genere circondati dalla natura selvaggia del Vulcano Etna patrimonio UNESCO dal 2013
Escursione in barca a vela a Cefalù mattina
La nostra escursione inizia alle 10:00 del mattino con l'appuntamento al molo presso la Marina Yachting in via Presidiana a Cefalù, dopo un succo di benvenuto, cominceremo la navigazione in direzione del lungomare di Cefalù. Giunti in rada, gli ospiti potranno fare il bagno nelle più belle spiagge di Cefalù e poi degustare le nostre pietanze culinarie locali preparate dal cuoco di bordo. Durante la navigazione gli ospiti potranno vivere un'esperienza unica ed ammirare la nostra meravigliosa costa. Dopo un pò di relax si salperà per il rientro al pontile previsto per le 14.00.
Daily Tour to the Egadi Islands
Partiremo alle 10.00 da Trapani per una giornata di mare in barca tra le Isole di Favignana e Levanzo, tuffandoci in molte calette difficili da raggiungere dalla terraferma, il tutto all'interno dell'Area Marina Protetta più estesa d'Europa che ha permesso al mare di ripopolarsi di una flora e una fauna che scarseggiavano. Paesaggi mozzafiato e luoghi intrisi di storia e di cultura saranno a portata di mano (e di tuffo!) per il giorno più bello della vostra vacanza. La chicca del nostro tour é l'escursione alla suggestiva Grotta degli Innamorati di Favignana che si insinua per circa 30 metri all'interno delle rocce. Insomma un giorno di mare come un vero isolano farebbe!
Discovering the anti-mafia rebellion
You will walk with me or one of my fellow team members through the main roads and the back streets of the picturesque old town. You will learn about the Mafia, its brutal violence and its business, as well as about the people who stood up against the power of the organised crime. We will stop in front of monuments, memorials and shops, each is connected with a particular aspect of our story. Sometimes a small detail, that seems unsignificant at first glance, has a story behind it that is worth to be told. You will meet shopkeepers who have said NO to the protection money and hear their stories: you will also have the chance to support them, just buying a gelato, some local products or a souvenir of Palermo. Other things to note You can recognize me because at the meeting point I will have a "No Mafia" bagpack on my shoulder. IMPORTANT! The tour is offered in English, Italian or French, depending from the dates. Please scroll down this page and choose the correct date/language in the section "SEE MORE DATES".
Mt Etna Guided Jeep Tour from Taormina
We'll discover the unique nature of the Mt. Etna, driving from the beach level up to the extinct craters at 2000 meters, with comfortable 4WD Nissan, switching between regular road and short off road, with the visit of the most important point of interest, out of the usual bus mass trip. We will continue with a guided easy trekking around the extinct craters, to understand this human friendly volcano and to enjoy an almost unique moon landscape. Other things to note All guests can contact us after the booking, to inform us about the address and name of their BB/Accommodation, in Taormina and Giardini Naxos area. FREE PICK-UP will be included, directly at the accommodation if along the way or near by there.
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