Taormina and Castelmola are regarded as two of the most beautiful villages in north-east Sicily. Following a brisk morning sail, you will be collected and taken to the hills of Sicily. Explore the ancient hamlet of Taormina that stands upon its own natural terrace on Mount Tauro, its breath-taking panoramic position will offer you staggering views over the stunning, surrounding landscapes. Find a remote and beautiful picnic lunch set up and waiting high in the hills for you and your other half as you look out over the stunning vista.
Above Taormina sits the medieval village of Castelmola with views over Mount Etna, the Bay of Giardini-Naxos, the Cape of St Alessio, Messina Straits, and the Calabrian Coast. Your guide will escort you around the ruined castle, and into the bar where you and your partner can sample the famous “Elixir of Love”. In the afternoon return to your yacht and enjoy life on board as you swim, snorkel or play with the many water toys available on your vessel.
Discover the 2,750 years of history held in this unique city. Starting from the Archaeological Park of Syracuse, the old district of Neapolis, you will uncover the stunning Greek and Roman monuments of the city, such as the Greek theatre, the latomies (ancient quarries), the Altar of Iero II, and the Roman amphitheater.
Have lunch in the town before heading south towards the stunning horseshoe beach of Arenella. The beach stretches along 300m and is surrounded by a dramatic coastline, perfect for exploring in kayaks, on paddleboards, or simply with the aid of a snorkelling mask.
Vendicari is a mixture of lagoons, sand dunes, rock coastlines, and sandy beaches. These beautiful beaches are amongst the least frequented in Sicily. Your day will consist of a pleasant hiking experience in the Vendicari Nature Reserve where you will admire the stunning scenery. With only the sound of the waves, birds, and wind for company you will delve deeper, learning about the Sicilian tradition of tuna fishing.
You’ll be guided to a local winery where you can enjoy a peaceful and romantic stroll among the vineyards. Afterwards, your taste buds will be tantalised as you enjoy some of the most important and delicious wines in the area paired with some local delicacies. Head north from here to Catania where you will make your way home.