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From Catania: Ionian Coast Tour in a Vintage Car

1. From Catania: Ionian Coast Tour in a Vintage Car

Start your tour from Catania. Hop in your vintage car and head to the seaside village of Aci Castello. Enjoy views of the crystal clear eastern coast of Sicily along the way. In Aci Castello, admire the massive Norman Castle with the spectacular Cyclopean Riviera as its backdrop. Continue to Aci Trezza, an enchanting fishing village, famous for its panoramic view dominated by the Cyclopean Isles. It was also made famous by the Giovanni Verga novel, “I Malavoglia”. See the house by the Medlar Tree, where the story of the life of Padron Ntoni and his family took place. Discover Acireale, a town preserving its precious artistic heritage. Walk through the city garden and enjoy the view of the sea from its amazing panoramic terrace. Admire the lava blocks, which cross the crystal clear waters of the Cyclopean Riviera, and see the Baroque churches of the Old Town before returning to Catania.

From Catania: The Godfather Tour in a Vintage Car

2. From Catania: The Godfather Tour in a Vintage Car

Step into iconic scenes from “The Godfather,” one of cinema’s biggest masterpieces, on this private self-guided tour that visits filming locations from the movie. Hop on board a vintage car with a driver and begin your tour in Catania, driving toward Taormina. Cruise along the island's eastern coast, passing through Acireale, Giarre, Mascali, Fiumefreddo di Sicilia, and Giardini Naxos. Make your first stop in Taormina and enjoy a nice walk along its main street, Corso Umberto. Following a brief stop to admire Isola Bella, arrive in Letojanni and Forza d'Agrò, a village with some significant scenes from the film. Enjoy the scenery as you drive through Santa Teresa di Riva to Savoca, a magnificent medieval village and, above all, the acknowledged protagonist of "The Godfather." Here some scenes have been filmed featuring the young Michael Corleone, played by Al Pacino. Don't miss the Bar Vitelli, where Michael met his wife's father, and the Church of San Nicol, where the marriage between Michael Corleone and Apollonia was celebrated.

From Catania: Etna Tour in a Vintage Car

3. From Catania: Etna Tour in a Vintage Car

On this unforgettable trip from Catania, you and your group will get the V.I.P treatment as you journey up Etna in a vintage car and absorb breathtaking views. Discover the awe-inspiring Silvestri Craters and the mountain villages of Mascalucia and Nicolosi with a private driver. After meeting your personal driver, jump back in time as you get comfy in your very own vintage car for the day. After taking off toward Mount Etna, scenic views, memorable sights, and natural wonders are on the agenda. Cruise up to the exhilarating Silvestri Craters, created after an eruption in 1892, and enjoy the chance to take a short trek to fully enjoy the views. Next, explore the small mountain towns of Mascalucia and Nicolosi en route before taking a pit stop at Rifugio Sapienza, a refuge 5000 meters above sea level. After exploring the best of Mount Etna, take in the sea views from the town of Zaffarana Etnea on the eastern slope of the volcano as you slowly descend in your vintage car. By the end of your trip, your driver will have taken you round-trip back to Catania.

Mount Etna: Tour by Vintage Car

4. Mount Etna: Tour by Vintage Car

A tour on our vintage car. A touch of class that will make your trip through Sicily even more unforgettable. In our vintage car you will go up the volcano until about 2000 metres of altitude, where lava flows and breathtaking views await you. Starting from Catania, Taormina, or Giardini Naxos, on our vintage car your driver will lead you to Piano Provenzana on Mount Etna, at about 2000 metres of altitude. This area was heavily struck by a lava eruption in 2002: here, we will stop for a trekking on the lava flow. On the vintage car again, you will head to Rifugio Citelli, your second stop.This refuge was donated by Doctor Salvatore Citelli in 1935 to all the hikers needing a short break before their last stretch of walk to the crater. You will then continue toward Sant'Alfio. We will make one last stop here to visit the Hundred Horses Chestnut tree, a multimillennial chestnut tree with a 22 metres wide diameter trunk, considered one of the largest trees in the world. Your driver will drive you back to the starting point to conclude this day on Mount Etna.

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