Area & Experiences
At the tip of Italy’s boot, the Mediterranean has cut a narrow path between Italy and Sicily. Drawn by the currents, boats rush into the Strait of Messina to drop anchor in the crystal-clear waters of Itala’s marina. With its time-worn façades, this small cliffside village seems straight out of a gangster film. Continue through the citrus plantations to reach Villa Lucilla. It is perched over the sea above the strait. From the garden, you can even see the Calabrese coast standing out from the blue sky on the horizon.
Our nearby experiences
Etna never sleeps, in winter or in summer. When the peak is dusted with white, grab your snowboard and glide down the slopes of this majestic volcano with a private freeride lesson. Our expert guide knows the Sicilian giant like the back of his hand, so follow him off piste as you slalom between smoking craters, fumaroles and cinder cones. All with a view over the Mediterranean, the Aeolian Islands or else the sea of clouds cloaking the slopes.
In the footsteps of the Corleone clan
Make the pilgrimage to the iconic locations where The Godfather was filmed, and follow in the footsteps of cinema’s most famous mafia dynasty from Taormina to Savoca and Forza d’Agro. Led by our local guide and film-lover, relive some of the most memorable scenes from the trilogy in Bar Vitelli, the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli and the forbidding crypt of the Frati Minori Cappuccini monastery.
Off the coast of Taormina
With the help of our expert skippers, take the rudder of a sailboat and set off to explore the superb Bay of Taormina. Glide across the sparkling waters around Naxos, Mazzaro, Isola Bella and the Baia delle Sirene, and on the way home stop off just outside Taormina for an aperitif on the open seas, watching the sun sink beneath the waves.
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