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Montalbano Elicona Tour from Messina

Availability: Every day
Duration: 7 hours
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish
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  • Discover the history and heritage of the unique town of Montalbano Elicona
  • Enjoy a small tasting of local products and wine
  • Explore the narrow streets and picturesque views of a typical Sicilian town
What to expect

The island of Sicily is home to a mix of natural resources, seven UNESCO heritage sites, art, culture, literature, traditions, myths and a wonderful embrace of colours. Here you'll find locations, world-famous for their position and their centuries-long history, marked by numerous dominations, each of which has left its own unique legacy. Montalbano Elicona is a small but unique town and a perfect example of what Sicilian heritage is all about.
Your tour will start from Messina from where you'll leave with you tour staff and drive along the Tyrrhenian coast; your guide will describe the villages that you'll cross and the Aeolian Islands that you'll see from the bus.
Once in Montalbano you'll be taken to a local small cheese factory where you'll be given a small tasting of the famous “provola di Montalbano” – a spun paste cheese made with cow milk. You'll then continue with the tour of the town: walk through the narrow medieval streets and discover the most prominent monuments – the Church of Saint Catherin, the Church of Saint “Niccolò il Vespro” and the stately Castle, created on a pre-existing Arab-Byzantine fortress to defend the village, in a territory crossed by ancient military and commercial routes.
At the end of your visit you'll stop in a restaurant located at the back of the castle where you'll have the opportunity to taste typical products like local cheese, salami, sweets and wine.
Lastly, you'll be taken back to Messina where you'll stop in one of the panoramic spots of the city: from here you can admire the historical centre, the Ionian coast and the mainland.

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What's included
  • Tour
  • Transport
  • Lunch
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  • Children (6-12): reduced
  • Infants (0-5): free
Where

Via I Settembre, 110, 98122 Messina ME, Italy

Meeting point:

At the Discover Messina office in Via I Settembre, 110, Messina.

What to remember

The Tour Operator reserves the right to cancel the tour, no later than seven days before the scheduled date, only in case of failure to reach the number of 4 participants on the tour. In this case, you will receive a complete refund within 48 hours of the cancellation notice communicated by e-mail.

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When

Every day at 08:30 am, 09:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm and 13:30 pm.

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Provider
Discover Messina
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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