Goethe said: “It is impossible don’t remain unimpressed by the beauty of Taormina.
This charming town is located on a natural Terrace, overlooking Ionian Sea, the medieval structur of town, the ancient heart of the city, the colors and the parfume of the Mediterranean vegetation. Taormina is really one of the most beautiful place of the World and with no doubt a place you must see in life. What makes this place noteworthy is the sicilian Climate. A must-stage is a visit of Ancient theatre, surrounded by cypress trees and prikly pears. The auditorium dug in the rock, has the Greek Theatre, later the Roman Arena, a breathtaking view of the blue sea, the shore ofCalabria and Sicily and the smoking summit of Mount Etna, which triggers a natural firework of emotions.
Discover the wine route
of the Etna
Day 01: Benvenuti in Sicily (Welcome to Sicily)
With these words, our staff will greet you at Catania airport. You will be enchanted by the scenery along the way, along the Cyclops coast and the slopes of Europe's largest volcano, on the way to your hotel. After checking in the rooms, you can explore the picturesque alleyways around the hotel. Before dinner we invite you to the welcome drink. Enjoy with us on the terrace the breathtaking view.
Day 02: Alcantara Gorges and the Etna wine route
After breakfast, drive along the small course of the river Alcantara, which is located on the north side of the volcano. Here you can take a walk along the spectacular gorges of basalt blocks. Continue to Castiglione di Sicilia with its medieval cityscape, the castle ruins and numerous churches. Nearby are some of the most prestigious wineries in Etna. In one of these we will enjoy a wine tasting.
Day 03: Walk through Taormina
Go on a discovery tour, there is a lot to see in Taormina; the Ancient Theater, with its unique view over the bay of Giardini Naxos and Mount Etna, the Duomo, Palazzo Corvaia and the public garden of Taormina with its botanical rarities.
Day 04: New Year's Eve celebration with music and dancing.
The morning is yours, how about a walk to Castelmola? Fantastic is the view and the unique panorama over the city of Taormina to the bay of Giardini Naxos and Mount Etna. In the evening, a New Year's Eve menu with music and dancing awaits you in an elegant atmosphere. At midnight, the New Year is welcomed on the roof terrace with a good glass of spumante.
Day 05: Excursion to Syracuse
The largest and most powerful city of the Greek era. Here you will first visit the archaeological area, see the "Latomie del Paradiso" and the Seiler Grotto, as well as the ear of Dionisus, the theater, the sacrificial altar of Hieron and the Roman amphitheater. Continue to Ortigia, where you will see the old town of Syracuse and take a walk to the Arethusa Spring, the Duomo and the Temple of Apollo.
06th day: Arrivederci Sicilia
Depending on your departure, our staff will drive you to Catania airport and it's time to say goodbye to Arrivederci. (F)
Hotel Sole Castello 3 *
3 stars in 3 floors, 54 rooms
Location; 400 over d. M.
Check-in: from 16:00
Check-Out: Until 10:00
Free Wifi, Pool, Entire Hotel Accessible.
The hotel is located in a unique setting overlooking the bay of Giardini Naxos and the majestic Mount Etna in the upper part of Taormina, near the medieval castle ruins. It is undoubtedly the best location to witness the midnight spectacle of New Year's Eve fireworks in eastern Sicily. The panoramic view stretches from the Calabrian coast to Castelmola and from Mount Etna to the Bay of Catania.
The center of Taormina with its many historic buildings, the famous Corso with nice shops, bars, restaurants, etc. is about 1 km walk, which you can reach by stairs or by city bus. The nearest bus stop is directly below the building.
The 54 rooms are divided into 38 double rooms and 16 single rooms of different size 16 - 24 SQM. The standard double or single rooms are with windows and have sea views towards the strait of Messina (north side). All rooms are equipped with bath or shower, toilet, hairdryer, air conditioning.
The superior rooms (with supplement) have the same decor as the standard rooms, but have a balcony and sea view to the south.
Other facilities and services
The family-run Hotel Sole Castello welcomes you.
The pool terrace with the most beautiful and famous panorama in the world invites you to linger over a café or cappuccino from the bar. On the same level is the restaurant with regional and Italian cuisine. The floors are accessible via the lift. The service includes a wake-up service. Guests can leave their car on one of the paid parking spaces.
For New Year's Eve party;
At 8:30 pm the Event Restaurant will be ready, "aperitivo and tartine" will open the Gala Dinner with dance music and a good mood. Just before midnight the traditional midnight lenticchie will make it a happy 2020! Then "Spumante Siciliano" so that you can wish "Buon Anno".
Transfer Apt. Catania – Taormina – Apt. Catania.
Highway and parking fees
Modern and fully air-conditioned transport by car, minibus or coach .
German speaking tour guide for support and during the excursions.
5 Nights in Taormina
Accomodation in Standard Doubleroom with Bath or Shower/WC/Tel./TV.
6 x breackfast
1 x dinner on the day of arrival
1 x New Year’s Eve dinner with 4 courses, drinks, DOC wine and mineral water included.
Live Music and dancing.
1 X HD excursion “Excursion of Alcantara gorges and Wine road of Aetna”
1 Free for Tourguide starting from 21 paying guests .
Taxes and travel insurance with Europ Assistence.