Duration: 7 Days
Duration: 7 Days
With this program, we offer you a good balance between a pure golf trip, relaxation at a beach hotel and interesting day trips. You have plenty of free time and a rental car at your disposal. The hotel also has a spa, fitness center and of course a beach and swimming pool.
La Plage Resort is located on the beach opposite the island with a nature reserve. The guests are international. The design is modern and timeless. The restaurant serves Sicilian-Mediterranean cuisine and a good selection of wines from Sicily.
On the organized excursions, you will be accompanied by local guides, who will explain everything to you and answer your further questions. We will take you to Mount Etna. It overlooks the Taormina amphitheater over the city and the sea with the threatening volcano in full view. You will visit a typical village in the hinterland, where you will find the bar where the film “The Godfather” was shot. You will experience the beautiful landscape at Savoca, where you will also visit the monastery. We will take you to a fascinating private house, Casa Cuseni in Taormina. Finally, you will visit a winery 700 meters above sea level. Bacchus always knew where it is beautiful.
The above price has been calculated for 4 participants including entrance fees. Depending on the season, the desired car class, the desired additional services and the total number of participants, the prices will be different. Please let us know the number of participants and the special wishes with your request. We then recalculate everything. This program can be booked all year round.
You can play golf at 600 m altitude at the edge of Mount Etna. The Il Picciolo Golf Club has 18 holes and par 72. The slightly hilly course nestles on ancient lava fields and offers a magnificent panorama from its breath-taking position.
The golf club is about 50 minutes by car from your hotel. You can also set up your accommodation there in the Golf hotel, but we believe it is nicer to spend the evenings at the seaside.
We have chosen the La Plage Resort, 4 stars, in Taormina for this trip. Located directly on the beach opposite Isola Bella, it has a great restaurant, very nice rooms in different categories, even small bungalows. We reserve double rooms with a view of the sea unless otherwise agreed. The house also has a spa, outdoor jacuzzi and all sorts of extras to make yourself feel comfortable.
To pay directly at the destination:
The trip is organized for you and your fellow travelers. No additional visitors are able to take part. The program is carried out with a locally licensed tourist guide in the desired language. We have experienced tourist guides for German, English, Chinese, Italian. Other languages on request.
Mount Etna is an active volcano that is well guarded. Still, there is a risk. The ascent may be blocked at short notice and the tour needs to be canceled. The Catania airport may also close when Mount Etna blows ashes in the air. We have to live with that risk. Program changes are then inevitable.
For the tours and ascent to the volcano, you need comfortable shoes and some stamina. The Etna tour is not suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
The excursion program can be customized to meet your preferences and personal schedule.
Arrival at Catania Airport Fontanarossa. You will pick up your rental car and drive on your own to your Hotel La Plage Resort in Taormina.
You just don’t do anything. That is at least the meaning of “Dolce Far Niente”. But if it tingles you, then go on to the golf course. Reserve a tee time with the concierge and leave at least 1 hour in advance to find it with GPS. Otherwise you will have the sea and the beach, a nice bar, a good restaurant and the spa.
Today it is getting dusty. Your guide picks you up with a 4 Wheel Drive at the hotel and it goes up to Mount Etna. You will learn a lot about the volcano, geology, fauna and flora. You will get a sense of the eerie force of nature and the danger of destruction to which we are powerlessly at the mercy of in an emergency. Stunning views, extinguished craters, buried buildings and wonderful nature. All this awaits you and a typical and tasty lunch at an altitude of 2000 m.
You shape this day yourself. In the meantime, you have become familiar with the hotel and its facilities. You know the way to the golf course. If not, it’s about time. Reserve play off time. If you are not interested in golf and want to take a trip, then maybe to Catania early to the fish market.
you meet in Taormina your German-speaking guide. You can visit the Greek Theatre and the Cathedral. You can enjoy magnificent views of the city, the bay and the volcano, which is ubiquitous.
Away from tourism, head to Savoca to Cappucin Monastery and then to the bar from the movie “The Godfather” with Marlon Brando.
Back to Taormina where you will visit one of the most exciting private villas in Sicily. Casa Cusani.
Time again for the Dolce Far Niente or Golf.
Barone di Villagrande is awaiting you in his winery at an altitude of 650 metres, on the slope of Mount Etna. Guests can visit the wine cellar and enjoy a 4-course lunch accompanied by 5 different wines.
After breakfast you return to the airport with the rental car. The program ends and you fly home with many beautiful memories. Have you fallen in love with Sicily? Then you will be like everyone and you will definitely be back soon.