Montalbano Elicona full day

Giacomo ChilléArt and Museums, Food and Wine, History and Culture, Messina, Montalbano Elicona

Montalbano Elicona full day

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The territory of the island of Sicily is created by a mix of natural resources, seven UNESCO heritage sites, art, culture, literature, traditions, myths and a wonderful embrace of colours.
In this land you can find famous locations, known all over the world for their position and their history created during the centuries by numerous dominations who have left their print during the time.
But Sicily can offer more that it seems, it has hidden parts which can be discovered and appreciated if you are guided by who lives here. Montalbano Elicona is one of these places, with its monumental richness is a small but essential jewel of our island – and we wold be glad to guide you to discover sharing with you our love for our heritages.
We will start our adventure from Messina where our staff will welcome you and we will guide you along the Tyrrhenian coast describing you the villages that we will cross and the Aeolian Islands that you will be able to see from the bus during our way to Montalbano.
After almost 1 hour and 40 minutes we will reach our destination stopping in a local small cheese factory where the owners will receive us for quick tasting of the famous “provola di Montalbano”- a spun paste cheese made with cow milk. Once our short break will end we will continue with the visit of the village, having a relaxing walk on the tinny medieval streets, discovering important monuments such as the Church of Saint Catherin and the Church of Saint “Niccolò il vespro” and the stately castle -created as a defensive garrison on a pre-existing Arab-Byzantine fortress, in a territory crossed by ancient military and commercial routes.
At the end of our visit we will stop in a restaurant situated at the back of the castle of Montalbano where we will have the opportunity to taste typical products as local cheese, salami, sweets and also the wine of the house.
Our day-trip will end up with the return in Messina with a short stop in the panoramic point of the city from where you can admire the historical centre, the Ionian coast and the mainland.


What to bring:
Identity card, camera and video camera. Cash and credit card, sunglasses and suntan cream and a k-way or a jacket.

What to wear:
It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes, a hat and light and comfortable clothes.


Terms of purchase
Booking with payment by bank trasfer, paypal, credit card or cash on the same day of the tour.

Cancellation Policy

Discover Messina reserves the right to cancel the tour, not later than seven days before the chosen date, only in case of failure to achieve a number of 4 participants. In that case we will refund the complete amount within 48 hours from the notification of cancellation communicated by e- mail.
In case of annulment of the excursion by the customer not later than 48 hours previous to the chosen date for the tour the entire amount will be refunded. If the tour will be annulled 48 hours before the date of the excursion to the customer it will be deducted 30% of the amount.


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Planning Details

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  • Service active from April 1st to October 31st
  • 7 Hours
  • Start point: Discover Messina Office or the Port Terminal
  • End point: Returns to original departure location.
Included in the price
  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
  • Professional guide
  • Tasting of typical products
  • Entrance fees
  • Live commentary on board
  • Discover Messina Travel Assistance
  • Liability Insurance
Excluded from the price
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Tips and personal extra
  • What is not being specified in “Included in the price”
Additional information:
  • Always available.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers.
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide.
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if the minimum number of passengers is not reached (4 people) to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Cellular number required.

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