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Taormina: art and cinema in Ape Calessino

Tour of 1 or 2 hours in Ape Calessino through places, poets, movie directors and artists of the past.
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • ITA - EN
  • Min: 1 Person
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This is not a simple experience, this is a real adventure, a trip through art, literature and cinema on board of an ape calessino!

Taormina isn't only famous for its Corso Umberto I and its belvedere, it became also a legendary place thanks to the many famous people that passed by here: David Herbert Lawrence, writer of Lady Chatterly's Lover; the great movie icon Greta Garbo; the famous Oscar Wild; Wilhelm Von Gloeden, pioneer in photography and Roberto Benigni and the actor Carlo Verdone.

Thanks to this tour and to all of the information that your escort will give you, you will be able to live through the magic and the stories of these great personalities, passing through the places where they lived and which inspired them. A panoramic tour that will make you experience Taormina like an old movie, taking your through places filled with history.

You can choose among 2 tours:

1-hour tour: departing from your accommodation in Taormina you will explore the city thanks to a panoramic tour discovering the places where great stars from the past lived. You will see the Excelsior Hotel where Renzino da Barbarina, of the fathers of Sicilian cabaret, lived; you will discover the favourite places of the writer Roger Peyrefitte, the artist Corrado Cagli and Oscar Wilde; you will admire the Corso Umberto with its palaces and also the Timeo Hotel who has hosted many celebrities of the history of cinema. You will also explore those gardens that Lady Trevelyan so passionately desired and also listen to the story of Miss Hill and that of the ancient art of the embroidery of Taormina.

2-hour tour: on top of what is explained for the 1-hour tour, you will also visit Casa Cuseni, abode for Greta Garbo, Tennessee William and Roald Dahl which also hosts an important art collection including Picasso and Henry Moore. You will stop by the old casino of Taormina and will stop by the belvedere of Isola Bella to finally visit the park of Villa Caronia.

Each vehicle can host a maximum of 3 passengers.


1 hour or 2 hours guided tour on board of an Ape Calessino.
Entrance to all of the above mentioned places.
Fresh water and drinks available on board.

Not included

Everything that is not included in the "include"

How to reach us

You will be picked up at your accommodation or any other place you wish in Taormina.


Booking terms and conditions

In order to reserve this activity the 20% of the total amount is requested as a deposit.
The remaining part will be paid cash or credit card on site.

Terms of use

The Casa Cuseni guided tour is available in English every day at 11:00 and in Italian at 16:00.
Should the visit of the house be impossible to arrange, you will have the right to a granita tasting at a bar in Castelmola.
The historical park of Villa Caronia is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:00.
In case of adverse meteorological conditions it will be possible to arrange the visit for a different date.
Should this not be possible you will be reimbursed.

Cancellation policy

In case of withdrawal the deposit paid upon reservation it is not reimbursable.

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