Discover the fascinating towns of Taormina and Catania in the shadow of Mount Etna on our virtual tour
Price 20 €
duration 1.5 hours
Join Andrea to discover two of Sicily’s most fascinating towns from home on our virtual tour. One of Italy's most historic holiday destinations, picturesque Taormina is perched on a slope high above the Ionian Sea on Sicily’s eastern coast. The town began life as a thriving Greek settlement before coming under the sway of the Romans, and Taormina’s elegant cathedral and beautiful buildings are testament to its continued prosperity over the centuries. By the end of the 19th century jaw-dropping Taormina was already on the tourist trail, with famous visitors including Oscar Wilde, Richard Wagner and even Tsar Nicholas II. Boasting spectacular views, stunning ancient ruins, a beautiful coastline, a thriving arts scene and more, Taormina is a must-visit on any Sicilian sojourn! Next stop on our virtual tour is brooding Catania, where fire and water collided to fashion a city justly recognised as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Since its foundation in 729 B.C. by Greek settlers from Chalkidiki, the city’s story of recurring invasions has rendered the city a fascinating palimpsest of cultures, where fascinating history, rich culture, beautiful nature and delicious food combine to make Catania one of Italy’s most appealing destinations. Discover it with Andrea from the comfort of your own home!
Hi I’m Andrea! A native of Naples, I’ve lived in the Campania region of Italy all my life, and I have a deep love for its art, archeology, music, architecture, cuisine, natural beauty and - of course - its people. I have shared this world with many, many visitors over the years,showcasing the vast range of this wonderful place. When I was 14 years old I started working as an actor in theatres, and this plays a central role in how I communicate on my tours today - I always try to put something theatrical into everything I do :-)
The world of travel might be on hold right now, but just because we're all staying at home to help the world overcome a common enemy doesn't mean we have to put our wanderlust on the back burner. Frustrated with not being able to get our travel fix, we decided to transform our award-winning tours into immersive virtual experiences, meaning you can still explore Italy’s spectacular archaeological sites and jaw-dropping museums from the comfort of your own home.
If you cannot find a scheduled time for our virtual tours that work for you, please contact us directly and we would be delighted to set up a private virtual tour for you and your group!
* Please note that the booking times are in US Eastern Standard Time and Rome, Italy CET is 6 hours ahead *
Fun and informative, our virtual tours take the form of online real-time presentations led by our expert guides. Combining videos, high-definition photos and more, our guides will be sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience with you on these interactive walkthroughs of Italy’s most fascinating sites. The live format of our virtual tours means you’ll be able to ask your guide anything you wish, just like on a normal tour. We really believe it's the next best thing to being here!
Please note that the proceeds from our online tours go directly to our guides, providing them with a valuable lifeline in these tough times for the world of travel. Thank you for your support!
5.0 (2 reviews)
A study of contrasts
Catania is not a location that most people have on their must see list for Italy. Andrea introduces us to the layers of a typical Sicilian city, the energetic present, and the historical past. One of the fascinations of Italy is how its people live in ancient surroundings and simply keep reusing those surroundings, adjusting them to the modern life of their present time. With Andrea's enthusiastic guiding, I felt immersed in the sights, sounds, and smells of Catania and Taormina, two very different yet typical Italian places. This is a must tour for anyone thinking of visiting Sicily, or just learning about another corner of Italy.
Treasures of Sicily
Another wonderful tour by Andrea! I have never had the opportunity to travel to Sicily and very much enjoy the brief escape there that Through Eternity offers through its virtual tours. This tour combines two very different cities Catania ( a town rooted in tradition and religion) and Taormina (a beautiful town with significant tourism). Andrea delves into the history of these areas, traditions, festivals, religion, major monuments/architecture, and food. Mt. Etna is also explored. I have said this many times...Andrea has such enthusiasm and zest for all the tours he offers. You can tell how excited he is to share his wealth of knowledge and engage you. I am so thankful that there are tours that cater to the more obscure and less travelled areas of Italy. Grazie!