Originally posted by Luv2cruise15:
Originally posted by Normarea:
Many thanks for your information. It is quite helpful. Do you know about the ease of getting a large taxi/minibus from Messina to Taormina.
Obviously I need something to hold 7?
I have read the port reviews but would be quite interested in any other links you could suggest.
We visited Messina and Taormina in October. We booked a private tour guide that took us to where they filmed the Godfather, and also to Taormina. I loved Taormina. It is beautiful there. Lots of things to see - Greek Theatre w/ spectacular views, lots of boutique shops and wonderful places to eat.
I did notice that when we got off the ship there were taxis and vans there but don't know if they were picking up passengers who had booked tours.
Are you planning to do your own driving or having someone drive you? I can give you the name of the tour company we used. The roads leading to these places are very twisty, windy and mountainous. The scenery is beautiful though.