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Castelmola, Wine Tasting and Cannoli

Port/City: Sicily (Messina), Italy

Activity Type:

Approximate Duration:
7 hour(s)

Prices starting from:
*135.00 USD (Adult)
*129.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)

Restrictions:  N/A

Important Port/City Information

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*Prices shown above are representative. Dates, times, and prices are subject to change and may not be available for your sailing. To purchase a Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursion, you must already have a reservation number for a cruise and have made a payment towards that reservation. Shore Excursions must be purchased in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program and may be subject to change without notice. All monetary exchanges onboard are processed in U.S. Dollars directly to your SeaPass® onboard charge account unless otherwise specified.This tour requires a minimum number of guests in order to operate.
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Castelmola, Wine Tasting and Cannoli - MY71

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Soak up the splendor of Castelmola, an enchanting village near Taormina with deep roots in the ancient past. Stroll the labyrinth of charming streets that wind around the picturesque Piazza del Duomo for glorious views of Mount Etna and the beaches. Then make you’re your way toward a winery, one of the famous estates located in the Etna region. There, learn how the volcanic soil helps create wines with intense flavors as you taste a variety of wines and paired with local snacks. Wine production in Sicily has been around since 800 BC, longer than France and even the rest of Italy; however, with all of its lengthy viticultural history, Sicilian wines have yet to capture the hearts and palates of the rest of the world.  At the end, before driving back to tour ship, enjoy an extraordinary stop at a historic pastry factory to sample the famous Sicilian cannoli and several other sweets treats.

• Stunning views and relaxing day: Explore the charms of Castelmona, taking in glorious views of imposing Mount Etna.
• Fantastic tastings of Sicilian sweets and wines: Try world-famous cannoli and other treats; taste how volcanic soil helps create the intense flavors of the region’s wine.
• Shopping possibilities: Browse the shops and boutiques Castelmona for gifts and other treasures.

What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Camera
• Sun protection   
• Cash (Euros)/credit cards

What to Wear:
• Walking shoes
• Hat and sunglasses

Important Notes:
• Guests in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility should not select this tour.
• Guests must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate.
• Guests with cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour with snorkeling/swimming elements, since such water activities could be subject to adverse sea conditions such as high winds, waves and sea current.
• Guests who have concerns must consult with their personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be strenuous for them, particularly those involving snorkeling/swimming elements.
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