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Walk and Talk in Taormina: Learn Key Sicilian Words and Hand Gestures

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    Stop At: Porta Messina, Corso Umberto 1, 98039, Taormina, Sicily Italy

    Meet your local guide at the centrally located point in the very heart of Taormina and start your small-group 2,5-hour walking tour of the town while learning some of the Sicilian language, as well as body language and hand gestures – an essential part of Italian culture. Sicilian – not a simple dialect. UNESCO recognizes the Sicilian status as a mother tongue. While you admire the incredible beauty of Taormina with its charming narrow streets, ancient buildings, medieval churches, your guide, who is a true Sicilian, will teach you the key words and phrases of colorful and authentic Sicilian language that every tourist should surely know to feel and speak like a local. You don’t need to have any prior knowledge of the Sicilian language, just a passion to learn something new. As you stroll through Taormina’s picturesque streets, learn the names of traditional local food, as well as how to shop at a market, order a coffee or a glass of wine speaking with locals – like a local. Discover a world of famous Italian hand gestures and try some of them at your next opportunity - when you drop in at a famous rosticceria in Taormina and order an arancino and a drink using your new skills in Sicilian language and Italian gestures. While you enjoying this delicious Sicilian street food, your guide will explain you how and why the Sicilian language was developed and the difference between Italian and doc Sicilian language. This fun experience is an engaging way to gain a new skill and feel and speak like a local.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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    Departure Point
    98039 Taormina, Province of Messina, Italy
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    98039 Taormina, Province of Messina, Italy
    • Sicilian language class by a local guide
    • Walking tour in small group
    • Arancino and drink (a cup of coffee or a glass of wine)
    • Snacks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Entry/Admission - Porta Messina
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This is no normal walking tour its combined with speaking the Sicilian language . Our guide Marco was a delight, he knew his stuff and was so friendly. He really made the tour for us-very attentive to what we wanted to learn especially naughty Sicilian words. I could not rate
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    • Duration: 2h 30m
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    • Languages Offered: English, German, Italian
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