The short MT. Etna Volcano tour. -Two sides - Dur. 5/6 hours. Today we drive up from Nicolosi side,north Catania, let me invite you to rejoice this unique and spectacular itineray. Geological tests suggest that Mount Etna initiated activity around six hundred thousand years ago. After millennia of eruptions the 'mungibello' boasts of more than 400 craters spread over 45 kilometers square and stands a mighty 3350 meters, making it the tallest active volcano in Europe. Visiting Mount Etna is a unique experience in the whole world. While you can go skiing on its safe slopes in winter and cooling off the warmth of the Sicilan summers at its peaks, during spring you can perform a matchless practice where you can go skiing in the morning and swimming in the afternoon. we can start at 9.00am from your stay, proceeding to Viagrande and Pedara Village before arrive to Nicolosi, a village south of the mount, where you can see the lava flow from the great eruption of 1669 who distroiy Catania in totaly, and also other one of 2001 which miraculously stopped at the gates of this village. After, we climb to 2000 mt. to stop at Rifuge Sapienza for visit Silvestri Craters, where you can have an easy-going trekking, suitable for most fitness levels, then next stop in Zafferana Etnea to the east of the volcano to admire the flows of 1979, 1982-83 and 1992. During this way you can enjoy the unusual changing of the landscape from dark volcanic atmosphere to chestnut and pine forest green. At Zafferana Etnea we take you to savor what Sicily is best known for. Here you can taste a selection of different honeys, cold pressed Sicilian olive oil, sun dried fruit and vegetables. Our last stop before Taormina will be at Naxos. Here Greeks settled the first Greek colony in Sicily in 734 BC amidst the lava flow 2400 years old which changed the area.
Mt. Etna Volcano Tour with Alcantara Gorge full -day experience ( 8 hours ) Mt. Etna, which is 3350mt. high, is the tallest active volcano in Europe, on it you can feel some unique experience, Etna has been erupting since several Thousend years, her is able to give us a daydream gift in all seasons. This Volcano has more then 400 craters, spilt all over 45km. square, during the Greek settlement was the realm of Volcano, and the home of the mythical monster as the Cyclops. Our Volcano offers skiing in the Winter months and one cool temperature in the warmest Sicilian Summer. Pick up at 09am. during a leisurely journey you'll get many chance to enjoy and admire the majestic Volcano, we'll drive up from South site, we will enjoy a leisurely journey until Zafferana gorgeous small town sloped on Etna, here visiting the historical centre and also we can go to enjoy an Free tasting of local Etna products in a typical beekeeping family-run business (honey, olive, sundry tomato olive oil, and more....) after we continue our journey up to Silvestri Craters at Refuge Sapienza 2000mt. during you'll admire differents old lava flows 1981-83 -92. alos an unusual mountain landscape for Sicily with forests of Chestnuts and stately Pine trees, then finally we go inside a scenery more volcanic, I would like to say magical, almost lunar ... we will stop at several points in order to give way to take pictures. Once we are at 2000mt. you can visit Silvestri Craters who of this line are in seven, where you can walk in easy way on the top of board line of them to explore it, after all this we will drive to reach a pastoral landscape of Alcantara Gorge Valley & it's river ... AL Qantar in Arab gentle agricultural land bounded by mountain and dotted with traditional villages and medieval hill towns. we start to visit Alcantara Gorges, this natural wonder created by an eruption of Mt. Etna around year 2400B.C. The lava engulfed the whole valley, and over the years the various earthquakes that have occurred sculpted this marvel gran canyon, After this we will return at your stay. of course during a tour on your request we can stop and suggest where you can have some typical food.