Etna Tours to the summit 2900 mt altitude-Taxi in Taormina Roberto Mirabile

Mt. Etna Tours from Taormina

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The Short Mt. Etna Volcano Experience of  6 hours with a visit to one winery.
Pick up can be from Taormina, Castelmola, Letojanni, Giardini-Naxos. 
Let me suggest to start at 08.30am. from your stay, to have more chances of seeing the Volcano from afar in its entire majesty with fantastic scenery , we drive towards Zafferana Etnea a small town of placed on South/East of Etna, here we stop for visiting the centre.
After we we're going to see the last big Eruption of 20th century started in the night between,
14 and 15 December 1991, with the opening of an eruptive fissure in the western wall of the Valle del Bove, at about 2200m of altitude. continues in the Valle del Bove, towards the town of Zafferana Etnea, which brings the lava fronts up to just 2 km. Authority decided to build an embankment through east part of Portella Calanna where the valley narrows and turns south, towards Zafferana. This barrier is erected orthogonally to the direction of the flow, with the aim of stopping its advance rather than diverting it. The Army and Fire Brigade participate in the construction, as well as private companies. During the first three weeks of January 1992 the works continue, to erect an embankment 234 m long and 20 m high, thus creating an artificial basin upstream, where the lava can accumulate without advancing further towards Zafferana. lava flow that came very close to the After this we can have a nice stop to Taste some wines, Local Oliv Oil extra Virgin, Local Ingredients like Sundry Tomato, Green and black Olive and more... it will be also a huge Local Honey Tasting. 
we restart driving towards 2000m altitude. on the road we will stop to admire from the top La Valle del Bove which looks like a desert, covered by recent lava flows (eruption of 1991-1993) and occupies an area of about 37 km˛. The crater enclosure within which the valley is situated extends for a perimeter of about 18 kilometers and presents walls north and south whose height varies between 400 and 1,000 meters.
 After we drive up to Silvestri Craters at Refuge Sapienza 2000mt. 
we will see an unusual mountain landscape for Sicily with forests of Chestnuts and stately Pine trees, in a short time we will meet an scenery more Volcanic,
I would like to say magical, almost lunar ... we will do several stop in nice view points in order to give way to take pictures. Once we are at 2000mt. you can visit Silvestri Craters, Their formation dates back to the eruption of 1892: this began on 9 July with the formation of a radial fracture, and therefore of a buttonhole of five craters, between 2025 m. and 1800 m, on the southern slope of the volcano's flanks. It lasted 173 days traveled about 7 kilometers,
until it touched the Monti Rossi from the eastern side, stopping just above Nicolosi, at an altitude of 970 m. On 29 December of the same year the eruption could be said to have ended.
From here i can show also the oldest lava flow of 1669 cs. that distroied part of Catania and one more..last biggest on this side of 2001. 
After all this if you would like we can go to visit one Etna winery for enjoy a tasting with a chopping board of local ingredients. you have to tell me in advance to book.

This are the SIVESTRI CRATERS at 2000MT. 
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The Mt. Etna Summit experience  2900 mt. 6/7 hours 
Pick-up / Drop-off from your stay 
 Ascent is by jeep to 2900 mt. - - Visit the crater eruption 2001
 Cable car ticket/ jeep  not included
 Naturalistic Guide of the of the volcano authority

We will be pleased to accompany you to rejoice a Mount Etna, a UNESCO site since 2013,
giving the opportunity to scour the slopes of the mountain as well as altitudes.
Departure suggested at 08.30 AM. from your stay with our Driver/escort,
Our first point of arrival is Zafferana Etnea, where we make a short stop to enjoy the beatiful center and to enjoy some local ingredient ( Honey ) before gop to visit the lava flow of 1992, after this we drive to reaching 2,000 meters. here we stop with the possibility of soft trekking for visiting the most recent lava flows and the Silvestri craters, now extinct.
Weather permitting there is optional the ascent by cable car up to 2,500 meters and continuing by off-road vehicles to the main craters area at approximately 3,000 meters with the assistance of licensed guides of the CAI (Italian Alpine Club ). This is not included in the Price.
Stop to admire the eventual activity of the summit craters in the area of security.
We strongly recommend warm clothing and suitable shoes.
Lunch it will be extra on your request.

Etna Eruption 2013 - photo from Taormina
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Here we have Alcantara Gorge .
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Tour Alcantara Gorge and Mt. Etna experience.
Pick-up / Drop-off from your stay 
 Ascent is by jeep to 2900 mt. - - Visit the crater eruption 2001
 Cable car ticket/ jeep  not included
 Naturalistic Guide of the of the volcano authority

Today a full tour of Alcantara Gorge and Mount Etna, giving the opportunity to scour the slopes of the mountain as well as altitudes. Departure at 08.30 AM.  with English or Spanish Driver/escort,
our first stop it will be Alcantara Gorge, where we make a short stopover. The Gorges of the Alcantara river are formed from solidified basalt and are quite impressive. You can walk along the bed of the river by paying an extra ticket for have a lift to go down.
After this we drive in a gourgeous country side close to Alcantara, Mitoggio where there are intensive colture of Lemmon trees, then we cross Calatabiano to reach motorway that will take us to Zafferana Etnea, where we make a short stop to enjoy the beatiful center and to enjoy some local ingredient ( Honey ) before gop to visit the lava flow of 1992, after this we drive to reaching 2,000 meters. here we stop with the possibility of soft trekking for visiting the most recent lava flows and the Silvestri craters, now extinct. Weather permitting there is optional the ascent by cable car up to 2,500 meters and continuing by off-road vehicles to the main craters area at approximately 3,000 meters with the assistance of licensed guides of the CAI (Italian Alpine Club ).
This is not included in the Price.
Stop to admire the eventual activity of the summit craters in the area of security. 
We strongly recommend warm clothing and suitable shoes.
Lunch it will be extra on your request.

This is Motta Camastra Village Surround Mt. Etna   
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The unmatched Sicilian Villages sloped on Etna; Calatabiano, Motta Camastra &
Castiglione di Sicilia, Linguaglossa and a visit to Gambino Winery.
 

This tour is tailored to enjoy a full immersion in the Sicilian life style, with gorgeous scenery, from Taormina we drive direction the Alcantara Valley with a short stop to Calatabiano, then you will enjoy a short view just from the top of the Alcantara river with the Lavic-Basalt stone Gorge, this Gran Canyon probably it was formed during a large earthquake on this zone, then to the oldest small hill village of Motta Camastra, small village built on limestone houses with rooms inside the rock, very unusual visual experience to enjoy. after this we drive towards Castiglione, on the way we will stop to admire again Alcantara river near where it flows and born, finally when we reach Castiglione we enjoy a nice walking around the peak of the mountain, from where one can see some ruins of Castle. The houses in the centre still conserve its medieval authentic character, Today you'll feel a real environment of Sicilian Village, where history, uses and culture awaiting you. Later we following our drive surround Etna direction Linguaglossa for a short visit, after all this we drive to reach Gambino winery located in Petto Dragone area close to this beautiful town, here in Gambino you can also enjoy one fabulous meeting with our Life style, visit to winery with an wine expert that will following you for all the time, of course wine tasting with a typical Sicilian lunch brunch. This is a way to understand more about us.

Here below Castiglione di Sicilia surround Etna
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The short MT. Etna Volcano with the old village of Castiglione Siculo plus Alcantara Gorge.   
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 millennium 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 Sicilian 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 Nicolosi, a village south of the mount, where you can see the lava flow from the great eruption of 1669 who destroyed Catania in totally, and also other one of 2001 which miraculously stopped at the gates of this village. After, we climb to 2000 mt. to stop at Refuge 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. 

Here Alcantara Gorge
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The breathtaking Unknown Tour in the Sicilian Nebrodi ; Randazzo and Montalbano Elicona.
This tour is tailored togive you unparalleled experience in the North east Sicilian mountains, we will start our Journey from your place to reach Randazzo, Its on the slopes of Mt.Etna at 765 meters. from sea level of medieval origins, but here have had lived the most diverse civilizations,from  Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Jews, Arabs, Normans and Aragones, here we will enjoy the majestic Cathedral of St. Maria, in Norman-Swabian style,the work in Basalt lava stone from Etna began in 1217 and ended in 1239, but in the future many times were made of the improvements.Here also we can taste some local cheese with some salami of Nebrodi porc, on Sunday we can meet the open local market, after this we can enjoy one unique and unrivaled driving through the woods in the area with views that are unmatched in every season of the year, we approach to one of the most beautiful medieval hill-towns in Italy,Montalbano. http://www.comune.montalbanoelicona.me.it/ The most significant architectural historic element of Montalbano Elicona is the castle that dominates a haphazard and tortuous medieval urban fabric, which runs up and down the alleyways, molding to the shape of the rocky promontory. The small houses built of sandstone are full of authentic history. Built on pre-existing Byzantine and Arab Castle is made at the top by a Norman-Swabian fortress and down palatium fortified Swabian-Aragonese. The upper part, a rectangular fortress, is closed at the end of two towers, one square and the other, typically Swabian, pentagonal, with the function of the male. Swabian period goes back to the embattled perimeter walls is the defensive configuration "saettiere" most important and best preserved in Sicily. The Angevin phase is dated 1270 engraved in the lining of the large cistern. To King Frederick II of Aragon must instead the reconstruction of the building and its transformation from fortress regiae aedes, royal residence for summer sojourn (1302-08).