Etna Tours with Winery
The Short Mt. Etna Volcano Experience of 5 hours two sides.
Zafferana ( visit ), Refuge Sapienza with Silvestri Craters and go down from Nicolosi
to enjoy the biggest lava flow of 1669 and 2001.
Pick up can be from Taormina, Castelmola, Letojanni, Giardini-Naxos.
Let me suggest to start at 08.30am. from your location, in early morning it can be more easy
to enjoy gorgeous views landscape with fantastic sceneries on Etna.
we will enjoy a leisurely journey until the small town of Zafferana placed on South/East of Etna, here visiting the historical centre, with a nice walking tour we can tread the local streets to can enjoy some local products, after we continue our journey, first we stop at the lava flow of 1992 that stopped to run just next valley to Zafferana, after this, some views of this lava flow 1992, then drive up to Silvestri Craters at Refuge Sapienza 2000mt. during you'll admire different oldest aged lava flows, also our drive it is inside 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 who of this line are in seven, where you can walk on the top line of them and explore it, from here i can show also the oldest lava flow of 1669cs. that distroied Catania and one more..last biggest on this side of 2001.
Then we go back from other route ( Pedara and Nicolosi )
to spend more time inside the oldest lava flow of 1669 and 2001.
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.