The highest active volcano in Europe!
Join me on this spectacular journey through several villages up to 2000 mt. on the southern slopes of the Mount Etna!
Observe the diversity of landscapes along the way: from crowded towns to cultivated orange and lemon plantations, vast vineyards and chestnut woods, fields of prickly pears until the ancient lava flows and barren moon landscape near the summit.
I will tell you about volcanology but also about the vegetation and fauna of this volcano and the risks and the advantages of living on the slopes of Etna. Discover the myths and legends that the ancient Greeks imagined to explain themselves phenomenons like the eruptions. . .
Please see 'What's Extra' for transportation details.
We will pass several villages such as Zafferana Etnea and Santa Venerina to get to 2000 meter.
There you can take an easy walk around the Silvestri craters ( it takes about 15 minutes ) or you can have a look at the souvenirs stores or taste the local honey directly from the producers getting over there with their little trucks. In the bars yo can find the typical liquors and they also let you watch a video about the last eruptions. If you have time and interest and the weather conditions allow it, you can take the cable car to go up to 2650 meters.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The harbour of Messina, Catania or Giardini Naxos.
The lobby of your hotel if your accommodation is in Taormina or its surroundings. Otherwise we will set a suitable meeting point for both.
We will welcome you with a sign with your name.
End location: I will bring you back to the departure point.
Duration: 5 hours
In the wintertime the tour may not take place because of the weather conditions
air conditioned Viano or Ducato
Air conditioned transportation with driver.
My services as your personal guide for 5 hours.
I will charge € 30 for each extra hour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 EUR - Cable Car p/p
Fee for cable car that takes us from 2000 mt. up to 2650 mt. (about € 30 per person) This can be done according to your interest and to the weather.
Included transportation is based on departure from Messina harbour, Taormina- Giardini Naxos harbour, or Catania harbour.
Please enquire before booking if you require pick-up from a different location.
Tour price reflects transportation for max 6 travellers.
I can customize a transportation upon your enquiries from 7 to 15 people with a minibus charging € 80 to the given price.
Please enquire before booking if your group is larger than 15.