The Majestic Etna

The Sicilians call the massif that rises above them by a familiar term “A Muntagna”. Etna has also been dealing out benefits to the lands which lies at its feet. At every eruption the volcano deposits enormous quantities of minerals which make the orchards luxuriant and fruitful, as well as the vineyards and the vast woodland areas.

Mount Etna has always been experienced by Sicilians as a challenge against the forces of nature

An active volcano for millions of years, Etna has marked the landscape with its lava flows, at times disastrous for the surrounding nature and for its inhabitants. Be sure to walk up and down the enormous lava dunes of Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano at approximately 3350 meters, and meander over its moonlike surface. 

What to Expect

Start at 7.30AM

from Agrigento

Pick-up by your private Guide Driver at your hotel and board a Premium Mercedes Minivan. Drive approximately (3h) to reach the Silvestri Craters located 6500 feet.

Visit 1h-3h

The Volcano

On the way admire the landscape and the vineyards growing in the shadow of Mount Etna inside the DOC wine production area. An eruption from 2001 left its mark at the Rifugio Sapienza area. Enjoy a walk at the nearby Silvestri Craters or simply soak up the atmosphere of the volcano. Possibility to reach the top crater area at 9500 feet by cable car (weather permitting).

Drive 1.5h/Visit

Taormina (Optional)

Visit to the lovely resort town TAORMINA, the pearl of the Ionian Sea. Enjoy this lively place including also the Greek Theatre which has inspired generations of travelers and artists. The town is located on the Monte Tauro hill, dominating two grand bays below and on the southern side, the top of Mount Etna.

Drive back to Agrigento 3h

Drop off at your hotel

Tour Price from €180

What’s Included

English speaking Driver Guide
Private Transport by Premium Mercedes Minivan
Pick up/Drop off at the Hotel
Parking/Highway Fees

What’s Extra

Admission fees
Meals & Beverages
Local Guide In Taormina
Etna Cable Car

Tour Details

Duration: Flexible 8/10 Hours
Nature
Day Trip
Moderate
Friendly: No
Price varies by group size

If someone had to spend just one day in Sicily and asked “What ought I to see?” The answer without hesitation is “Taormina”.  The view is among the loveliest of Italy. The panorama is dominated by the Volcano Etna, often topped with snow and always smoking. The vegetation is lush with sub-tropical plants, the climate is delightful.


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