Etna & Taormina

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 after breakfast

from Catania

Pick-up by your private Driver at your hotel and board a Premium Mercedes vehicle. The day starts with Mount ETNA. Drive up (1h) the volcano till 6500 feet reaching the Silvestri Craters.

Start after breakfast
Visit 1-3h

The Volcanic Part

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 9500 feet by cable car (optional and weather permitting). The summit craters represent the area where activities continually change the morphology of the vulcano.

Visit 1-3h
Visit 2h


Continue to lovely Taormina, the pearl of the Ionian Sea. Enjoy this pleasant town 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.

Visit 2h
Drive back to Catania 1h.

Drop off at your hotel.

Drive back to Catania 1h.

Tour Details

Duration: 8 Hours
Day Trip
Friendly: No

What’s Included

English-speaking Driver Escort
Private Transport by Premium Mercedes Vehicle
Pick up/Drop off at the Hotel
Parking/Highway Fees

What’s Extra

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

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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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