Under The Volcano
Sicily makes fantastic wines from native and international grapes. This volcanic area is renowned for outstanding Etna wines. Wineries produce everything from full-bodied reds to vibrant and mineral-driven whites. Pair them with the fantastic local cuisine, and you understand why this is a wine-lover’s paradise. Vineyard altitudes range from just about sea level along the coasts to as high as 3600 feet on the slopes of the majestic Etna.
Pick up by your private Driver at your hotel in Taormina. Board a Premium Mercedes vehicle and drive (1h) up the volcano till 6500 feet reaching the Silvestri Craters. On the way stop for photo opportunities.
In the morning drive to Mt ETNA up till 6500 feet. On the way admire the volcanic landscape and the vineyards growing in the shadow of Mount Etna inside the DOC wine production area. Soak up the atmosphere of the volcano as you walk at the nearby Silvestri Craters.
Part of the wine tour at the foot of Mount Etna are two renowned local WINERIES. Which are embedded in a charming and unique context. The variety of excellent wines, cellars and vineyards, olive oil and typical traditional food makes this destination a special place. During the wine tasting sessions you’ll get more familiar with the local grapes from the area.
The highest volcano in Europe, nearly 11000 feet high and one of the most famous in the world. An active volcano for millions of years Etna has marked the landscape with its lava flows. And at times also disastrous for the surrounding nature and for its inhabitants.