The Majestic Etna
The road to the village of Castelmola winds serpent-like to the medieval town, where there is yet another marvellous view. The village is perched on its ridge facing the bay of Naxos with its picturesque fortress on top of a crag. The streets are narrow, the houses often decorated with flowers or entwined with vines. The Panorama is superb.
Pick up at your hotel by your private Driver Guide and board a Premium Mercedes vehicle. Drive (1h) up the volcano till 6500 feet reaching the Silvestri Craters. On the way Admire the landscape and the vineyards growing in the shadow of the volcano inside the DOC wine production area.
The Volcanic Part
Enjoy a walk at the nearby Silvestri Craters or simply soak up the atmosphere of the Mount Etna. An eruption from 2001 left its mark at the Rifugio Sapienza area. Depending on the weather, possibility to reach 9500 feet by cable car (Optional). The summit craters represent the area where activities continually change the morphology of the vulcano.
Stop en route at a local winery (optional) for a wine/lunch tasting before continuing to the small hilltop village Castelmola. Drive along the beautiful east coast to an enchanting area which is covered with many woodland areas. The panorama is superb.
Drop off at your hotel
Mount Etna is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. And an outstanding example of ongoing geological processes and volcanic landforms
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. The highest volcano in Europe that caused wonder and curiosity among the many 18th-c, northern-European visitors to the island. It frequently spews fiery-red lava into the older flows that enrich the black, fertile soil around Catania.