Private Tour to Etna and Castelmola
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. The Sicilians call the massif that rises above them by a familiar term “A Muntagna”.
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.
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.
Starting from Taormina . In the morning we’ll drive up to Mt ETNA till 6500 feet. On the way admire the 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 around the nearby Silvestri Craters. Possibility to drive up till 9800 feet by cable car to reach the top craters area. Stop en route at a local WINERY (Optional) for a wine tasting before continuing to Castelmola. Drive along the beautiful east coast to an enchanting area which is covered with many woodland areas and lemon trees we’ll reach the small village.
- Private transportation and guiding service according to itinerary.
- English speaking Guide Driver.
- Parking/Highway fees.
- Pick up/ Drop off at the hotel.
- Admission fees in general.
- Meals & Beverages.
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