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.
From Syracuse Port
Meet your private Driver Guide at the port and board a Premium Mercedes vehicle. Drive (1.5h) towards Etna, till 6500 feet reaching the Silvestri Craters.
On the way admire the landscape and the vineyards growing in the shadow of Mount Etna inside the DOC wine production area. Enjoy a walk at the nearby Silvestri Craters or simply soak up the atmosphere of the volcano. An eruption from 2001 left its mark at the Rifugio Sapienza area. Depending on the weather, there’s a chance to reach 9500 feet by cable car (Optional). Possibility to lunch stop en route at a local winery for a wine tasting and/or lunch.
Continue to lovely TAORMINA, the pearl of the Ionian Sea. Visit this lovely 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.
Drop off at the Port
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.