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The highest volcano in Europe and among the most active in the world, with its 3327 meters of height, dominates the whole region with its size. Its spectacular eruptions and the consequent fiery lava flows have always been a source of attraction for visitors from all over the world.
In June 2013 Etna was declared one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, as a natural World Heritage site, due to its geological peculiarities. Appreciated in the summer by hikers to visit the active craters, the volcano offers in winter the amazing possibility of practicing, even a few kilometers from the sea, even snow sports. The various hiking trails climb along the natural paths of the Etna Park, through woods and orchards, up to the highest altitudes with unmissable views of lunar landscapes, ancient lava flows and caves.
The first leg of the Etna tour is Rifugio Sapienza (1920 m asl), but during the journey, going up from the city, you will make short stops in some of the most characteristic points, discovering at the same time the history of the volcano and its territory.
From Rifugio Sapienza, you will have two opportunities: continue trekking through one of the Etna Park Paths, up to 2000 meters, accompanied by our guide; alternatively choose the option “Etna Alta Quota”. In this second case, with extra costs to be paid locally and clearly highlighted in “What is not included in the tour price“, thanks to the telecabine service offered by the Etna cableway, you will reach up to 2504 meters and then, with special 4×4 off-road vehicles, you will reach the Torre del Filosofo, at an altitude of 2900 meters above sea level. From here you can admire the imposing central crater, the South-East crater and the historical lava flows that characterize the Etna landscape, in a scenario suspended over the sea.
You will discover the Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe and UNESCO World Heritage Site; you can hike in one of the paths of the Parco dell’Etna, up to 2000 meters; alternatively you can choose the option “Etna ad alta quota”.
In order to respect the timetable of the tours, all the guests are invited to be punctual.
If it is impossible to visit (for reasons not related to Sicilife) one or more sites, we will immediately inform you.
We will suggest you a few restaurant.
This tour is operated with Italian and English speaking Driver up to 8 people. The Driver is not a Licensed Tourist Guide – Licensed Tourist Guide: are the only professionals, with a Regional license, permitted to conduct visits and tours in all sites and museums within a city – and he cannot escort people inside the monuments because this is not allowed by Italian Rules. However, he has the competences to promote the most important highlights providing basic historical & cultural information. From 9 people, this tour is operated with a Tour Director.
The tour is suitable for everybody. Please, read our “Terms and conditions”.