Etna Nature and Flavours

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From Catania: Every Day
From Taormina: Every Day

Duration: about 6 hours


  • Pick up from hotel
  • Arrival at Rifugio Sapienza
  • Visit of crateri Silvestri (1892)
  • Trekking through natural path of Parco dell'Etna or Etna high altitude option
  • Visit of a lava cave with helmets and lamps
  • Sampling of typical products in a biological farm
  • Return to hotel

Detailed description

After being picked up from your hotel you will head for Rifugio Sapienza, enjoying some view points on the way up. The guide will give you all the information you need about the history and the territory of the volcano and you will visit the sites of the last eruptions and the old Silvestri Craters.

From Rifugio Sapienza (1920 m asl) you can choose one of the following options:

  • Do some trekking in one of the natural paths of “Parco dell’Etna”, up to 2000 m.
  • Acquire the Etna high altitude option: this alternative gives you the chance to enjoy the cable car service offered by "Funivia dell'Etna" and reach 2500 m asl. Then, the 4x4 bus will take you till 2900 m and here you will find another guide.The Alpine Guides of Etna will show you the region where the last important activity of the volcano happened and you'll be totally surrounded by a lunar landscape. The view of the Central and the South East Crater together with the east coast of Sicily will leave you breathless. At the end of the walk, you'll take the bus and the cable car back to reach Rifugio Sapienza again.

The excursion will continue with the visit of a lava cave with the proper equipment

The last stop before returning to the hotel, will be an organic farms for a delicious sampling of typical products such as honey, wine, oil etc. 

Suggested Equipment

Windbreaker / Tennis shoes / Water / Hat and sunglasses.


The WEB PRICE: is valid only if you buy online more than 4 days before

With departure from Catania

from 07/11 to 31/03
€ 49 (3-12 years € 34)
€ 41 (3-12 years € 34)
from 01/04 to 06/11
€ 55 (3-12 years € 40)
€ 47 (3-12 years € 40)

With departure from Taormina

from 01/01 to 31/12
€ 65 (3-12 years € 45)
€ 57 (3-12 years € 45)

The cost includes:

Shuttle bus (return) / Multilingual guide / Trekking shoes (on request) / The kit for visiting the Cave / Sampling.

The cost does not include:

All that is not specified under “the cost includes”.

Extra cost high altitude

2.500 m (cable car): € 30.00 per person
2.900 m (cableway + 4x4 minibus with local alpinist guide): € 66 per person

From Catania: first available date is
From Taormina: first available date is

Starting from € 41



up to 48 hours in advance.

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