Etna and Taormina

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From Catania: Every Day

Duration: about 9 hours


  • Pick up from the accomodation
  • Arrival at 2000 meters - Sapienza Refuge
  • Visit of Silvestri Craters (1892)
  • Have a walk on one of the Etna Park's paths or Etna high altitude option
  • Visit of a lava tube with helmets and lamps
  • Sampling of local products in an organic farm
  • Stop at the nature reserve “Isola Bella”
  • Visit of Taormina
  • Return to B&B or Hotel

Detailed description

After being picked up from your accommodation you will reach Rifugio Sapienza by car and stop in some panoramic points on the way up.The guide will tell you everything about the history of the volcano and the territory around. You will have the chance to visit the sites of the last important activities and the famous Silvestri Craters.

From Rifugio Sapienza (1920 m asl) you can choose between:

  • Do some trekking up to 2000 m with our guide along one of the paths of “Parco dell’Etna”.
  • Buy the Etna high altitude option: you will reach 2500 meters by cable car. Here you will continue with some 4x4 minibuses and reach 2900 meters (Torre del Filosofo). You will find yourself in front of a unique landscape characterized by the typical lava desert given by the last recent eruptions and a stunning view of the summit craters. The Alpine Guides will take you to the most interesting areas of the last major eruption.

The tour will go ahead with the visit of a lava cave with helmets and torches.

The next stop on the way down will be an organic farm for a sampling of typical products.

After the tasting, you will head for Taormina, but first you will stop at the wonderful “Isola Bella”, a Wildlife Reserve considered the “pearl of the Ionian sea” for its natural beauty, and connected to the mainland by a thin strip of sand.

After lunch (not included in the price) you will dedicate the afternoon to visiting the picturesque town of  Taormina.  

Along the main road of this town, Corso Umberto, with the Messina Gate below and the  Catania Gate on the mountain side, you will admire the most important monuments: Palazzo Corvaja (The Corvaja Palace) , the Teatro Antico* (The Old Theatre), Piazza IX Aprile, the Torre dell’orologio (The Clock Tower), the Cattedrale Fortezza (The Fortress Cathedral), the Badia Vecchia (The Old Abbey), and the Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano (The Duke of Saint Stephen Palace), and much more. It will also be possible to go shopping in the exclusive shops which alternate with workshops.

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 01/01 to 31/12
€ 85 (3-12 years € 60)
€ 77 (3-12 years € 60)

The cost includes:

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

The cost does not include:

Authorized guide in Taormina (on request) / Optional visit of Greek Theatre € 10,00 / 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

Starting from € 77



up to 48 hours in advance.

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