Etna Volcano Tour
Mount Etna is an active volcano on the east coast of Sicily, close to Messina and Catania.
It is the largest active volcano in Europe, currently standing about 3,350 m (10,991 ft) high, though it should be noted that this varies with summit eruptions; the mountain is 21.6 m (71 ft) lower now than it was in 1865.
It is the highest mountain in Italy south of the Alps.
The tour will begin from the wharf or from any other destination you will arrive from. You will visit several Sicilian towns: Giarre, Santa Venerina and Zafferana. Along the way, we will visit a local family farm where you can taste local and exquisite Mount Etna wine along with a vast selection of different types of honey, lemon, orange, eucalyptus, strawberry, sweet almond, olive oil and last but not least extra virgin olive oil! before you arrive at the Silvestri craters, one of the many stunning and beautiful landscapes of Caldera. You can admire the immense sea of lava from the latest eruptions. On the way you will enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of one of the biggest and most active Volcano in the World! along with of course the grape farms and the magnificent scenery of the Sicilian coast. Using modern ski lifts on the southern slopes of Mt Etna, you can reach a height of 2,500m in just 25 minutes! Following the climb to 581m, the second part of the tour begins. This section is carried out with various Mercedes vehicles led by incredibly experienced drivers who, in only 25 minutes, will guide you through the even more demanding routes to reach the incredible height of 3,000m above sea level. Here, one is faced with a unique panorama suspended over the sea, from where you can admire the most impressive main crater and activity of a Volcano that not only characterises the historical landscapes of Mt. Etna but carry the richest parts of our land, culture and heritage . Then we drive back to the starting point Catania/Giardini Naxos/Messina where you might prefer to take a well deserved break and stop by a handful of famous bakeries/pasticceria’s where you can try Sicilian mouthwatering cannoli or our world famous Gelato! maybe even a cappuccino, the choice is yours. All tours have English speaking guides, relaxing, comfortable and air conditioned vehicles