Excursions Etna, go and venture between trekking and good wine

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Our excursions Etna to experience unforgettable emotions, including the adventure of trekking on the highest volcano in Europe and the discovery of its cellars.

A Variety of  excursions Etna to never be bored.

 

Visit mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, with its 3,300 meters, it’s one of the most attractive excursions in Sicily. The Excursions Etna especially go to visit the Southern area of the volcano, 1,910 meters above the sea level, where we find Rifugio Sapienza. From there you can have mt Etna tours and experiences as:

  • Excursions Etna by your own, where you can admire the beauties of the volcanic landscape. Infact, just few steps from the bus parking, you can find the Silvestri Craters, formed in the eruption of 1892, that took 173 days. They are dedicated to Orazio Silvestri, a volcanoes scholar.
  • Etna tours by the local tourist train, to have fun and tradition together. The starting point is next to Rifugio Sapienza and it will accompany you with the commentary on board and the typical Sicilian music.
  • You can choose also to have your personal Etna guide, with a correct equipment to experience the Etna trekking until the highest craters.
  • Another Etna activity is the cablecar that takes you, by the funicular first and by truck later, until 3,000 meters where you will admire a stunning landscape.

During a Sicily tour, people who prefer to live a different Etna experience, a wilder Etna experience, cannot miss the Northern part of the volcano, Piano Provenzana, less crowded and dipped in woods. The fertility of the soil is due to the several eruptions, the last one was in 2002/2003. This area of the volcano is especially known for its ski structures during the winter season.

We cannot talk about visiting mount Etna if we cannot talk about its products. Thanks to the fertility of its soil, due to the different eruptions that make it rich of minerals, we can find on its slopes a lot of vineyards, that produce grapes as carricante, catarratto, nerello mascalese and nerello cappuccio.

The wine production on mount etna dates back during the Greek domination and goes until today with new techniques creating a successful national and international wine. With our Etna experience e and with our wine tasting Sicily we accompany you to visit Etna wineries in the Northern side of the volcano, in Linguaglossa town, which takes the name from its shape and from the seven “tongues” of lava that destroyed this town in the past.

The vineyards are more than 40 hectares large. You will have the possibility to visit mount Etna walking through its vineyards knowing the ancient and modern techniques productions. Important will be also the wine tasting Sicily with the three different varieties of wines, the red, the white and the “rosè” with typical local products as cheese, olives, salami, pasta with tomato sauce and eggplants and desserts.