The first official stop of our tour will be at Rifugio Sapienza, where you will be able to explore some recent eruptions and the old Silvestri Craters.
8 participants maximum
Service with guide
On the way up to the mountain from the city, with our minibus, the guide will give you all the necessary information about the history of the volcano and its territory. You will continue then with some trekking in one of the nature path of Parco dell’Etna, with a breathtaking view on Bove Valley. Alternatively you may wish, for an extra cost, to take the cable car up to 2500 mt, or the cable car + 4x4 minibus (with alpinist guide) up to 3000 mt. You will then continue the tour by visiting a lava flow cave, with helmets and lamps. The morning will end with the visit of a biological farm in Zafferana (city of honey), where you will be able to taste some typical products such as honey, wine, olive oil and more. After the tasting, you will move to Taormina, but first you will stop at the wonderful “Isola Bella”, a Wildlife Reserve considered the “pearl of the Ionian sea”. It is possible to bathe in these marvelous crystal clear waters. For lunchtime everyone is free. After lunch (not included) you will visit 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, we will admire the most important monuments: Palazzo Corvaja (The Corvaja Palace) (Museum of Arts and Folk Traditions), 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 Duca di Santo Stefano (The Duke of Saint Stephen Palace), and much more. It will also be possible to go shopping in the exclusive shops among the shops selling handicrafts.
The tour includes:
Shuttle bus (return), Multilingual tourist guide, Trekking shoes (on request), The kit for visiting the Cave, Sampling.
The tour does not include:
Multilingual guide (on request), Optional visit of Greek Theatre € 8,00, Museum of Art and folk traditions € 2,60, All that is not specified under “what is included”.