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Excursion from Catania to Etna and Taormina

Departure from Catania
Not Rated

Duration

9 hours

Tour Type

Sea and nature

Reservation

Necessary

Languages

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Overview

This tour suitable for the whole family to discover the history and culture of Sicily. The beauty of the sea of ​​Taormina and the majesty of Etna, the largest volcano in Europe, in an unmissable excursion to make your Sicilian holiday unforgettable.

To minimize the risks associated with volcanic excursions and substantially save time and money, it is essential to be supported by a team that knows the region perfectly. Let us be the guide who will take care of every single important organizational detail of your visit and which will allow you to make this tour a truly unforgettable adventure.

Our professional guides will take you to the best places at the best times, to witness the best panoramas, choosing the safest routes and sharing their deep knowledge of Etna, its history and its geology.

We organize tours in order to guarantee comfort and safety. Each member of our team is perfectly trained to react professionally and provide you with adequate help during any situation during the excursion.

We will take care of every detail of your adventure so that you can focus on yourself and on the feelings generated by the experience lived on the highest volcano in Europe.

In addition to our passion for the area, we organize our excursions in a professional and safe way, while trying to offer you maximum comfort. Our exceptional guides will accompany you during the entire excursion, taking care of all the organizational issues and sharing their know-how, their knowledge and their experiences along the way with you.

During your excursion on Etna you can admire splendid landscapes made of ancient craters, lava flows, almost lunar territory.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Free pick-up at the accommodation
  • Visit the southern slope of Etna
  • Starting from the Sapienza Refuge, excursion along a path of the Etna Park or, at your choice, visit of Etna at high altitude
  • Visit a volcanic cave
  • Tasting of typical Etna products at an organic farm in the Regional Park
  • Natural Reserve "Isola Bella
  • Free visit to Taormina

Itinerary

Departure
Departure

We will come to pick you up directly at the hotel or at the facility where you stay and together we will go to the Sapienza Refuge on the southern slope of Etna. We will make stops on the way to admire the most beautiful things of the volcano that perhaps you don't even expect to find. We will introduce you to the history of the volcano, its territory and we will see together the latest eruptions and the ancient Silvestri Craters of Etna.

Excursion to the summit craters of Etna
Excursion to the summit craters of Etna

Once at the Sapienza Refuge, at almost 2000 meters above sea level, you will choose whether to continue with us for a walk along one of the Paths of the Etna Regional Park, or whether to use the cable car service (cost not included) offered by the 'Etna up to 2500 meters above sea level. From there with 4x4 off-road buses you will arrive at 2900 meters to the Philosopher's Tower to admire the central crater, the South-East crater and the entire Etna landscape. Followed by the alpine guides, in total safety, you can visit the areas where the lava of the Volcano emerges (cost not included).

Volcanic cave
Volcanic cave

We will then continue our excursion by visiting a volcanic cave equipped with helmets and torches. Upon returning from this wonderful day, we will make a stop in an organic production company for the tasting of honey and wines, oils and all other typical products of Etna.

Let's go to Taormina
Let's go to Taormina

We will then continue towards Taormina. Before reaching this beautiful medieval village, we will stop in the enchanting Isola Bella, a Nature Reserve of extraordinary beauty connected to the mainland by a thin strip of sand.

Visit of Taormina
Visit of Taormina

After lunch (optional), we will dedicate the afternoon to visit the picturesque town of Taormina. We will walk along Corso Umberto, delimited downstream by Porta Messina and upstream from Porta Catania, and we will admire the most important monuments of this magnificent village: Palazzo Corvaja, Greek-Roman Theater, Piazza IX Aprile, the Clock Tower, the Cathedral (Cathedral Fortress), the Badia Vecchia, the Palazzo Duca di Santo Stefano and much more. During the visit of Taormina it will be possible to go shopping in the exclusive shops that alternate with characteristic artisan shops.

Included/Excluded

  • Shuttle bus
  • Multilingual escort
  • Trekking shoes (on request)
  • Helmet and torch for visiting the cave
  • Tasting of typical Etna products
  • Everything that does not appear under the item INCLUDED

Tour's Location

Departure from Catania
from €95,00
Extras
  • Solo funivia fino a 2500 metri(€35,00)
  • Funivia più i mezzi 4x4 con guida alpina locale(€75,00)

Organized by

lara

Member Since 2020

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