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Etna and Taormina

Etna and Taormina

Highlights

  • Pick-up at the hotel;
  • Arrival at the Sapienza Refuge;
  • Trekking through a Path of the Etna Park and visit of the Silvestri Craters (1892) or Option Etna Alta Quot
  • Visit of a lava flow cave with helmets and lamps;
  • Tasting of organic products in a family business;
  • Stop at the "Isola Bella" Nature Reserve;
  • Free visit of Taormina;
  • Return to the accommodation.

Description of the excursion

Admire fantastic lunar landscapes crossing the Etna Park with our guides, who will let you know and be fascinated by the volcanic phenomena of our territory. Once in Taormina you will visit this medieval village.

After the pick-up at your accommodation, you will move by car to reach the Sapienza Refuge, making stops at certain observation points along the way.

Once you reach the Sapienza Refuge (1920 m a.s.l.) you can choose whether:

  • Proceed with the guide on a trekking path through one of the Etna nature trails up to 2000 meters.
  • Purchase the Etna high altitude option: thanks to the cableway offered by the Etna cable car, in 15 minutes you will reach an altitude of 2504 meters, from here with special 4x4 off-road vehicles, in 20 minutes you will reach an altitude of 2900 meters above sea level. (Tower of the Philosopher). You will find yourself in front of a unique scenario, in which it is possible to see the central crater, the South-East crater and the historic lava flows that distinguish the Etna landscape. With the help of the Alpine Guides (only in Italian-English) you can visit the places where the vitality of the Volcano emerges, in full compliance with the rules and in complete safety. You will reach the Sapienza Refuge by public transport.

The excursion will continue with a visit to a lava flow cave with helmets and torches.

During the descent you will make a stop in Zafferana Etnea, in an organic production company, for a tasting of wines, honeys, olives and other local products.

You will then continue towards Taormina, first making a short stop in the enchanting "Isola Bella", a Nature Reserve considered the "pearl of the Ionian" for its wild beauty, connected to the mainland by a thin strip of sand.

After lunch (not included in the price) you will spend the afternoon visiting the picturesque Taormina.

Along the main street of the town, Corso Umberto, closed downstream by Porta Messina and upstream by Porta Catania, you will admire the most important monuments: Palazzo Corvaja; Ancient theater *; Piazza IX Aprile; Clock tower; The Fortezza Cathedral (Duomo); Badia Vecchia; Palazzo Duca di Santo Stefano and much more. It will also be possible to go shopping in the exclusive shops that alternate with characteristic artisan shops.

Recommended equipment

Windbreaker / Trainers / Water / Hat and sunglasses.

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