Etna easy

TOUR: ETNA EASY

- HIGHLIGHTS: 1) LAVA FLOW FROM 2002 WHICH DESTROYED AN UNIQUE PINE FOREST AND THE TOURISTIC VILLAGE OF PIANO PROVENZANA; 2) FLANK CRATERS AT 1700 METERS WITH AMAZING VIEWS AND VOLCANIC LANDSCAPE; 3) SMALL UNDERGROUND VOLCANIC CAVE WITH AN UNIQUE HISTORY CONCERNING ITS PAST USE.


TOUR CAN BE CUSTOMIZED CONSIDERING THE SMALL GROUPS IN OUR TOURS OF MAXIMUM 4 PARTICIPANTS.


- TIME: FROM 8.15 TO 14.15 OR FROM 14.30 TO 20.30 (FLEXIBLE TIME CONTACTING US). HALF DAY TOUR.


- DIFFICULTY LEVEL: SHORT, EASY AND RELAXING WALKS SUITABLE FOR FAMILIES, CHILDREN, SENIORS AND THOSE WHO DO NOT WANT OR CANNOT WALK MUCH.

Lava from 2002 eruption
Lava from 2002 eruption
Piano Provenzana at 1800 meters
Lava from 2002 eruption
Lava from 2002 eruption
What is left of a touristic village after the 2002 eruption
Lava from 2002 eruption
Lava from 2002 eruption
Lava from 2002 eruption
Lava from 2002 eruption
The new touristic village rebuilt after 2002
Lava from 2002 eruption
Lava from 2002 eruption
Lava from 2002 eruption
Lava from 2002 eruption
Big contrasts between lava and forest
Lava from 2002 eruption
Lava from 2002 eruption
Lava from 2002 eruption
Lava from 2002 eruption
A nice view to the summit area
Walk on some flank craters at sunset
Walk on some flank craters at sunset
Walk on some flank craters at sunset
Walk on some flank craters at sunset
Walk on some flank craters at sunset
Walk on some flank craters at sunset
Walk on some flank craters at sunset
Walk on some flank craters at sunset
Walk on some flank craters at sunset
Walk on some flank craters at sunset
The craters at 1700 meters
Walk on some flank craters at sunset
Walk on some flank craters at sunset
An open crater
Walk on flank craters at sunset
Walk on flank craters at sunset
Walk on some flank craters at sunset
Walk on some flank craters at sunset
Walk on some flank craters at sunset
Walk on some flank craters at sunset
Walk on some flank craters at sunset
Walk on some flank craters at sunset
The sunset on the east coast with Taormina and the Ionian sea
Walk on some flank craters at sunset
Walk on some flank craters at sunset
Walk on flank craters at sunset
Walk on flank craters at sunset
Entrance to the cave
Entrance to the cave
Really easy access to the volcanic cave
Entrance to the cave
Entrance to the cave
Really easy access to the volcanic cave
Inside the cave
Inside the cave
Inside the cave
Inside the cave
A small volcanic tube connected with the main cave
Inside the cave
Inside the cave
The lavic tube: fluid lava with temperatures of 1000-1100° flowed here
Inside cave
Inside cave
Nice example of volcanic stalactites
Inside cave
Inside cave
Nice example of volcanic stalactites
Inside the cave
Inside the cave
The continuation of the tube and a mushroom growing on the cave's ceiling

VIDEOS OF THE PLACES VISITED

WALKING ON AMAZING FLANK CRATERS SURROUNDED BY AN UNIQUE VOLCANIC LANDSCAPE

GOING INSIDE A VOLCANIC CAVE

ON THE LAVA FLOW FROM THE 2002 ERUPTION WITH A BIG CONTRAST BETWEEN FOREST AND LAVA

EXPLORING A MAGNIFICENT VOLCANIC CAVE CREATED BY A PREHISTORICAL ERUPTION

TOUR INCLUDES:

- Pick up and drop off from/to your accommodation and transport free of charge (you do not pay it).

- Visit to the lava flow from 2002, last big eruption on Etna which destroyed the touristic village of Piano Provenza.

- Nice walk in a volcanic path at 1700 meters of altitude and visit to several flank craters with amazing volcanic landscape and unforgettable views.

- Visit to a beautiful volcanic cave with an unique history (helmets and torches provided for free).


DESCRIPTION OF THE TOUR:

After the pick up from your accommodation or the meeting in a prearranged place, we move up on the volcano in order to visit the lava flow from the eruption from 2002: this is considered the 'perfect eruption' because of its big range of volcanic activities and because of its really high explosivity, making this event unique in the last 250 years. The eruption from 2002 is responsible of the destruction of the main street, the pine forest and the touristic village of Piano Provenzana.

We also explore some flank craters at the altitude of 1700 meters developed by a really important historical eruption. We walk through an amazing volcanic landscape and we enjoy a stunning view from the top of the craters: massive forests, extended lava flows, dozens craters and the amazing Sicilian coast will be part of our view in an easy and relaxing walk.

Finally we visit a small volcanic cave really easy to access with really interesting geological formations and an unique history. The tour will give a wide understanding of Etna's volcanic activity.


Visited places will be presented with explanations, images, videos and historical documents.

WHAT TO BRING AND ADVICES:

- Trekking or at least tennis shoes, pullover, windbreaker, water (at least 1.5 liter per person), something to eat if needed, hat, sun cream, sunglasses. Pullover and light windbreaker can be hired for free.

- Tour is really easy, it requires only short and relaxing walks. Tour is suitable for (even small) children, families, seniors.

- Tour can be customized considered the small group in the tour of only maximum 4 participants in total.


FOR ANY DOUBT ABOUT EQUIPMENT OR TOUR, DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US. 

PRICES (PER TOUR WITH MAXIMUM 4 PARTICIPANTS - ALL INCLUDED, NO EXTRA COSTS):

- 1 person: 55 €.

- 2 people: 55 € each person.

- 3 people: 49 € each person.

- 4 people: 39 € each person.


Prices are meant for the number of people booked - for example: a booking for 2 people has a cost of 55 € per person, if in the tour there will be 1-2 more people the price is still 55 € per person. 


Price includes all transports for free, local and licensed guide, insurance, trekking poles, helmets and torches for the cave. If needed, it is possible to hire pullovers and light windbreakers for free.



TOUR CAN BE CHANGED OR DELETED DUE TO BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS OR UNPREDICTABLE CIRCUMSTANCES.