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Half-Day Mount Etna Tour

by Noema Viaggi 
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Highlights

  • Exploration of Mount Etna's rugged & barren volcanic slopes

  • Scenic drive through fertile foothills & desert-like terrain

  • On-foot tour of Silvestri Craters at 6,560 feet (2,000 m)

  • Panoramic views over the Sicilian countryside & coastline

  • Informative commentary from your local expert guide

Highlights

  • Exploration of Mount Etna's rugged & barren volcanic slopes

  • Scenic drive through fertile foothills & desert-like terrain

  • On-foot tour of Silvestri Craters at 6,560 feet (2,000 m)

  • Panoramic views over the Sicilian countryside & coastline

  • Informative commentary from your local expert guide

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Half-Day Mount Etna Tour

Activity Location

Mount Etna

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Taormina Bus Terminal

    Piazza Luigi Pirandello

    Taormina 98039


Description

Venture into the rugged lunar landscapes, lava fields and fertile foothills of Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano and Sicily’s most dominant geological feature. Visit the Silvestri Craters at 6,560 feet (2,000 m) above sea level and take in sweeping views as you trek across the rugged terrain.

Meet your bus in the centre of Taormina and grab a comfortable seat, gazing out the window as you ride inland from the beaches of the coast to the island’s sun-baked interior. Watch the vegetation morph as you approach the volcano and begin to ascend in altitude, from lush and fertile citrus groves and woods of beech and chestnut to sparse pine forests clinging to the steep slopes.

When the burnt terrain becomes almost desert-like in appearance, with scraggly juniper bushes and scrubby astragalus blooming between the blackened gravel, your driver parks and you disembark to clamber across the charred pathway on foot. Spend some time exploring the Silvestri Craters and learning about Sicily’s fascinating geothermal history. From the rims of these volcanic depressions, you can gaze up at the snow-capped peak above you and out at the foothills stretching toward the sea.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Mount Etna

  • Roundtrip transport to and from central Taormina

  • Live tour commentary


Exclusions

  • Food and drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • At least 8 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • This tour departs from the Taormina Bus Terminal on Via Luigi Pirandello. Pick-up may also take place at Giardini Naxos, Recanati or Letojanni – you will confirm your exact pick-up location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Half-Day Mount Etna Tour ratings based on 7 verified reviews

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4.4 out of 5

4/5 15 Oct 2019

Very interesting and able to explore no matter what your capabilities. Hike, walk, ride, etc. Great education with guide.

Michele S

United States

5/5 16 Oct 2018

Guide agréable et compétent. Voyage en minibus confortable. Seul le temps n’était pas trop de la partie. Mais à 2000m de haut c’est assez changeant. Je conseille cette visite.