Etna: Craters of the 2002 Eruption Trekking Experience

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See one of the most beautiful attractions on the north side of Etna on a guided trek. Explore the forest, lava streams, eruptive fractures, and the massive craters that destroyed Piano Provenzana.

Highlights

  • See the products of the most powerful eruption in recent years
  • Enjoy the magnificent view of the eruptive theater and the Calabrian Coast
  • Feel connected with nature as you learn about the volcano's history
  • Set off on an educational excursion suitable for everyone
  • Admire the volcanic landscape away from large groups of tourists

Description

Embark on a guided trek along Mount Etna's north side. Discover the craters at the summit, wander through the forests, stare in awe at the lava streams, and admire the eruptive fractures. Begin the trekking route along the dirt road that leads from Piano Provenzana to the summit craters of the volcano. Make a stop to see the ruins of the Hotel dell Betulle, the only visible structure that stands from the lava flow that occurred in 2002. Along the route, take the time to visit and study several volcanic morphologies, all related to a series of eruptions that have occurred overtimef on the north side of Etna. In particular, the flank eruptions have left the most evidence, especially the last one, which threatened the city of Linguaglossa. See the structures called Hornitos, which means, small over, and go up along the cinder cones. Once at the summit, look over the edge of the craters and go down inside a sandy channel to get back to the starting point.

Includes

Official Volcano Guide Insurance in case of accidents

Important Information

  • • Trekking does not require great preparations on a physical level. You must be, in any case, careful, since the volcanic soil can often be inconsistent and unstable
  • This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants in total • This trekking tour is not recommended for those who do not participate in any regular physical activity
  • The route consists of the ascent and walking along the crater edges, this may cause dizziness to susceptible individuals • The excursion could be subject to variations at the discretion of the guides, or it can be interrupted in case of changes in the environmental, climatic, or volcanic conditions • The total time of the trekking trail will depend on the general pace
  • Without adequate shoes, you are not covered by insurance
  • In case of snow, you are recommended to rent snowshoes on the spot, at a cost of 12 euros per person

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