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From Catania: Mount Etna and Alcantara River Tour

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Walk the nature trails of Mount Etna and marvel at the different formations of Europe's highest volcano. Sample local food at an organic farm and then explore the landscapes of the Alcantara River.


  • See the volcanic Silvestri Craters on Mount Etna
  • Go for a nature walk in Parco dell'Etna or the cable car to get scenic views
  • Explore a lava cave
  • Sample typical produce at an organic farm
  • Walk along the Alcantara river's edges


Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in Catania and journey by bus to Rifugio Sapienza on the slopes of Mount Etna. Visit the sites of recent volcanic eruptions and the old Silvestri craters. Choose from different options at Rifugio Sapienza and trek the nature paths of the park or ride the cable car to 2,504 meters above sea level. Continue by 4WD minibus to Torre del Filosofo for an additional fee. Get up close to the central and southeast craters and marvel at how the landscape has been shaped by lava flows. Visit locations where the volcano flourishes before you return to Rifugio Sapienza to look inside a lava cave using helmets and torches. Sample the local produce at an organic farm in Zafferana, and get stunning views of the Alcantara River. Walk the small paths past cultivated fields to see the natural pools of Gurne dell'Alcantara and the ruins of Francavilla Castle. Admire the basalt columns and lava formations of the gorge.


Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or B&B Pick-up is available from the city center Multilingual guide Trekking shoes (on request) Kit to visit the lava cave Tastings at an organic farm (honey, wine, olive oil, etc.)

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