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From Syracuse: Mount Etna Guided Morning Hike & Food Tasting

1. From Syracuse: Mount Etna Guided Morning Hike & Food Tasting

Visit the highest active volcano in Europe with your nature guide and learn many curiosities about this majestic World Heritage Site! After meeting the guide at the set rendezvous point, we will move to the impressive Mount Etna. Ride up to an altitude of 2000 meters, where you can choose whether to go trekking with your guide around the extinguished Silvestri Craters or to buy the high altitude option. Explore your environment on a nature walk and admire the majestic views of this famous volcano and its surroundings. At the end of the walk, you'll explore a lava flow cave wearing the appropriate equipment. Finally, visit a traditional farm for a delicious sampling of local products.

From Catania: Etna, Taormina, Isola Bella Audio-Guided Tour

2. From Catania: Etna, Taormina, Isola Bella Audio-Guided Tour

Explore three beautiful places in Sicily on a full-day self-guided tour starting in the center of Catania. Travel to Mount Etna, known as the highest active volcano in Europe. Experience the natural beauty of Isola Bella and visit the medieval hill town of Taormina. Reach 2000 meters and walk on the old craters while admiring citrus groves, vineyards, and birch woods. Take the cable car, easily accessible from the stop point to get a unique perspective of the site (cable car tickets are not included). Move on to Isola Bella, a nature reserve with enchanting shades of color on the seabed that is a favorite destination for many travelers before heading to Taormina. From the Greek Theatre in Taormina, experience the spectacular view of the turquoise sea from the coast of Calabria, the city of Syracuse, and the steaming summit of Etna. Have free time to wander and explore Taormina before returning to Catania.

From Syracuse: Etna Volcano & Zafferana Etnea Private Tour

3. From Syracuse: Etna Volcano & Zafferana Etnea Private Tour

Reach the summit crater on Mount Etna. It is the highest volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world. It has also been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2013. Visit the nearby town of Zafferana Etnea, offering stunning views of the mountain and sea. Begin your private excursion by meeting your driver at your hotel in Syracuse. Before reaching Rifugio Sapienza, stop near a cave of lava origin. Explore the dark cave with a helmet and torchlight. From here, you can choose how to continue onward. Either trek up to 2000 meters on a simple trail of the Etna Park and admire forests and lava sceneries on the way. Or pick the "Etna high altitude" route. The second option comes with extra costs to be paid on-site for the comfort of the Etna Cableway and 4×4 off-road vehicles. This will take you to the Torre del Filosofo (Philosopher’s Tower), perched 2900 meters above sea level. Explore the central crater and lava-covered slopes that characterize the Etna landscape. No matter which path you take, you will be rewarded with stunning sea views and imposing craters at the top. Continue the tour to Zafferana Etnea, the city of honey. Taste typical local products and discover the secrets of honey processing.

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