The Silvestri's craters

Mt. Etna South Side Day Tour

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Duration
8 hours
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What You'll Do
  • A scenic tour of the tallest volcano in Europe, Mt. Etna
  • The opportunity to trek the Silvestri's craters
  • Optional ascent to the main crater area
Overview
Our day tour of Mt. Etna takes you to the top of the highest volcano in Europe. Though the volcano is active, you are safe to take a look at its four craters. We guarantee you will not find a similar volcano in Europe!
What to Expect
We offer a one-day excursion by bus from Taormina to Mount Etna. The highest volcano in Europe (10,922 ft high), its smoking peak can be seen throughout Sicily with seismic activity constantly changing its shape. There are four distinct craters at the summit area and more than 300 vents on the flanks, ranging in size from small holes to large craters.

We pick you up from Taormina at 08:30h and drive you to the Etna refuge. From here, you'll be able to trek around the the Silvestri’s Craters. You then have the option (at extra cost) to head to the top of the volcano by funicular and a 4x4-wheel drive.

Eruptions at the summit are extremely spectacular, but rarely threaten the inhabited areas around the volcano. An eruption in 1669 lasted 122 days and destroyed several towns. Since then, there have been countless summit eruptions and at least 60 flank eruptions, the last one in 2008.

At 16:00h, we will return you to Taormina with a guarantee - you will never experience a similar volcano in the whole of Europe.
What's Included
  • Transportation
  • Tour leader
  • VAT and taxes
What's Not Included
  • Ascent to the main crater area
  • Drinks, Meals and other extras
  • Entrance fees (free for EEC passengers up to 18 years and people over 65 years with valid Y.I.D)
  • Tips
Meeting Point

Meet at the Taormina Terminal Bus at Via Pirandello. Please be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before departure time. Pick-up is available in the areas of Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Recanati and Letojanni. Please contact SAT Group office (office opening hours: 08:30 - 13:00 /16:00 - 19:30) to reconfirm the excursion at least the day before and to get more information about the closest pick up point. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
We recommend you wear warm clothes and closed shoes.

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