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Etna's Hidden Gems - Trek Valle Bove & Lava Tunnel with Gear
I GUIDE YOU OUT OF TOURISTS TRACKS!!! Surrounded by a moonlike landscape, we'll learn to understand and explore Mount Etna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for it's beauty and uniqueness. Walking along the paths Europe's largest volcano, you'll admire the impressive volcanic structure with its typical flora and fauna. We will cross Deserts of black sand, Woods, Ancient and Recent Lava Flows and Old Craters in order to admire the fascinating VALLE DEL BOVE. We will also enter lava tubes, created during the volcano's eruptions, equipped with a helmet and flashlights. It'll be fascinating to descover not only their creation but also the secrets they so jelously conceal in their darkness. Difficulty: Medium Itinerary length: about 5.5 km Maximum altitude: about 2100 m Trekking duration: 3-3.5 hours approx Difference in altitude: about 350 m The route in the event of adverse weather conditions or real safety risks can be changed at the discretion of the guide In this adventure you will be accompanied by me or by my co hosts, enthusiasts and experts of Etna! Other things to note The duration of the experience is indicative. Unforeseeable situations could cause the experience to end at a different time. It is alway (It's important to wear trekking shoes or shoes you wouldn't mind ruining as at some point there will be a thriling decent into desert-like black sand)
Discover the volcano Etna underwater
**Mainly for beginners** We meet at the Diving Center at 9.00 am, and we start by introducing ourselves, registering and we fill out the forms needed. You will given the necessary equipment for your diving test, and we will have an accurate breafing of the equipment and what we will do in the water. As soon as we are ready, we will jump into the blue of Catania and discover the wonders of the Ionian sea, among lava flows, submerged caves and biodiversity! Once out of the water we will do a debriefing. We will have a snack and photo of this amazing experience! Other things to note This type of activity is not recommended for pregnant women. Minors must be accompanied by their parents.
Boat experience with aperitif
We will embark from the beach for do a grand tour of the beautiful coast of Taormina, exploring grottos, bays and natural land formations. For example we will enter to the famous "Isola Bella" An UNESCO heritage site that has charmed visitors since prehistoric times. Along our tour we will stop to have a swim around one of the best bays, and you will have the option to use my snorkeling equipment, to explore whats under the sea! Other things to note: If the weather conditions don't allow us to go out in the boat, I will let you know ahead of time, and you will be 100% reimbursed for the tour that we had planned. During the Snorkeling activity, there may be the presence of Stinging Jellyfish.
Etna excursions
We'll organize excursions on Etna, the most active and highest volcano in Europe. The tour includes: pick-up with my Minivan at 8.30 am from Catania center to strategic points such as Central Station, Piazza Alcalà, Piazza Stesicoro, Piazza Borgo. We'll visit a lava flow cave with helmets and torches. We'll do a hiking of 3 h, crossing volcanic desert environments, craters, Valle del Bove and the different mountain colors. The hike is about 5-6 km from 1800 meters above sea level to 2300/2400 meters. Lunch is packed ,but along the drive up we'll stop in Trecastagni ( a Etna Village) where could we buy sandwiches with typical Sicilian dishes like caponata and parmigiana. We'll drop off to Catania around 3.30pm.
Discover Etna With an Adventurer
WE GUIDE YOU OUT OF TOURISTS BUSY WAYS. THIS NOT A TOURISTS TOUR, THIS IS NOT STANDARD. As we are two passionate and dinamic friends at work in team, we offer nothing standard and touristic, but a real experience different day by day. So, this is what we offer, but don't esitate to ask for different timing and places (sunset, sunrise, night hiking...etc etc)! We climb up the slopes of the Etna volcano, encountering different landscapes; forest, lava desert, caves/lava tube (this is not 100% sure), sandy deserts and other amazing points of views! Then, we get to a perfect place to observe the summit craters and the Bove Valley (the biggest one on Mt.Etna), the reason why Mt.Etna is part of the UNESCO heritage! If an eruption starts, we choose the best and safest spot to admire it :) We will descend through fun sandy canyons, which will take us to the top of some ancient craters born during last years! This is not a mass tousistic experience. This is for travelers that love walking, trekking and the adventure. Are you ready? This is the Cottage I offer as accommodation on Mount Etna: airbnb.com/h/siciliancottageonetna

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Unfiltered Street Food & Market Exploration of Catania
A 3-hour walking tour around Catania's fish market and alleyways. During the walk, we will take you to our favorite street stalls and family-run deli shops to sample the best daily selection of local street food such as the Arancino, the Cipollina, some challenging samples, and much more :) We offer our foodies only seasonal and traditional foods, no touristy stuff! The fish market is an authentic open-air theater. During the MORNING TOUR, we will spend some time checking out the food market stalls, talking about Sicilian cuisine, and eating some fish :) During the NIGHT TOUR, we'll walk you to the old district of Civita to show you some cool graffiti and enjoy the most authentic Catanese street spirit! This tour has been designed for street foodies and curious travelers. Not only food! We will show you some historical attractions and, when accessible, a hidden lava tunnel. Since this is a small group tour, you will be able to interact with us at any time asking all kinds of questions. We present Catania the way it is, with its lights and shadows. We have a laid-back attitude towards travelers. We don't see travelers as clients but as new friends! so we will be happy to share with you all the tips you need to enjoy Catania as we locals do. In conclusion, it's a relaxing and tasty walk with a friend...plus a final delicious and authentic street food experience!
Cooking Sicily
First of all we will find out what the gastronomic 'path' of the day will be; this will depend on the season and on what the market offers: to prepare our dishes, in fact, we will use only fresh, local and possibly organic products. Each member of the group will be following my directions and / or demonstrations to begin the preparation of the menu that will normally include: a main course - first or second course of vegetables and a dessert. We will make pasta and bread, as often as times and preparations allow. As we proceed with the preparation of our meal, we will take notes on ingredients, quantities and recipes so that when you return home and show your friends and relatives photos and memories of your travel experiences you can taste the traditional dishes again, you will have learned to prepare with your hands! When everything is ready, consume yourself or together with us, if you prefer, the product of your efforts and I assure you that nothing will give you more satisfaction: in no restaurant you will find a dish equal to ... yours! Last but not least, if you have children travelling with you, they also enjoy this experience: what's better then prepare by themselves their own lunch?! Other things to note Of course, if someone hasn't got cooking hobby he/she could stay with us and look; the menù I'll propose to you can be modify if you don't like or cannot eat something
Trekking to the Summit Craters - Etna North
IMPORTANT: All excursions are carried out in compliance with the levels of volcanic risk, so the tour may undergo changes depending on the level of volcanic activity Starting from Piano Provenzana 1800 masl (Etna North), the only slope that currently allows the climb to the summit in safe conditions. With 4x4 vehicles admiring the typical Etna landscape, we will climb up to 2825 masl near Piano delle Concazze. From here begins the ascent of about 2h to the crater rim at an altitude of 3.320 masl. We will walk on the spectacular rim of the Central Crater, we will face the vertiginous Northeast Crater and we will see at our side the famous Southeast Crater, author of the most recent and impressive eruptions. We will admire a unique volcanic environment in the world, with gas emissions, volcanic bombs, and the sparkling colors of the soil due to the sublimation of various elements, including sulfur in particular. The panoramic descent path will be characterized by fine volcanic ash and scorias overlooking the Sicilian coast. Throughout the tour the guide will explain the history, formation and peculiarities of the volcano. Once again at 28225 masl, with the 4x4 we will return to Piano Provenzana. Unimog 4x4 tickets (70€ per person) are not included in the price and must be paid on the spot the same day
Etna excursions
The tour includes an itinerary in steps. By my 4x4 off-road vehicle or SUV car, I will drive you to the "lava desert," the quintessential lunar landscape. We will walk along the paths of Europe's highest active volcano, I will show you the impressive volcanic structure, explain its history and origin. We will stop and look at the views and vistas that only Mount Etna can create. We will walk together over old extinct craters located on the southern slope, the most vibrant in recent years. I will give you a tour of a lava tunnel with helmets and flashlights, and we will also see the Valle del Bove. On the way back you will have a free tasting of typical Etna products inside a local farm. EXTRA An 'enchanting tasting in an Etna winery, a visit to the Crateri Sommitali (with the help of the cable car) or the Alcantara Gorges or Taormina would make your experience even more unique. I can arrange anything according to your needs. Write to me if you are interested! We discuss about the pickup place and time the day before. Rent service mountains boots upon request. NB: THIS EXPERIENCE DOES NOT INVOLVE TREKKING If you like hiking, check out my other experience -> Discovering Etna's trails If you have bulky luggage with you must notify me in advance. The temperature may be 10-15° C lower than in the city with wind.
DISCOVERY ETNA BY MOUNTAIN BIKE/E-BIKE
Automatic discounts for 2 or 4 or more people. Ask price for electric MTB option (available also for child in private tours). Pick-up or drop-off service in Catania for 15 euros. Free pick-up in Bus stop Gravina. Available private tour (without surcharge for 3 or more). 1) The easy standard route, entirely in the protected area of the Etna Park (closed for veichles), is 22 km long, at about 1800 meters of altitude. Here you can also ride the bike on the edge of a volcanic crater, from which you will admire the source of a huge lava flow! 2) If you do not like the uphills you can ask to do the 22 km descent route to lose in downhill more than 1000 meters of altitude. 3) If you love long descents and it's ok to ride uphill for six km to gain the necessary 270 meters of altitude that will allow us to go in downhill for over 30 km along the side of the volcano, this is your path! 4) If you are fit, book the complete tour of the volcano; 57 Km total of which 37 within the protected area with about 800 meters of elevation gain, and 20 Km of panoramic descents on asfalt roads. Remember: only if you are sporty, you love challenges and you practice mountain biking regularly, you'll like it. Paths of points 2,3 and 4 require a surcharge of 40 euros per person.. Morning tours have to be booked online at least 18 hours before: if you arrive late, try to ask to book!

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Discover the authentic ancient Sicilian culinary tradition
Enjoy the oldest Sicilian culinary traditions in a place of unique authenticity. On an open kitchen overlooking the majesty of Etna and the Sicilian valley, it participates in a complete culinary experience, to be remembered over time and not a simple cooking class. Immerse yourself in the culture of a true local family who live in the traditions handed down by their loved ones and the fruits offered by their island. Prepare numerous dishes with us to put on the table and taste as a family. Between fresh pasta, arancini, cannoli, parmigiana, fresh bread, pizza in a real wood-burning oven, cheeses, wines and local spirits; It will look like a party, a typical Sicilian party. We will welcome you with a warm welcome among sweets, coffee, cappuccino, orange juices and a visit to our garden, accompanying your experience of the scent of orange trees, lemons, olive trees and prickly pears. A sunset dinner with a unique view or a garden lunch under a large centuries-old olive tree. Don't worry about the distance, our service will also cover free transportation, large groups included and from many neighboring cities, including Catania, Syracuse, or from Lentini train station, it will be a pleasure for us to pick you up!
Etna Morning or Sunset - Trek & Lava Tunnel with Gear
Surrounded by a lunar landscape, we will learn to understand and explore Mount Etna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its beauty and uniqueness. Strolling along the largest volcano in Europe, you will admire the imposing volcanic structure with its typical flora and fauna. We will visit one of the most fascinating sites where you can watch the sunset together (you will not see the sun setting but only appreciate the colors). We will enter a lava tube, created during the volcano's eruptions, equipped with a helmet and flashlights. It will be fascinating to discover not only their creation, but also the secrets that they hide so jealously in their darkness. Difficulty: easy Maximum altitude: about 2130 m Trekking duration: about 2 hours Difference in altitude: about 130 m The route in case of adverse weather conditions or real safety risks can be changed at the discretion of the guide In this adventure you will be accompanied by me or by my co hosts, enthusiasts and experts of Etna! Other things to note The duration of the experience is indicative. Unpredictable situations could cause the experience to end at a different time. (It is important to wear hiking shoes or shoes that you wouldn't mind spoiling)
Walking Tour Catania with Tasting
Meeting Point at the Bellini Garden in Catania(main entrance in via Etnea), a place for recreation and relaxation, known as “A Villa” by the people of Catania. After a short visit of the Garden, our tour will continue along via Etnea, the main street of Catania full of beauties in Baroque and Liberty style to be photographed and admired. Our walk will continue inside the characteristic streets of Catania, we will arrive at Piazza Federico di Svevia, seat of the Ursino Castle, where we will make a short stop and quench your palate with seltz, lemon and salt, a typical drink non-alcoholic Catania. Unmissable stop will be the fish market, where you can fully experience the folklore of the city of Catania. The tour will continue crossing “Piazza Duomo”, where you can immortalize the symbol of the city, “U liotru”, a lava stone statue depicting an elephant. Then we will head towards the iconic square of Catania's opera, Piazza Teatro Massimo, seat of the homonymous Vincenzo Massimo Bellini theater, characterized by the Liberty style. Finally we will visit the Catania fair, called “a fera o 'luni”, where there are stalls of all kinds. Once out of the fair you will taste a piece of our typical Sicilian Street Food (Arancino, cipollina, pizza, cartocciata or bolognese). We will end the tour in via Etnea. > "Automatic" discount on the tour based on the number of participants.
By boat between the sea caves and Syracuse
Saliti in barca partiremo alla scoperta delle splendide acqua di Siracusa. Circumnavigando l’isola di ortigia e la costa nord verso le grotte marine. Entreremo all’interno delle grotte marine per sentire gli odori e vedere le bellezze della costa siracusana.
Taormina Sunset Aperitif on-Board
From the beach, we will partake on a relaxing tour of the beautiful Taormina coast, we will visit all bays and caves and watch the sunset over Mount Etna (Europe's largest active volcano). You will be free to jump off the boat and swim in the Mediterranean Sea as well. Depending on the sea conditions there is the opportunity( If we are lucky) to admire the Dolphins. This sunset excursion is accompanied by fresh aperitif drinks and snacks made with our local Sicilian products. Aperitif beverages can include wine, prosecco, liquors, or non-alcoholic Sicilian juices and non-alcoholic cocktails. Snacks can include Sicilian cookies, nuts, fruits, olives, etc. If you have any allergies or prefer non-alcoholic drinks PLEASE let me know!! Other things to note: In case of bad weather conditions, I will let you know the day of, and the trip will be cancelled- then I would refund you 100%. Please let me know of any allergies or special circumstances beforehand During the Snorkeling activity, there may be the presence of Stinging Jellyfish.

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Etna Morning or Sunset - Trek & Lava Tunnel with Gear
Surrounded by a lunar landscape, we will learn to understand and explore Mount Etna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its beauty and uniqueness. Strolling along the largest volcano in Europe, you will admire the imposing volcanic structure with its typical flora and fauna. We will visit one of the most fascinating sites where you can watch the sunset together (you will not see the sun setting but only appreciate the colors). We will enter a lava tube, created during the volcano's eruptions, equipped with a helmet and flashlights. It will be fascinating to discover not only their creation, but also the secrets that they hide so jealously in their darkness. Difficulty: easy Maximum altitude: about 2130 m Trekking duration: about 2 hours Difference in altitude: about 130 m The route in case of adverse weather conditions or real safety risks can be changed at the discretion of the guide In this adventure you will be accompanied by me or by my co hosts, enthusiasts and experts of Etna! Other things to note The duration of the experience is indicative. Unpredictable situations could cause the experience to end at a different time. (It is important to wear hiking shoes or shoes that you wouldn't mind spoiling)
Discover the authentic ancient Sicilian culinary tradition
Enjoy the oldest Sicilian culinary traditions in a place of unique authenticity. On an open kitchen overlooking the majesty of Etna and the Sicilian valley, it participates in a complete culinary experience, to be remembered over time and not a simple cooking class. Immerse yourself in the culture of a true local family who live in the traditions handed down by their loved ones and the fruits offered by their island. Prepare numerous dishes with us to put on the table and taste as a family. Between fresh pasta, arancini, cannoli, parmigiana, fresh bread, pizza in a real wood-burning oven, cheeses, wines and local spirits; It will look like a party, a typical Sicilian party. We will welcome you with a warm welcome among sweets, coffee, cappuccino, orange juices and a visit to our garden, accompanying your experience of the scent of orange trees, lemons, olive trees and prickly pears. A sunset dinner with a unique view or a garden lunch under a large centuries-old olive tree. Don't worry about the distance, our service will also cover free transportation, large groups included and from many neighboring cities, including Catania, Syracuse, or from Lentini train station, it will be a pleasure for us to pick you up!
Exploring the highest volcano in Europe, Etna
➡️ READ BEFORE BOOKING: We will do hiking and hiking on the main attractions of Mount Etna, still active! We will climb to 2,170 meters above sea level with views of the incredible Bove Valley. We will visit hidden caves, trails, and when there is snow we will face the snowy path! Our hike includes a full tasting of oil, honey and Etna wines. Your regional nature guide and hiking, is a Geologist expert who will enchant you with the most curious stories that mother nature gives every day on "Mamma Etna". The total cost of the tour is 65€ per person (25€ airbnb+ 40€ for transportation and hiking guide to be paid at the time of pick-up). The one-person tour has a total cost of €95 (€25 airbnb+ €70 for transportation and private hiker's guide to be paid at the time of pickup). Pick up a/r , in place to be agreed.
Walking Tour Catania with Tasting
Meeting Point at the Bellini Garden in Catania(main entrance in via Etnea), a place for recreation and relaxation, known as “A Villa” by the people of Catania. After a short visit of the Garden, our tour will continue along via Etnea, the main street of Catania full of beauties in Baroque and Liberty style to be photographed and admired. Our walk will continue inside the characteristic streets of Catania, we will arrive at Piazza Federico di Svevia, seat of the Ursino Castle, where we will make a short stop and quench your palate with seltz, lemon and salt, a typical drink non-alcoholic Catania. Unmissable stop will be the fish market, where you can fully experience the folklore of the city of Catania. The tour will continue crossing “Piazza Duomo”, where you can immortalize the symbol of the city, “U liotru”, a lava stone statue depicting an elephant. Then we will head towards the iconic square of Catania's opera, Piazza Teatro Massimo, seat of the homonymous Vincenzo Massimo Bellini theater, characterized by the Liberty style. Finally we will visit the Catania fair, called “a fera o 'luni”, where there are stalls of all kinds. Once out of the fair you will taste a piece of our typical Sicilian Street Food (Arancino, cipollina, pizza, cartocciata or bolognese). We will end the tour in via Etnea. > "Automatic" discount on the tour based on the number of participants.
Etna's Hidden Gems - Trek Valle Bove & Lava Tunnel with Gear
I GUIDE YOU OUT OF TOURISTS TRACKS!!! Surrounded by a moonlike landscape, we'll learn to understand and explore Mount Etna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for it's beauty and uniqueness. Walking along the paths Europe's largest volcano, you'll admire the impressive volcanic structure with its typical flora and fauna. We will cross Deserts of black sand, Woods, Ancient and Recent Lava Flows and Old Craters in order to admire the fascinating VALLE DEL BOVE. We will also enter lava tubes, created during the volcano's eruptions, equipped with a helmet and flashlights. It'll be fascinating to descover not only their creation but also the secrets they so jelously conceal in their darkness. Difficulty: Medium Itinerary length: about 5.5 km Maximum altitude: about 2100 m Trekking duration: 3-3.5 hours approx Difference in altitude: about 350 m The route in the event of adverse weather conditions or real safety risks can be changed at the discretion of the guide In this adventure you will be accompanied by me or by my co hosts, enthusiasts and experts of Etna! Other things to note The duration of the experience is indicative. Unforeseeable situations could cause the experience to end at a different time. It is alway (It's important to wear trekking shoes or shoes you wouldn't mind ruining as at some point there will be a thriling decent into desert-like black sand)
Discover the volcano Etna underwater
**Mainly for beginners** We meet at the Diving Center at 9.00 am, and we start by introducing ourselves, registering and we fill out the forms needed. You will given the necessary equipment for your diving test, and we will have an accurate breafing of the equipment and what we will do in the water. As soon as we are ready, we will jump into the blue of Catania and discover the wonders of the Ionian sea, among lava flows, submerged caves and biodiversity! Once out of the water we will do a debriefing. We will have a snack and photo of this amazing experience! Other things to note This type of activity is not recommended for pregnant women. Minors must be accompanied by their parents.
Etna Urban Winery - Walk and tasting with food pairings
Etna Urban Winery You will get a full experience of an urban vinery on the slopes of Mount Etna! The tour is divided in 3 different moments: Vineyard Walk The tour will start with our warm welcome and a walk across urban vineyards nestled between Catania and Etna. Its a unique urban trekking with rare dry-stone made buildings and walls from the 19th century, and an oak wood representing what it once was the large forest just above Catania, now all reclaimed by the expanding city. If you come with children I will give them their own treasure map . Bring comfortable closed- toes shoes, tennis are perfect! Palmento Visit Back from the field, you will discover our 18th century Palmento (traditional Sicilian winery), that is among the largest and best preserved in the area, still equipped with its large chestnut wood barrels and the grape pressing machine dating 1790. A rare jewel to be seen! Here you will also hear of some old family stories Wine Tasting Journey The tour will finish with a tasting experience on today's Etna culinary landscape. You will taste wines from 4 different wineries around the vulcano, each wine paired with a gourmet bite prepared by our resident chef Leonardo, to finish your day relaxing in our courtyard or the garden looking at the Etna Shuttle from/to central Catania available with an extra fee
Boat experience with aperitif
We will embark from the beach for do a grand tour of the beautiful coast of Taormina, exploring grottos, bays and natural land formations. For example we will enter to the famous "Isola Bella" An UNESCO heritage site that has charmed visitors since prehistoric times. Along our tour we will stop to have a swim around one of the best bays, and you will have the option to use my snorkeling equipment, to explore whats under the sea! Other things to note: If the weather conditions don't allow us to go out in the boat, I will let you know ahead of time, and you will be 100% reimbursed for the tour that we had planned. During the Snorkeling activity, there may be the presence of Stinging Jellyfish.
Taormina Sunset Aperitif on-Board
From the beach, we will partake on a relaxing tour of the beautiful Taormina coast, we will visit all bays and caves and watch the sunset over Mount Etna (Europe's largest active volcano). You will be free to jump off the boat and swim in the Mediterranean Sea as well. Depending on the sea conditions there is the opportunity( If we are lucky) to admire the Dolphins. This sunset excursion is accompanied by fresh aperitif drinks and snacks made with our local Sicilian products. Aperitif beverages can include wine, prosecco, liquors, or non-alcoholic Sicilian juices and non-alcoholic cocktails. Snacks can include Sicilian cookies, nuts, fruits, olives, etc. If you have any allergies or prefer non-alcoholic drinks PLEASE let me know!! Other things to note: In case of bad weather conditions, I will let you know the day of, and the trip will be cancelled- then I would refund you 100%. Please let me know of any allergies or special circumstances beforehand During the Snorkeling activity, there may be the presence of Stinging Jellyfish.
Etna excursion by jeep and trekking. Free shoes and jackets
Excursion on Mount Etna by jeep and trekking to visit craters, caves and the last eruption of 2002 up to the authorized quotas based on volcanic activity. We start from the Hotel if located in the town of Zafferana etnea or from our meeting point with comfortable 4×4 jeep o minivan , in a north-easterly direction, after a couple of km we will stop inside the National Park accessible by authorized guide, because there are about 45 craters. After a walk of about 40 minutes we will visit 5 craters, one of which is still open and you can see the real size of a crater. In this area we will observe all types of lava, minerals, volcanic desert and pioneer plants of our volcano. After visiting the craters at altitude, with our jeep we will make 2 km of off-road vehicles to discover the last big eruption,that destroyed the old tourist center. Finally with helmets and lamps provided by us we will visit the small craters inside (cave) an expansion chamber and a fracture, which divides Etna into 2 parts, (moves 14 millimeters a year) The visit will be carried out in areas of volcanological and scientific interest ,with an expert and qualified guide. Excursion suitable for everyone even for families with children.before booking verified with a message if we have availability Other things to note IMPORTANTBefore booking send a message to see if we have the availability. In our meeting point we have a free guarded parking in front of our reception. We provide for free: shoes jackets and lamps.
Etna excursions
We'll organize excursions on Etna, the most active and highest volcano in Europe. The tour includes: pick-up with my Minivan at 8.30 am from Catania center to strategic points such as Central Station, Piazza Alcalà, Piazza Stesicoro, Piazza Borgo. We'll visit a lava flow cave with helmets and torches. We'll do a hiking of 3 h, crossing volcanic desert environments, craters, Valle del Bove and the different mountain colors. The hike is about 5-6 km from 1800 meters above sea level to 2300/2400 meters. Lunch is packed ,but along the drive up we'll stop in Trecastagni ( a Etna Village) where could we buy sandwiches with typical Sicilian dishes like caponata and parmigiana. We'll drop off to Catania around 3.30pm.
Discover Etna With an Adventurer
WE GUIDE YOU OUT OF TOURISTS BUSY WAYS. THIS NOT A TOURISTS TOUR, THIS IS NOT STANDARD. As we are two passionate and dinamic friends at work in team, we offer nothing standard and touristic, but a real experience different day by day. So, this is what we offer, but don't esitate to ask for different timing and places (sunset, sunrise, night hiking...etc etc)! We climb up the slopes of the Etna volcano, encountering different landscapes; forest, lava desert, caves/lava tube (this is not 100% sure), sandy deserts and other amazing points of views! Then, we get to a perfect place to observe the summit craters and the Bove Valley (the biggest one on Mt.Etna), the reason why Mt.Etna is part of the UNESCO heritage! If an eruption starts, we choose the best and safest spot to admire it :) We will descend through fun sandy canyons, which will take us to the top of some ancient craters born during last years! This is not a mass tousistic experience. This is for travelers that love walking, trekking and the adventure. Are you ready? This is the Cottage I offer as accommodation on Mount Etna: airbnb.com/h/siciliancottageonetna
Etna Tour, escursione jeep e trekking
We will come to pick up you at the hotel or at a pre-arranged meeting point with authorized vehicles ( contact us to check the availability of places before booking, the ticket for the means of transport and the entrance fees are PAID ON THE SPOT AT A COST OFF 35 EUROS PER PERSON,So the total cost in the end will be 55 euros, 20 on airb&b + 35 on the spot= 55 ) from there we will leave for the highest active volcano in Europe, passing by the characteristic Etna villages. Crossing vineyards and olive groves amidst a mix of breathtaking landscapes and adventurous off-road , we will arrive in the most volcanically active areas of Etna to visit some of the most representative Etna volcanoes (there are over 45 around Etna) and we will look into them to see the actual size of a crater. Passing through the woods rich in endemic plants, alternating with volcanic deserts, we will visit a lava cave inside (we will provide the necessary equipment), a volcanic fracture and we will arrive in the places that were the scene of the last eruption that destroyed an entire center tourist, all in 4/5 hours, an instructive tour suitable for everyone Other things to note Wait for the confirmation of seat availability, as it is not a mass excursion and depends on the availability of the means of transport, the cost of the means of transport and entrances is paid on the spot and has a cost of 35 euros
By boat between the sea caves and Syracuse
Saliti in barca partiremo alla scoperta delle splendide acqua di Siracusa. Circumnavigando l’isola di ortigia e la costa nord verso le grotte marine. Entreremo all’interno delle grotte marine per sentire gli odori e vedere le bellezze della costa siracusana.
Slowfood Family Farm - Cook With Us From Garden To Table
Come to join the life of a Sicilian family that lives off-grid in a riverside farm. Embark on a Sicilian food journey, a heartfelt tribute to life: - Gather the freshest Veggies from our Organic garden and uncover our growing secrets. - Sip unlimited wine from our cozy cellar, and become a food preservation expert. - Join the cooking experience with our hosts & chiefs Carlo and Jessie. - Craft mouthwatering Ravioli from freshly milled wheat flour, with lots of laughs along the way. - Raise your glass to life and join us in our Sicilian wine ceremony, preserving the traditions of our grandparents. - Gather around the communal table for a delightful experience featuring cheese tasting, olive oil tasting and wine tasting—all created by local award-winning farmers. - Enjoy a feast by the river under the shade of ancient trees (weather allowed). - Dive and swim in the stunning river right on our land. - Learn from 16 years of off-grid living, where we've produced our own food and energy. - Vegans, vegetarians, and all dietary preferences are embraced. - Families, couples, friends, and larger groups, you're all part of the fun. - Reach out to us before booking, the only start time is 0930 am.. We can't wait to share this special experience with you!" P.S. If you don't have a car, feel free to let us know, and we can arrange pick-up and drop-off services for you.