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Paying a 15% deposit

Etna & Wine experience

about 7 hours

Tuesday Friday Sunday

  • Arrival at Rifugio Sapienza
  • Walk through natural path of Parco dell'Etna 
  • Visit of a lava cave with helmets and lamps
  • Sampling of wines and visit of a cellar

Description

Our guide will pick you up from your hotel and, on the way up to Rifugio Sapienza (1920 mamsl), you will stop in certain view points. You will receive all the information you need about the history and the territory of the volcano and visit the sites of the last eruptions and the old Silvestri Craters.

From Rifugio Sapienza you will be able to choose if you wish to continue by doing some trekking in one of the nature paths of “Parco dell’Etna”, up to 2000 m, or if you wish to buy the Etna high altitude option. If you choose this option you will reach 2504 meters by cable car and you will then continue with special 4x4 minibuses and arrive at Torre del Filosofo, (2900 meters). From here it will be possible to admire the great central crater, the South-East crater and the historical lava flows that characterize the landscape of Etna, in a scenery stretching right down to the sea. With the alpinist guides (which speak Italian and English) you will visit the places where the life of the volcano flourishes, in full safety. You will return to Rifugio Sapienza by minibus and cable car.

You will then explore a lava cave with helmets and torches.

The excursion will end by visiting of one of the best wineries of the area, where you will sample one sparkling wine and four glasses of local wines, with cold cuts, cheese, pate and olive oil produced locally.

Costs

All cost are to be intended per person, with departure from Catania

From 1 January to 31 December

Adults: € 80.00

The cost includes:

Shuttle bus (return), Multilingual tourist guide, Trekking shoes (on request), The kit for visiting the Cave, Sampling of wine and visit to the wine cellar.

The cost does not include:

 All that is not specified under “the cost includes”.

Extra cost high altitude

From Rifugio Sapienza you can take the cableway (2.500 m) or the cableway + jeep (3.000 m) to reach the top of the mountain.

2.550 m: € 30.00 per person
3.000 m: € 64.00 per person


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