Our Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale tour will show you two of the most …
- approximately 11 hours
- Agrigento and Piazza Armerina
We will pick you up outside/nearby your accommodation in Taormina or in its close vicinity between 8.30 and 9.00 AM; depending on the accommodation’s location, we will organize a convenient meeting point. Each of our vehicles can accommodate up to 8 participants.
It takes about one hour to arrive on Etna North to our camp base. Once there, you will firstly get to know better the guide and the itinerary of your morning on Etna. Then, you will take the needed equipment for the hike (we can provide trekking boots and jackets upon request). After that, our expert naturalistic guide will take the lead, walking you through ancient woods and extinct craters and introducing you to the spectacular volcanic phenomena occurred over time; similarly, you will learn about the typical and unique flora of the North-Etnean area and the many facts related to the volcano. While marveling at the beauties of Mount Etna, you will hear all about its folks and their traditions, discovering the link between man and nature. The trekking part will last 1 hour and half – 2 hours.
Afterward, we will provide you with helmets and torchlights to get in the volcanic underground and visit one of the striking lava caves of our volcano; during this part, the guide will explain origins, characteristics, and uses of the of this fascinating volcanic phenomenon.
Finally, we will offer you a delicious snack. A sandwich made with typical products will be paired with local wine; then, you will have a dessert and a taste of sweet almond wine (vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free options available upon request).
At the end of the Etna Half Day Tour, at around 3.00/3.30 PM, the guide will drop you off at the starting point.