Giardini Naxos: Mt. Etna Top Crater by Cable Car & Unimog
Essentials Collection | Sightseeing
This tour will enable you to see something of the legendary beauty of the Island. This very active volcano is the largest in Europe at 10,723 feet high. The volcano has erupted over 130 times over the years. This volcano dominates the entire coast of Sicily, and its mass is so vast that it overshadows all other mountains. A single and complete description of the cone is practically impossible without slipping into generalizations, so great is the variety on landscapes and vegetation that can be found on the volcano.
Enjoy the panoramic view of the city of Catania (weather permitting), overwhelmed by an eruption 300 years ago and pass through villages such as Santa Venerina and Zafferana Etnea where the scenery gradually grows more forbidding as you approach the Sapienza Refuge. Using the modern installations of the cable cars on the slopes of southern Mt. Etna, in only 15 minutes it is possible to reach the height of 8,215 feet (2,504 m.). Following the ascent to 1,906 feet (581 m.), the second part of the excursion begins. The service is carried out with special off-road vehicles driven by expert conductors who calmly drive up even the most difficult paths, reaching in only 20 minutes, the height of 9, 514 feet (2,900 m.) above sea level. Here you will find yourself in front of an incomparable panorama suspended over the sea, from where it is possible to admire the majestic central crater and the historic lava flows which characterize the landscape of Mt. Etna. Here, the tourist guides of Mt. Etna are available to assist and take you to the places where the volcanic activity flourishes, completely respecting the express normative issued by the authorities which protect the zone.
Please note: By coach, cable cars and on foot. There is a heavy amount of walking involved during this tour and suitable trekking footwear is advised as the ground is uneven. Please avoid this tour for people with heart and breath problems. This tour is subject to weather conditions.