Etna Tour and Wine Tasting

Taste, not just a task for connoisseurs. Wine and nature are a perfect match for everyone.

Tour Info

Duration About 4 hours
Departure Time Suggested at 9:00 am or 3:00 pm

Tour Description

The tour Etna begins at the hotel were you will be picked up and be met by the driver who will drive you through the whole tour. Volcano Etna,  at approximately 3350 meters, it is Europe’s highest active volcano, which dominates the island of  Sicily and its 3 surrounding seas. Along the way of tour Sicilia Etna leading to the volcano, we will see luxuriant vegetation with the presence of chestnut trees, birches, pines surrounded by black lava fields. You can also admire the citrus groves, vineyards and olive trees of the area. The first stop of tour is at Zafferana, you will have the opportunity to visit the church of Saint Mary of Providence built in 1731 and partially destroyed by the earthquake of 1984, which remained closed for thirteen years. The journey and tour Sicily Etna continues to a major lava flow where we can see the river of lava down to the point where you stopped during the 1991 – 1993 eruption, a few meters from the homes. Tour depart to the famous Valle del Bove reaching 1900 m, it constitutes large part of the south-east of the volcanic mount Etna and is a glimpse into the complex geological history of the volcano. The origin of this valley has been widely debated, scientist do not agree about its formation, but the thesis of the Valle del Bove its huge and unique caldera ,it has endured for many years and is still very popular. The scenario that opens at the apex of the  Valley is enchanting, there is a view of the panorama of Catania, Taormina and the Coast of Italy (Reggio Calabria). We will then visit the Silvestri Craters which are located at about 2000m above sea level and have origins of 1892, this was  a strong and long eruption which began on the 9th of July and ended on the 19th of December and caused a rift  from 2025 m and came down  to 1800 m of altitude. It originated a lava flow that reached 7 km in length with several roots. You can have option to continue to go higher up by means of cable then by jeep, this is a fee extra which can be up to the individual on the day. There is a box office to buy tickets. This can take you up to 2900m.This route has a duration of two and half hours and if you decide to do so the overall time for the excursion will be greater.

After this amazing part tour Etna return to Zafferana “the City of Honey”, we stop at a beautiful place where they produce honey and taste the precious nectar made by skilled hands and also other products such as wine and local oil and conserve produced by them. At the end of tour Etna we proceed to one of the most important winery in the area for wine tasting and also their typical products produced by them. By that time we are ready to return back to the hotel, a relaxing  journey back admiring the views.