Full Day Trek Across The Top Craters Of Etna

Starting at Nicolosi, Etna South we take the 4x4 up to 2.500m where the craters of eruption 2002 are situated. Now we start walking up in the sandy path passing by the lava flows of 2001 and 2002 nearby the South East crater. We turn up to the Central Crater and Bocca Nuova where we catch a sight into the mouth of mother Earth, spitting out thick gas clouds.

Once on the highest top we start our descent in direction north, passing the fractures that opened in November 2002 to the Vulcano logical Observatory. Our trek brings us along the rim of the Valle del Leone/Bove with marvellous panoramic views to the Peloritan mountains and Taormina, the straight of Messina far behind.

The walk ends nearby Rifugio Citelli lying on the famous panoramic road “Mareneve” means “Sea and Snow”. This hike is moderate to strenuous and takes about 7 hours, climbing up from South descending on North. It gives you a complete impression of this enormous volcanic mountain.

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