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--- price €75,00 per person
--- departure 07:00 a.m. from Piazza Verdi , Palermo city centre

Mount Etna dominates the landscape of Eastern Sicily. At 3329 m it is the largest active volcano in Europe. It is in an almost constant state of activity and eruptions occur frequently. Since 1987 the volcano and its scope have been part of the National park “ Parco dell’Etna”. The southern slope is the most accessible gateway and here, guided by the tour guide , it will be possible to get up to 1900 m by bus up to the crater area Rifugio Sapienza, a small cluster of shops and bars. Starting from here there are various options for heading up towards 3000 m by cable-car . Note that in windy weather the cable – car service is suspended and replaced by a minibus. There are four craters at the top and how close one can get depends on the level of volcanic activity.
Not far from Mount Etna there is Catania, the second important city of the island. Catania has a strong magnetic pull. Its historic core is a Unesco- listed wonder, where black-and-white palazzi tower over sweeping baroque piazzas. Catania was originally founded in 729 BC, becoming a prosperous commercial centre. In the late 1600s, however, disaster stuck. Twice. First , Mount Etna erupted in 1669, engulfing the city in boiling lava, then in 1693, a huge earthquake rocked the region. Out of the ashes arose the city that stands today. Catania cleverly snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, erecting grandiose palazzo and churches out of the very volcanic rock that Etna had rained on it. The city centre is enriched with the beautiful Piazza Duomo, at its centre stands Fontana dell’Elefante, a naïve, smiling black-lava elephant dating from roman times that today represents the city. Also Catania ha s a typical fish market which takes over the streets close to the magnificent Piazza Duomo, is street theatre at its most thrilling .
Part of this description belongs to Lonely Planet travel guide

What's included

Destination
Catania , Etna Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Palermo,Piazza Verdi
Return Location
Palermo,Piazza Verdi
Price includes
  • Bus Transfer
  • Tour Guide
Price does not include
  • Cableway Ticket
  • Lunch

(Cableway ticket: €64,00 for adults)

Additional Services

Additional services available only for offline purchase (on request):

  • Transfer From/To Airport  (Palermo , Catania, Trapani)
  • Transfer From/To Harbour (Trapani , Milazzo)
  • Tailor Made Excursions  (Ad Hoc / Customized / Exclusive)

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  • h 07:00
  • h 09:30 /10:00
  • h 13:00 – 13:30
  • h 16:00 – 19:00
h 07:00

Departure From Palermo

h 09:30 /10:00

Arrival to Mount Etna

h 13:00 – 13:30

Arrival to Catania

h 16:00 – 19:00

Return to Palermo

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Duration

8h

Participants

minimum 10 people to leave
We accept single reservation too

Languages

English, Italian

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