Observe the diversity of landscapes along the way: from crowded towns to cultivated orange and lemon plantations, vast vineyards and chestnut woods, fields of prickly pears until the ancient lava flows and barren moon landscape near the summit.
You will be told about volcanology but also about the vegetation and fauna of this volcano and the risks and the advantages of living on the slopes of Etna.
Discover the myths and legends that the ancient Greeks imagined to explain themselves phenomenons like the eruptions. . . We will pass several villages such as Zafferana Etnea and Santa Venerina to get to 2000 meter.
There you can take an easy walk around the Silvestri craters ( it takes about 15 minutes ) or you can have a look at the souvenirs stores or taste the local honey directly from the producers getting over there with their little trucks. In the bars you can find the typical liquors and they also let you watch a video about the last eruptions. If you have time and interest and the weather conditions allow it, you can take the cable car to go up to 2650 meters.
Mount Etna: one of the active volcanos of Southern Europe
The wineyards arount mt. Etna
The private transportation will be extremely comfy!