Etna: Craters of the 2002 Eruption Trekking Experience

USD 39



Embark on a thrilling adventure to discover one of the most stunning natural wonders on the northern slope of Mount Etna. Join a guided hike that will take you through a lush forest, along ancient lava flows, and across the rugged terrain of eruptive fractures. As you explore, you'll come face-to-face with the massive craters that ravaged Piano Provenzana, leaving behind a trail of destruction. Be awed by the sheer power of nature on this unforgettable journey.

Join a thrilling guided hike on the northern slope of Mount Etna, where you'll uncover the volcanic giant's hidden secrets. Begin your adventure on the dirt road that winds its way from Piano Provenzana to the summit craters. Along the way, pause to explore the remains of Hotel dell Betulle, the sole structure still standing after the devastating lava flow of 2002. As you trek, take time to appreciate the stunning volcanic landscapes, a testament to the intense geological activity that has shaped Etna's northern flank over time. You'll witness the dramatic effects of flank eruptions, including the most recent one that threatened the charming town of Linguaglossa. Notice the unique formations known as "hornitos," or small ovens, and ascend the cinder cones that punctuate the landscape. Once you reach the summit, marvel at the breathtaking views from the crater's edge before descending into a sandy channel, eventually returning to your starting point.