Etna half day expect an excursion at an altitude of 1700 meters, to discover the Sartorius craters (a button line of extinct lateral craters) and the visit to a volcanic cave. The Sartorius craters were formed during the 1865 eruption, they are the so called button line craters, there are many on the volcano as they are typical of Etna’s lateral eruptions. On Mount Etna there are lots of volcanic caves, at least 100 classified. The one we will visit during the excursion is called “Snow Cave”, formed by a lava flow in ancient times and used in the past as a deposit for the snow. Mount Etna Half Day is good opportunity to take a look to the volcano spending few hours.
What included: Transfer service, naturalistic guide.
Informations and suggestions
In winter time, naturally depending on the amount of snow, it might be possible to use snowshoes/snow rackets during the excursion. Snowshoes are provided by us.
It is important to be equipped with hiking shoes or at least good sport shoes, a rucksack, a wind jacket ( or a winter jacket according to the season) and a change of clothes.
It is recommended to wear various layers of clothes even in the summer time.
The excursion does not involve a visit to the summit craters.
Etna Half Day
Mount Etna (Mungibeddu or ‘a Muntagna in Sicilian dialect) is a volcanic complex formed during the Quaternary period, it is today the highest active volcano in Europe and one of the most studied in the world. Its frequent eruptions throughout history have deeply transformed the surrounding landscape, often threatening the various populations that in the millennia have lived at its feet. Since 21st June 2013, Mount Etna has been declared World Heritage Site by Unesco.