Etna Sunset is a magic experience to enjoy a special sunset up Etna. The Silvestri Lateral Craters up to 2000 mt elevation were formed during the 1892 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 caves. The one we will visit during the excursion is called “Shepard Cave”, formed by a lava flow in ancient times and used in the past as a deposit for the snow.
Included: Transfer service, professional naturalistic guide.
Informations and suggestions
It is important to be equipped with trekking 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.
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.