Etna Wine Tour experience includes an excursion to Etna and a tasting of 4 typical Etna DOP wines together with some local products. You will walk at an altitude of 1700 meters, admiring the lateral eruption of 1865 and its lateral craters called Sartorius, they are the so called button line craters, there are many on the volcano as they are typical of the Etna eruptions. After the walk, on schedule the visit to a volcanic cave. On Mount Etna there are lots of volcanic caves, at least 100 classified. The one we will visit during the excursion is called “Grotta della Neve” (the snow cave), formed by a lava flow in ancient times and used in the past as a deposit for the snow. Etna and Wine tour is the best choice to discover the volcano and its local products.
What included: Transfer service, professional naturalistic guide, wine and food tasting.
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. Snow shoes are provided by us.
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.
Etna Wine Tour
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.