No one who comes in Sicily can miss the chance to visit Mount Etna, the highest active volcano of the European continent. First of all,with its more than 3300 meters of height it towers over all the east side of the island. Included in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites from 2013, because this volcano provides a habitat unique in the world, which never stops to fascinate writers, travellers, scientist and visitors.
Discover Mount Etna
A mountain of fire, as the Arabs called it, offers landscapes of incomparable beauty and colours that fill the eyes:
- its summit is white covered with snow in winter;
- the green of its woods;
- the red of its numerous eruptions;
- and the black of its ancient lava flows, all accompanied by the blue of the sea and the sky.
Here all the cosmos elements meet: fire, earth, air, water, and the majestic and worrying show of an eruption contrast with the sense of serenity given by its green and lush woods.
Visit Mount Etna
Etna guarantees to the visitors numerous interesting opportunities, threfore it can be an attraction not only for the mountain lovers. Then it can also be a reference point for whom wants, in a single site, aspects of geology, volcanology, history, art and natural environment.
The frequent eruptions make this volcano a real laboratory, where, still today, it is possible to study the evolution of our planet. Cities and villages laid all around its circumference offers us ancient churches, museums, religious and popular traditions telling us the hard but fascinating life of its inhabitants. The flora and the fauna present on its flanks offer an incredible variety of different species.
Numerous nature paths let the trekking lovers, and not only, to cross the different landscapes of the mountain:
- rich and luxuriant vegetation;
- the deserted areas where lava and volcanic ash do not permit the presence of flora o animals.
In conclusion, the tourist guides of our association suggests you to discover, with a guided tour, the different aspects of this volcano.
What to visit on Mount Etna
- Crateri Silvestri;
- The grottoes: Grotta del Gelo, Grotta del Lampone;
- Etna Park;
- Zafferana Etnea, Linguaglossa, Bronte, Randazzo.