Etna & Wine Tasting full day
Day tour / activity
Cut off: 7 days
You will be picked up from your hotel in Catania and drive to Mount Etna.
The Etna, declared UNESCO World Heritage Site for being one of the “most emblematic and active in the world”, is also the highest volcano in Europe with its 3,340 meters above sea level. Eruptions, that recur periodically, fascinate tourists and scientists making the volcano become famous worldwide for its spectacular flaming tongues of lava.
Its first eruptions are to date back to the middle-lower Pleistocene period (570,000 / 600,000 years ago).
The summit of the volcano consists of the Central crater (Voragine and Bocca Nuova), the North-East crater (1911) and the South-East crater (1971).
In addition to the upper craters there are of particular interest the Montagnola and the Monti Silvestri. The Montagnola is one of the most impressive secondary cones of the Etna: it rises on the south of the Central Crater, on the high southern slopes where it is implanted at an altitude of 2,500 meters following the eruption of 1763.
The Monti Silvestri were formed as a result of the eruption of 1892. Between the Upper and Lower Monti Silvestri passes the road that leads from Zafferana Etnea (free tasting of local production of honey) and Nicolosi to Rifugio Sapienza and the square of the cableway, a destination for all visitors who are going to start climbing the volcano.
The tastings are the perfect opportunity to discover a land of authentic tastes: through knowledge of wine and the people who make it. Paths to discover the “Great World” of taste which means Sicily.
We offer the chance to choose between various wineries and various tasting options. On the Eastern side of Mount Etna you can find the cellar Gambino, on North-eastern side of the Vivera cellar and on the North side The Graci cellar.
After our driver will bring you back to your hotel