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MOUNT ETNA, THE GIANT VOLCANO AND THE BEAUTIFUL TAORMINA

Mount Etna, the giant volcano and the beautiful Taormina

Discover Mount Etna, Sicily, the cone shaped giant active volcano and the beautiful Taormina overlooking the Ionian Sea

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Mount Etna, the giant volcano and the beautiful Taormina

Itinerary: Volcano Mount Etna, Taormina, Rifugio Sapienza, Sicily
Discover Mount Etna, Sicily, the cone shaped giant active volcano and the beautiful Taormina overlooking the Ionian Sea
During this tour, we are suggesting now you will be able to visit the charming town of Taormina, (pic n°1) a famous and elegant summer resort and the volcano Mount Etna. (pic n°2)

Let's star visiting Taormina first, this elegant town and summer resort which is a well-known luxury tourist destination in Sicily. It is located in a position of astonishing beauty along the slope of a mountain overlooking the Ionian sea and Mount Etna. Its crystal-clear sea waters, its stunning views and landscapes, its mild climate, its white sandy beaches and the kindness of its inhabitants make Taormina a small paradise.

The town is also an important archaeological site, we can mention here the famous ancient Greek Theater from Hellenistic era. It is also an important cultural location, here is held "The Taormina International Film Festival", one of the most important Italian international events.
Even in the past many famous celebrities like Goethe, Maupassant, the Czar Nicholas II, Kaiser Wilhelm and Gabriele D'Annunzio were hosted in Taormina.

Read more here: Taormina, the Sicily's terrace overlooking Mount Etna

When your visit is over take the highway SS114 in the direction of Catania trough the village of Giardini di Naxos, a smart, well-known sea resort. When reached Catania turn towards the town of Belpasso and then to Nicolosi, from here get the direction towards 'Rifugio Sapienza' (Sapienza hut).

"Rifugio Sapienza" (Sapienza hut) is the highest place, (it is 1.910 metres a.s.l.) you can reach by your own car on the slopes of Mount Etna. Here, there is a cableway (pic n°4) that takes you to the altitude of about 2500 metres. (otherwise, there are some 4wd you can take). When you will get up, there will be some special cars waiting for you and will take you to an upper level. The latest part, about 350 vertical meters, is to be done on foot. (pic n°5)
As you can see, reaching the top of Volcano Etna is not as much complicated as to reach the top of a mountain in the Alps. However, you will need to hire a guide and wear appropriate outfits. Once arrived on the top of Volcano Etna, you will enjoy an indescribable and absolutely stunning panoramic view! It is also possible to have a look inside the crater and watch what a real, active volcano looks like.

About volcano Mount Etna: with its 3.350 metres of height, it is the highest and the most dangerous European volcano, as its highly disruptive eruptions (pic n°6) have demonstrated that during the centuries. Mount Etna looks like a giant, white-caped cone that overlooks the Ionian sea. It is over 40 km wide on a surface of 1265 km2 and with a perimeter of about 135 km.

The land of the slopes of Volcano Etna is very fertile and the whole area is intensively cultivated. Vineyards, orange groves, orchards and olive trees are part of the landscape. Wine, pistachios and honey are among the best-known products of the area. The wines from Etna are well-reputed because of their flavours that are unique owing to the volcanic nature of the land where the grapes are grown.

Panoramic and scenic views during the whole tour!

Some pictures of this tour:

Mount Etna from the Greek Theater in Taormina (pic n°1); Mount Etna (pic n°2); Craters (pic n°3); Cableway (pic n°4); Hiking the craters (pic n°5); Eruption (pic n°6);

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Tour: Mount Etna, the giant volcano and the beautiful Taormina

Category: Country Sightseeing tours -

Type: Mountainside Tours

Region: Sicily , Italy

Area: Taormina & Etna

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