MESSINA / CATANIA Mount Etna

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  • MESSINA
  • ITALY

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FROM MESSINA :

Our Shore2Shore Excursions guide will meet you at the Port of Messina where we board an air-conditioned coach to take a guided tour to Mount Etna.

After leaving the pier by coach with the local guides, passengers will drive through the centre of the town until the highway to Mount Etna.

Along the scenic road that winds around  the slopes of the mountain, passing the town of Giarre and the village of Zafferana, passengers will arrive at Monte Etna- Cratere Silvestri, at about 1950 meters on the sea level.

Monte Etna is the European largest active volcano. The slopes soar up to over 3.296 meters  and the flanks of the mountain are covered with scores  of cones and craters. From its top passengers will admire the Gulf of Catania, but of course the major attraction is the crater and the remnants of the awe inspiring streams of lava.

Later passengers will drive back to Messina and the ship.

 

FROM CATANIA :

Upon arrival of your cruise, we will leave the Catania dock and head along the new road to Nicolosi through the vineyards and valleys covered by lava.

Mount Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe. The slopes rise to more than 3,296 meters and the flanks of the mountain are covered with dozens of cones and craters.

From above, passengers can admire the Gulf of Catania, although the main attraction is the crater and the remains of lava rivers. An impressive natural spectacle.

At the end of the excursion, we will return back to the port of Catania for boarding.

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATIONS MESSINA MOUNT ETNA

DURATION: 5 HOURS

NO SUPPLEMENTS

IMPORTANT NOTE FROM THE PORT OF MESSINA:

  • MESSINA / ETNA / MESSINA - 5 hours
  • Messina / Etna route - 2 hours.
  • The bus arrives up to 2000 meters above sea level.
  • Visiting time volcano Etna - 45 minutes / 1 hour (no more - includes free time before boarding the bus again)
  • The 1-hour visit includes a small walk with the 15-minute guide between the craters. It's like a very easy trekking
  • Wheelchairs and baby carriages only to the bus parking lot. Do not ride in the craters.
  • In the parking area there are small shops and cafes where the guide leaves free time.
  • There is no time to rent JEEP 4X4.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE FROM THE PORT OF CATANIA:

  • CATANIA / ETNA / CATANIA - 5 hours.
  • Catania / Etna route - 45 min / 1 hour.
  • The bus reaches up to 2000 meters above sea level.
  • Visiting time volcano Etna - 1h 30/2 hours.
  • The 1-hour visit includes the crater ride (longer than the excursion from Messina).
  • Wheelchairs and baby carriages only to the bus parking lot. Do not ride in the craters.
  • In the parking area there are small shops and cafes where the guide leaves free time.
  • There is no time to rent JEEP 4X4.

OBSERVATIONS:

  • Medium / Panoramic level.
  • It can lead to moderate physical activity.
  • Comfortable shoes required.