Private Mount Etna Drive

From $175.00/person to $541.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Private
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 5 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sturdy, closed toe shes, sunglasses, and sunscreen. As it can be windy on the slopes of Mt. Etna, a warm sweater or a jacket is also suggested.
Restrictions Walking at the volcano is over uneven, rough lava and loose stone. The tour does not go to the top of the mountain.

Private Mount Etna Drive

After meeting your professionally-trained guide, you will set out for the one hour drive to the base of Mt. Etna. You will then follow a scenic road that winds its way around the slopes of the mountain passing through the town of Giarre and the villages of Santa Venerina and Zafferana. Mount Etna Cratere Silvestri is at an elevation of more than 6,500 feet above sea level. Although it is not the top of the mountain, it does offer splendid views of the slopes which are covered with volcanic cones, craters and the remnants of lava flows from the most recent eruptions. Smoke is often seen rising from Trifoglietto I and II and Mongibello at the summit, (over 10,000 feet above sea level) a reminder of the activity within.

The barren slopes at the top of the mountain lead down to forests of beech, birch, larch, and Corsican pine, which flourish in the lava-rich soil. Then rejoin your transportation for an approximate two-hour drive back to Messina.