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With a quad bike tour of Mount Etna you can admire spectacular views while being in close contact with nature. Driving up the slopes of Europe's highest active volcano, you can discover the beauties of Sicily from a unique point of view. But Mount Etna is not the only attraction of the area. The Alcantara Gorges enjoy just as much fame and are ready to amaze anyone in the mood for adventure and breathtaking landscapes .

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The quad bike belongs to the ATV ( All Terrain Vehicles ) category and can be driven by anyone with a B license . It is not necessary to be an experienced driver, as the routes differ in level and difficulty. Many outdoor centers offer tours suitable even for beginners , as long as you are well-equipped with a spirit of adventure and a desire for fun!

The quad bike is the ideal vehicle for those who want to try off-road driving and venture out on dirt tracks and trails of all kinds. Therefore, if you are planning to go on a quad bike tour , dress comfortably, wear long pants and sneakers, and choose clothing that can get dirty. You will hardly get off the quad bike without some mud splashes on you! It is a good idea to also carry a bandana to cover your mouth and avoid breathing in the dust that rises from the ground.

A tour of Mount Etna by quad bike is a breathtaking experience. Starting at the foot of the volcano, we drive up the slopes through solidified lava flows and caves created by magma and debris. All around, the dark earth contrasts with the deep green of the vegetation and the blue of the sky.

The “moonscapes,” typical of volcanic environments , make the scenery truly striking. Depending on the chosen route, you can reach the summit craters and enjoy splendid views of the coast and other mountain ranges of Sicily.

In addition to Etna , the territory of northeastern Sicily holds another natural wonder: the Alcantara Gorges . It is a canyon carved into the lava rocks by the waters of the Alcantara River. Due to its beauty and distinctiveness, this place attracts many tourists every year and offers opportunities for various activities. Hiking trails, canyoning, body rafting and quad tours are among the most popular experiences.

Prices for quad bike excursions on Etna and the Alcantara Gorges range from 50 to 150 euros per quad (two participants can travel on each bike). Rates vary according to duration, route characteristics, and starting point.

A quad bike tour of Mount Etna can be an original and fun gift suitable for any occasion. Whether it’s a birthday, graduation, anniversary or bachelor/bachelorette party to celebrate with friends, an outing in nature is always a great idea!

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02 May 2024 | Half-day quad tour to Mount Etna

Etna excursion

Unique experience! Super recommended for all lovers of nature experiences. Giuseppe (the guide) is a very nice guy, well-prepared and ready to intervene in the event of any difficulties driving the quad.

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14 Nov 2023 | Quad tour to the Alcantara Gorges

Beautiful experience

Very well organised, we visited special places surrounded by nature and our guide was nice and really helpful. A very enjoyable experience. We will definitely repeat on Etna!!!

Valentina F.

13 Apr 2024 | Half-day quad tour to Mount Etna

Experience to try.

A very beautiful and intense day. I recommend trying this experience. A big thank you to Giuseppe, our guide, a really nice and friendly guy.

Giorgio L.

18 Oct 2023 | 1-hour quad tour to the Alcantara Gorges

A creat tour and overal experience

One day before the trip I booked (around 21:30) and me father and I couldn't make it by bus all the way to the meeting point. I sent a WhatsApp to the organization and almost immediately I got a message back. They could pick is up from the nearest bus station for free or pick is up at the hotel and bring is back. The price would be 50% of the local taxi prices. We went with the first option and when we were arrived at the busstation he would be there in 20/25 min. He gave us a few tips to do while we were waiting. When we finally arrived at the location we got the big ATV and it was amazing. It says on hour, but it felt and was more than 1,5 hour. Don't expect the prettiest sightseeing but riding the ATV itself was amazing and I would do it again!

Gideon A.

31 Aug 2022 | Half-day quad tour to Mount Etna

half-day quad bike excursion to etna

A fantastic experience, when we arrived at the meeting point we were given the equipment and explained the use of the quads, then we set off with our guide Salvatore, a very good and professional guy, along the way he showed us some really evocative places, explaining their history and guided us by keeping an eye on them. Fantastic views and wonderful route. I recommend this experience to everyone, to be done at least once in a lifetime.

25 Aug 2023 | Half-day quad tour to Mount Etna

Not to be missed!!!

Guys a real blast!!! There were 4 of us with two quods and we had so much fun. All the staff were up to the task 🔝. The off piste is really off piste!!!!! Great alternating between piste and off-piste! You also pass through the town of Castiglione. In short, if you want to spend a day of adventure and in total safety, you can't miss this experience. Landscapes as unique as Sicily can offer.

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  • Tour last 5 hours
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  • Available twice a day
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Discover Mount Etna

This Etna quad excursion is the ultimate and unmissable adventure for outdoor life and engine lovers. We will take you to discover the Alcantara Valley and Mount Etna with a five-hour quad tour. Following exciting off-road trails and stretches of secondary paved road, we will pass through mountain villages like Castiglione di Sicilia and Francavilla before reaching the lush woodlands of Etna. Our experienced guides will lead you through suggestive lava deserts before reaching the 2000 meters mark on the site of the most destructive eruption of the last one hundred years that took place in 2002. Our Etna quad adventures are available all year round, with two daily departures even with snow. No advance payment is required.

Escursion Details

The departure of this quad tour of Etna takes place in Francavilla di Sicilia, 300 meters above sea level. After a briefing on how to drive a quad bike and assess your driving skills, the tour will move towards the picturesque village of Castiglione di Sicilia following an exciting off-road route. From Castiglione, following a mixture of dirt roads and asphalted secondary roads, we will reach the woods of Etna at 1500 meters above sea level, here we will stop to take some photos and see a small cave. The Etna quad adventure tour reaches 2000 meters in Piano Provenzano. Here there will be time to admire the great lava flow of 2002, with a breathtaking view of one of the active summit craters of Etna. You will have time for a coffee and use the bathroom. On the way back to the starting point, the tour will pass through Castiglione di Sicilia for the second time and will stop at a viewpoint overlooking the Alcantara River.

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Two daily departures at 9:30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.

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Available all year

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We recommend long trousers, closed shoes, jacket, backpack and sunglasses to prevent dust from irritating your eyes. If the day could be rainy we will provide you with a rain jacket.

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Yes you do.

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Yes, the price of €149 is valid for two people, the passenger does not pay.

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This off-road experience will lead you through winding dirt road surrounded by chestnut and oak forests, up to reach the area theater of the great eruption of 2002. You will discover the North side of Mount Etna volcano  by a comfortable 4×4 Land Rover with an expert Etna driver escort.

Let us help you to plan this excursion! Starting from Taormina or from other towns in the East coast of Sicily we can plan your tour with a light lunch at a country restaurant or adding a food & wine experience in Winery sampling local cuisine and excellent wines.

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A lovely tour starting from Taormina area every Monday , Wednesday , Thursday and Friday with pick-up directly at your hotel. Drive off-road on the slopes of Mount Etna with some hiking and have a light lunch based on local food & wine.

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Etna Quad Adventure

Etna Quad Adventure, an amazing Sicily quad bike tour on mount Etna!

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€ 150  / per quad 2 persons

Book with Deposit. Refund Guarantee for Covid, Bad Weather, Cancellations 24h in advance

WHY CHOOSE IT

Spectacular off-road trail;, wonderful panoramic views over the sea;, pure fun driving 4x4 quad bikes;, volcanic cave exploration;, passages on lava flows and woods;, free parking available..

ACTIVITY SNAPSHOT

Available : Every day with booking

Sport Level :  Everybody welcome

Minimum Quad to Book :  Just 1

Duration :  5-hours

Languages :  Italian, English

Opening Seasons : All year

Starting Times   :  9:00am and 2:30pm depending on the season. During booking, you will be shown the available times

Minimum Age :  5 years old

Clothing : Sportswear suitable with the season and closed shoes, during winter gloves, neck warmer and windproof jacket

Food & Water : Water and snacks (not included)

Parking: Available for free

START POINT

FRANCAVILLA DI SICILIA

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Experience an amazing adventure on the highest active volcano in Europe! Discovering the wonders of mount Etna, between lava flows, caves, ancient woods, riding through off-road trails. During the tour you will cross various types of landscapes like: massive lava flows, pine forests enjoying stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.

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5 HOURS TOUR

SAn amazing 5-hours quad excursion will take you into the Etna park up to almost 2000 meters above sea level, along centuries-old woods, volcanic caves, lava flows, volcanic deserts and spectacular panoramic views of the sea. Click here for complete description >>

WHO CAN DRIVE A QUAD BIKE?

To drive a quad bike it's enough the standard driver licence used in all part of the world. The minors aged with driver license can't carry passangers.

A quad can carries 2 people, the price refers to the rental of 1 quad for 2 people.

WHAT IS INCLUDED ​

Rental 1 quad for two people

Helmet + Hygienic cap

Free parking available for cars and motorcycles

PRICES & DETAILS

3-Hours Quad Bike Tour

Price  140,00 €  

Price per quad; Deposit of 15,00 € Online | The rest of 125,00 € on place; It Includes guide, quad bike for 2 persons, helmet+hygienic cap, insurence, fuel

4-Hours Quad Bike Tour

Price  180,00 €  

Price per quad; Deposit of 20,00 € Online | The rest of 160,00 € on place; It Includes guide, quad bike for 2 persons, helmet+hygienic cap, insurence, fuel

5-Hours Quad Bike Tour - Etna and Alcantara

Special Offer   150,00 €  

Price per quad; Deposit of 17,00 € Online | The rest of 133,00 € on place; It Includes guide, quad bike for 2 persons, helmet+hygienic cap, insurence, fuel

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language: English
  • Departure Time : 09:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Return Details : • You will need a driving license B or A1 for guests ages 16 years and older • Suggested dress: closed shoes (better if gym shoes) and windbreaker jacket Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 .. read more
  • Cancellation Policy : This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Ride through volcanic landscapes on a quad bike tour. Departing from Gole dell'Alcantara you will join a thrilling 4.5-hour trip around the slopes of Mt. Etna. Dive the quad alone or share it with a passenger. You have the option of round-trip hotel transport from Taormina , Naxos and Letojanni.

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You will reach Linguaglossa on a bikepath andadmire Etna's mostdistant crater: Vulcanetto di Moio Alcantara. Cross several lava flows ofvarious ages and find a forest cave made of lava stones beforereaching Piano Provenzana. Departing from Gole dell'Alcantara Botanic Park, you'll boardanall-terrain vehicleand follow your guide on a volcanicadventure. Castiglione di Sicilia through an off-road path toenjoy panoramicviews over the valley. Alcantara Valley trip: you will see one of the most fascinating place of all ETNA territory. By ATV, you will leave from Gole dell'Alcantara to Francavilla di Sicilia off road. Here the view is suggestive and fascinating. During the centuries, frozen and wild water of Alcantara river has eroded an ancient lava flow, drawing a landscape similar to a canyon.

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Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Infants are required to sit on an adults lap

Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Minimum age is 16 years

You will need a driver's license B or A1 for guests ages 16 years and older

Suggested dress: closed-toe shoes and wind stopper

If you select the pickup option, please specify the complete address of your accommodation upon booking

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Traveler Reviews

Booked a tour with pick up from cruise port. Got the family off the ship at 7:30 for pick up (how would I know that if I didn’t request pick up). Never picked us up and kept our funds.

We truly enjoyed the ATV tour of Mt. Etna! We started at their warehouse picking up our quads and drive them up the mountain. The tour consisted of some off road driving and some street driving. We went through the countryside of Etna and passed by many beautiful areas. We even got to make a pit stop at a river to take some pictures. Our tour guide, Andrea, was amazing! He was very informative and helpful. This tour was well worth the visit and we’re so glad we got to experience it

They boys were so helpful polite and friendly and made it an exceptional experience for us. From picking us up to taking us up Mt Etna and then back home.

Driving with the quad was great fun. The „english speaking tour guide“ could not speak good english. Anyway, we enjoyed this tour

Really fun trip on the ATVs. But the weather was very hot and we missed some more breaks where we had time for a drink. Only 3 breaks in 4.5 hours. We saw some exciting places however this trip is more to drive atv than to see the volcano. But it was the money worth!

Flawless experience! Be prepared with water and a snack as you will be driving for about an hour and a half both ways! Especially during the summer months as temperatures can reach about 30C+ Our guides were great and made sure no body was left feeling uneasy with the trip! The route was for the most part absolutely beautiful and gives you a good experience of outer city life in Sicily. Would recommend for anyone seeking something a bit different then the usual experience in Sicily!

The four of us collectively agree that this was the most exciting part of our two weeks in Italy. We spent 4 1/2 hours from start to finish going across rough trails that would be difficult to walk and some of the journey on roads going through towns. Our guide was ever cautious for our safety and was very knowledgeable regarding the history of the active volcano. This activity was absolutely worth the money and we would recommend it to anyone.

We rode the quad in Catania area, Sicily. Mt Etna was smoking at the time which was kind of cool. Because of this ,do not know if our destinations on the quad tour were changed; however, we were first taken to a dry river area which was really boring. I believe the company should have clarified upfront that this time of the year some of the areas are dry and not fun. Next we went to a wetter, more scenic area--could have cut Out the first part! then went to a town on a hill--that was the most interesting ! Keep to the scenic interesting areas!

an excellent trip, great fun driving the quad off road and up the tracks/lanes to the North ski area. Guide had great English and made us very welcome

The 5 Best Mount Etna Tours From Catania [2024 Reviews]

Mount Etna, Italy is the tallest active volcano in Europe and a fantastic destination for anyone interested in geology, history, or hiking across surreal volcanic landscapes. Its frequent eruptions have shaped the east of Sicily and provided fertile volcanic soil for grapes used in local wine production.

This volcano is the most popular natural attraction in Sicily, and no vacation on this island is complete without visiting Mount Etna. There are many Etna tours available from Catania. Some simply visit the craters while other Etna excursions also take in volcanic caves and local farms or historic towns.

I’ve selected 5 of the top-rated Mount Etna Trips to review. If you’re planning to go Etna touring, I believe one of these Mount Etna tours will be perfect for you.

Best Mount Etna Tours From Catania

Quick answer: the 5 best mount etna tours from catania.

  • From Catania: Full-Day Mount Etna and Taormina Tour
  • Etna in the Morning: Half Day Excursion from Catania
  • Mount Etna Summit and Crater Trek
  • From Catania: Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour
  • Catania: Mount Etna Morning Jeep Tour

Best Mount Etna Tours From Catania Reviewed

#1 from catania: full-day mount etna and taormina tour.

  • Departure Point : Hotel pick-up from Catania
  • Departure Time: 8:30 AM
  • Duration : 9 hours
  • Includes : Experienced tour guide, transportation to Mount Etna & Taormina, trekking tour, visit to a cave, helmet with a flashlight, and a taste of local produce

On this Etna tour, an expert guide will lead you across the lunar landscape of an active volcano so you can see the craters and explore a lava cave formed during an eruption. You’ll also visit an organic farm that makes use of the fertile volcanic soil beneath the volcano to grow grapes for wine and flowers for honey production. Sample the local produce and taste the difference.

In the wildlife reserve of Isola Bella, you’ll visit a spectacular sea cave famous for its crystal-clear blue waters and abundant marine life. Then, following a lunch break, you’ll be taken on a guided tour around the historic town of Taormina.

The Ancient Greek amphitheater in Taormina is still used for performances today. And you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Bay of Nexus as well as the stunning architecture in the Palazzo Corvaja. This is the most comprehensive Etna visit you’ll find from Catania.

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#2 etna in the morning: half day excursion from catania.

  • Departure Time: 9:00 AM
  • Duration : 5 hours
  • Includes : Experienced tour guide, transportation to Mount Etna, trekking tour, visit to a cave, and helmet with flashlight

Enjoy a guided trek across a surreal landscape of recent lava flows and ancient craters.

Your knowledgeable guide will explain all the volcanic features you experience and answer any queries you may have regarding local geology and history as you tour Etna.

Your guide will also lead you into an amazing lava flow tunnel formed during one of the eruptions. Learn all about how it was formed and the fascinating features inside. Outside of the cave, you’ll stop at a viewpoint with panoramic views of the Valley of the Ox. This valley is an important barrier between flowing rivers of lava and the thriving city of Catania below.

This is one of the most informative Mt Etna tours you’ll find. Make sure you take along your camera for the stunning photographs you can take while you’re creating memories.

#3 Mount Etna Summit and Crater Trek

  • Departure Point : Information Desk, Crateri Silvestri Restaurant, Nicolosi
  • Departure Time: 9:30 AM
  • Duration : 6 hours
  • Includes : Experienced tour guide, a cable car ride to Mount Etna, and trekking tour

After a safety briefing, you’ll ascend 8,000 feet up the slopes of Mount Etna in a cable car before transferring into a 4×4 bus. You’ll cover the final 2-hour trek to the summit on foot with regular breaks to admire the stunning scenery from the heights.

Atop the volcano, you’ll walk across the lava fields created by the 2017 eruption and follow the nature trails across a lunar landscape. Your knowledgeable guide will explain about the surrounding geological features and answer any questions you wish to raise about the volcano. If an active volcano crater is what you want to see, this is a perfect excursion to Etna for you.

#4 From Catania: Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour

  • Includes : Experienced tour guide, transportation to Mount Etna, nature trekking tour, visit to a cave, helmet with a flashlight, and a taste of local produce

Your professional guide will take you on a trek through the Sapienza Refuge 6,500 feet up the slopes of Mount Etna. There you can see the craters created during the 1892 eruption and evidence of the latest eruptions. You’ll also see a stunning vista of the Valley of the Ox.

One of the highlights of the tour is exploring a lava tunnel created by flowing lava. Equipped with a headlamp and helmet, your guide will take you into this volcanic cave and teach you how lava flows are formed.

Your excursion includes a visit to the town of Zafferana on the eastern slopes of Mount Etna. In an organic farm there, you’ll discover how much better the local agricultural products grow in the fertile volcanic soil found on the slopes of this volcano.

#5 Catania: Mount Etna Morning Jeep Tour

  • Includes : Experienced tour guide, transportation to Mount Etna, 6-hour nature trekking tour, visit to a cave, helmet with a flashlight, and a taste of local produce

From a viewing point, you can admire panoramic views of the Valle del Bove. Your guide will also lead you into a lava tunnel—a cave created by a lave flow. Using the provided safety equipment, you’ll be perfectly safe. And your guide will help you to understand all the unique features of the cave.

Your Etna excursion will conclude with an opportunity to sample some of the wonderful local agricultural products that have benefited from the fertile volcanic soil around the slopes of Mt Etna Sicily, including honey, wines, and liqueurs.

Catania, Sicily Travel Guide

Sicily will shock you. While your first choice for a vacation in Italy might be Rome and the Coliseum or Venice and it’s gondola rides , Sicily actually offers more. Successive waves of invaders have built some of their finest architectural masterpieces on the island, but somehow later generations left them alone.

You’ll find better medieval Norman buildings than anywhere in Normandy, the best-preserved Roman villa in the world, and Ancient Greek temples larger and in better condition than anything found in the Acropolis in Athens.

What’s more, Sicily boasts some amazing scenery, including one of the world’s most active volcanoes. And there are plenty of great beaches to take your family to for fun in the sun. Read this brief guide to find out more.

Airports & Entry

Sicily has two international airports: Catania-Fontanarossa Airport and Palermo Falcone-Borsellino International Airport . Palermo handles around 7 million passengers a year but most flights arrive at Catania, which handles 10 million passengers a year and is one of the busiest airports in Italy. Visitors can also reach the island by sea.

Catania has a small terminal with a good selection of food outlets and shops, including a post office and duty-free. The shops and food outlets all close by midnight. It’s difficult to find power outlets to charge mobile devices and Wi-Fi is only available inside the two airport lounges, which you must pay to enter.

There’s an Information Desk in the Arrivals area and a Tourist Office nearby. Both offices open at 8 am, the tourist office closing at 10 pm and the information office at midnight. You can also find a currency exchange desk and ATMs in the Arrivals area.

The easiest way to get into the city center of Catania is to take the AMT Alibus or a public bus. The AMT Alibus runs services every 25 minutes from 5 am to midnight and takes around 20 minutes to the center and railway station. You purchase €4 tickets from the Bus Ticket Office in the Arrivals area before boarding the bus. Local Bus No. 457 runs the same route every 40 minutes but only costs €1! However, you must buy your ticket from the Newspaper Stand (Tabacchi) in Arrivals.

If you prefer, you can take a taxi into town. These should take around 15 minutes and cost between €25 and €40. The difference in price relates to the number of passengers carried and the time of day. Taxis are more expensive at night. They can be identified by an illuminated TAXI sign atop a yellow or white vehicle.

For greater freedom, you can rent a car at the airport. There are 8 car rental companies at the airport, including Hertz Italiana and Sixt.

The airport near Palermo is a little better. It also has a small terminal, and the shops and eating outlets are on the expensive side. But it does offer free WiFi in the Departure lounge, and there are plenty of mobile device charging outlets.

You’ll find the Information Desk in Arrivals, and it’s open from 6 am to midnight. In a medical emergency, there’s a First Aid Station in the Check-In area and a Pharmacy in Departures. The foreign exchange desk is also in the Check-In area.

The easiest way to get into town is on the train service that links the airport to central Palermo from 5 am to 8 pm. The train takes about an hour and costs €5.50. However, the airport bus is quicker. It takes around 50 minutes and costs €6.50. Bus services run from 4 am to 10:30 pm and you can buy your ticket on the bus.

Taking a taxi from the rank outside the Arrivals area is a little quicker. They generally take 40 minutes to the city center and cost around €45. Or you can rent a car for greater freedom. Car rentals are provided by 12 different agencies including Avis, Europcar, and Hertz.

Since Sicily is less than 2 miles away from mainland Italy, it’s also easy to get there by taking a short ferry crossing which costs around €13. You can cross from Reggio di Calabria or Villa San Giovanni on the mainland to Messina on the northeastern point of Sicily.

Long-distance ferries also link Sicily to more distant places, including Malta and Tunisia as well as major Italian seaports like Genoa and Naples. You’ll need your passport ready if you’re traveling from Tunisia or Malta. Technically, you shouldn’t need your passport traveling from other Italian ports, but you may be asked to show a photo ID to land in Sicily.

Planning Tips

There are a lot of great things to see and do in Sicily. You’ll really enjoy your visit. Here are 5 tips to help you plan your stay.

Tip #1: Decide what you want to do before planning your visit to Sicily

There’s a lot to do around the island, but when you go and where you stay depends upon what you want to do when you get there. If you want to hike up and down mountains or to the many wonderful ruins, avoid the midsummer heat and go in spring or the fall. If you want to ski, go in winter. If you want to snorkel and enjoy the water, summer is great. It takes time to move around the island, so research where you want to spend your time and base yourself nearby or in a central location.

Tip #2: Buy unique art and crafts

Sicily boasts many unique products that make excellent gifts for your friends back home or souvenirs for you. For example, you can buy jewelry made from the local coral, ornaments made from volcanic rock from Mount Etna, and traditional marionette puppets as used in the traditional Opera dei Pupi (Sicilian puppet theater). The puppets from Catania and Palermo are the best known.

Tip #3: Be prepared for arduous hikes

Many of Sicily’s most iconic landmarks are best viewed by ascending steep slopes to a lofty height in hot weather with bright sunshine. So, be prepared. Before your visit, do a few practice hikes up and down hills near home to prepare your muscles. When packing, take a hat for shade, plenty of sunscreen, and well broken-in shoes. On actual hikes, carry plenty of bottled water and stay hydrated.

Tip #4: Book in advance, especially during summer

Sicily is the place Italians come to enjoy the beach in summer, so be ready for huge crowds. Popular activities and the best hotels can be fully booked months in advance. To ensure you don’t miss out, book in advance. Reputable tour companies will agree to refunds for tours tickets canceled with reasonable notice.

Tip #5: Be prepared for the challenge of Sicily

Sicily offers some of the most amazing cultural sites you’ve ever seen. However, it’s not like the rest of Italy. When you get there, you’ll find it’s more like Mexico than Rome…more roadside garbage and graffiti that you’re expecting, run-down structures and infrastructure, and some wild locals. This is all changing very rapidly, with new roads being built and tourism going through the roof as more and more people realize what a prime cultural site the island is. Get there before the tourist crowds and global corporations ruin it and turn it into Rome Mark #2.

Restaurants & Eating Out

Sicilian cuisine is distinctly Italian and Mediterranean but of a distinct local variety shaped by the island’s rich history and the locally available food ingredients. So, you’ll see plenty of pasta, seafood, all cooked with lashings of olive oil. But you’ll also see elements of cooking influenced by the Moors and the Greeks who occupied the island in the past.

Perhaps the most famous dish in Sicily is pasta alla Norma. It’s made using aubergine, locally grown tomatoes, salted ricotta, and garlic served with short pasta. If you’re wondering “who” Norma was, it’s actually the name of an opera written by Bellini. Pasta con le sarde is the equivalent seafood dish, with sardines, anchovy fillets, raisin, pine nuts, and saffron made into a sauce and poured onto a kind of spaghetti called bucantini. You can find tasty Sicilian pasta dishes in Ristorante Bellotero in Palermo.

Like elsewhere in Italy, pizza is a popular dish on the streets. However, Sicilian sfincione pizza has an unusually thick base. You’ll typically find it with a thick topping of cheese, onions, and anchovies. Sarde a beccafico is one of the signature dishes of the island. Sardines are one of the most common fish in the sea around Sicily, and a popular way of cooking them is stuffed with breadcrumbs, raisins, and pine nuts.

A popular vegetarian dish originating in Sicily is caponata. This antipasto is made using fried aubergine mixed with tomatoes, onion, and celery and turned into a stew. The exact recipe changes from restaurant to restaurant, but caponata is seen on menus throughout Italy.

Wandering around the island, you’ll see arancini balls sold in many food stalls and cafés. These are balls of creamy risotto rice breaded and deep-fried. They make a great snack while you’re walking around the picturesque streets of Palermo or Catania.

Granita con brioche is an interesting traditional breakfast. Granita is a frozen sorbet made from ice and sugar with fruit or coffee, and at breakfast, it is typically served with a warm brioche roll. This dish has a long history, and before refrigeration was invented was made using ice brought down from the high mountains on the island. Now it’s a popular morning meal on hot summer days. Every morning, you can see people sitting outside cafés like The Bam Bar in Taormina enjoying granita con brioche.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth like me, you’ll love the vast variety of desserts found around Sicily. A great place to sample traditional Sicilian sweets is Pasticceria Cappello in Palermo.

Torta Setteveli is a delicious, seven-layered chocolate and hazelnut cake. Cassata is a sponge cake flavored with citrus fruits, chocolate, marzipan, and sweet ricotta cream. Cannoli is made from deep-fried pastry tubes filled with creamy ricotta. And Semifreddo alle mandorle is a molded frozen almond parfait that is soft and similar in texture to ice cream.

Nightlife & Entertainment

You’ll find a broad variety of nightlife in Sicily from quiet bars with soft piano music to wild beach bars and nightclubs. Most of the nightlife is found in the two largest cities of Catania and Palermo. Taormina is another popular tourist resort where you’ll find a lively nightlife, though it’s tiny compared to the two cities. In the town center of Taormina, you’ll find some great bars with outside seating areas, like Caffe Wunderbar .

Catania is a student city and a focal point for Sicily’s nightlife. The bars and dance clubs are clustered together making it a great place to tumble from bar to bar. If you want to begin the evening with a snack, the Etnea Roof Bar & Restaurant is a great place to enjoy a drink with stunning views of Mount Etna and a delicious evening buffet. But if you prefer a livelier venue, Afrobar is a bar with a dance floor on the beach. Here you’ll often see bonfires and fire dancers.

The most well-known club in Catania is located in the Contrada Jungetto area south of the city. Mercanti Generali is spread over three rooms and a palm-shaded courtyard and terrace area. The music is eclectic, from hip hop and R&B to house, dubstep, and drum and bass.

Palermo is much more spread out than Catania, so you’d be better staying in one nightclub otherwise you’ll need transport. The nightclubs tend to draw a younger crowd, many of them students. There are 4 main areas for nightlife in Palermo: Old Town, La Cala Marina, Downtown and the beaches.

The historic center is where you’ll find the less formal bars and clubs. While the bars and clubs in other parts of the city are closed by 3 am, some of the venues around Vucciria in Old Town stay open until dawn. Check out the Cantavespri Art Café where you’ll often find live bands on Wednesdays and Fridays. The horseshoe-shaped La Cala Marina is found close to the Old Town, and you can find a selection of trendy bars overlooking the water.

The Politeama and Liberta Downtown area are where you’ll find the quieter crowd of more mature drinkers and the more sophisticated cocktail bars. Along the coastline and beaches, the Addaura, Mondello, and Sferracavallo coasts are where you’ll find the locals drinking and dancing. In summer, it’s cooler on the beaches and a great place for dancing.

Getting Around

Sicily has a well-developed public transport system, so it’s easy to get around by train or bus. In the past four decades, the roads have been upgraded so getting around by rental car is also a good option.

The trains are a fast option and provide great views of Sicily’s landscape. The Inter City Express trains are the fastest and most comfortable, but they’re more expensive than the local trains that stop at every station. If you’re traveling with kids, you’ll be happy to hear that kids between 4 and 11 get half-price tickets.

The services are operated by Trenitalia . Before boarding your train, you must stamp your ticket in one of the orange ticket machines in the station to validate it.

When planning connections or booking events at your destination, be aware that Sicilian trains are notorious for running late. Allow extra time between arrival at the railway station and the start of your activity or connecting service.

Buses are usually cheaper but slower than trains, but there are exceptions like the connection between Palermo Airport and the city center where the buses are both quicker and more expensive than the local train connection. Research the particular journey you want to take to compare time and cost.

Orange-colored buses run services around a specific town or city, and you can use them to reach attractions around that city. Blue-colored buses provide connections between cities. Tickets can be purchased in advance from newsagents and other small stores. Note that Sunday services are very diminished.

Renting your own vehicle is a great option if you want the freedom to explore at your own pace, especially on a Sunday. However, the cities do experience the usual problems of traffic jams, one-way systems, and a lack of parking places near the major attractions. Also, note that you may find the pace of traffic much slower than you’re used to. Even on the freeway, people sometimes drive quite slowly.

On the smaller, rural roads, watch out for potholes and landslides. Mount Etna is an active volcano, so the ground around the island isn’t as stable as most other places.

The new freeways are wonderful but note that the A18 from Messina to Catania and the A20 from Messina to Palermo are toll roads. Because most vehicles enter Sicily on ferries from the mainland at Messina and Catania and Palermo are the two main cities, these are the two most important routes. Using the A18 costs €3.70 and the A20 €10.10.

Taxis are generally fast and safe, but they are also expensive. If a bus journey costs €1, expect to pay around €25 for a taxi ride to the same destination. You may find it difficult to hail a taxi in the street or find one at a taxi rank, but hotels can arrange one in advance if you ask at reception.

Accommodations

There are lots of fascinating attractions spread around Sicily, and if you want to visit them all then you might want to consider staying in several locations during your visit rather than settling in just one. Otherwise, where you stay depends upon whether your main interest is soaking up the sun and swimming in the Mediterranean or visiting some of the many cultural and historic sites.

If you want to explore the Ancient Greek temples, consider staying near Syracuse in the southeast or Agrigento in the southwest. For beautiful Baroque architecture, base yourself in the southeast near Val di Noto. To explore the Norman historic sites of Monreale and Palermo, find a hotel in the northwest. If you intend to take a lot of boat tours and visit other islands, you’ll find Messina the most convenient location. And if Mount Etna’s volcanic landscapes appeal to you, then stay somewhere around Catania.

Palermo is the largest city and where you’ll find the most hotels. The city is divided into 25 districts, but only 3 areas are really tourist-friendly: the Old Town, the Politeama and Liberta districts, and Mondello. Generally, the Downtown area of Liberta and Politeama is the best place to base yourself as it’s considered the safest area, and it is still convenient for the tourist sites around the Old Town. The Old Town is also great, but it’s the main party and nightlife area…so it can be wild and the streets full of drunk people in the wee hours of the night.

If you want to do your bit for the environment, check out the Bio Hotel in the Politeama area. They aim to leave a minimal carbon footprint. But if you want to enjoy sumptuous luxury, consider the Grand Hotel Wagner .

Catania is the second-largest city in Sicily and offers a wide range of options for tourists. If you like roof terrace gardens and classic rooms, check out the Hotel Villa Roma . But if you’re traveling with your family, you can get great value family rooms in the Hotel Etnea 316 , which is centrally located close to St Agatha’s Cathedral and within sight of Mount Etna.

But if you want to live out in the beautiful countryside of Sicily, consider renting a villa for the duration of your stay. There are a wide range of modern and historic buildings to choose from in lots of different locations around the island.

Sicily has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Because of African currents reaching the southern coast and high-altitude areas inland, different areas of the island can experience very different weather conditions.

The winter temperatures are coldest in January, with an average daily high of 59 0 F and a low of 50 0 F. Areas above 3,000 feet see enough regular snow for skiing. By April, the fields are green, though the snow yet lingers atop Mount Etna. The temperatures range from a high of 64 0 F to a low of 55 0 F.

In the summer, Sicily occasionally sees scorching sirocco wind from the Sahara and rainfall is rare. Water shortages are common on the island. The hottest month is August, with an average high of 86 0 F and low of 75 0 F. The local harvests begin in August, with crops such as figs and watermelons providing wonderful treats and the wine grape harvest begins.

The main harvests are during September and October, when the pistachios, almonds, and olives are ready to reap. November sees rapid cooling. You can see snow atop Mount Etna again, but the fields remain green. The average daily high drops to 66 0 F and the low 57 0 F.

Attractions

Sicily is a treasure house of world-class cultural and natural attractions. You’d need years to explore them all completely. Here’s a selection of some of the best.

Ragusa and Modica

With an active volcano and its position on the edge of a tectonic plate, Sicily sees a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. An earthquake in 1693 destroyed most of the buildings around the southern tip of the island.

This provided a blank canvas for rebuilding on a grand scale in a fashionable style we now call the Baroque. Because of this, the towns of Ragusa and Modica are one of the best places in the world to view fine Baroque buildings.

Monreale Cathedral

Almost a thousand years ago, the Normans spread out across Europe and occupied many areas of coastland or islands, including Sicily. During this time, they built a grand cathedral in Monreale.

The most remarkable thing about this structure today is that, unlike many other cathedrals across Europe, it has remained largely unaltered since its first construction making it the best-preserved Norman building in Europe. Monreale Cathedral features 12 th -century mosaics in vibrant colors and rows of grand double columns around a courtyard fountain.

Villa Romana del Casale in Enna

Sicily is home to one of the best-preserved Roman villas in Europe. 50 rooms have been excavated by archaeologists to reveal over 38,000 square feet of mosaic floors and lots of fine features, such as a thermal bathhouse with a colonnaded courtyard and fountain. The detailed mosaics paint a picture of everyday life in the Roman Empire along with scenes from history and mythology.

Ancient Greek temples

In Selinunte, you can see 8 Ancient Greek temples, the oldest dating back to the 5 th century BCE. Nearby is a large Acropolis with surrounding walls from the 7 th century BCE. One of these temples, known as Temple G, was one of the largest Greek temples ever built.

But it is the large complex of tombs and temples in Agrigento that most visitors want to see, including the famous Tempio di Concordia—one of the best-preserved Doric temples in existence. The group also includes the circular Tempio di Heracles, the Temple of the Olympian Zeus, and the Tempio di Juno Lacinia.

The tallest active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna dominates the eastern end of Sicily and fascinates millions of visitors every year. It stands 10,912 feet tall as I am writing but may be shorter or taller when you read this because frequent eruptions change its height. In winter, snow tops its peak providing fun for skiers and a beautiful skyline.

Visitors are often treated to views of a smoking cone, bubbling hot springs, volcanic vents, and occasional lava flows. But be careful and only go on organized tours run by experienced locals. The volcano is very active!

Aeolian Islands

Sicily also makes a fantastic base for exploring the surrounding Mediterranean islands. The Aeolian Islands are 7 islands of volcanic origin off the north coast of Sicily. Stromboli boasts the most active volcano, and its pyrotechnics frequently light the night sky. Visitors love to engage in water sports around the islands and admire their unique volcanic landscape.

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How to Hike Mt. Etna, an Active Volcano in Italy

M ount Etna loomed large over everything as we arrived in eastern Sicily that early January. From miles away, I could see the steam plumes rising from the snow-topped behemoth, like blown-out candles on a hastily iced birthday cake. Appropriately, I was on a milestone birthday road trip around Sicily, from Palermo to Catania. The second-to-last stop: Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano and also its tallest, at 10,900 feet. Scientists believe Etna has been active for more than 500,000 years, presiding over Sicily long before humans arrived.

I'm no stranger to volcano hikes. I've summited several active stratovolcanoes (composite volcanoes) in my lifetime, from New Zealand's Tongariro to Nicaragua's ConcepciĂłn. Italy is the only country on mainland Europe with active volcanoes, thanks largely to its location near two tectonic plates. Vesuvius, the most notorious among them, engulfed and preserved the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum after a violent eruption in 79 A.D. Stromboli has had regular minor eruptions for thousands of years. While Mount Etna hasn't had a catastrophic eruption since an infamous incident in 1669, its many eruptions in 2023 filled the news with jaw-dropping photos of lava vaulting into the atmosphere. When I thought of Sicily, I thought of turquoise-colored waters, stunning cathedrals, small villages, ancient ruins and, of course, the wine and food (pasta alla Norma in particular). I hadn't pictured an almost-constantly gurgling volcano that locals ski down in winter.

Now, one might ask, why voluntarily climb something that could blow at any minute? It's a perfectly reasonable question, and it sits at the smoldering heart of volcano tourism, which has exploded (no pun intended) in recent years as eruptions have captured the world-KÄ«lauea in Hawai'i and Fagradalsfjall in Iceland, for example-even as the volcano blowouts damage or disrupt local economies.

Volcano tourism brings thousands of visitors to Sicily each year. Ten municipalities surround Mount Etna, with several villages of 5,000 residents or fewer who depend heavily on tourism from volcano visitors. Since its 2013 designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Etna has been one of Sicily's top-growing attractions. The Parco dell'Etna has taken steps to keep the crowds in check to maintain the volcano's integrity: specifically, limited parking, steep access fees, and the strong recommendation to take guided visits. The cable car to the start of the trails (8,202 feet) is 50 euros per person. Navigating Etna's unmarked paths and frequently shifting landscape requires the expertise of volcano guides. Visitors are permitted to hike up to about 9,000 feet alone, after which a guide is necessary, for both safety and environmental reasons.

A mountain of many moods

On the morning of our hike, my rental car begrudgingly changed gears on the snake-like winding drive from the town of Nicolosi to Rifugio Sapienza (6,266 feet above sea level) in Parco dell'Etna. As we approached the southern slope of the volcano along a twisting road, we spotted the glistening sea, villas with citrus trees poking over the gates, and small family vineyards making use of the area's fertile volcanic soil.

After acquiring gourmet deli sandwiches for our future lunch break at the meeting point (it's Italy, after all), we took the cable car up to meet our volcano guide, Vincenzo Greco . Vincenzo is a local volcanologist and second-generation Etna guide. He studied geology at the University of Catania and became the youngest person ever to achieve certification as a volcanology guide in Italy.

We started our ascent-excited to work off days of Sicilian cannoli-and trekked through the Valle del Bove. Winter-tanned Vincenzo introduced us to the volcano. He explained which eruption created which new landscape, noting how old this new rock ledge was or how this patch of ground has changed in the past decade. Six weeks before my arrival, in November, a new vent opened on the southeast crater at nearly 9,200 feet. A second vent opened three days later, effusing the new lava . In December, the lava flows reached Valle del Leone and the greater Valle del Bove, depressions on the eastern slope, creating a lava flow field and burping up occasional ash amid the steam and gasses. The lava flows would stop in February, once again reworking the landscape of Etna.

Everything here changes. I recalled the homes we passed on the way in, squarely in the line of Etna's fire if she ever got angry enough. With the windy road and altitude, there could be no escape if something happened. You really have to love the volcano, Vincenzo said, or at least love living by it or perhaps just be a bit stubborn.

Vincenzo and Etna have a passionate Italian relationship. He loves Etna, but their quarrels are, well . . . volcanic. He studies her moods and knows her mannerisms. He flew a drone over an eruption once and her heat melted his camera. It was an expensive mistake, but the few photos he got were spectacular.

About half an hour into the hike, Vincenzo ducked toward a large crevasse between two rocks. "Feel this!" he exclaimed excitedly. "But be careful." I inched forward, waving my hand around in the air aimlessly until a burst of boiling heat hit my skin. It was a small steam vent-Etna saying hello. The power of the invisible heat surprised me. It was a reminder of how easy it is to fall into a false sense of security up here. This isn't your average molehill. Thanks to unmarked paths and a disorienting amount of regular landscape shifts, Vincenzo and his fellow guides have had to rescue tourists when Etna gets moody.

Our hiking group turned a corner and came face-to-face with a lava tunnel formed by a previous eruption. We smushed into the narrowing pathway one at a time. The rock walls towered overhead on both sides, blocking out the sun above. Following the same path as a recent river of molten red lava was a stark reminder of Etna's power.

A crunchy layer of snow covered the black lava rocks throughout the journey, turning the scene into a black-and-white photo anytime the clouds rolled in and covered the bluebird sky. Typically, this time of year, hikers might need snowshoes or cross-country skis in addition to hiking boots. Instead, it was unseasonably warm across Sicily. We sat down for lunch as a crater pumped out billowing white puffs in the distance, our jackets off, the sun blazing. Up next, the final stop: one of Etna's four main craters, at more than 10,000 feet above sea level.

In some parts, the crater rim narrowed to the width of two footsteps side by side, on loose lava pebbles. The winds whipped the smell of sulfur away. I could see the clouds off in the distance, a white blanket over the valley. Above me, the sun beat down from a bright blue sky. The black lava rocks absorbed the light, but the white snow was blinding. For a brief moment, I grew disoriented. I felt like I could walk out onto the blanket of clouds, thousands of feet above sea level. Maybe it was the combination of altitude, sulfur, and adrenaline, but I felt briefly euphoric in this otherworldly atmosphere. In that moment, I realized Etna's pull. I brought myself back to earth by looking down into the crater, the bottom of which was so deep it wasn't visible. Halfway around the crater, a dizzyingly steep drop appeared. With a flourish, Vincenzo appeared to hop off the ledge. Was my guide supposed to jump off? Would I be stuck in Etna's clutches forever?

The descent was arguably more challenging than the climb. Vincenzo took off, hopping down the steep drop of loose lava pebbles. Others followed suit. Unwilling to body surf down thousands of jagged little rocks, I attempted to switchback. My boots sank deep into the ground with each sideways step, as if I had attempted to walk across a ball pit. I felt my shoes fill with lava rocks. Time to throw caution to the wind. Hiking poles in hand, I "skied" down Mount Etna, sending mini avalanches of lava rocks flying with each skip. The lava rocks felt springy at that speed.

Once we arrived at the cable car, the world changed. We had come back down through the clouds, and everything was gray. The seaside views were gone, covered by fog. I tried to catch one last glimpse of Etna from below. She was gone, off in her own world.

Know before you go

Getting there.

Sicily has two major airports: Palermo Airport (Falcone Borsellino Airport) on the west side and Catania Airport (Vincenzo Bellini Airport) on the east. Catania is about an hour from Mount Etna and Palermo about three.

Where to stay

The town of Nicolosi is the gateway to the southern entrance of Mount Etna.

Hotel Alle Pendici is a nine-room B&B dotted with framed photos of Mount Etna throughout the seasons. The rooms are basic but cozy with a ski chalet ambience.

Blanc Maison Etna is a five-room B&B next to a beautifully manicured park. The rooms have views of the pool, the garden, or the volcano.

Tour operators we love

The Society of Guides Vulcanologiche Etna Nord offers a variety of tours with licensed volcano guides, including ours, Vincenzo.

The frequent bursts of steam-and lava-don't deter visitors from navigating the slopes of Sicily's Mt. Etna.

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    Discover the untouched nature of Mount Etna on a thrilling ATV tour from Taormina or Giardini Naxos. Discover stunning lava flows, volcanic craters, and the magnificent Coruccio Cave.

  17. GO-ETNA: Mount Etna Tours and Etna 4x4 Excursions

    Etna Excursions and Etna guided Tours to Mount Etna, Daily Mount Etna Excursions with English-speaking guide, Mount Etna Tour and Trekking summit craters.

  18. Etna Quad Adventure, discover mount Etna with a Quad Bike Tour

    Jump on the saddle to discover mount Etna riding along lava flows, woods, stunning sea views, caves. Choose between 3-hours, 4-hours or 5-hours Etna Quad Adventure.

  19. Tour Of Mt Etna Off-Road With Quad Bike: Triphobo

    Ride through volcanic landscapes on a quad bike tour. Departing from Gole dell'Alcantara you will join a thrilling 4.5-hour trip around the slopes of Mt. Etna. Dive the quad alone or share it with a passenger. You have the option of round-trip hotel transport from Taormina, Naxos and Letojanni.

  20. The 5 Best Mount Etna Tours From Catania [2024 Reviews]

    Departure Time: 9:30 AM. Duration: 6 hours. Includes: Experienced tour guide, a cable car ride to Mount Etna, and trekking tour. This is one of the best value Mount Etna tours from Catania you'll ever find. You'll see the main highlights of Europe's highest active volcano for an affordable price.

  21. Mt. Etna on Quad bike 2 hours tour

    Discover another side of Mt Etna on an ATV quad bike tour led by an experienced guide. Travel off-road for about 2.5 hours through thick forest, volcanic craters and old lava flows until you reach the Silvestri Craters. Enjoy an exhilarating ride on this active tour from Catania with instruction on driving the quad bike provided by your guide, no special experience needed.

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  23. Etna quad tour

    Discover Mount Etna, one of the highest and most active volcanoes in Europe, on an excursion aboard an off-road vehicle, with a group of up to 10 people. Your expert guide will take you on a mainly off-road route through pine forest and mountain trails to stroll through a lava cave and lava tunnels. Soak up the sea views, reach 1,800m high and see the majesty of the mountain under your wheels.

  24. How to Hike Mt. Etna, an Active Volcano in Italy

    You can hike up the slopes of Mt. Etna in Sicily, but there are a few things to known about scaling this well-loved peak responsibly.

  25. From Taormina: Half-Day Mount Etna Morning Trek

    Hike around the perimeters of extinct craters on Mount Etna on a half-day tour from Taormina. Benefit from the expert knowledge of a guide trained in volcanology, biology or geology. Walk along paths covered in lava and enter a lava cave.