Etna, the most active volcano in Europe, reaching 3,340m above sea level, stands out against the Ionic riviera and along the active collision point between the African and European tectonic plates. The volcano offers a wide variety of environments: from thriving woods in the foothills to the expanses of lava desert in the upper reaches, which with its four active craters represents the key area of volcanic activity.
From ancient times, with its perennial plume of smoke, the volcano has aroused the curiosity of travellers, symbolising that place which allows one to appreciate the constructive and destructive powers of the earth, the door to “inferi” or more simply, that mystery place, permeated by volcanic gases, in which the silence is interrupted by the rumbles of deep explosions and where, with due respect, one finds oneself raised between the abyss of the craters or the hugeness of the countryside which stretches over all Sicily.
For more than 100 years Etna guides have proved their tradition of professional conduct and courtesy in the discovery of the volcano’s vitality.
Visit the Volcano
- Summit Area (3340 m s.l.m.)
- Bove Valley
- Ice Cave
- Aree medio-montane
- Trekking the active volcanoes of Sicily