Being able to arrive at the summit of Etna was a diffucult challange for the writers of the Romantic age who didn’t gave up the opportunity to see from that height one of the most beautiful nature shows.
A place between hell and paradise, with its smoking crater and its fascinating view of a sunrise and sunset which take you close to God, this atmosphere was the inspiration of many authors like Mario Rapisardi who wrote the poem “The fatal Mountain”, in which he describes the valley as cold shadows and death.
Climbing Etna you will admire the “Valle del Bove”, the huge natural amphitheater located on the east slope of Etna, it is over 36 square kilometers with walls high 1000 meters.
E- Excursion level organized with the cable car of Etna and with alpine and volcanological guides
|Difference in altitude||1400 m|
from 1900 to 2500: with cable car (30 min) - from 2500 to 2900: with jeep (60 min) - from 2900 to 3300: by foot (2 h)
|Recommended clothing||technical clothing (based on the season)|
|Height||Point 1: 1907 m.a.s.l. - Point 2: 2500 m.a.s.l. - Point 3: 2920 m.a.s.l. - Point 4: 3290 m.a.s.l.|