Soak up the excitement on Sicily’s iconic landmark with a trek around the amazing Crateri Silvestri (Silvestri Craters) on Mount Etna. Your half-day journey begins with a drive from the port through several charming villages near and around the bottom of Europe’s largest and tallest volcano, which is still active. Once at the bottom, your motor coach will steadily climb up Mount Etna to 6,233 feet above sea level to the Silvestri Craters, which formed after Etna’s eruption in 1892. Once you arrive and disembark, your guide will take you to the edge of the craters, which boasts dazzling views over the lunar-like landscape. After your crater visit and return drive down the volcano, your motor coach will pass through the villages of Santa Venerina, known for its wineries, and Zafferana Etnea, boasting remarkable views of the majestic mountain and the Azure Ionian Sea — sure to be amazing photo opportunities. Afterward, you’ll take the return trip back to your ship.
- There is a moderate amount of walking involved on this tour; suitable footwear is advised, as some surfaces may be uneven.
- Temperatures may drop on Mt. Etna; layered clothing is recommended.
- This tour includes only the Silvestri Craters; the ascent to the summit of Mount Etna is not included.