The most authentic way to the heart of Sicily is with this trip exploring its natural environment and delicious locally produced flavours. Visit the site of one of the most active volcanoes on Earth then reward yourself with tasty traditional product sampling.
* Explore the lava carved caves
* Relax and stroll through the forests on the Etna Park, Nature Trail
* Sample delicious locally produced products
Enter the magnificent, natural occurrence as we start our tour in the Lava-Carved Cave named “Cave of the Thieves” or as the locals call it “Grotta dei Ladroni.” Named after the legend that bandits used the cave to take refuge but its more recent use is to store snow. Marvel at the weird and wonderful thing that is this natural phenomenon and admire the beauty of the carvings.
Next, we’ll take a walk on the wildside through the Nature Trail in Etna Park. Feel at one with nature and look out for the animals that roam the volcano such as foxes, wild cats, rabbits and mice. Once upon a time this would’ve been the home to much larger mammals but now it’s much more suitable for woodland creatures.
Ponder Mount Etna, the national park’s centerpiece, one of the most active volcanoes on this planet. Breathe in the scent of the fresh forest air, try and recognize the scent of the local pine trees, beech trees and birch trees. Standing at approximately 3330 meters, Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe.
Finally, time for our treat! Join us for a delicious tasting of typical products within an organic farm where you can visit a bee hive, buy locally produced fine wine and of course, the famously renowned Extra Virgin Olive Oils. Perfect place to find a little souvenir for family back home. The most authentic way to the heart of Sicily is with this trip exploring its natural environment and delicious locally produced flavours. Visit the site of one of the most active volcanoes on Earth then reward yourself with tasty traditional product sampling. Meeting/ pick-up point: At the reception of the customers' hotel in Catania.Pick-up between 8.45am and 9.00am. Duration:Approx. Six hours. Start/opening time:Daily. Languages:Confirmed: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian.