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Guided Trek to the South Side of Mount Etna

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6 hrs
Guided tour
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Have a glorious morning or sunset experience at Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, on a guided trek with pick-ups from Catania.


  • On this trek along the south side of Mount Etna, ascend the serene lunar landscapes and navigate rugged craters with an expert guide.

  • Enjoy comfortable pick-ups from Catania aboard a spacious minivan and start your ascent to 1,800m.

  • Observe the different formations of lava from ancient eruptions, and visit a lava flow cave and basalt quarry.

  • Flexible ticket options offer an aperitivo with the sunset experience or a delicious brunch with the morning tour.

  • Fun Fact: Mount Etna has not just an active volcano but an astronomical observatory! At 2,900m, It offers a unique perspective to study celestial objects.


  • Half-day trek of Mount Etna's south side

  • Expert guide

  • Pick-up from Catania

  • Brunch or aperitivo (as per option selected)

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

A Scenic Journey Upward

Hop aboard an air-conditioned minivan at Catania and embark on your excursion early in the morning or afternoon to 1,800 meters uphill. Then, set off on your hike of Mount Etna via its southern side with your professional guide. With a uniquely-planned route scattered with craters and lava pebbles, learn about historical eruptions and their impact on life around the area. On the way up, spot houses surrounded by lava and stop by a lava flow cave and basalt quarry.

Captivating Vistas on Top

Visit the Silvestri and the Calcarazzi Craters to unveil a fascinating geological tale and admire unparalleled panoramas at Rifugio Sapienza! Once on top, catch sight of the azure sea sprawled across the Ionian coast and the sky drenched in the sun's golden glow. Choose from ticket options to savor an aperitivo with the sunset experience or get a wholesome brunch with the morning tour.

Important Information

  • Bring along your water bottle, sunscreen, and hat.

  • The excursion is subject to changes in case of volcanic activity and/or adverse weather conditions, so as not to compromise the safety of the participants.


  • This experience is not accessible for guests with heart problems and asthma.

  • To book this experience, you must book tickets for a minimum of 2 guests.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 39.

  • Address: 95121 Catania CT, Italy.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Garibaldi Mazzini. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses 632 or 642 to get you there.

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