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Trekking to the Craters of 2002


Get a sense of the power of nature on this tour as you visit one of the most active volcanoes in the world, Mount Etna!


  • Discover the outcome of the most powerful volcanic eruption in recent years.

  • Mount Etna, Europe's highest and most active volcano, has the longest history of eruptions.

  • Trek from Piano Provenzana to the summit craters of the volcano with this experience, and marvel at the magnificent lava displays.


  • Telescopic poles

  • Entry/admission - Mount Etna


  • Bottled water

  • Coffee and/or tea

  • Snacks

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

your experience

On the night of the 26th and 27th of October 2002, because of the violent paroxysmal activity of the volcano on the northern slope of Linguaglossa, several earthquakes took place. This led to Etna's reawakening after a 15-month respite. All of Piano Provenzana and its tourist buildings were submerged by the flowing lava, and several roads were ripped apart. This was the devastating effect of Mount Etna's eruption.

On this tour, you will start from Piano Provenzana. Make your way to the very craters from which the most important eruptions took place over the last few decades. You will get to pass by the flow from these craters a few meters away along a path that runs next to the lava channel. Spectacular is an understatement here. See the magma mass that invaded and destroyed the ancient Ragabo Pine Grove, too. From here, you will head back to Piano Provenzana.

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Important Information

  • Recommended equipment: Closed shoes, an anti-wind and anti-rain jacket, hat, telescopic sticks (if available), and in general dress appropriately to the various temperatures that are possible to find during the excursion.

  • Please note: This excursion is absolutely prohibited to people with heart problems and asthmatics.

Discounted Tickets

Children aged 6-12 enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

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

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.

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

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Via Provenzana.

  • Address: 95015 Linguaglossa, Province of Catania, Italy.

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