Surely the most interesting excursion of Etna, which will give you emotions and satisfaction, at the center of a truly unique natural setting.
Meeting and departure at the Rifugio Sapienza square. south side of Etna.
By cable car first, and off road Minibus 4x4 after, we reach the Torre del Filosofo at 2900m, where the ascent to the craters begins. After about 2 hours of climbing, through the lava fields dating february-March 2021, we reach the rim of the Bocca Nuova crater at 3250m formed in 1968. We walk along the rim of it and once reached the Central Crater it starts a downhill along an easy sand slopes in the South direction. We also walk through the Belvedere from where you can admire a unique panorama of the Valley del Bove.
Reached the Montagnola at 2500m, we will be able to reach the starting point ( Rifugio Sapienza 1800m ) by cable car.
Duration Excursion:approx. 5/6 hours.
Difference in altitude: 600 mt.
Price: 45,00 € per person + cable car
EQUIPMENT: Trousers, high trekking boots, sweatshirts, goggles, gore-tex jacket, bandana, gloves, hat, sack lunch, 2 lt water, hiking poles, sunscreen, sunglasses.
DIFFICULTY: The excursion to the Summit Craters does not present great difficulties, requires good physical condition and determination. Furthermore is always better to start with a suitable equipment for any sudden changes in weather. The excursion is absolutely prohibited to people with cardiovascular problem.