Mount Etna is a milestone for Sicily’s visitors.
There are several trails to explore – on the east side and on the north-west side – in different time during the day – by dawn or sunset. Every path allows to reach the summit craters, to observe the steaming summit as well as the wide-angle view of sciara, which is the lava rock which dominates the landscape.
A trip on the historical train, which follows a route that almost encircles the Mount Etna, will reveal you some hidden corners of volcano territory: lava flows, Sicilian trees in bloom and pistachio groves. Finally, terraced vineyards will capture your gaze.
Climb Mount Etna means also to end the hiking by admiring the great view of the blue Mediterranean Sea, taking long walks on the snow at 2000 meters above sea level. With the snowshoeing it is possible to see the beauty of nature’s contrasting colours: the snow-covered trails, the shades of green forest, the falling crimson leaves and the lava stone.