On the highest active volcano in Europe.

Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2013, is one of the most popular destinations among volcanologists, geologists and hikers from all over the world.

With its 3346 meters high, the volcano provides a great variety of landscapes and nature. This variety has resulted over the centuries from its constant eruptive activity. Pines, chestnuts, beeches, brooms, holm oaks and birches account for only a part of the extraordinarily rich vegetation of the volcano.

The path begins at 1800m and is located on the north side of Etna. Along a ring route of about 7km you will have the opportunity to visit the side craters of Monte Nero, at 2000m of altitude. The experience ends in Zafferana Etnea where you can taste the fine local honey.

Technical details:

  • Path length: 7km
  • Difference in altitude: 250m
  • Duration: 3h
  • Difficulty: 3/5
  • Suitable for children: yes


  • Trekking shoes
  • Water, at least 1 Lt
  • Wind jacket
  • Spare T-shirt
  • Snacks

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