The excursion on the Etna Volcano up to the Etna Central Crater can be carried out starting from the South slope - Rifugio Sapienza. First by cable car and then by 4x4 Jeep up to the altitude of 2900 m, and then trekking up to the Summit Craters.
Tour of the Craters and descent in trekking up to 2500 m before returning by cable car to Rifugio Sapienza.
The excursion to the Barbagallo Craters (2002 eruption craters). The excursion will start at an altitude of 2500 m. after having taken advantage of the cableway that leaves from Rifugio Sapienza at an altitude of 1900m and will lead us up to an altitude of 2500m.
Trekking on foot, starting from an altitude of 2500 m, we will reach in a few minutes the Crater Escriva. Continuing, we reach the base of the craters of the Barbagallo craters. Visit the effusive mouths and then go inside the respective lava flow channel.
The excursion to the "bottoniera del 2002" is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating and disturbing eruptions on the Northern Slope of Etna. The night between 26 and on October 27 a strong seismic crisis begins on the north and south sides. On the northern side of Piano Provenzana, in a few hours starting from the altitude of 2650, a particular eruptive activity began to form, called a bottoniera. From the eruptive fracture the lava that has de facto, in a few hours, destroyed two buildings used for restaurant and hotel activities. We will walk through recent craters and lava flows and then return to the starting point.
Skiing on the highest active volcano (3343 m) and largest (20 km radius) in Europe with a view to the sea is an experience that will remain in your memories ! It will not be the usual ski touring trip !! Etna offers a number of itineraries ranging from easy alpine skiing to steep gullies of great satisfaction.
The crossing of the Etna up to the Summit Craters of the Etna can be carried out starting from the South slope - Rifugio Sapienza. First by cable car and then by 4x4 Jeep up to the altitude of 2900 m, and then trekking up to the Summit Craters. Tour of the Summit Craters and downhill trekking up to 1800 m (Piano Provenzana - Etna Nord).