The Tour of the Grotte dell'Etna excursion is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating and spectacular excursion to visit the most beautiful caves of Etna. Especially for children, walking through them will undoubtedly leave an indelible memory.
The Excursion - Tour of the caves & nbsp; has as its starting point & nbsp; Piano Provenzana , side Etna North of Etna.
During the excursion you will be accompanied exclusively by: ALPINE GUIDES and VOLCANOLOGICAL GUIDES
This itinerary contains in a few kilometers the true essence of the Etna volcano. The aim of this excursion is to visit the “Raspberry Cave” and possibly the "Grotta del Gelo" . Reaching the Grotta del Gelo requires EXCELLENT TRAINING .
The meeting point is Piano Provenzana - Linguaglossa - Etna Nord. Take the path until you reach the 1811 button panel. Continuing we reach the Rifugio Timpa Rossa where we will take a break.
Continuing we will cross the suggestive " Passo dei Dammusi", an area that presents the particularity of the ave cordate that are formed by the immediate cooling of fluid lava. Afterwards we will cross the roped lava we will reach the Grotta del Gelo, one of the most beautiful caves of Etna. The cave is believed to be the southernmost perennial glacier in Europe.
The Grotta del Gelo is a lava flow tunnel, originating from the cooling of the 1614 lava flow.
After visiting the cave we continue in the direction of another lava flow cave, "Grotta dei Lamponi" also formed during the eruption from 1614 to 1624.
After visiting the cave we go back to pass the craters formed in the 2002 eruption
I always return to Piano Provenzana