Etna Nord Excursions - Excursion to the 2002 eruption craters

Piano Provenzana - Linguaglossa (CT)

€ 35   (all included)

Excursion Etna Nord "Craters Eruption 2002"

Trekking Craters of 2002 - Piano Provenzana - Etna Nord

The excursion includes a visit to the Bottoniera in 2002, the fractures formed during the eruptions of 1911 and 1923.

The night between 26 and 27 October begins a strong seismic crisis on the north and south sides. On the north side of Piano Provenzana in a few hours starting from the altitude of 2650, a particular activity begins to form eruptive, called a bottoniera. From the eruptive fracture the lava came out which in a few hours destroyed two buildings used for restaurants and hotels.

The eruption of 2002 was one of the most massive and devastating in recent years.

The start of the trek is along the dirt road that from Piano Provenzana leads to the summit craters of the volcano, after the first kilometer you cross the eruptive fracture of the eruption of 27 October 2002 on the path from "Monte Nero - Timpa Rossa", the route allows you to discover and study the many volcanic morphologies related to the eruptions that have taken place on the north side of Etna. A few tens of meters you can also visit the lateral eruptions of 10 September 1911 and 17 June 1923 that threatened the town of Linguaglossa.

Timpa Rossa Refuge

You can also reach the marvelous and suggestive Timpa Rossa Refuge, immersed in a fantastic birch forest. Picnic break and for the more trained you can reach the Grotta dei Lamponi.

After visiting the particular volcanic morpho-structures called Hornitos from the Spanish "Small oven", we will go up along the pyroclastic cones of the 2002 eruption until reaching the maximum altitude of 2100 meters on the edge of the craters, and then descend into a sandy channel to the starting point in Piano Provenzana

Type of trekking

  • Type: Ring, same starting and ending point
  • Departure Piano Provenzana (Linguaglossa)
    • Begin Trekking
    • 2002 lava field crossing
    • Visit the ruins of the hotel le Betulle
    • Visit 1911 fracture and craters
    • 1923 fracture visit
    • 2002 fracture visit
    • Descent
    • Arrival at Piano Provenzana at an altitude of 1800 meters
  • Difference in height: + 300 meters,
  • Altitude difference downhill: - 300 meters
  • Total distance: 4 km
  • Degree of difficulty: Easy

What's included

  • Certified volcanological or alpine guide
  • Accident insurance
  • Helmet

Mandatory equipment

  • Trekking shoes (possibility to rent)
  • Windbreaker or down jacket (rentable)
  • Water

Recommended equipment

  • Backpack
  • Snak - Packed lunch
  • Trekking poles
  • K-way (waterproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen / cocoa butter

More info

  • Rental of trekking shoes on request (5 euros)
  • Rental of duvets (winter jackets) on request (5 euros)
  • Also suitable for children over 7 years of age.
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The excursion may undergo variations at the discretion of the Guides or be interrupted if the environmental, atmospheric or volcanic conditions change, such as to compromise the safety of the entire group.
The excursion will take place within the limits set by the ordinances in force.
This itinerary, in relation to the type and altitude, is not suitable for people in a state of good physical health, who do not suffer from particular pathologies (cardiovascular, respiratory or hypertension).
2/3 hours
about 13:30
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Adults: 30 Euros
Children: 20 Euros
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