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Volcanological Observatory 2900 m - Piano delle Concazze

During the excursion you will be accompanied exclusively by: ALPINE GUIDES and VOLCANOLOGICAL GUIDES


The meeting point of the excursion will be in the square of Linguaglossa Etna Nord - Piano Provenzana

The excursion "ETNA excursion - Volcanological Observatory - Piano delle Concazze" & nbsp; will start from the square of Piano Provenzana (Linguaglossa - Etna Nord), can take place, or by trekking , or using special " 4 × 4 jeep " vehicles that will take us to the PIZZI DENERI Volcanological Observatory, & nbsp; altitude 2900 meters approximately & nbsp; .

The excursion starting from PIANO PROVENZANA, to reach the LUNAR landscape of PIANO delle CONCAZZE, is one of the most fascinating and evocative excursions on Etna. First along the eruptive theater of the 2002 Etna Eruption, one of the most important and destructive eruptions that occurred on this side of the Etna Volcano. Eruption that has in fact "destroyed" the tourist resort of Piano Provenzana. Following the Northeast Rift we may encounter eruptive cones of past and recent eruptions one after the other. At an altitude of about 2800, then everything will become sublime ... Piano delle Concazze, The planet Moon on Earth.

From Piano delle Concazze it will be possible to observe the eruptive theater of the Eruption of 2014, subsequently, downhill, & nbsp; & nbsp; overlooking the edge of the Valle del LEONE, PIZZI DENERI. & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;

From the VOLCANOLOGICAL OBSERVATORY, from PIZZI DENERI, & nbsp; & nbsp; the view will be spectacular !! We could wander 360 ° with the look, and if the day will allow it we could clearly see the Aeolian islands , the coast of Taormina , the coast of Catania , the coast of the Calabria , and the Stromboli. ,

The CLASSIC TOUR includes the descent by BUS 4x4, with a stop at the eruptive fracture of "2002".


The descent will take place along the "quarantore" gully. Fun "Gully of volcanic sand, which from an altitude of 2920 m. will lead us up to 1810 m. of PIANO PROVENZANA - NORTH ETNA. Fun and fascinating descent, characterized by a breathtaking landscape. & nbsp; & nbsp;

Cost: € 66 per person

SUMMIT CRATERS EXCURSION up to an altitude of 2900 m.

Duration: 3/4 hours
€ 66 for people
The price includes the cost per 4x4 bus

Type of Trekking

  • Meeting point: with the Alpine or Volcanological Guide at the Ticket Office of the Excursion Center
  • Meeting time: Meeting at 10:00, departure at 1:15
  • Jeep transport: Jeep 4x4 from 1800 meters up to 2920 meters. ( Cost Included )
  • Visit: & nbsp; Pizzi Deneri and Valle del Leone and "Bottoniera del 2002"
  • Descent with trekking formula: About 5km. From the Volcanological Observatory to Piano Provenzana
  • Arrival: Piano Provenzana (Linguaglossa) (1800 mt).
  • Difference in height: 1100D + by bus or on foot
  • Difference in descent: 1100 D-. with trekking formula
  • Return time: Approximately 13:00
  • Difficulty: Easy with return by 4x4 Bus, medium difficulty with the return trekking formula & nbsp; & nbsp ;

What's included:

  • Certified volcanological or alpine guide
  • Insurance in case of accidents

Recommended equipment:

  • Windbreaker or down jacket (rental possibility)
  • Water - minimum 1.5 L
  • Snak - Packed lunch
  • K-way (waterproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses


  • The excursion may vary at the discretion of the Guides or be interrupted if the environmental, atmospheric or volcanic, such as to compromise the safety of the entire group.
  • The excursion will take place within the limits set by the ordinances in force .
  • Also suitable for children over 12 years of age. (TRAIN)
  • This itinerary, in relation to the type and altitude, is suitable for people in a state of good physical health, who do not suffer from particular pathologies ( cardio vascular, respiratory or hypertension ).

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