Excursions Path and Cavas


Caves of this type can be found in Europe only on Etna and in Iceland. This particular type of cave is formed by the lava overgrowth during the castings. This process consists in the cooling and solidification of the external part of the casting, as it is in contact with the atmosphere, while the lava flow inside the casting continues to flow, maintaining its heat, as in a tunnel, until it is fed.
Once the flow begins to die out the pipeline begins to empty, giving way to a lava flow cave.

Escursions to the Caves of Etna

The length of the caves is extremely variable (from a few tens of meters up to over one km). Inside the caves it is possible to observe phenomena such as the “dog teeth”, or the lava rolls that form along the walls, formed due to the high temperatures of the lava.
The first cave that will be reached is the “Grotta dei Lamponi”.
After the visit of the cave we continue and during the journey spectacular volcanic morphologies of slabs and ropes, typically called pahoehoe from the Hawaiian and fascinating globular forms will be visible so as to be called “Monti dei Morti”. After about an hour of walking you will reach the “Grotta del Gelo”

Departure / Return
Piano Provenzana
Departure time
  • 09:30 / 11:30
  • kindly arrive 30 minutes before departure.
  • Initial briefing.
  • Beginning of the trek.
  • Break at the Timpa Rossa refuge.
  • Visit the Lamponi Cave (1720 m).
  • Continuation of the trek.
  • Visit the cave of the Frost.
  • Return to the starting point.
  • Arrival in Piano Provenzana 1800 mt..
Price includes
  • Volcanological or Alpine Guide
  • Helmet
Price excludes
  • K-way
  • Trekking shoes
Compulsory equipment
  • Packed lunch
  • Layered clothing
  • Trekking shoes
  • Windbreaker or down jacket
  • Helmet