IL TOUR DEI QUATTRO CRATERI (bocche a bottoniera eruzione 2001)_ENG

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2 h 30



What is included:

✅ Guide
✅ Equipment
❌ Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
❌ Food and beverages



Minimum participants:

6 participants

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Explore the sites of the massive 2001 eruption

The wonders of Etna

The itinerary runs along the entire southern flank of the volcano and presents a remarkable interior from a geo-volcanological point of view. Starting from an altitude of 1,900 meters near the Sapienza Hut (Etna Sud – Nicolosi Nord), you will cross the lava flows of the 2001 and 2002/03 eruptions, which during the eruptive event threatened and partially destroyed the existing tourist infrastructure on the southern slope of the volcano, as well as the center of the village of Nicolosi. Then we will reach an altitude of about 2,100 meters to visit the craters, called “button mouths” for their particular morphology, formed during such eruptions and whose lavas are characterized by the presence of trapped sedimentary rocks.

After a short visit to the above craters, during which it is possible to admire a splendid view of the Ionian coast, another stop is planned at the ancient Silvestri craters, formed during the 1892 eruption, and at the Fountain Crater, which is about 80 meters deep.

Return to the starting point (1,900 meters above sea level).

The itinerary is entirely on foot with the guide.


To enjoy the tour to the fullest

  • hiking boots
  • backpack
  • jacket or fleece
  • long pants
  • hat or cap
  • sack lunch

***We can provide you with free hiking boots, jacket, helmet, poles.

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The hike is recommended for everyone.

The hike is subject to weather conditions, so the guide reserves the right to change and/or cancel the itinerary, even on the same day of departure.

Cable car and transport

The price quoted does not include cable car and bus fares.
These costs may vary depending on the season.


Our Etna Casa del Sole B&B offers comfortable air-conditioned rooms with WI-FI and access to a garden with an outdoor pool.

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