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Oro d'Etna

Oro d'Etna: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Catania: Mount Etna Sunset Tour

1. From Catania: Mount Etna Sunset Tour

Take a beautiful sunset tour of the famed Etna volcano. Explore a lava cave, walk around craters and watch the sunset on the spectacular landscape Begin with a stop at a farm for a sampling of delicious local products. Visit one of the town's most famous organic farms for a delicious sampling of typical local products, including honey and wine. Continue your tour to a lava cave created during the 1792 eruption and enter the stunning site to learn about lava flows and the forces that create them. Then, stroll along the mountain trails to Mount Etna's Sapienza Refuge, and enjoy a pleasant walk around the lava flows created from the latest eruptions and the ancient Silvestri craters dating back to the 1892 eruption. From this supreme peak, watch the sunset over the breathtaking landscape before returning to your hotel in the evening.

Full-Day Etna and Wine Tour from Catania

2. Full-Day Etna and Wine Tour from Catania

This day trip begins with a drive up to Rifugio Sapienza, with stops at viewpoints en route. The guide will provide commentary on the volcano's history and point out sites of previous eruptions. Trek along one of the nature paths up to 2,000 meters or take the Etna high altitude option. For the high altitude option, ride a cable car and special 4x4 minibus to the maximum altitude allowed. Afterward, explore a lava cave, equipped with a helmet and flashlight. The final stop will be at one of the area’s top wineries, with a tasting session that includes 4 still wines. During the tasting session, enjoy local cold cuts, cheeses, pate and olive oil.

Catania: City Highlights Tour with Guide

3. Catania: City Highlights Tour with Guide

Discover the soul of the ancient city of Catania on a guided walking tour. Explore the historical center of Catania with a local guide. Gain insight into the history and architecture of this city with a local guide. Meet your guide at the Elephant Statue and symbol of Catania in Piazza del Duomo. Marvel at the stunning dome of the cathedral in Piazza del Duomo. See how lava stone has given a unique flair to churches and late Baroque palaces in Catania. Head to Pescheria, the vibrant historic fish market. Reach Crociferi street where you can see the ornate church of San Benedetto and the church of San Giuliano which is a stunning example of Catania Baroque. Finish at Etnea where there are ruins, historical buildings, and shopping. Have the option of purchasing an arancino, a Sicilian cannoli, or another delicacy.

Catania: Etna Morning Tour

4. Catania: Etna Morning Tour

This tour is suitable for children and adults because of easy level. You will admire the lunar landscapes created by “Mamma Etna” having the chance to stroll on ancient craters, walking among ancient lava streams characterized by different shades of colors, feel the smell of Etna’s vegetation and explore volcanic caves where the lava used to flow. During the tour a naturalistic guide will explain you all the secrets about the highest volcano in Europe. Pick up at accommodation or meeting point. Visit of Silvestri Craters at 2000 meters. Visit of Volcanic cave (helmets and torches provided) Visit of “”Valley of the Ox”” Visit of the famous 1991/93 lava stream that reached the town of Zafferana Etnea Tasting of typical products in a local farm in Zafferana Etnea Drop off at accommodation or meeting point.

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What people are saying about Oro d'Etna

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 523 reviews

Perfect day ať all. We have been picked up with Pepe and drive one hour to reach cable station bellow Etna first peak, where we deciced to pay extra 68€/person to use cable car and 4x4 bus to reach 2750 m (guided tour as well) and see one small Etna crater. This is to be sad that no permission to go upper is prohibited due to safety reason. Also do not underestimated temperature and take some wind jacket and outdoor shoes . After that we enjoy nice and tasty degustation at Palmento Arena. Very recommended. And Pepe was a really nice and friendly Guide.

We were a group of three adults that had an amazing day with Salvo! He was so informative, friendly and helpful, he really made our day special! Etna is absolutely stunning- a must see if you are in Catania- and the wine tasting exceeded all expectations! The food and wine were delicious and portions were generous. I would highly recommend! From the Canadians!

This was an amazing tour both at Mount Etna and at the winery. There was enough time at Mount Etna to explore on your own or do nothing. The experience at the winery was exemplary great wine tasting delicious lunch very knowledgeable and overall just a great time. I highly recommend this tour

Natasha was a great guide, Etna was closed to go up to the pic, and it was pretty boring just to see black gravel, winery tastings were excellent - food and wine, delucateses they offer are excellent

Particularly enjoyed going into the lava cave! Personable and knowledgeable guide. Good quick intro to Catania.