Magico Appartamenti Scafa

Excursions to Etna

From Magico Residence Scafa, in only 1h40 you can reach the Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe. You have different options to visit this wonderful gift of the nature

FUNIVIA DELL’ETNA


Thanks to the cooperation with “Funivia dell’Etna” Magico Residence Scafa’s guests could book directly in the apartment the amazing excursion on the highest volcano in Europe.

Excursions to Mount Etna are among the most interesting attractions in Italy.

From its height 3.350m Mount Etna dominates Sicily, its 3 surrounding seas and tip of the Italian peninsula, Calabria.

Mount Etna offers varied and captivating sightseeing opportunities with the view of external craters, formidable lava flows, forests, citrus groves and almost evergreen vineyards. All of which ignite both scientific interest and tourist enthousiasm the world over!

The Etna Cableway and off-road vehicles make it possible to get to the top of the volcano for exciting summer excursions and a one of a kind winter experience; to ski only a stone’s throw away from the sea.

The Mount Etna guides will take you as close to the active volcano as local safety regulations allow.

ETNA MORNING (Half day: from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm)

In this excursion you will spend a whole morning immersed in one of the most fascinating and exciting natural places in Europe.
Our expert tour guides will walk by your side and explain the history, the botanic and the geology of the highest active volcano of the Eurasian Plate. The points of interest will be reached by jeep followed by a short walk in each site. The max altitude for this tour is 1.986 m.

ETNA SUNSET (Half day: from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm)

In the course of this excursion, starting in the afternoon up until sunset, you will be able to admire the superb beauty of Etna during its magnificent change of light.
Our expert guides will describe all the naturalistic aspect of this enchanting volcano overlooking the sea. The points of interest will be reached by jeep followed by a short walk on each site. The max altitude of this tour is 1.986 m.

ETNA TASTE (Half day: from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm)

With this excursion you will enjoy the beauty of nature and taste our local cuisine.
Our expert guides will take you to some of the most suggestive places our charming volcano can offer. After the hike we will stop in an ancient and restored Palmento (a place built in black lava stone basins where grapes were crushed and processed to make wine) situated in the heart of the park for a sampling of our local delicacies. The points of interest will be reached by jeep followed by short walks. The maximum altitude in this tour is 1.986 m.

ETNA ALCANTARA (Full day: from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm)

From the heights of the volcano through lava flows, caves and old craters, you will be climbing down into the Alcantara valley to admire the amazing natural scenery of its gorges.
Starting in the morning our jeeps will drive through the trails of mount Etna, up to an altitude of 1.986 m followed by short walks. In the afternoon we will climb down to the Alcantara gorge, a volcanic canyon in which the cold water of the Alcantara river flows.

ETNA 3.000 m (Half day: from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm)

This excursion will take you all the way up to the summit (3000 m), at the base of the main craters, in a majestic volcanic desert where silence fills up the space around you.
We will visit the Crateri Barbagallo that took shape after the big eruption of 2002. At this altitude you will be able to enjoy the fascinating landscape that only Etna can offer.

ETNA SUMMIT (Half day: from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm)

With this excursion you will be able to reach the highest point, the pulsing heart of the volcano: the summit craters.
We will start our tour by cable car that will take us to an altitude of 2.500 m, at this point we will continue by Unimog until we’ll reach Torre del Filosofo (2.920 m). From here we are going to hike up the hill for about two hours until we get to the edge of the Voragine and the Bocca Nuova. This extraordinary work of nature will offer you a view that can’t be compared to any other summits: the unique color of the rocks, the fresh and pure air, the ground underneath you and the breath taking landscape around you will be part of one of kind experience.