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Trilogy of Volcanoes Tour

A journey to discover the Sicilian active volcanoes

Etna and Aeolian Island
8 days length
From April to November

Description

Discover the Sicilian active volcanoes. Thanks to the included excursions, guided by our Mountain Volcanological Guides you will hike the summit of Stromboli to observe his explosive strombolian activity and travel along his beautiful trails.

Scheduled itinerary

Day 1

Flight to Catania. Reception at Catania and transfer to Milazzo, the departure port towards the Aeolian Islands. Arrival at the hotel and dinner.

Day 2

Early in the morning, journey from Milazzo to Stromboli. At Stromboli, installation in local apartments. Lunch at the restaurant. In the afternoon, beginning of the trek to a belvedere at 400 meters above sea level and along the Sciara del Fuoco, where projections caused by volcanic explosions fall. Night watch of the volcano’s explosive activity. Then, return to the village.

Day 3

After breakfast, beginning of the trek to the summit of the volcano (depending on the volcano’s activity and subject to the Mayor’s Office authorization). Ascension of the Stromboli by Punta Labronzo. Day watch and picnic lunch. When night comes, the ascension is pursued up to the summit. Night watch of the incandescent lava explosions and return to the village.

Day 4

After breakfast, journey from Stromboli to Lipari by hovercraft. Installation in a Lipari hotel. Lunch at a restaurant. In the afternoon, free strolling at Lipari, the main Aeolian Island, whose city features a historical citadel as well as an archeological and (sometimes open) volcanic museum.

Day 5

Short journey to Vulcano. Free time so that visitants can stroll around the island, go to the beach or take a bath of sulfurous peat. Lunch at restaurant. Ascension of the Fossa crater and discovery of the fumarole zone. Return to Lipari at the end of the afternoon.

Day 6

After breakfast, journey to Milazzo by ferryboat. From Milazzo, journey to the north face of the Etna volcano by minibus. During the journey, stop to the historical village of Taormina for a free visit. Free lunch. Installation to agritourism dwellings.

Day 7

Trekking in the Piano Provenzana Park (with snowshoes if necessary). Discovery of the craters and ancient lava flows caused by the large eruption of 2002. Visit to a lava tunnel, to the grotta dei Lamponi, walk through the Monte Nero and return to Piano Provenzana. Transfer to Catania by minibus. Dinner at Catania.

Day 8

Depending on the departure time, free time. Transfer from the hotel to the Catania airport. Flight back.

Included

Tour Guide for 8 days
Mountain volcanological Guide to the summit craters of Stromboli and Etna
Transfer during displacements
Full board
Flights on request

Deaparture

In groups composed max. of 16 participants. Upon request, with a minimum of 4 participants we can arrange customized departures.

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