By joining this tour with departure from Catania and the surrounding areas, you can observe The Petralia Cave located in the underground of Catania area, named Barriera di Catania. It is one of the largest cave of Etna. It develops in a prehistoric lava flow (4.000-5 .000 a.c.), and the entrance opens on a private property
Its full exploration has highlighted the attendance by man in prehistoric times.
The cavity was in fact used as a burial place and still preserve some remains (pottery, stone tools etc.) dating back to the Bronze Age.
The cave is still being studied by researchers of the Archaeological Heritage. The cavity, for its beautiful and well preserved internal morphologies, constitutes a remarkable example of lava tube.
Excursion available everyday. Last about 2,30 hours
If you have any queries, questions or need clarification about some aspects of the tour program outlined above, please try read the section EXCURSIONS in our F.A.Q.s page, before booking. Booking terms and Condition – Cancellation Policy, click here
Additional charge will be applied to pick-ups & drop-offs from some locations outside Catania shown below (the list of locations is not exhaustive). The cost of the additional is to be shared by the number of paying passengers picked up from a given location.
TAORMINA = + € 100
SIGONELLA & MOTTA SANT’ANASTASIA: + € 30
COSTA SARACENA: + € 80
SANTA VENERINA: + € 15
RIPOSTO, GIARRE & MASCALI: + € 50
LINGUAGLOSSA: + € 60
The activities outlined above are intended for Excursions in Sicily members only. However, because the cost of the tour includes, in addition to the insurance quota, even the membership fee, the Excursions in Sicily membership is automatically acquired.
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Departure time: 8:30 am
Duration: 2,3 hours
Pick-Up & Drop-Off: Included in the price (with some exceptions; read our FAQs)
Difficulty level: Easy
Activities carried out by: car,4×4 Vehicle (6/8 people + Guide) & Brief walks and/or trekking