During the walk we find numerous old houses and farms with millstone, a sign of the presence of vineyards in areas that today are colonized by chestnut trees. Continuing we meet the lava of 1928 and the area of the eruptive vents.
The area is characterized by numerous hornitos, conical structures built up by lava ejected through an opening in the crust of a lava flow. On the way back we will visit the Church of Magazzeni built in 1958.
Recently, to avoid vandalism, the entrance of the Church has been closed with a gate that nevertheless allows the view of the interior of the building. Finally, we continue the visit with the the largest and oldest known chestnut tree in the world: the Hundred horses chestnut, a tree of about 2000 years old!
The itinerary includes a trekking along the 1928 lava flow, vision of a hornitos, visit of the inner side of eruptive fracture of 1928
Hornitos, visit of a volcanic fissure cave , Hundred horses chestnut , walk along the 1928 lava flow , Church of Magazzeni.
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Departure time: ore 8:00
Duration: approx. 6 hours
Tasting: Etna wines and honey
Dinner: No Difficulty level: Easy
Activities carried out : on foot on dirt track Visit of a volcanic cave: Yes Helmets and torches : provided by the guide
Adult €118 per person min 1 pax
Adult €59 per person min 2 pax
Adult €49 per person min 3 pax
Adult €45 per person min 5 pax
Adult €39 per person min 9 pax
Adult € 35 per person min 10 pax
Children up to 12 years €29 per person
In case of adverse weather condition the tour could undergo changes.
The excursion will be taken at lower altitude.
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
The tour is not recommended for those who do not have a good health conditions and especially who suffers of cardio-respiratory system issues. Suitable also for children over 10 years old.
According to the season: rucksack , trekking shoes, comfortable clothing, , windbreaker or waterproof jacket, fleece, hat, sunscreen, spare shirt, water (2 litres), energy foods.
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.
CATANIA AIRPORT + € 40
CATANIA PORT + € 30
ACITREZZA E ACICASTELLO + € 50
ACIREALE + € 60
SAN GREGORIO DI CATANIA + € 30
TAORMINA: + € 150
SIGONELLA + € 90
MOTTA SANT’ANASTASIA: + € 60
COSTA SARACENA: + € 120
RIPOSTO: + € 75
GIARRE: + € 70
MASCALI: + € 90
LINGUAGLOSSA: + € 130
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.