Etna morning tour

Experience Etna in a sunny morning

Etna morning Tour gives you the possibility to discover the beauty of the southern side of Mount Etna in just half a day in the morning! 

For this half day Etna morning tour we provide for pick-up service at your accommodation or in the close vicinity, with 8-seats vehicle.

First stop : While walking among eccentric craters  like the Silvestri Mountains, and singular lava formations, our naturalistic guide will introduce you to the fascinating volcanic phenomena (the itinerary usually takes place on the south side of the volcano). You will admire ash deserts and lava lunar landscapes.

Second stop : You will admire the famous Bove Valley from a panoramic spot, accessible by a not so difficult hiking trek in the middle of suggestive lunar landscapes.  A natural stage where often the most spectacular lava eruptions are. In a clear sky day the summit crater will be visible in all their beauty.

Third stop :  Explore Etna’s lava caves while our friendly and knowledgeable guide will explain the fascinating volcanic phenomena. You will visit an interesting lava flow cave (Cave of Thieves or Cave Cassone). We will provide for free equipment: helmets and lights.

You will also stop for a tasty Sicilian snack and a good glass of wine that we offer you.

Excursions take place at a maximum of 2000 meters.


  • Schedule: from 9.00 Am to 2.30 pm
  • Slope: south/North side of Etna
  • When: Available every day of the year!
  • Guides: geologist or biologist but more important passionate about the Volcano
  • In case of bad weather: some stops can be replaced with some local Etna wine, honey and olive oil guided tasting in a production farm.
  • Difficult level: easy
  • Fitness level: This half day Etna tour is adviced to everybody that is in normal good health conditions and that does not have any heart or breathing problems.
  • Itineray changes: Depending on weather conditions the guide can always decide for everybody’s safety to change the itinerary.
  • Equipment provided for free

Important Information

Recommended equipment

We remind you to wear sneakers (sports or trekking) with socks, and wear a winter jacket since the temperature at altitude is lower than 10-15 ° C around Catania. In case of snow, we also recommend to bring with you a second pair of socks. Snowshoes and sticks will be provided by us. If you think you are not well equipped, please let us know when booking. In that case, we will give you shoes and jackets.

Also remember to bring a bottle of water with you to unwind during your trek.

Itinerary variation

The journey can endure little variations due specific needs of the group and/or weather conditions. In addition, in the case of conditions or events that are independent of our will and unpredictable, the guide may choose to make some changes to the itinerary and its judgment is imperative.

Included in the price

Professional naturalistic guide (geologists, volcanoes, agronomists) and especially passionate about trekking and volcanoes

Pick-up in a jeep or minibus in Catania, directly at the hotels or by agreeing a meeting point

Lunch bag


Equipment, if requested at the time of booking.

Not included in the price

  • Extra costs not included or not expected

Suitable for

Everyone (but we do not recommend taking part in excursions to those who do not enjoy good health, especially those who suffer from cardiovascular disease.)

Etna sud, Monti Silvestri

The Silvestri Mountains (or Silvestri Craters) are two pyroclastic cones formed in the north of Nicolosi, at an altitude of 1,900m, at the slopes of the Etna volcano. Their formation dates back to the eruption of 1892, which lasted 5 days: they are today among the most famous cones of the entire volcanic building and they are in the famous tourist area of Sapienza Shelter, close to the Etna cableway.

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