(Pick up from Messina port) Mt Etna Volcano is one of the world's most active volcanoes and the most active one in Europe. It has been erupting for several million years. Mt Etna is one of the greatest and most beautiful volcano adventure tour destinations in Sicily, beside many other which can be easily enjoyed from the shore. We will be leased to pick you up at port and drive to mount Etna passing Sicilian towns (Santa Venerina, Zafferana...) and old lava flow. During the ascent different kinds of vegetation can be noted. We will reach 2.000 meters (7.000 ft) where we take a walk together to visit the "Silvestri" craters (1892) and the latest new lava flows and craters from 2001/2002/2003, enjoy the desert moon atmosphere! On the way, we will also stop and visit a local family honey farm where it is possible to taste local Etna wine, a selection of natural honey (orange, lemon, eucalyptus, strawberry.), almond pastries, olives, extra virgin olive oil, etc… We then drive one of the most scenic rout called “Mare Neve/ sea mountain” with a wonderful view over our volcano and the blue Ionian sea. With a drive on the slopes of Etna, We will reach the known winery “Gambino”. Upon arrival it is possible to tour the wonderful property overlooking the sea. You will enjoy a wine tasting combined a Sicilian typical lunch, which includes a wine tasting of 4 wines with some delicious tipical sicilian food tastings: dried tomatoes, Etna area mushrooms and olives, local salami, 2 types of Pepato cheese, Provola, fresh cheese, sausage in white wine, salad, hazelnuts sweet and coffe, possible vegetarian version. Child menù on request. After lunch we continue our journey with the visit one of the most charming and unspoiled Sicilian village: Castiglione di Sicilia. We will take a walk to an amazing spot to admire to enjoy the a breathtaking view over the Alcantara valley. Stop at the Alcantara gorges to enjoy the overview of the lava canyon, created by ancient lava eruption.

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