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EXCURSION ON ETNA UNTIL THE VALLEY OF THE BOVE AND VISIT THE CAVE

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Stop At: Monte Etna, 95031 Catania, Sicily Italy

Walking on the slope of the Volcano

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Grotta di Serracozzo, Milo, Sicily Italy

During our journey we will explore with the help of torches and helmets, provided by me, one of the most fascinating caves of Etna at an altitude of 1851 m, the Serracozzo cave formed during the 1971 eruption.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Valle Del Bove, 95019 Zafferana Etnea, Sicily Italy

Our photo walk starts from the square of the Citelli refuge, the historic refuge built on an ancient crater at an altitude of 1740 m. The first section of the route will allow us to capture the endemic species of the area, including the characteristic birch aetnensis.
As the altitude increases, the vegetation changes and the landscape becomes more and more unique until the majestic and endless lunar landscape of the Valle del Bove opens up to the lens of our camera. In this valley you can still admire today, what remains of the ancient eruptive centers dated thousands and thousands of years ago, the lava flows that have alternated over the centuries. Moreover, it is the panoramic point par excellence for photographing the summit craters and with a good dose of luck, perhaps, even some small explosive activity.
Interesting photographic opportunities during our journey: the blue of the Ionian coast, the dazzling yellow of the broom (in summer) in contrast with the shimmering black of the volcanic sand, the lively violet of the saponaria (in summer), the white of the trunks of the birches and of beech trees. During our journey we will explore with the help of torches and helmets, provided by me, one of the most fascinating caves of Etna at an altitude of 1851 m, the Serracozzo cave formed during the 1971 eruption.


Duration: 45 minutes

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Important Information
Departure Point
Rifugio Alpino Salvatore Citelli, Via Mareneve, 95010 Sant'Alfio CT, Italy
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Helmet and torch, trekking poles
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Private transportation
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The excursion is suitable for adults and children accustomed to walking in rough terrain.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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