Volcanoes of Sicily- Walking Tour

Walking tour:  8 days/ 7 nights

These walks take you to where the sea meets the sky, leading you to discover the Sicily’s volcanoes; Etna, Vulcano and Stromboli. The itinerary will take you up the volcanoes, give you a chance to rent a boat to go around the islands. Climbing Etna, it will be an unforgeattable experience, visit the jewel town of Taormina will be amazing with its narrow charming streets  and its magical Graeco-Roman amphitheatre.

1st day: Catania – Milazzo Arrival in Catania, private transfer from the hotel to Milazzo. (1h30). Accommodation in town.

P1030052 (Small)2nd  day: Lipari (3 hours walking +290m -430m)8km In the morning hydrofoil to the nearby island of Lipari (1h). Arrival and accommodation. Time at disposal to visit the lively island: visit the magnificent Archaeological Museum which houses a valuable exibith of underwater archaeology or walk in the west side of the island to discover hidden part of the island .Overnight (2 nights) with breakfast. panare

3rd & 4th day: Lipari – Vulcano – Lipari  (3 hours walking +390m -390m)6 km Day at disposal to enjoy the wonderful beach of Lipari or take the hydrofoil, to discover the close island of Vulcano. You can also go up to the Great Crater where the fumarole of the active volcano can be admired. The climb until the top through a hard path, repaid from magnificent views on the others six Aeolian islands. Come back to our accommodation on Lipari.   In the morning hydrofoil or boat to Stromboli island (1h), check-in to the hotel free time to visit the  lovely village of San Vincenzo or to take an optional boat ride around the island to visit the enchanting village of Ginostra, one of the loveliest corners of the entire archipelago. In the afternoon leave for the excursion to the volcano* with certified volcanological guide. Overnight in hotel. (2 nights) *The volcano is 924 mt high and according to Italian law, when it is not erupting people are allowed to climb up the top accompanied by a certified volcanological guide. At the moment the climb is permitted. The guides reserve the right to cancel the climb according to safety considerations (weather, data from volcano which is constantly monitored, physical condition of walkers). The walk is quite demanding and requires a torch for the descent which takes place in the dark.

5th day: Stromboli (4 hours walking +400m -400m)10 km or Panarea Free time to relax on Stromboli’s black beaches and in the late afternoon walk to the “Sciara del Fuoco” where you have a hint of Stromboli’s volcanic activity with a wonderful panorama view of the craters otherwise you can take the hydrofoil and reach the nearby and lively island of Panara, walk the excursion to Cala Junco.  

6th day: Stromboli – Milazzo – Taormina In the morning hydrofoil from Stromboli to Milazzo (2 h). Private transfer from Milazzo harbour to the town of Taormina, little village worldwide famous. An emotion that takes your breath away is what comes to everyone when they see the Greek-Roman Theater, this unbelievable work by mankind that stands on the mountain and from where one’s gaze drops down to the deep blue sea and to Etna, an unsettling presence that manages to stay in harmony with the landscape. Accommodation in the area.(2 nights)  

7th day: Etna.(4,5 hours walking+300m-300m 9 km) Excursion on  Etna volcano to admire places and paths that the volcano Etna only offers. Amazing view of the Ionian coast of Sicily. Come back to your accommodation   8th day: Breakfast and end of our services.

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