VOLCANOES OF SICILY
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 unforgettable experience, visit the jewel town of Taormina will be amazing with its narrow charming streets and its magical views.
1ST DAY: CATANIA - MILAZZO
Arrival in Catania, transfer from the hotel to Milazzo.
2ST DAY: MILAZZO- STROMBOLI (6 HOURS WALKING +924M -924M 10 KM)
In the morning hydrofoil or boat to Stromboli island , 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.
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.
3ST DAY: STROMBOLI (4 HOURS WALKING +400M -400M 6 KM)
Today walk to the "Sciara del Fuoco" where you can see Stromboli's volcanic activity with a wonderful panorama view of the craters. Time at disposal to visit the island or take a boat to reach Ginostra, the opposite side of it.
4ST DAY: STROMBOLI -LIPARI (3 HOURS WALKING +290M -290M 8KM)
In the morning hydrofoil to the island of Lipari . Arrival and accommodation. Walk in the west side of the island to discover hidden part of the island. Later, time at disposal to visit the lively island: visit the magnificent Archaeological Museum which houses a valuable exhibition.
5ST DAY: LIPARI – VULCANO – LIPARI (3 HOURS WALKING +390M -390M 6 KM)
Today you will take the hydrofoil to discover the close island of Vulcano. Walk 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.
6ST DAY: LIPARI – MILAZZO – TAORMINA (2 HOURS WALKING+150M-150M 7 KM)
In the morning hydrofoil from Lipari to Milazzo. Private transfer from Milazzo harbour to the Etna volcano, walking at Sartorius Mountain. Then the town of Taormina, little village worldwide famous.
7ST DAY: ETNA (5 HOURS WALKING+500M-500M 12 KM)
Today again walking on Etna mountain discovering the old craters and the new ones. Amazing view of the Ionian coast of Sicily.