Tours and excursions

Ready to sail ? In this section of the website, we want to create a virtual showcase of the many marked and proven hiking possibilities, easily arranged with direct booking through us, at no extra charge.
From Mount Etna to the coastline, with the possibility of diving and snorkelling, for fun or for a Padi course and diving school, with easy access into the sea from the ” Molido ” beach on the lava-rock coast with excellent services and reduced entrance for our kind Guests.
From East to West, highlighting the magnificent Greek roots between Syracuse and the Valley of the Temples or following the “Montalbano” the ” camilleristi ” in the wake of the Montalbano , in Ragusa , where it will be easy to evoke sincere and genuine emotions, typical of the curious and affable hospitality, always living in more or less fictional characters that abound in Sicily, that color and enrich the everyday, in a land where time seems to slow down the pace, to help us savor the moment.

Sicilian Sailing to the Riviera of the Cyclops’ marine Reserve

A full day tour with all activities included such sailing, snorkelling, paddle-boat, sun-bathing and lunch aboard, departing from Catania Port and visit in Acitrezza.

59 /adult
(€77,00 July and August)

Departing from the Pier “diporto nautico Etneo” at the Catania Port at 09,30

The full day tour (9.30 – 18.30) will depart from the port (mts 300 distance from Casa Provenza) aboard a sailing boat Jean Odissey 34.2 with an experienced skipper that will teach you the basic of sailing. During the journey, towards the Riviera of the Cyclops peculiar lava-rock coast. First stop at the Ulysse’s Caves for the first swim in the clear waters, Passing Acicastello and its castle to reach the fishing village of Acitrezza and enjoy with the best way to get around the “Faraglioni” and the Lachea Island for a hour. Light but delicious lunch aboard (appetizers, first course of fish, fruit and local wine). Then a walk in “town” with a mandatory relaxation time at the Eden Bar to taste their famous granitas and brioche. Return to Catania port.

ETNA MORNING Excursion on the Vulcano

HALF A DAY with professional guide and snack (small groups)

  • Location: South side of Etna
  • Duration: from 9.00 a.m. to 2.30/3.00 p.m.
  • Starts from Catania
  • Maximum altitude: 2000 meters
  • Difficulty level: EASY
49 - 55 /adult
(according to which company chosen)

Children and students under 24 : from € 44,00 to € 49,00

First stop: One of Etna Experience’s expert guides will lead you along a beautiful naturalistic path, while explaining the origins of our volcano. You will then reach a scenic spot that overlooks the Bove Valley, the last eruptions main scenario, where it will also be possible to enjoy an amazing view on the Summit Craters.

 

Second stop: You will visit a volcanic cave using the equipment provided from us (helmets and torches).

 

Third stop: You will visit some eccentric craters (probably the Monti Silvestri) surrounded by an evocative lunar landscape.*

 

* the itinerary of the first and third stops might be modified, by proposing a just as charming trek along the hiking trail called Schiena dell’Asino, still on the south side.

From October to April the rate is 44 € per participant for adults, 39 € for both children and students under 24 years old.

ETNA & SEA DIVE Excursion on the Vulcano & Marine Reserve in Acicastello

A FULL DAY with professional guide, snorkelling equipment and snack

  • Pick up from hotel
  • Arrival at Rifugio Sapienza
  • Visit of crateri Silvestri (1892)
  • Trekking through natural path of Parco dell’Etna or Etna high altitude option
  • Visit of a lava cave with helmets and lamps
  • Sampling of typical products in a biological farm
  • Snorkeling in the Marine Protected Area of “Isole dei Ciclopi”
  • Return to hotel
85 /adult
(3-12 years € 56)

The cost includes:
Shuttle bus (return) / Multilingual guide / Trekking shoes (on request) / The kit for visiting the Cave / Sampling / Entrance to the Lido / The kit for snorkelling.

After being picked up from your hotel you will head for Rifugio Sapienza, stopping in certain view points on the way up. The guide will give you all the information you need about the history and the territory of the volcano and you will visit the sites of the last eruptions and the old Silvestri Craters.

From Rifugio Sapienza (1920 mamsl) you can choose one of the following options:

Do some trekking in one of the nature paths of “Parco dell’Etna”, up to 2000 m.

Buy the Etna high altitude option: from Rifugio Sapienza you will take the cable car and reach, in 15 minutes, 2504 meters. From here you will continue with special 4×4 minibuses and reach, in 20 minutes, 2900 meters (Torre del Filosofo). You will find your self in front of a scenery stretching right down to the sea. Here it will be possible to admire the great central crater, the South-East crater and the historical lava flows that characterize the landscape of Etna. With the alpinist guides you will visit the places where the life of the volcano flourishes, in full safety. You will return to Rifugio Sapienza by minibus and cable car.

The excursion will continue with the visit of a lava cave with helmets and torches.

The next stop, on the way down, will be Zafferana, where you will visit one of the most famous organic farms for a delicious sampling of typical products such as honey, wine, oil etc.

ISLAND TOUR Eolian islands daily mini-cruise

4 ISLANDS TOUR
Saturday (from June 3 to September 30)
Boarding at 8:45am – Departure at 9.00 am
Tickets can be purchased online up to 19:00 hours the day before minicruise
Euro 85,00 per person from Milazzo.

85 /adult

Shuttle service from Catania to Milazzo not included.luso

Boarding at 8:45am – Departure at 9.00 am

During navigation, immediately after the departure, you will be able to see the picturesque promontory of Milazzo with its imposing castle.

Route to Lipari. During navigation, you will be able to admire aboard the island of Vulcano.

Arrival at the port of Lipari and a useful stop for visiting the island. In the early afternoon boarding and departure for Panarea with visit aboard to the “Baia di Calajunco” and “la spiaggia di Zimmari”. Two and half hours stop at the port of St. Peter;

Possibility to walk (in about 45 minutes) or with the typical “panaroti” taxi, the small prehistoric village of “Capo Milazzese”, dating back to 1400 BC. Stop useful for baths and reach the church of San Pietro, to enjoy a breathtaking view. Departure from Panarea and visit by sea of the mini archipelago in front of the island (“Lisca Bianca”, “Lisca Nera”, “Basiluzzo”, “Spinazzola”). Continue to Stromboli. Stop in the sea in front of the port of Ginostra. Arrival in Stromboli and stop until sunset. Arrival in Stromboli and stop until sunset.

Boarding and cruising to Strombolicchio. Continuation towards the “Sciara del Fuoco” (Stream of fire), to admire from the sea the spectacular eruptions of the active volcano Stromboli.

Return to Milazzo between 10:00pm and 11:00pm (depending on the sunset time).

Etna Summit Craters