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Etnasnow, Etna in white

nature walk

Etnasnow, Etna in white

2 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English, Italian
nature walk

Etnasnow, Etna in white

nature walk

Etnasnow, Etna in white

2 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English, Italian

What you'll do

We will begin the excursion with a taste experience, at a renowned bar of Sant'Alfio, where it is possible to taste sweets, that are very energetic delicacies made with hazelnuts or walnuts cultivated here. The stop will allow us to deepen the strong link between faith and Etna, that unites the dramatic stories of all the foothills villages. In particular we will relive, experientially, the casting of 1928 and the great miracle occurred at the church in Contrada "Magazzeni". We will then proceed, with the car, to the starting point of the trek, until we reach Piano Provenzana, a ski area at Etna Nord. Here, rented snowshoes, we will begin the trek to the buttons of 2002, walking on the crater rim of the downstream crater. From here we will move in the direction of the most elegant beech forest of Etna, which covered in snow makes the landscape unique. From up here the landscape opens on the Ionian coast, on Taormina and on the Peloritani and up to the Aeolian islands.

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Learn more about Francesco E Marianna

Francesco E Marianna

I was born under the largest active volcano in Europe, the magnificent Etna and I grew up with its eruptions, its lava flows, its earthquakes. I like skiing, going for mushrooms, going off-road, trekking and snowshoeing, as well as hunting for footsteps and signs of nocturnal animals. This gave me a lot of security and experience. However, in order to have a high profile of preparation, I also obtained the certificate of "Federescursionistica Naturalistic Guide", after a 400-hour course between practical lessons, excursions, first aid patents, use of defibrillator and exam.

What's included

Food
Almond paste and sparkling wine. Rental of snowshoes and trekking poles

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Where you'll be

We will visit the historic center of the village of "Sant'Alfio" and its famous lava stone church. The Spina bar with its delicious desserts with walnuts and hazelnuts. The small church of the contrada "Magazzeni" , site of the miracle of 1928 eruption. The "snow cave" also called "cave of the ladroni" with helmet and torch, the spectacular buttonhole craters of the "perfect" eruption of 2002 that destroyed the Piano Provenzana ski area. The forest of Timparossa.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Layered clothing, change of underwear shirt, cap, gloves and hiking boots. Snacks and fruit, 500 ml. of water per person.
Francesco E Marianna
Etnasnow, Etna in white
2 reviews
£56/person
2 reviews
£56/person