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Etna excursion, unique experience.

Catania, Italy

Experience hosted by Fabrizio

4 hoursHosted in Italian and English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

This experience is the best way to discover the most important places of Etna and to have a complete picture of its history, evolution and activity. We will start the excursion from the ancient lava flows that in past centuries destroyed the Etna villages and we will arrive at about 2000m above sea level at the Sapienza Refuge (South Etna) where we will make a pleasant trek around the Silvestri Craters (side mouths of 1892), on Etna in fact there are over 300 lateral craters now extinct. Along the way, equipped with helmets and torches, we will also visit a wonderful volcanic cave (lava tube). Also from a lookout we can admire the famous Valle del Bove, a unique landscape in the world, where I will explain the birth of the Etna volcano. The excursion is carried out on board our 4X4 jeeps with which we will reach the various points of interest and throughout the route I will give you all the information on Etna, its history, its flora and fauna. Fun, passion and adventure are guaranteed and in the end you will love Signora Etna like me.
Availability of free car transfer from our meeting point.
Other things to note
This is a beautiful experience for travelers and nature lovers. Etna is my passion and you will love it like me.
This experience is the best way to discover the most important places of Etna and to have a complete picture of its history, evolution and activity. We will start the excursion from the ancient lava flows that in past centuries destroyed the Etna villages and we will arrive at about 2000m above sea level at the Sapienza Refuge (South Etna) where we will make a pleasant trek around the Silvestri Craters (side mouths of 1892), on Etna in fact there…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Helmet and lights for the lava tube. Walking sticks. NO HIKING BOOTS. You c...

Meet your host, Fabrizio

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 9 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello my name is Fabrizio Testai, I am a naturalistic guide F.E.S (Federation Excursions Sicily) with ten years of experience. I grew up on the slopes of Etna between the wonderful Sicilian sea, the black lava of Signora Etna, its green woods and its snowy slopes, thus having the opportunity to appreciate the wonders of nature. My hobbies are sailing, skiing, trekking. Since 2010 I am a professional hiking guide, I organize excursions and trekking on my beloved "Muntagna": Etna. With love and passion, I will let you discover its beauties and its secrets.
Hello my name is Fabrizio Testai, I am a naturalistic guide F.E.S (Federation Excursions Sicily) with ten years of experience. I grew up on the slopes of Etna between the wonderful Sicilian sea, the black lava of Signora Etna, its green woods and its snowy slopes, thus having the opportunity to appreciate the wonders of nature. My hobbies are sailing, skiing, trekking. Since 2010 I am a professional hiking guide, I organize excursions and trekking on my beloved "Muntagna": Etna. With love and pa…
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Where you'll be

During the excursion we will be able to visit unique places, to know all the endemic species that live on Etna, we can touch with the hands volcanic lapilli that sometimes have few hours of life, we will discover the beauty and charm of a lava tube and naturally we will share this wonderful experience among us thus creating new friendships.
Elisa
October 2020
La giornata sull’Etna è stata davvero speciale! Un’esperienza unica resa ancor più suggestiva ed interessante dai racconti di Fabrizio, che ama il suo mestiere e il posto dove vive e trasmette tutta la sua passione alle persone che vivono con lui quest’esperienza. L’Etna è un luogo davvero unico che ci è piaciuto ancor di più grazie alla nostra guida, è stata una vera avventura ed è stato un piacere per noi conoscere Fabrizio, esperto, simpatico ed amichevole. Straconsigliato! :)
La giornata sull’Etna è stata davvero speciale! Un’esperienza unica resa ancor più suggestiva ed interessante dai racconti di Fabrizio, che ama il suo mestiere e il posto dove vive…
Polina
October 2020
This was a great experience! Fabrizio is an excellent guide, the experience was very well structured and thought-through. Fabrizio is a very warm person and has a great sense of humor. Can only recommend! On a practical note: the trip starts at Trecastagni, so if you don’t have a rental car plan a bit more time for a bus ride to the village. Also it was very practical to rent hiking boots right there. Thanks very much, Fabrizio!
This was a great experience! Fabrizio is an excellent guide, the experience was very well structured and thought-through. Fabrizio is a very warm person and has a great sense of hu…
Silva
July 2020
I suggest this experience in Etna with Fabrizio because I got know so many facts and information about volcanoes . He took us to places where tourist usually don’t go, we went off-road up to mountain( my husband loved that). I liked that this trip was adventurous not just sightseeing and information. And Fabrizio even look as adventures guy not just simple guid- it makes trip even more exciting!
I suggest this experience in Etna with Fabrizio because I got know so many facts and information about volcanoes . He took us to places where tourist usually don’t go, we went off-…
Katarzyna
August 2019
To był świetny wybór. Fabrizio ma ogromną wiedzę, którą przedstawia w ciekawy sposób. Zabrał nas w mniej turystyczne miejsca. Offroad i trekking - niezapomniane wrażenia. Na koniec lokalny poczęstunek i domowe wino. Polecamy! Nie zamieniłybyśmy Fabrizio na innego przewodnika!
To był świetny wybór. Fabrizio ma ogromną wiedzę, którą przedstawia w ciekawy sposób. Zabrał nas w mniej turystyczne miejsca. Offroad i trekking - niezapomniane wrażenia. Na konie…
Mathieu
July 2019
Fabrizio est un guide EXCEPTIONNEL! Il aime les gens et ça paraît. L’accueil est très chaleureux et il s’assure constamment que tout le groupe est heureux incluant nos enfants de 10 et 11 ans. Il possède des connaissances spectaculaires et nous les transmet avec passion. L’excursion en Land Rover Defender et à pieds nous permet de voir tous les plus beaux coins de l’Etna, loin des circuits touristiques habituels. Seuls au monde sur cet immense territoire en compagnie du plus sympathique et compétant guide qui, de plus, est pratiquement né sur la montagne: voilà l’expérience proposée par Fabrizio. Non seulement nous la recommandons chaudement, nous croyons même qu’il s’agirait d’une grave erreur de s’en passer! 😜 Nous avons aujourd’hui créer des souvenirs que nous n’oublierons jamais grâce à Fabrizio.
Fabrizio est un guide EXCEPTIONNEL! Il aime les gens et ça paraît. L’accueil est très chaleureux et il s’assure constamment que tout le groupe est heureux incluant nos enfants de…
Stefano
July 2019
L'Italia e piena di bellezze nascoste, ci vuole qualcuno che offra le chiavi per aprire porte che da soli sarebbero impossibili o pericolose. Fabrizio è una guida naturalistica competente, simpatica, piena di vita e passione. Il suo sorriso contagioso ci ha portati su fino ai crateri del vulcano, ci siamo scambiati tante storie di vita e sicuramente prima o poi ci rivedremo!
L'Italia e piena di bellezze nascoste, ci vuole qualcuno che offra le chiavi per aprire porte che da soli sarebbero impossibili o pericolose. Fabrizio è una guida naturalistica com…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Hiking boots or running shoes, light jacket in summer, heavy jacket hat gloves in winter

water and sandwiches