Mount Etna and city in background

Excursions to Mount Etna

Etna volcano, the largest Volcano in Europe, towering above Catania, Sicily’s second largest city, has one of the world’s longest documented records of historical volcanism, dating back to 1500 BC. Historical lava flows of basaltic composition cover much of the surface of this massive volcano. The Volcano, truncated by several small calderas, was constructed during the late Pleistocene and Holocene over an older shield volcano. If you are a volcanoes amateur you can organise a trip to the top or take advantage of somebody, with high educational skill in geology and volcanology, that can lead you for some Etna excursions. We can organise for geologists and accredited guides to lead you trough the excursion of a lifetime.