Hotels to remember: Valle dell'Etna
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Valle dell'Etna: introduction
The Valle dell'Etna is an area of natural beauty quite unique in Italy. The Valle snakes round to the Parco dell'Etna and provides numerous trekking routes along which to explore the Volcano and its craters. For an update on the available routes it is advisable to contact the Parco dell'Etna authorities. An excursion across Etna can be done in several stages.
The first stage of the itinerary on the park is Fornazzo, Rifugio Vitelli, Piano Provenazana. The second: Piano Provenazana, Pista altomontana, Monte Maletto, Monte Scavo. The third stage: Monte Scavo, Piano Vetore, Area turistica Etna Sud. The fourth stage: Area turistica Etna Sud, area Sommatale, Valle del Bove; during this excursion, having arrived at the Torre del Filosofo, one reaches the craters edge.
Last stage: Valle del Bove, Val Calanna, Zafferana Etnea, this is the most beautiful and the most dangerous section and should not be attempted before having obtained all the latest information regarding crater activity. Those traveling through Sicily really should not miss the opportunity to visit the Valle dell'Etna.
Valle dell'Etna: suggestions from the hotels
Monaci delle Terre Nere is a quiet hideaway from the chaos of the modern world, a 18th century former monastery hidden in the foot hills of Mount Etna. The volcano's slopes are the magic and charming surroundings of the estate. (Monaci delle Terre Nere) →
Valle dell'Etna: places to see in the area
Sicily: other destinations
- Eolie Islands
- Valle dell'Etna
- Valley of the Temples
- Mazara del Vallo
- Giardini Naxos
- Egadi Islands
- Pelagie Islands
- Piazza Armerina