Around the Volcano

Sicilian-style breakfast with the classic crushed-ice ‘granite’ with lemon, almond or coffee flavoured, accompanied by fragrant brioches, followed by a full-day or half-day tour in a deluxe bus or in 4 x 4 on the slopes of Mount Etna, among citrus-groves, olive-groves, vineyards and pistachio fields, to seek out ancient villages and castles, abandoned farmhouses, and lava flows, with a stop at a winery for wine tasting and lunch.

Part of the itinerary can be planned in a chartered vintage train of  Circumetnea, a narrow-gauge train, slow and only single track, constructed 1889-1893, which  circumnavigates the Mount Etna and permits to see landscapes otherwise impossible  to view.

round the Volc