How to visit Mount Etna?
Mount Etna has become an almost obligatory tourist stop among the various historical and cultural attractions in Sicily. The mountain offers many different possibilities as there are numerous agencies that offer activities on the volcano: from tour operators with their all-inclusive packages to local agencies where you can book on time. It is also possible to visit Mount Etna independently, but the advantages of a guided excursion are very numerous.
Go-Etna offers organized excursions with professional guides in language. The paths studied by the Go-Etna team will allow you to explore the wonders of Etna, its lava caves, its volcanic craters discovering the mysteries and the curiosities of the highest active volcano in Europe.
Mount Etna Excursions
The recommended clothing to visit the Etna
The recommended clothing to visit the Etna varies according to the season. In the winter months, from December to March, heavy clothing is recommended, with jackets, gloves, hats and scarves. During the summer or spring season you can opt for comfortable sportswear, trousers and knitwear. Better always bring a jacket and sneakers.
Etna has an average temperature of 10 degrees Celsius. July is the hottest month, with an average temperature of 22 degrees Celsius, while in January and winter months temperatures can drop below freezing.
Mount Etna is the one of the most popular tourist areas in Sicily, and it can be either hiked or driven up using suitable vehicles, and it is also a leading site of volcanic research.
Mount Etna is also known as Mongibello which means “mountain-mountain”. The ancient Romans believed that Vulcan–the god of fire and metalworking–had his forge beneath Mount Etna and that this was the cause of its eruptions. The word “volcano” originates from his name.
The famous active volcano is surrounded by numerous communities, that, in the event of an eruption, are generally protected from lava flow using diversion tactics that include deposits, explosives and holes. Let´s find out 5 most interesting curiosities about Mount EtnaRead more
Did you know that .. Lava is not the same as magma. We often use the terms interchangeably. In fact, there is a differentiation.
The red-hot magma masses are located under the earth’s crust. Inside of Mount Etna there are 3 magma chambers. The largest of the three is 30 km in the deep, the middle about 10 km above the first and the smallest about 2 km below the highest point of the volcano. In this chamber, the magma accumulates in small holes in the rock.
Yesterday, there was stated an infrasound signal in the North East crater and an increase of the volcanic tremor amplitude. You were able to see some ash emission and intense degassing coming from the carter. In the zone of the so called Grotta del Gelo you could also hear explosion sounds. Today ...To be continued.
— Go-Etna (@goetna) 18. Mai 2016