update 18 March 2012
This morning at 05.00 clock it started again and after three hours all was over.
After two weeks of relative calm Mount Etna erupted again and again, there was lava fountains at the new-south-east crater. In the early hours of 03/18/2012 has started is the 22 Eruption (since January 2011)
As with the foregoing, there was a high lava fountains and several kilometer-high column of smoke with a deposit of ash and small stones (this time was not affected by the airport of Catania), and flowed a river of molten lava in the direction of “Valle del Bove”. (more…)Read more
Culture, Nature and Enjoyment
Join us for the visit of well-known wine cellars situated on the fertile slopes of Mount Etna or in the gorgeous area of Avola and Noto with us.
During an exciting excursion to the vineyards of Mount Etna and to the area of Avola and Noto, where the famous Nero d’Avola derives from, you will experience the land and the inhabitant’s way of life. Discover the taste of Sicilian wine and enjoy traditional food.
Enjoy the finest drops during a wine tasting of different ETNA DOC wines, which derive from the Nerello Mascalese grape. Find yourself at a wine cellar on the slopes of the Etna surrounded by vineyards. The region is known for its excellent conditions due to its fertile, volcanic soil. Dive into the pure nature of Sicily and taste high quality wines.
The “Azienda vinicola Planeta” has its vineyard “Buonvini” close to the beautiful town of Noto, declared UNESCO world heritage in the south of Sicily. Among their wines you can find the Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG Red wine or the Dorilli wine. Discover the historically and culturally rich Sicily combined with high quality wine.
Planeta Wine Tour
Excursion and Wine Tasting
Enjoy the visit of Syracuse and Noto, two beautiful baroque towns, which have been declared UNESCO world heritage and discover the breathtaking coast-line of Vendicari, combined with a Wine tasting in the area of Avola.Read moreClick here
Excursion and Wine Tasting
Enjoy the nature of an active Volcano and taste its flavours during an individual jeep tour on the Etna including a pleasant wine-tasting tour of a wine cellar situated on the slopes of the Volcano with Sicilian specialties.Read moreClick here
Mount Etna Tours, informations and tickets
Informations about Mount Etna
Mount Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe and one of the world’s most frequently erupting volcanoes. It has experienced a variety of eruption styles, including violent explosions and voluminous lava flows. It is also the volcano with the longest record of continuous eruption.
Located near the east coast of the island of Sicily, Mount Etna (named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013) is 3,329 meters tall with a base circumference of about 150 kilometers.