Mount Etna park Travel Guide

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Mt. Etna in the rain

Mt. Etna in the rain

Joseph Hollick

The Etna Natural park is a region in the east side of Sicily composed by 20 commons all in the province of Catania
The commons are:

Zafferana
Viagrande
Trecastagni
Sant'Alfio
Santa Maria di Licodia
Randazzo
Ragalna
Piedimonte
Pedara
Nicolosi
Milo
Mascali
Maletto
Linguaglossa
Fiumefreddo
Castiglione di Sicilia
Bronte
Biancavilla
Belpasso
Adrano


The main attraction of this natural park is the Volcano Etna, the tallest active volcano of Europe.

The park is a protected area where it's possible to practice:
* Trekking - Hiking
* Mountain bike
* Wine tours
* Cultural sight-seeing

The main attractions to visit are:
* Forest and woods
* The paths that cross all the volcano
* The centers of the Etna towns

Generally tourists visit the Park for excursions. There 2 different types of excursions to do:

1) The south side (Rifugio Sapienza - Nicolosi) to visit the summit craters and the eruptive scenario of the Bove Valley, a lava desert similar to Mars

2) The north side (Piano Provenzana - Linguaglossa) to visit the forests and woods...this is very indicated for trekking lovers.

The other destinations to visit near the Etna Park are:
Acireale
Acitrezza
Taormina


Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: http://www.volcanoetna.com/en/travel-guide/faq-etna-excursion.html

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