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“mt. etna experience with Francesco Emmi”
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Etnalcantara
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Owner description: This trip is not just for those interested in geology: anyone who loves nature and breathtaking landscapes should join us on this special excursion. Our 4X4 vehicles allow us to visit the unspoiled natural beauty that makes Mount Etna so famous, while avoiding the crowds of tourists. Enjoy extraordinary scenery, ancient forests, black lava fields left from previous eruptions, volcanic craters, lava caves and other natural wonders accessible only to those with the right set of tires.
Reviewed 3 March 2014

I would strongly suggest this guided tour with Francesco. Both myself and my wife were guided
by Francesco.He is very knowledgeable and very enthusiastic to show every aspect of mt. etna.
Our tour guide was brilliant with his fluency in english and ensured that we had a great time.Both myself and my wife were on our honeymoon at the time and this guided tour of mt. etna with Francesco was one of the best parts of our honeymoon.We were very fortunate that day that a 2nd crator erupted for the first time ever and to have seen Mt, etna erupting. ABSOLUTELY SUPERB EXPERIENCE WITH A SUPERB AND FRIENDLY TOUR GUIDE....... Most recommended !!, paul and orla from Dublin , ireland ( visited in Oct, 2013 )

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

The tour of Mt Etna was one of highlights of our trip to Sicily. Our tour guide Alfio was the biggest part of that wonderful experience! Very friendly and outgoing, he was also exceptionally knowledgeable, courteous and professional! He picked us up at the hotel at exact time the tour was scheduled. His 4WD was very nice and comfortable. He drove us as close to the top of Mt Etna as it was safe at that time, due to the recent eruption. The tour was very interesting, educational and lots of fun! Alfio also introduced us to an amazing photographer, who takes pictures of Mt. Etna’ s eruptions. It was thrilling! At the end of our excursion, Alfio took us to a beautiful B&B in Castiglione di Sicilia, where we had the most wonderful, homemade Sicilian food. All those special moments together with first-rate tour quality, made our Etna adventure truly unforgettable. Very highly recommend!

Lora & Bill, San Diego, CA

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Reviewed 20 July 2013

We booked a day tour of Mt Etna with 4WD as shore excursion off a cruise. We had a fabulous day with Alfio. We started out doing the normal Etna things and then went to a vineyard for a wine tasting/lunch which was a highlight of the day. After that Alfio took us through his home town where we stopped and looked at a Norman castle and the local church before taking us to Taormina for a quick stroll and an ice cream. Didn't sound like anyone had half as much fun as we did that day.

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Reviewed 16 May 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our Etna tour with Francesco as our guide. He was very knowledgeable and was excited to explain the history of this amazing volcano. We drove through lovely wooded areas and explored a cave pocket. He also pointed out different tree and plant species. We were very glad that we did not miss this! Highly recommend

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Reviewed 20 October 2012

This isn’t the cheapest way to see Etna – but it is quite the best. We spent the day travelling in the luxury of a new Range Rover across terrain that just couldn’t be accessed by any other form of transport. Our guide and driver was local, friendly and knowledgeable. The guided walk up some of the many extinct cones was exhilarating and the views were spectacular. The lunchtime stop at a restaurant that was once a farmhouse provided a good sample tasting of Sicilian food. The afternoon visit to the Gorge was strictly for the adventurous at the first brief point of call – but the second stop could even be accessed by an elevator.

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