TAORMINA AND VOLCANO ETNA EXPERIENCE
ONE DAY EXPERIENCE TAORMINA - VOLCANO ETNA
Your Sportcar GTS will be delivered by our Private Driving Concierge at the Hotel in Taormina, then:
- Hill Climb Volcano Etna
- Car drop off at Taormina
Suggested Lifestyle experiences
Enjoy one of our out-of-the-box suggested lifestyle experiences
-Discover Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe
- Drive on fantastic roads and enjoy the views and the scents of this spectacular volcano
Suggested Eno-gastronomic experiences
Lunch stop during your circuit:
-Rustic and Local Restaurant offering genuine local cuisine
Driving experience itinerary: Four Season San Domenico Hotel - Linguaglossa
- Volcano Etna - Four Season San Domenico Hotel
Driving distance: 150 km
Driving time: 2 hours 30 min
Etna is the highest European volcano and with its 3,330 m a.s.l. it is the highest peak in Sicily. Etna is part of the world heritage sites protected by UNESCO.
Every year a destination for tourists due to the spectacular lava flows that can be observed live.
It originated in the Quaternary.
Over the millennia, with its eruptions it has helped to shape the surrounding area, modifying the landscape and also threatening the populations that inhabit the area.
The volcano has also contributed to creating numerous legends both in Greek and Latin mythology and in later periods.
The territory is vast and varied: urban areas, wooded areas and vast desolate areas that are subject to lava flows or to become ski slopes during the winter when the snow falls.
Several myths associated with its volcanic nature are associated with the Etna volcano.
The giants Enceladus and Typhon were confined inside the volcano, and for this reason they cause frequent eruptions.
The other associates the lava fire with the work of Hephaestus skilled in the art of metalworking with which he forged the weapons of gods and heroes.
According to tradition, the eruption of Etna in 396 BC. - which historically invested and distorted the Acese territory - would also have put to flight the Carthaginian fleet commanded by Imilco who was preparing to land during the second Punic war.
Famous is the legend according to which Empedocles in 433 BC. he reached the central crater to study it closely by jumping into it.