Timparossa and Craters of 1923

Excursion and trekking on the volcano, transfer upon request. You will visit Piano Provenzana and enjoy a walk on the old lava flows to reach the base of Monte Nero and 1923 and 2002-2003 hornitos. Then you will descend walking in the woods reaching the refuge of Timparossa. Activities full of entertainment and nature to guarantee fun for your family and friends!

Difficulty: Medium

Equipment Recommended: In your backpack: wind jacket, hat, sunscreen and camera. Remember to wear closed shoes (hiking boots or sneakers) and suitable clothing according to weather conditions.


An overwhelming view of the sea from one of the most spectacular viewpoints of the volcano!
Choosing this trekking tour your experience to discover the volcano starts at Piano Provenzana ski resort. From this site we will climb up Mt Etna on a path made of lava which was a thick forest in the past. On a side of the path we will witness what is left of the forest while on the other site you will observe one of the major lava flows of recent years, dated 2002.
The path will soon become rough and unusual, you will observe plenty of volcanic bombs all different in shapes and sizes. We will reach aligned craters, fractures and hornitos (oven-shaped mounds) dated 1923 and 2002-2003 at the foot of Monte Nero, here we will perfectly understand the structure of the volcano and the eruption lifecycle. We will then enjoy a walk through a beautiful beech wood where we will be able to observe the so called cannon stones towards the Rifugio Timparossa where we will stop for a while to enjoy the reddish colour of the ground which is rich of ferrous materials.
Timparossa trekking excursion is suitable either for beginners and expert trekkers and offers great views, fun and knowledge!