How do you get to "know" Mount Etna, Europe's highest active volcano? And how can you begin to appreciate the fundamental role it plays in the life of those who live and work on its flanks? We have a solution: half a day aboard a 4x4 exploring the mountain with a specialist guide, followed by a visit to and lunch at Planeta's Etna winery, where you'll be able to discover the taste-filled bounty produced by this most unique of terroirs. Find out more below.
Half day 4x4 Etna tour
A Land Rover will get you far enough off the beaten track to see some fascinating aspects of this great volcano that the ordinary tourist won't see, and the knowledgeable guide who will accompany you will give you some great insights. The tour usually includes a magnificent walk on the edge of extinct craters and the possibility to admire breath-taking sceneries that Mt Etna gives us, such as the renowned “Valle del Bove”.
At the end of the excursion, your environmental guide will drive you to the winery Planeta Sciara Nuova.
Planeta wine tasting
You will be welcomed to the winery by a delicious light lunch including a selection of antipasti dishes typical of the region, followed by a pasta dish and seasonal fruit. Coffee will also be served, accompanied by local sweets and, of course, wine. You will be able to visit the impressive new vineyard, “Sciara Nuova”, and taste 4 wines. Your day will finish with a visit to the new winery, “Feudo di Mezzo”, where the vinification magic happens! From here, you will also be able to visit the historic vineyard.
09:00 Pick-up from your villa (or 09:00 meeting point in Giarre).
10:00 Half day 4x4 Etna Tour.
13:00 Planeta Winery Sciara Nuova Castiglione di Sicilia: light lunch, wine tasting and visit of the Feudo di Mezzo winery.
16:00 Depart and return to the villa.
For more information and to book this experience, please email our team of Experience Specialists at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on +44 (0)20 7377 8518.
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