Is it possible to reach Mount Etna's peak?
It is one of the most frequent questions asked by Etnatracking visitors, especially foreigners. Visitors that maybe have seen other active vulcanoes like the Tongariro in New Zealand, where going to the top is very easy and well indicated.
Unfortunately for them Etna is managed differently and grudgingly we reply always in the same way: to date it is not possible to reach the summit craters of our beloved vulcano.
Let's quickly see why.
Foliage on Mount Etna!
Autumn is perfect to enjoy hiking on mount Etna trails. Above 2000 meters height is probably a bit cold, but between 1000 and 200 meters above sea level the temperature is still warm and the colors of nature preparing for winter can be astonishing. Many trees become red, yellow or even of different colours: this is the foliage experience. In this period, many online newspapers publish articles referring the most beautiful places to enjoy foliage in Italy, Europe or even worldwide. In many places, the bright autumn colors of the trees are becoming well known attractions for tourists. This article from Repubblica.it shows you a few examples of foliage show in Italy.
The author of the article mention Mount Etna, but does not indicate which areas are more suitable to spot astonishing red and yellow trees. This is something Etnatracking can do for him!