We leave around 9 am from Rifugio Sapienza. We see theand we start the descent along the asphalted road, walking next to the until we get to the start of the path .
First short stop to see Acqua Rocca degli Zappini"), turning to the left to walk along the track that e leads us to the starting point of the path Monte Zoccolaro, where we can have a look at the without the need to go any higher.which is nearby , but you can explore it only if you have speleological equipment. We leave the asphalted road when we reach the area (starting point of the path "
Then we start walking again on the asphalted street, going down until on the left we take the steep. The path leads to , on a , it would be easier to walk past this from bottom to top. At the end of the descent we get to , where we have lunch. This is the lowest point of our walk: so far, we have walked for 14 km and we have gone down by 1200 metres from where we started.
From here we follow this val Calanna, until to follow another path that leads to the "Ilice di Carrinu", the biggest oak on Mount Etna. Short break to that have followed us since "Piano dell'Acqua" and that will stay with us for the whole day, 16 km! We leave this variety of oak , where . We are on the eastern side and the sun starts to , we have to speed up.which takes us to the
From here we walk past a lavic rocks area, and we stop for a few seconds for some pictures: Monte Fontane; we go down towards the Case di Pietracannone, still 6 km to go and , it is clear that ., and the . Following the track we get to
Finally we get to the Refuge...it is dark and I don't feel like setting up the tent. The forest rangers have made us a fantastic surprise: they have prepared a nice dinner for us! In the end I will sleep on one of the tables, or better I will try to sleep, because we are in the hottest day of the year and even at 1300 m height mosquitos do not give us a break. To make it short: after walking for a total of 30 km, 12 hours with the backpack on my shoulders, 2300 meters of difference of height, I can't manage to get some sleep... I will make the most of it and enjoy the sunrise!