This is the day of the final ascent to the central craters. First of all, we have to reach the Rifugio Sapienza. We leave therefuge, passing in front of and than reaching the . Some of us are a bit sick and decide to go right, they'll be carried by car to the cable way
I go left with the rest of the group, to the Monte Nero degli Zappini nature trail. We walk on this path until the , then we reach the road leading to Sapienza refuge, : we did it! The three days path all around Mount Etna is completed!
We decide to use the cable way to get to 2500 meters altitude, in order to save energy to explore the path between Montagnola and Torre del Filosofo, definitely more interesting than Rifugio Sapienza - Montagnola path. We leave the cable way and start walking on thetowards Mount Escrivà. We go right before the mount, going to a panoramic point where we can look at of the . There are a lot of "volcanic bombs" and I'm surprised to find out that under these big lava stones there are a lot of !
We go back towards mount Escrivà, for a quick exploration: there are, with and gas emission. From the crater edge we look at the , a big hole filled with water during the snow melting season.
We leave mount Escrivà. We walk on the hairpin turns where off-roads buses drive over leading tourists to Torre del Filosofo, the craters seems to be close to us but it is really far away and we are also walking on the volcanic sand, but the worst is over! We can from a short distance, mount Etna has been really active during these days and it would be dangerous to go closer. We have some rest on the small at Torre del Filosofo before the last path of our adventure.
We start descending heading towardsto walk around it and then rise on the . Here begins a leading to and finally to the .
Now it's really over. We had the chance to observe wonderful places with real nature lovers, in just four days we enjoyed a lot of landscapes, panoramic points, trees, caves, sunrises, sunsets and so on... simply fantastic. I really thank my travel mates, sooner or later I hope we'll have the chance to meet again for another adventure like this.