The path begins from the Serracozzo cave (that you can easily reach from the Citelli refuge, as we described in the grottos section), indicated by an behind the grotto's entrance. The rising path is quite demanding, on a well tracked trail (endemic plants on Etna!) that can survive on this area at an altitude of more than 2000 meters. After about 300 meters of difference in height, we can see .
Here, more than other places, is possible to look at the
These are real lava stones, formed during the lava rise toward the craters during long time ago eruptions. When the soil wrapping the dike collapse, the wall stands alone (looking like a real wall!). As the magma cooled down slowly, you can notice the "polycrystalline" shape on the picture.
This trail allows you to walk for a while on the vally edge, towards the "Pizzi Deneri" and the. You can also look at , one of the biggest secondary craters on Etna. On the valley cliffside you can see many ; on the ground you can also see some .
We leave this wonderful panorama descending until we cross a big amount of; follow this "path" for a while, until you'll turn right to walk on the path leading to Citelli refuge.