During the night of Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of October 2002, various earthquakes warned us that Etna was reawakening from a respite of circa 15 months, based mainly on the violent paroxysmal activity of the volcano on the northern slope of Linguaglossa. The entire Piano Provenzana with its many tourist buildings were totally covered by the flowing lava and roads were ripped apart. A section of the ancient RAGABO PINE GROVE was in flames. This was the result of the devastating force of Mount Etna, which on this occasion decided to really scare us…

Starting from PIANO PROVENZANA, you will reach the craters from which the most important eruptions occurred over the last few decades on the northern slope of the volcano. You will cross the flow from these craters along a path that runs beside the lava channel, a deep canyon cut by an enormous magma mass that invaded and partially destroyed the ancient RAGABO PINE GROVE. From here you will head back to PIANO PROVENZANA.

Scheduled day: Starting from the month of April tuesday/thursday/saturday
Duration: approx. 2 hours and half
Difficulty: Easy
Starting point: Departure from the restaurant "Monte Conca" (Piano Provenzana - ETNA NORD)
Departure time: 10:30
Recommended equipment: Trekking shoes, antiwind and antirain jacket, hat, telescopic sticks (if available), and in general dress appropriately to the various temperatures that is possible to find during the excursion.
Notes: Reservation is required - for reservation fill out our contact form, send us an e-mail or call the mobile (+39) 0957774502.
Warnings: EXCURSION ABSOLUTELY PROHIBITED TO PEOPLE WITH HEART PROBLEMS AND ASTHMATICS.