Leaving from PIANO PROVENZANA we catch up craters from which has unleashed the most important eruption of the last decades on the north side of the volcano.
We pass through the casting spilled from this craters passing along the edges of the scroll channel of the magma, deep canyon marked by the huge mass ok magma which has invaded and partially destroyed the age-old pine forest “RAGABO”.
From here, we continue in the direction of the 1923 eruptive vents, and then we go towards “TIMPAROSSA” refuge.
Surpassed TIMPAROSSA refuge, at 1793 m of altitude, we find the “CAVE OF RASPBERRIES”, one of the longest scroll galleries of Etna mount.
After have visited the cave, we continue in direction of CASERMA PITARRONE, until arrive at RIFUGIO RAGABO, and then to Piano provenzana, final destination of our excursion.
The path of this excursion is varied, it allow us to see pine forest, spectacular stretches of beech trees and lava flows.
The excursion is 5-6 hours long.
As equipment we advise a good pair of trekking shoes, an antiwind and antirain jacket, an hat, telescopic sticks in order to help itself in the walk(only if you already have those), and in general dress appropriately to the various temperatures that is possible to find during the excursion. You can also bring a lamp to visit the cave and a picnic bag.