FAQ

HOW DO I GET TO RIFUGIO SAPIENZA?

Independent means. Rifugio Sapienza can be reached quite easily from all over Sicily.

If you wish to use public transport from Catania, there is a bus service run by the company AST

HOW DO I GET TO PIANO PROVENZANA?
To reach Piano Provenzana with your own means:

Catania- Messina motorway. Take the exit at Fiumefreddo di Sicilia and continue along towards Linguaglossa- Piano Provenzana Etna Nord

Messina- Catania motorway: Take the Fiumefreddo di Sicilia exit, then continue towards Linguaglossa- Piano Provenzana Etna Nord

There are currently no means of public transport from main towns to Piano Provenzana.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO CHOOSE AN ALPINE/VOLCANOLOGY GUIDE?

An Alpine/Volcanology guide is a qualified professional at national and international level, acknowledged as the only competent figured able to provide safe visits to the mountain and volcano environment. The role of the guide is to accompany people and to show them the mountain and volcano in its many different aspects.
A deep awareness of and respect for the environment is the primary value conveyed by the Alpine/Volcanology Guide to those wishing to experience the mountains first-hand, confidently and in the best, safest way possible.
Our Guides work in all areas linked to mountains and volcanoes, and therefore, they are to be found in the area in all seasons.
Experience and familiarity with the environment are a great value that guides are able to convey, as well as the equally important technical aspects.

Alpine/Volcanology Guides transmit their technical skills, parameters of behaviour, orientation, and awareness about interpreting the surrounding environment, a primary requirement when it comes to a safe mountain experience.
The Alpine/Volcanology Guide’s training experience includes technical, scientific and educational expertise.

WILL THE EXCURSION BE CANCELLED IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER?
In case of bad weather conditions, all excursions will be postponed, if the parties agree, and any sums paid beforehand will be refunded.
ARE THE EXCURSIONS OPEN TO ANYONE?

This depends on the choice of excursion.

• Excursions to the summit are suited to people in good physical shape. THEY ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR PEOPLE WITH HEART PROBLEMS, ASTHMA OR HYPERTENSION.

• Our tours include different possibilities to choose trails that are suitable for families and older visitors, or persons with physical limitations.

WHAT TYPE OF CLOTHING AND SHOES ARE RECOMMENDED?
Trekking shoes, layered clothing for the different temperatures we may encounter during the excursion, long trousers, hat, backpack.

OUR EXCURSIONS

Exceptional tours for all levels, among the wonders of the Etna Volcano

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