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Etna and chef Silvana

The fire of Etna and the cuisine of Silvana!

Etna and chef Silvana

Etna, Catania, Mediterranean sea: the magic of Sicily
Etna, Catania, Mediterranean sea: the magic of Sicily
Let's begin: 9.30 in the morning, this family is ready to enjoy Etna volcano
Let's begin: 9.30 in the morning, this family is ready to enjoy Etna volcano
11 a.m.: visiting the inactive Silvestri craters
11 a.m.: visiting the inactive Silvestri craters
The Russian top model Alena Vodonaeva and her husband at 3.000 meters: Alena, maybe that is not the best dress to wear!
The Russian top model Alena Vodonaeva and her husband at 3.000 meters: Alena, maybe that is not the best dress to wear!
The writer Giovanni Vallone (one of the guides) was the first person to be authorized by the Etna Park to ascend the crater of the volcano with a motorcycle for a broadcasting project.
The writer Giovanni Vallone (one of the guides) was the first person to be authorized by the Etna Park to ascend the crater of the volcano with a motorcycle for a broadcasting project.
Over the horizons
Over the horizons
12 a.m.: it's time to visit the butterflies house
12 a.m.: it's time to visit the butterflies house
Children are happy with all these insects and butterflies!
Children are happy with all these insects and butterflies!
Still Alena: she is scared about that beatle!
Still Alena: she is scared about that beatle!
Butterflie house: what a strange insect!
Butterflie house: what a strange insect!
In the meantime Silvana is cooking the meal
In the meantime Silvana is cooking the meal
Today, pasta alla Norma
Today, pasta alla Norma
Buonissimo
Buonissimo
French group
French group
The power of the volcano
The power of the volcano
15 pm: after lunch we are rady to walk inside a forest
15 pm: after lunch we are rady to walk inside a forest
The top seen from the forest during the walking
The top seen from the forest during the walking
Our guide in the middle of the forest!
Our guide in the middle of the forest!
"Etna", the fox of the Cubania forest
"Etna", the fox of the Cubania forest
We wish you to enjoy this during your stay
We wish you to enjoy this during your stay
16 p.m: inside a lava cave
16 p.m: inside a lava cave
One of the 300 hundred caves around Etna park
One of the 300 hundred caves around Etna park
Will Etna destroyed this town? Ah ah ah ...
Will Etna destroyed this town? Ah ah ah ...
The tour is finished: se you next year
The tour is finished: se you next year
The fire of Etna and the cuisine of Silvana!
Etna tour collage
Etna tour and the Chef, review
Collins family from London

 

The Fire of Etna and the cuisine of Silvana: the most popular tour of Sicily!

MammaSicily brings you to the highest volcano in Europe between caves and trails, volcanoes and butterflies!

And most importantly, there is an unforgettable and refined Sicilian lunch, at the prestigious headquarters of MammaSicily, prepared exclusively for you by our chef Silvana Recupero.

Let's reveal the program:

h.10,00. Appointment at Viagrande and departure towards Piazzale Sapienza (2000 m a.s.l.). We will visit the volcanic craters of the Silvestri Mountains, the lava flows of the past, the ancient forests of Etna and a house surrounded by a lava flow!

h.13: 00. Visit the butterfly house in the Etneo town of Viagrande. You will see fascinating insects from around the world in a house full of butterflies!

Subsequently, at the headquarters of the Association MammaSicily we will taste a typical Sicilian lunch prepared by the "chef of Sicily", Ms. Silvana Recupero, and her staff. Lunch is only just cooked for you and served at the only table of the room!

After lunch we get back on track again to visit the Pineta Cubania: an extraordinary forest of Etna (1400 m a.s.l.). We will walk for about an hour to reach the summit of Mount Rinatu (1569 meters), from where you can see both the top of Mount Etna and the stunning Valle del Bove, a large and deep valley full of ancient volcanic craters!

h. 17:00. We will visit and explore the Cave of the Thieves, the most amusing of the lava caves of the Etna area.

Finally we will visit the Chestnut of the Hundred Horses (if we will not be late), the oldest tree in Europe, in the Etna park. And we will enjoy an almond granita, of course.

 

PRICES:

for 2 persons, € 120 per person

from 3 persons, € 90 per person

from 6 persons, € 70 per person

special prices for children

 

 

WHO PLANNED THIS EXPERIENCE? The writer Giovanni Vallone (winner of the Gambrinus Prize for his book Guide to Etna) and the ubiquitous Pedro, the nicest Sicilian bullo ever

WHY DO THIS EXPERIENCE? Visiting the biggest volcano in Europe, enjoying a real Sicilian meal prepared just for you and also: caves, lava flows, craters, forests, butterflies!"

WHAT A CHILD THINK ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE: "The funniest things I did in Sicily"

HIGHLIGHTS: 1.This (like all MammaSicily tours) is a Taylor Made Tour: In short: if you book it, it will be just you. Exclusive!   2. A full day rich of food and fun  3. The most request tour of Sicily

 

 

 

This (like all MammaSicily tours) is a Taylor Made Tour: it is made exclusively for a single reservation and does not provide for the participation of other people. In short: if you book it, it will be just you. Exclusive!

If you want to know more, please fill the form on the right top of the page

 

 

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