Hints and tips for visiting Mount Etna

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The suggested clothing is different according to the season.

Keep in mind we will get up to 2000 mt a.s.l. and Mt.Etna is a MOUNTAIN can be 10-15 degrees (Celsius) colder than Catania. Weather can change quickly on the mountain and if it’s cloudy, or windy, it can feel quite chilly. We recommend, to wear different layers of clothes with fleece and a waterproof windbreaker, a beanie, a scarf and gloves.

What type of shoes should I wear?

For the hiking tours around Mount Etna, high-top trekking boots are highly recommended.

Sporty shoes are good for all the other tours. It is advisable to wear high socks (not footies).

The sometimes sandy, sometimes rocky lava soil makes the use of mountains boots for excursions above the 2000 mt, MANDATORY.

What clothing should I wear for Etna excursions?

The following provides a rough guideline by season:

Spring / Summer

  • Windbraker / raincoat
  • Sweatshirt / sweater
  • Cap
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun protection

Autumn / Winter

  • Wind and rain proof winter jacket
  • Waterproof Shell
  • Long trousers
  • Warm Cap / stocking cap
  • Gloves
  • Neck Warmer
  • Mountains boots
  • Sun glasses

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