Taormina (Messina) Mount Etna Excursion Reviews
Worth the price to see - very other-worldly. You can walk around a crater!
Catania The actual port in which we docked was Catania, Sicily
We took a 4x4 tour up mount Etna. In all there were 12 of us in 3 vehicles with one guide in the lead vehicle linked by radio to the others. It was fascinating to see the lava flows, both the ancient ones and more modern. It was very windy and the surface underfoot full of cinder. Definitely a trip for walking shoes and a hat. We hiked to and from parking places, including to the lip of a caldera and a spot of rappelling down a lava tube. Nothing too heavy - should be easy if you are averagely fit.
The stop of lunch at a family run tavern was spectacular. Even with the sudden surprise that one of the party was vegetarian the kitchen coped brilliantly. The food was rustic Sicilian and a massive hit with everyone.
This isn't a cheap excursion - but it is great value for money and we would highly recommend it.