For Etna exploration get to Rifugio Sapienza — one building surrounded black lava fields, It is and a cableway car, and tourist center, and a cafe, and a hotel. One word — refuge…Once lava flowed around everywhere but stopped near the building, so it was saved and called ‘Refuge’.
What to do, how to get
- Cableway Rifugio Sapienza (Mount Etna cable car, Funivia dell’Etna) opens: 9:00to 17:30 (goes 15 min) funiviaetna.com
- Exursions April- November tours with jeeps from the top «Mount Etna»
- Sunset excursion 17:30 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday +39 095 914141- (42)
- Snow sports December — March
- To Etna from Catania by bus 8:15 Piazza Giovanni XXII — 8:55 Nicolosi — 10:15 Sapienza Refuge, 16:30 — come back to Catania astsicilia.it