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  • Writer's pictureVincenzo Romeo

Mount Gemmellaro - Eruption 1866

Updated: Feb 26, 2023

The trail of Mount Gemmellaro, is one of those routes that present all the main characteristics of Etna, old and new flows, larch pine forests, lateral craters and hornitos.

The route begins by crossing the 1892 lava flow, and then that of the year 2001.

The landscape alternates between wide views of the Gulf of Catania and the summit areas of the volcano.

But the highlight of the day will be a visit to the lava front of the 1866 eruption and its hornitos, which originated at the foot of the side crater known as the 'Gemmellaro'.

In addition, part of the itinerary includes the ancient path that travellers followed in the 18th century, during the Grand Tour of Sicily.

"At the end of a day spent in nature we will definitely be better off".

Lava channel eruption 1866

Path over the 1892 lava flow, and view of the Gulf of Catania

Splendid view of the volcano's summit areas

Technical Sheet

  • Length : 8 km.

  • Level: Medium.

  • Clothing: Hiking shoes, rucksack, walking sticks, water, windjacket, a spare t-shirt.



The excursions will always be led by a qualified Nature Guide.

*This service does not include the excursion to the summit craters

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