TRAILS OF SICILY

TRAILS OF SICILY

ETNA & SICILY TOURS
About me

My name is Asia and I am a certified nature & hiking guide in Sicily.

I offer customized walking and hiking tours on volcano Etna and other exceptional destinations in Sicily. I only run my own tours based on extensive knowledge and love for Sicily.

Over the years I had the chance to explore, experience, admire and love this amazing and beautiful Mediterranean island. I discovered places captivating with its beauty. I enjoy relaxing walks, ambitious hikes, photography and food tasting.  I love travelling with people, sharing my passion for nature, history, culture, food, wines and much more!

Excursions

I offer customized walking and hiking tours on volcano Etna and other exceptional destinations in Sicily. I organise a range of options from small groups to tailor – made private experiences. Nature lovers, photography or archeology enthusiasts as well as those embarking on their first ever walk in nature – everyone will have the opportunity to learn about various aspects of this beautiful Mediterranean island. Etna & Sicily excursions – choose the experience that is right for you and book your tour!

Blog

Trails of Sicily blog is dedicated to sharing Sicily and Sicilian culture with the world. You will find here many practical information about volcano Etna and other extraordinary destinations in Sicily. I will show you some hidden nooks and tell you the stories not mentioned in traditional guides. Follow me!

Contact

Catania
+39 328 437 5138
trailsofsicily@gmail.com


Excursions

I offer a range of options from small groups to tailor – made private experiences. Nature lovers, photography or archeology enthusiasts as well as those embarking on their first ever walk in nature – everyone will have the opportunity to learn about various aspects of this beautiful Mediterranean island. Etna and Sicily excursions – choose the experience that is right for you and book your tour!

Etna

Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe, one of the most characteristic and interesting elements of the Sicilian landscape. Its colorful aspects fascinate with its diversity. We can admire a desertic snow capped peaks and the constantly smoking summit craters, lunar sceneries covered with ash and rivers of solidified lava, luxuriantly growing forests burning with colors, lush vineyards and citrus gardens. Trails of Sicily will allow you to experience the beauty of volcanic paths, get to know the facts, legends and traditions that affect the lifestyle of local residents who pacefuly accept the majestic presence of Etna.
ETNA MORNING EXPERIENCE
Discover the highest active volcano in Europe, through nature and flavours, ancient craters and lava flows, lunar scenery, lush forests and breathtaking landscapes. Take in views of the Valle del Bove and explore a lava cave equipped with helmets and torches.
Check the offer "ETNA MORNING EXPERIENCE"
ETNA SUNSET WITH SICILIAN APERITIF
Go on an unforgettable easy hike on Etna Mountain! You can see the soft sunset hues glimmer upon the highest active volcano in Europe, UNESCO Heritage site, on its ancient craters and new lava flows along with a tasting of deilcious typical Sicilian specialities.
Check the offer "ETNA SUNSET WITH SICILIAN APERITIF"
ETNA 3000 CABLE CAR & JEEP
Get close to the summit craters (2900 meters) of the most active volcano in the world on a cable car ride and off road vehicles. Witness the old lava flows of Mount Etna at the height of 2000 meters. To top this, go inside the natural lava cave before you call it a day.
Check the offer "ETNA 3000 CABLE CAR & JEEP"
ETNA HIKING EXPERIENCE
Enjoy a unique tour of Mount Etna with experienced guide who will take you on a scenic and informative hike. Walk along paths covered in lava and enter a lava cave. Avoid traditional tourist routes and admire wild aspects of the highest active volcano in Europe.
Check the offer "ETNA HIKING EXPERIENCE"
ETNA 2500 – LAVA DESERT HIKE
Hike across a lava field and see the majestic summit craters of Mount Etna from close distance. Climb still hot flank craters of Etna and run down the sandy slopes of the volcano. Take photos from the best panoramic points on the mountain.
Check the offer "ETNA 2500 – LAVA DESERT HIKE"
ETNA WINE TOUR & LUNCH
Delve into the mixed experience of witnessing Mount Etna craters, nature walks, relishing traditional food and tasting delicious wines of Sicily. Enjoy a guided tour of winery and treat your taste buds to lunch prepared only from typical local products.
Check the offer "ETNA WINE TOUR & LUNCH"
ETNA & ALCANTARA EXPERIENCE
Explore the highest active volcano in Europe on a full-day tour of Mount Etna and the Alcantara River. Visit a lava cave in safety and marvel at different volcanic landscapes, including craters and curious rock formations of Alcantara Gorges.
Check the offer "ETNA & ALCANTARA EXPERIENCE"
ETNA & TAORMINA EXPERIENCE
On a full-day trip explore the most important aspects of Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Hike the old craters and go inside the natural lava cave. In the afternoon visit Taormina - the pearl of the Ionian Sea - a pictursque town perched on a cliff overlooking the sea.
Check the offer "ETNA & TAORMINA EXPERIENCE"
AEOLIAN ISLANDS – VOLCANO CRATER HIKE
Trek to a Vulcano crater and enjoy the view on the Archipelago of the Aeolian Islands, UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk around an active crater emitting volcanic gases. Then immerse yourself in the hot mud and relax on a volcanic black sand beach.
Check the offer "AEOLIAN ISLANDS – VOLCANO CRATER HIKE"
GODFATHER TOUR – SAVOCA & FORZA D’AGRO’
The Sicilian towns of Savoca and Forza D'Agrò are now known worldwide as locations in F. F. Coppola's movie, The Godfather. Join this tour to learn more about the movie, Sicilian mafia, history and traditions. Visit the film sets and taste the flavor of old Sicily.
Check the offer "GODFATHER TOUR – SAVOCA & FORZA D’AGRO’"

Sicily

Sicily seduces travelers with the diversity of landscapes and cultural treasures that reflect its rich historical past. The intertwining sceneries of the sea, volcano and mountain landscapes are a great backdrop for hiking enthusiasts. Trails of Sicily will lead you along the rugged shorelines, invite you to climb the smoking volcanoes and walk through the flowery mountain meadows. Hiking will be enriched with stories about historical events, legends, local traditions and flavored with culinary pearls of Sicilian cuisine.
AEOLIAN ISLANDS – VOLCANO CRATER HIKE
Trek to a Vulcano crater and enjoy the view on the Archipelago of the Aeolian Islands, UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk around an active crater emitting volcanic gases. Then immerse yourself in the hot mud and relax on a volcanic black sand beach.
Check the offer "AEOLIAN ISLANDS – VOLCANO CRATER HIKE"
GODFATHER TOUR – SAVOCA & FORZA D’AGRO’
The Sicilian towns of Savoca and Forza D'Agrò are now known worldwide as locations in F. F. Coppola's movie, The Godfather. Join this tour to learn more about the movie, Sicilian mafia, history and traditions. Visit the film sets and taste the flavor of old Sicily.
Check the offer "GODFATHER TOUR – SAVOCA & FORZA D’AGRO’"
TAORMINA & CASTELMOLA PICTURESQUE TOUR
Explore the landscape of Sicily on a 7-hour scenic tour of Taormina and Castelmola. Admire breathtaking views of the Ionian coast, wander narrow medieval alleys, and walk in the footsteps of Oscar Wilde. To top this, sip delicious almond wine before you call it a day.
Check the offer "TAORMINA & CASTELMOLA PICTURESQUE TOUR"

Blog

The most disastrous eruptions in the history of Mount Etna.

Mount Etna is an active volcano, and steam and gases are constantly coming out of its craters, what can be easily noticed even from a great distance. It is not uncommon to see more spectacular eruptions, too. Some of them last several hours, others a few days or even several months. The lava from Etna is characterized by high viscosity and flows very slowly, so it does not pose a…

Skiing in Sicily. Piano Provenzana – Etna Nord.

Sicily in winter? Why not! We are so lucky in Sicily! From May to November enjoying the sea, and in January, February and March, getting snow-mad on Etna. On the northern side of Mount Etna, above town of Linguaglossa, at an altitude of 1810 meters the Piano Provenzana is located. This is where you can enjoy the snowy winter. Piano Provenzana is thriving all year round. It is a vast…

Vendicari – among nature, culture and paradise beaches.

Today we go south. We are on the latitude of Tunisia. Vendicari (Riserva Orientata Oasi Faunistica di Vendicari) – a nature reserve located in the province of Syracuse, covers an area of ​​1335 hectares and extends along the coast for 8 kilometers. There are 5 entrances to the reserve: Eloro, Marianelli, Calamosche, Torre Vendicari (main entrance) and Citadella. Each of them allows us to reach original and unique areas. You…

Gurne dell’Alcantara – trail of the river trapped in the basaltic rocks.

Recently I went again on a trip to the Alcantara River Park (Parco Fluviale dell’Alcantara). I always liked this route. Trail for weaker days, easy, without need to climb.  The walls of the ravine and high trees cover the river with its greenery and protect from the wind. It will take us around two hours to complete the trail. This part of the river is less known and less frequented…

Etna – Hiking the Path of the Donkey’s Back. Valle del Bove e Schiena dell’Asino

I think that every traveler visiting the eastern part of Sicily should definately spend at least half a day visiting Etna. Not to tick another tourist hit but because the views and emotions that Etna offers are unique. I know it sounds banal but it’s really worth it. The most accessible place on Etna even without a car is the Rifuggio Sapienza, located on the southern side of the volcano…