The Nivaroli Tour
An excursion for those who love nature and good food. We will take you around by jeep to visit the most beautiful places of Etna volcano, passing by lava flows, craters and “snow” caves, where snow was kept in the summer to make the famous ” Sicilian Granita.”
Tour & Food Tasting in a typical patisserie in the Etna area
We will take you to one of the best and most ancient patisseries of the Etna area. After a guided tour of the kitchen lab, you will taste traditional patisserie produce as well as granita accompanied by the traditional “brioche col tuppo” .
The tour includes an excursion to Parco dell’Etna, the highest volcano in Europe. A fascinating tour to explore the history, culture and natural beauty of the volcano. We will lead you to discover the fascinating volcanic phenomena, walking through centuries-old woods, craters and distinctive Etna lava formations. You will admire lava flows from different ages, a cave from which they extract lava stones on the slopes of Etna and main sights like Pietra Cannone, Monte Fontana, Valle del Bove, grotta neviera, Monti Sartorius.
Volcanic cave exploration
Etna is extremely rich with lava extinguished caves, generated over various eruptions. We will let you experience the thrill of going down into the volcano underworld and discover the ancient craft of ” nevaroli”. Snow was stored in the caves up until summer, when it was used to prepare delicious granitas!
Sicilian wine and food
At lunchtime we will visit one of the most well-known local vinery, where you will admire the vineyards while tasting wine and delicious typical food.
The making of granita
During the tour we will make hand-made granita, as they used to do in ancient times when they didn’t have refrigerators!
The tour may be subject to change due to atmospheric events or natural hazards.