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Etna in Winter

- Winter trekking, skiing and snow-shoe excursions for small groups or individuals -

Curious to know what our previous participants thought of this tour? Below we list just some of the many positive feedbacks we received over the past years!

Hi Emanuela,

... it was such an exciting experience for us...
for me the best mountain-experience I have ever had!

Best regards
Jutta

Beautiful memories

Inside of a lava channel
Inside of a lava channel
Antonio explaining the interior of an effusive vent
Antonio explaining the interior of an effusive vent

Emmanuella,
thanks again for giving us so many beautiful memories, Antonio was great and we had such a good time with you both.

Guillaume.
(Etna Summit Tour)

Wonderful Etna tour

Walking on a lava channel
Walking on a lava channel
Hiking along the rim of Bocca Nuova crater
Hiking along the rim of Bocca Nuova crater

Hi Emanuela

Once again a big thank you to you and Rosario for the wonderful Etna tour. My son and I we really enjoyed it. It was impressive to see the volcano and we learned a lot - for sure an experience we will not forget.

best regards
Ralf Schäfer
(Etna Summit Tour)

Looking down into Etna's Bocca Nuova Crater
Looking down into Etna's Bocca Nuova Crater
Just a few meters and we are on top
Just a few meters and we are on top

Hallo Emanuela,
thank you for preparing und providing the photos. When we are looking at the photos we remember the great experience on the Etna.
Thank you for organizing this event for us.
...
Regards from Hamburg
Roland
(Etna Summit Tour)

Unforgettable experience

On the rim of Bocca Nuova Crater
On the rim of Bocca Nuova Crater
Hand in hand walking down Etna's Summit Craters.
Hand in hand walking down Etna's Summit Craters.
Walking on a lava channel from the Etna flank eruption 2002-2003
Walking on a lava channel from the Etna flank eruption 2002-2003

Dear Emanuela,

thank you very much for the amazing pictures, you could catch great moments of the tour. We would like to thank you and Rosario for the whole tour, it was an unforgettable experience.

Best regards,

Andras

(Etna Summit Tour)

Souvenir Photo on the rim of Bocca Nuova Crater
Souvenir Photo on the rim of Bocca Nuova Crater
The rim of Voragine Craer
The rim of Voragine Craer
Rosario and  Emanuela during a short break on summit (photo: Tersina Shieh)
Rosario and Emanuela during a short break on summit (photo: Tersina Shieh)

Dear Emanuela

Many thanks for the photos. They are great.
...
We really enjoy the hike with you and Rosario. Please say thank you to him again.

Regards
Tersina
(Etna Summit Tour)

We will never forget it!

On the rim of the North-East Crater
On the rim of the North-East Crater
standing embraced and looking down onto the North East Crater
standing embraced and looking down onto the North East Crater
Walking back after an extraordinary experience
Walking back after an extraordinary experience

Hello Emanuela;
I would like to thank you very much for one of the best experiences we have had. The excursion was incredible, we will never forget it. Please thank Rosario on our beharf.
We will highly recomend this tour to our relatives and friends and maybe, why not, come back our selves again to repete the experience!
We are looking foward to seeing the fotos you took, thank you once again for that as well.
...
Best regards

Victoria
(Etna Summit Tour)

Walking down the summit craters
Walking down the summit craters
Souvenir photo on the rim of Voragine Crater
Souvenir photo on the rim of Voragine Crater

Ciao Emanuela,
grazie per le bellissime foto.
...
Anche per noi è stato un grande piacere per fare questo cammino con voi.
Il giorno dopo abbiamo incontrato un'altra coppia al nostro hotel
che ci ha detto che volevano sul Etna.
Li abbiamo informati della nostra escursione con voi,
e detto loro che dovrebbero darci il benvenuto.
....

Cordiali saluti

Peter
(Etna Traverse Tour)

One of the most memorable experiences

Group on 26 October 2014
Group on 26 October 2014

Hi Emanuela and thank you again for your and Rosario's expert guiding on Sunday. I found it one of the most memorable experiences in Sicily, even if my companions struggled. ....
warm regards Monica Pfeffer (Etna Summit Craters Tour)

"I believe we will be talking about it for the next few years..."

At the Valle del Bove
At the Valle del Bove

"Hi Tom
...
Once again, we really appreciated with your arrangement and guidance. It was the most enjoyable and the highlight of our trip.
It had also opened our eyes to see how wonderful and powerful our planet is.
We still have been talking about it. I believe we will be talking about it for the next few years. I don't think it will be a forgettable experience in my life. Poor me, it will be very hard to find another experience as good as this again. Unless your will take us to somewhere else on earth.
...
We would also thank for your organisation with Rosario to be our volcano guide. He was amazing. Hope we can visit him once again in the future.
...
Thank you very much. Please keep in touch and take care.
Cheers
Tony / Moon / Joan / Eva"
(Tony S. from Hong Kong, about the Etna Volcano Special tour)

A great TRIP to Etna with Rosario

"... btw we had A great TRIP to Etna with Rosario, so much so it has really inspired my son to do Geology in Imperial College in London this September.
...
Cheers, Michelle" (Private Tours on Etna)

...thank you for the wonderful experience that we had... (Trekking Tour on Etna)

Dear Tom, we've just returned from Sicily and would like to thank you for the wonderful experience that we had. We had great weather and could descend into Etna's main crater. Your "variant 1" turned out to be the perfect challenge for our 9 year old daughter, although she found the craters and the fumes a bit scary. My wife and I rank this trip as one of our top 3 experiences so far!
Rosario was a perfect guide: he made us feel at ease and safe, provided just enough explanations without sounding like the stereotypical tourist guide and he was just 100% a pro.
Minor correction: the guides do have boots, backpacks and jackets that your customers can borrow.
I've enclosed a few pictures of us on Mt Etna.
Best regards Sven Jorissen"

a wonderful excursion at the Etna

"Hi Tom,
I would like with this email to thank Volcano Discovery and the Team (Specially Rosario Basile) for a wonderful excursion at the Etna.
I took nice photos which I would like to share at the web page of Volcano Discovery. What shall I do?
Best Regards,
Gabriela Marcano"

... about a trekking tour on Etna

"Hi Tom,
I am sorry that it has taken me so long to email you with feedback from the trip Janet smith and Michael bailey took in June with your guide Rosario to do the full traverse of Etna. It was fantastic and something we will never forget. It was a hard walk but very enjoyable and Rosario was fantastic, he is very knowledgeable, kind and friendly, we were like friends by the end of the walk. Please make sure that you feed back this to him...
Thank you for all your help and we would definitely recommend you to others
Kind Regards
Janet and Mick" (UK)

Feeback from a private group tour on Etna

Group on 15 Nov 2009
Group on 15 Nov 2009

"Dear Tom,
On Nov. 15, 2009 a group of 11 people went up the Etna with our guide Rosario starting from Rifugio Sapienza.
It was the first vulcano tour for all of us and we were all impressed what we saw during the day: It was awesome to see the boiling craters on the top of the Etna and feeling the heat of this impressive active vulcano. The highlight was for sure the currently open lava spot on the Eastern side of the Etna, it was amazing to see and to feel the power of the earth.
We really have to thank you and Vulcano Dicsovery for the perfect organisation and we also have to thank our guide Rosario, who took care very well of the large group and provided us with very useful and detailed information on vulcanology and geology of the Etna. Rosario thank you very much for this perfect adventure tour!
Here I will also attach 1 foto of our group walking up the Etna on this day.
Thank you again for the organisation!
Mit freundlichen Grüßen/Best regards
Thomas Fruhmann"

Michelle about her tour to Etna volcano

Michelle at the airport with our driver
Michelle at the airport with our driver

"Greetings, Tom!

Enclosed is the link for the photos from our trip. It was WONDERFUL. Please pass our greetings to Rosario who is such an amazing person. I have become a volcano-holic!

Michelle"

See Michelle's pctures on Shutterfly

"Just to say what a great trip to Etna and thanks to Rosario for showing me such wonderful sights. It was fantastic!" (T. Salt, UK) (Etna Private Tours)

"Etna, 15th August 2008 Thank you, it was a great experience, and we looked differenly at all the Volcanos in the Eoliennes, specially Etna. Roberto is great guide, as he could share his passion and knowledge with us,and give so much explainations." (Patrick de la Chesnais, UK). See Patrick's photos from this excursion on this page.

"Hello Tom,
We’re now back from another great week on Etna.
We very much enjoyed our day out with Marco on 5th June (Rosario had to lead a group that day) which Steve Banfield joined us for. We visited the ‘Bottoniera’ to do some filming/photos for a few hours, returning down the usual pleasant descent route around Mte. Montagnola.
We undertook numerous other walks on Etna during the week – some of which we had not done before - including a return to the current eruption site at the ‘Bottoniera’, when the activity had changed to more random and sporadic explosions from the upper vent, some of which were quite violent, although activity from the lower vent remained relatively predictable. We got some good night-time video footage of the active vents and lava flows from the Schiena dell’ Asina on one of our evening excursions. On our last day, we got excellent views (and, luckily, some more good video footage – for once the Valle del Bove was mainly clear of clouds!) of the advancing active lava front between Mte. Simone & Mte. Centenari from the ridge above the Serra del Concazze; the eruption was clearly continuing in similar style to the previous days, although there were far less ash emissions as the upper vent was exhibiting more Strombolian-type activity." (Niki, UK, custom Etna tour)


One word that describes Etna is 'awesome' and one word that describes Rosario's skills as a guide 'outstanding' ! (Etna tour - Kamal M., UK)

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