Trekking in Sicilia, Italy.
Etna, largest volcano in activity in Europe, shows lunar views quite everywhere when going to the top of the mount. Also, due to its location, it is possible to see Nebrody forest in the north, Catania and the mediterranean sea in the east,… Views without limits in the horizon, when the clouds authorize us to see the infinite of the horizon.
The walk to the top of the volcano
Different options are possible to reach the top of the Etna. Ours was to walk within this desert of volcanic rock. Doing it was well more breathtaking than staying in a bus (yes, it is possible… we crosses some of them, whipping up the volcanic dust). Unfortunately, the weather prevented us from being in the top of the top. It was too windy and the guide, mandatory, refused to go (although we saw a group going… however, we are the kind of people who follows guides’ advice). Nevertheless, being alone or almost in these areas became an unforgettable memory.
The gorges of Alcantara
Located in the north slope of mount Etna, the gorges of Alcántara river show typical & unique ballast rock columns. This is a result of lava crystallizing thousand years ago onto the river.