Picnic areas and shelters on mount Etna

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On Etna there are various shelters and picnic areas.

The shelters on Etna have various uses. The Gino Menza Shelter was destroyed in June 1992 during the long eruption that threatened the town of Zafferana Etnea.

The “Philosopher’s Tower” disappeared during the eruption of 2002.
Along the route known as “ the high mountain slope” you can find picnic areas with water (non-drinkable), wooden tables and benches, that are always open and accessible. 

Here are the best-known:

  • Rifugio Galvarina 1878 m s.l.m.
  • Rifugio Monte Palestra 1917 m s.l.m.
  • Rifugio Monte Scavo 1708 m s.l.m.
  • Rifugio Montte Maletto 1701 m s.l.m.
  • Rifugio Monte Spagnolo
  • Rifugio Saletti 1373 m s.l.m.
  • Rifugio Case Pirao 1147 m s.l.m.
  • Rifugio Monte S.Maria 1625 m s.l.m.
  • Rifugio Timparossa 1838 m s.l.m.


Key features of the Excursion

PSYCHO-PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: not suitable for people with health problems in particular with problems to the cardio-respiratory.

We recommend that all our members wear trekking shoes, with the correct socks, and bring a wind-jacket because the temperature can be 10-15°C colder than in the towns. Please also bring 2 litres of water.

List of services included

Seconda guida
Nolo scarpe
Nolo giacca a vento
Iscrizione alla nostra associazione
Assicurazione RC
Transfer A/R da nostro punto di incontro

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Etna Hiking, guided nature excursions on Etna

Hiking on Mount Etna, Trekking in Sicily

"Etna Hiking" is an environmental and sporting association, a focal point for whoever wants to discover the extraordinary natural beauty of Mount Etna and Sicily. The association "Etna Hiking Environmental and Sporting Association" carries out its activities mainly in the Etneo territory. Our mission is to promote the area, in synergy with other local, as full of extraordinary historic, scenic and natural. Through our contacts you can organize in a short time, 365 days a year, excursions on etna with the assistance of guides e AIGAE (Associazione Italiana Guide Ambientali Escursionistiche) ready to give you all the assistance necessary to fully enjoy your time honeycombs free and the amazing beauty deals from our volcano. Together we can find the best solution for enjoying your holidays and your free time.

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