Departure to Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. During the ascent, different kinds of vegetation can be noted. Flowering, fertile citrus groves, vineyards, fruit trees and orchards, chestnut woods, beech woods, pine woods spread right up to the highest point. Then it is almost desert-like, where the lava is sometimes overgrown by juniper bushes and astragalus. Visit of the extinct Silvestri Craters at 2.000 m. Return toward Taormina. Expected arrival in Giardini Naxos at 1 pm.