Etna Wine Food experience and tour dei Ciclopi

The best experience of Sicily

Etna wine tour experience:

Wine tour of Etna between the lava of the volcano and the Riviera of the Cyclops. Tour details You will meet our driver at 09:00 at the reception of your hotel or at the entrance of your residence. The driver will present you the day's program. Departure in the direction of the Etna volcano. With our vehicle we will reach an altitude of 2000 meters. Here we can take a walk around the Silvestri crater for about 1 hour. After a drive of about 45 minutes we arrive in winery for visit, lunch and sicilian etna wine tasting.

After the winery visit with lunch we have a 30-minute journey to reach the Riviera dei Ciclopi. A free walk on the sea that hosts the legend of the Cyclops is a unique and relaxing experience.

Mt. Etna. To the ancient Greeks, Mount Etna was the realm of Hephaestus, god of fire, Vulcan to the Romans.  Towering above the island of Sicily at almost 11,000 feet, Etna is Europe's highest volcano and one of the world's most active, being pretty much in a constant state of activity. Like any fashionable volcano, she is noted for her wide variety of eruption styles.  The volcanic soil around the volcano is gloriously fertile, and the area is renowned for its excellent honey and special wine, which is produced with infinite Sicilian pride.

 Ciclopi river:  The village of Aci Castello marks the beginning of the Riviera dei Ciclopi, a beautiful stretch of coastline wrapped in myth and legend. According to Homer’s Odyssey, the Cyclops hurled giant rocks at Ulysses and his men as they fled from the island.  The Cyclops, however, had been blinded by Ulysses, so his aim wasn’t the greatest.  The rocks missed Ulysses and his crew, landing in the sea just off the coast of Aci Trezza, and remain today as the unusual Faraglioni sea stacks. After passing the ancient village of Aci Castello, now a popular destination for swimming, sunning and snorkeling, we’ll reach Aci Trezza, a fishing village that was the setting of Giovanni Verga's 1881 novel I Malavoglia.

Why are we in the tariff a land wine experience of the Etna volcano ?  Becausevineyards have been cultivated on the foothills and slopes surrounding Mount Etna . Despite regular smolderings, belching of ash and flows of lava, Etna is today one of the most exciting and remarkable wine regions in Italy. That is because a legacy of eruptions has left copious deposits of rocky volcanic soils, the sort of easily draining, nutrient-poor earth that can be so conducive to good wine. And because the variety of micro-terroirs at elevations ranging mostly from 1,000 to 3,200 feet offer so many possible articulations of the indigenous Etna grapes: mostly the sleek, graceful nerello mascalese, with a small assist from its pudgier sibling, nerello cappuccio, which together generally make up the blends for Etna Rosso, the officially approved term for Etna red wines. The combination of energy and the lightness and elegance of the nerello mascalese grape makes the evolution of Etna red wines in the last 15 years or so one of wine’s most welcome trends. The whites, too, are worth exploring. We recommend three wineries in reference to the experiences made by our best customers but to confirm one of these wineries our staff must have the information from you for the date you prefer. Each winery has different formats of experiences and different costs per person. The cost of the winery experience with the winery visit and lunch is not included in the price of our driver service.

These are the three winery recommended by us for the Etna wine tour:

www.fischettiwine.it/en

www.cavanera.it

www.tenutadifessina.com

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