Regarding an Etna excursion:
After the 2002/2003 eruptions of the volcano, an excursion to the northern flank of Etna may be of lesser interest. Infrastructure is still destroyed and not rebuilt. On the other hand, it may be awesome to see how lavafloods impact nature. To the right: The former hotel Le Bulle.
The number of tourists visiting this northern flank, has significally decreased.
Take a closer look for a newer picture from this area: Piano Provenzana this spring
Another excursion possibility:
The nature trails of the Alcantara gorges - situated northwest of Taormina on road nr. 185 (Gole Alcantara):
Trekking in the gorge
Trail of the gorge
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