Excursions on Sicily volcanoes

Discover Etna and Stromboli with our Mountain and Volcanological Guides

Collegio Guide Alpine Vulcanologiche Sicilia
guida vulcanologica certificata

About us

Society of Mountain and Volcanological Guides, authorized to guide you in the mountains and on all active volcanoes. We are regularly enrolled in the Regional Association of Alpine and Volcanological Guides of Sicily and we put at your service professionalism, expertise, and knowledge of the places, to transform a day in the mountains into a great and unforgettable experience.

Our excursions

Visit some of our wonderful excursions

Why choose Ashàra?

Organization

Effective communication and transparency are the basis for a successful organization and a carefree experience.

Passion

Empathy, charisma, and engagement. We do everything we can to convey our passion to you.

Safety

Risk assessment and knowledge of the territories allow us to let you live the excursions in total safety.

Professionalism

Certified guides with huge experience, effective and impeccable language communication, and group management.

Excursions Etna Stromboli

Some photos during our Etna excursions and Stromboli excursion For years we organise with passion excursions in Sicily collecting positive reviews from those who chose us as volcanological guides.

Sicily is a land that lives and breathes, of active volcanoes related to myths and legends. Live the unique experience that only volcanoes can give you. Let the vastness of the surrounding landscapes and the harsh beauty of these places captivate you. We will be really happy to accompany you to discover not only the breathtaking landscapes, but also the history that characterizes them

What those who have chosen us are saying:

"Giuseppe nous a superbement accompagné au quasi sommet du Stromboli, d'où nous avons pu vivre un moment inoubliable. À recommander vivement."
“Escursione a dir poco emozionante e carica di adrenalina! La guida vulcanologica che ci ha accompagnati (Massimo F.), è preparatissima. Ha spiegato in dettaglio tutto ciò che abbiamo visto durante il trekking e ci ha trasmesso tutta la sua passione e l'amore che prova per l'Etna. Inoltre, durante il briefing pre-escursione se si è muniti di scarpe non adeguate, sarà cura di Massimo fornirvi gli scarponi giusti e in più vi consegnerà bastoncini e caschetto. Professionalità, Sicurezza e Passione per il proprio lavoro caratterizzano l'associazione Ashàra. Assolutamente consigliata!!!!”
“Dopo una bella camminata sulle pendici del vulcano si arriva ad un punto panoramico spettacolare ed unico, dal quale si vede il tramonto accompagnato dalle eruzioni dello Stromboli. Giuseppe, guida esperta e persona squisitamente gentile, sempre pronto a rispondere ad ogni domanda, ci ha guidati in questo percorso suggestivo e indimenticabile.”

Frequent questions asked

Our team, the day before the excursion, will send you GPS position and photo of our Info Point to reach us easily. We recommend hiring a car but we also organize transfer service with an additional cost.

Traveling along SP-92 road from Zafferana, Pedara, or Nicolosi will lead you to the Piazzale Rifugio Sapienza.

At Piazzale Rifugio Sapienza there is big parking, both free and paid. Arriving early you can easily find parking

Our team, on the day before the excursion, will send you the GPS location and photos of our Info Point so you can easily reach us.

We recommend a car rental, alternatively we organize a transfer service both ways with an additional cost

The main road is called ''Mareneve'' reachable from Zafferana Etnea or Linguaglossa

At Piano Provenzana, there is a large paid parking lot (€3) to be paid on-site before starting the excursion.

Yes, there is a public bus (AST) that leaves from Catania Central Station at 8.15am and arrives at Piazzale Rifugio Sapienza at 10.30am but the time does not match the start of our excursions. The same bus leaves from Rifugio Sapienza at 4.30pm to arrive again in Catania Central Station at 6.15pm

To get to Piano Provenzana (Etna North) there are no public buses so we recommend renting a car or we organize transfer services at an additional cost

Yes, Piazzale Rifugio Sapienza and Piano Provenzana are important tourist stations full of café/restaurants/take away and souvenirs, but we recommend to buy everything you need in advance.

Yes, you can safely leave your luggage at our Info Point for all duration of the excursion.

Our excursions start in the afternoon and finish in the late evening so it is necessary to stay overnight in Stromboli island as there are no ferries during night.

To get to the island of Stromboli there are daily hydrofoils from Milazzo port. For timetables and reservations, visit the LibertyLines.it website. We recommend arriving on the island in the morning.

On each page of our excursions, you will find details with information on difficulty, distance, and other useful details. We have divided the difficulty levels into 3 categories:

Easy

Generally short routes that develop on well-beaten easy paths, with limited elevation gain and no exposed sections.

Intermediate

Paths that have a more significant elevation gain and greater development. The trails, although always well-marked, may have an uneven surface, and exposed areas begin to appear.

Expert

Very long routes in terms of kilometers, often on non-existent or rarely used trails. The elevation gain to overcome is almost always significant, and the presence of exposed sections increases.

*All our excursions are carried out in total safety and can also be enjoyed by the little ones if they are willing to walk and admire the wonders of nature.