Early spring is the perfect time to visit Mount Etna.
We spent two days exploring it's slopes and craters, finding pleasure in the contrast between snow and lava. Maps of the area are hard to find. On the first day we approached from north side starting from Piano Provenzana, where we met our guide from EtnaExcusion. We spent a lovely morning exploring recent lava flows and learning about vulcanology and the best local specialties available on the tavola calda. It was so clear we could see all the way Stromboli.
On the second day we decided to go it alone, approaching from the south. We took the funivia from Rifugio Sapienza and then followed the snow cat tracks to Torre del Filosofo at 2920m.