On the island of Sicily and its neighbouring Aeolian Islands the focus for most walkers and trekkers are the volcanoes. However there is so much else to enjoy too, including the rich history, the food and wine, the traditional and largely unspoilt towns and villages and the Sicilian people themselves: warm, outgoing and welcoming. You can hike up Mount Etna, Europe’s highest volcano at 3300 metres, following little known trails to avoid the sightseeing crowds. You can also climb Vulcano, with its beautiful views across the Tyrrhenian Sea, and Stromboli - one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Stromboli is one of the very few places on earth where you can see live eruptions in relative safety. You will be accompanied by a specialist guide and should be aware that from time to time the summit region is closed off for safety reasons.
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