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Etna excursion with children: useful tips

2023-12-18 09:43

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Etna excursion with children: useful tips

Excursions on Etna with children. Tips and reviews for visiting the volcano with your family

Visiting Etna with children is possible.

Just choose the right tour!

Is it possible to explore Etna with children? Absolutely yes! In this article, I will answer all your questions and satisfy your curiosity about visiting the volcano. Whether you are planning a trip to Sicily during the summer, spring, autumn or winter, you can't miss the opportunity to visit Etna with the little ones. This active volcano, the highest in Europe and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013, offers a unique experience.

Many parents have contacted me to ask me if it is really feasible to visit Etna with children. Therefore, I decided to create this practical guide, based on my experience as an expert local hiking guide. My goal is to provide you with all the information you need to make your visit safe, fun and exciting!"

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Excursions on Etna with children, which one to choose?

If you're planning an Etna adventure with your kids, you're likely faced with a question that confuses many parents looking for the best excursion for their family.

Choosing the ideal excursion can be a dilemma, especially if you are visiting the volcano for the first time and have no idea what to expect. Your concern is completely understandable.


The tourist offer on Etna is extremely wide and varied, with options ranging from cable cars to jeeps, from walking excursions to quad and bike adventures. Among these options, family excursions occupy a special and no less important place.


The crucial question remains: " Which excursion to choose? "

The truth is that there is no universal answer, as everyone has their own way of traveling and experiencing. However, based on my experience both as a guide and as a mother, I can advise you to opt for customized excursions.


Avoid the confusion of large groups and instead choose a tailor-made experience, where attention and personalization are the keys to success.


In my Etna Family Tours, I adopt the motto "personalization and play", offering a unique experience that will satisfy both little explorers and their parents.


Book your ETNA FAMILY TOUR and discover how to make your visit to Etna an unforgettable adventure, choosing a tailor-made excursion that is perfectly suited to your family's needs.

Excursions to Etna with children: practical advice and useful information

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A common question is whether it is possible to take children to high altitudes on Etna. The answer is that, in general, it is doable, but it is essential to take some precautions. Before undertaking any mountain climb, it is advisable to consult your pediatrician who will be able to provide specific answers based on your child's health status.

In general, caution should be exercised when traveling above 2000 meters altitude with children. However, altitude management also depends on the family's previous experience in the mountains.

A slow and gradual climb is always advisable, allowing the little ones to acclimatise gradually . My hikes , in particular, are designed with many stops and breaks, making the adaptation process easier.

I have driven numerous families with children, even as young as 3 years old, without any significant problems.

However, it is important to consider tiredness, wind and cold, which could pose challenges, especially for little ones.

With the right preparation and attention, it is possible to enjoy a memorable experience on Etna with the whole family.

How to dress to go to Etna?

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If you are planning an adventure on Etna with your children, choosing the right clothing is essential to ensure a comfortable and safe experience. Here is a practical guide on how to dress for the volcano excursion with the little ones.

Lightweight, Adjustable Layers: Opt for lightweight, adjustable layered clothing. This allows you to easily adapt to temperature changes throughout the day and during the ascent of the volcano.

Waterproof and Windproof Jacket: Bring a waterproof and windproof jacket with you. Weather conditions on Etna can change quickly, and such a jacket will protect you from any sudden rain and cold winds.

Comfortable, non-slip footwear: Wear comfortable, non-slip shoes, ideal for tackling the volcano's uneven terrain. Make sure they are suitable for long walks and offer good support.

Hat and Sunglasses: Protect yourself and children from the sun's rays by wearing a hat and sunglasses. High altitude and the sun's reflection on snow can increase the intensity of UV rays.

Gloves and Scarf: Don't forget to bring gloves and a scarf to protect your hands and neck from the cold, especially if you plan to visit the volcano during the winter months.

Lightweight Backpack: Use a lightweight backpack to carry your essential belongings, such as water, snacks, and any spare clothing.

Sun Protection: Apply a good amount of sunscreen to children's faces and hands. Even though the weather may seem cool, the high altitude can increase the intensity of the sun's rays.

Clothing Appropriate for Activities: If you are planning specific activities, such as quad biking or walking, make sure you wear clothing suitable for them.

Head Covering: Include a head covering, such as a hat or headband, to keep your scalp warm and protect it from the sun's rays.

Remember that the key is preparation and flexibility in adapting clothing to current conditions. By following these guidelines, you and your children will be ready to enjoy the exciting experience on Etna to the fullest.

How to book an excursion to Etna with children

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Explore Etna with your family: Book your tour with Sicilia Family Tour!

Hi, I'm Chiara Falsaperla, nature guide and proud mother of three children. With my commitment and passion, I created Sicilia Family Tour to offer you unforgettable holidays in Sicily.

My mission is simple but powerful: to design tailor-made travel experiences for families, placing the well-being and happiness of parents and children at the center.

Fascinated by the beauty and cultural richness of Sicily, I would like to share the hidden wonders of this splendid island with you and your family.

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Choose from a wide range of itineraries, many of which are off the conventional tourist trail. My passion pushed me to discover particular, fascinating and family-friendly routes.

You will ask yourself: "Climb Etna with children? It can be done!" And the answer is absolutely yes! Now you can book your exciting excursion to Etna directly here.

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