The actual eruption on volcano Etna continues its eruptive phase, lava flows runs towards the west side of 2002 craters laying another layer over the old lava of 2002-2003 eruption. The lava came down at an altitude of 2300 meters above sea level, from an ephemeral vent opened at the base of the South-East crater at 3000 meters hight. The police, in order to prevent casualty, set a limit for visitors up to 2500 m, however it is possible to get over the limit but only followed by an expert guide.
Eruption Mount Etna Avril 2017
The best time to visit Sicily is from May to June or September to October. Summer high temperatures will make hiking Mount Etna much harder than usual. Whatever season and excursion in Sicily you choose, Etna is an amazing natural wonder offering a great variety of emotions.