Mount Etna is more than the tallest and most-active volcano in Europe. It is a place of perfumes and colors, and a magical environment where the elements – land, water, air and fire – have merged to create a treasure chest of extraordinary biodiversity, unique in our world.
Mungibeddu, or ‘A Muntagna, as Etna is called by the Sicilians, is a timeless jewel, praised by writers and classical poets for more than 2,700 years.
More than 200,000 years of volcanic debris have created fertile conditions that are particularly suited for agriculture and cultivation of fine wines from Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, Carricante and Catarratto.
In order to use Etna’s mountainous slopes, scores of generations have created the typical Etnean terraces, using dry stone lava stones to build an agricultural and viticultural paradise on an active volcano.
The Parco dell’Etna (Etna National Park) offers natural, cultural, and enogastronomic experiences for everyone. Enjoy magical walks along nature paths, the “Circumetnea” train that circumnavigates Etna, offering travelers an evocative glimpse of the volcanic landscape and the lively villages of Randazzo, Solicchiata and Passopisciaro, where we manage our vineyards and produce Palmento Costanzo wines.
In June 2013, Mount Etna was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, gaining an important role on the world scene.