Trekking & Mushroom Picking on Mt. Etna

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Trekking & Mushroom Picking on Mt. Etna

Maletto, ItalyCall For Price Full Day

This Experience will vary according to the season. During fall and spring, you will walk in the woods surrounding Mt. Etna, exploring and hunting for mushrooms with Salvo and his friends who are local mushrooms-picking experts. Hopefully, it will be a lucky day so that at Andrea’s cottage they can cook and sample some delicious mushrooms and enjoy a stunning view of Mt. Etna. If you love unspoiled nature walks, this is an Experience you won’t want to miss. Plus, you’ll get to be in the company of local Sicilians who are proud to share their culture with you. Dinner will be a typical meal with seasonal ingredients and products from local farmers in the area. Local wine will be flowing happily and according to tradition!


In the summer and winter, while there are no mushrooms, it is still possible to enjoy a walk with locals on Mt. Etna, have a picnic and if we are lucky, the volcano will be erupting to enjoy some breathtaking lava display from afar (don’t worry Etna is a safe active volcano!). This is a hike so come prepared with your hiking boots, a backpack, water and a layer or two to stay warm.

  • Transportation provided by Local
  • A full day with residents of Maletto, Sicily to learn about them and their lives there and in Italy in general
  • A hike up the base of Mt. Etna to hunt for mushrooms with local experts
  • Mushroom picking is in Spring and Fall, a picnic during the Summer and Winter
  • Lessons on how to cook with the mushrooms you locate on your hike
  • A traditional, home cooked Italian meal using your mushroom harvest, wine and lovely people


Duration: 8 hours

Availability: Year round

Difficulty level: Easy to moderate

Meals: Dinner and wine included, additional food & refreshments on your own

Transportation: Transportation provided by Local

Requirements: Hiking, walking. Can work with and around any food allergies or intolerances. For alcohol consumption guests must be 21 or over

Equipment RecommendedHiking shoes, water, extra layers (during the cooler months)

Max # of people allowed: 8

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