After days of seeing the volcanic giant from below, we final had the opportunity to make our way up the infamous Mount Etna. Making our way up as far as possible by coach we looked down over the areas we had previously visited along the coastline.
We then took a cable car followed by a 4X4 truck to around 3000m where our alpine guide gave geographical explanations as we made our way round one of the plus 250 parasitic craters.
We then began our descent stopping at the Piano Dell’Acqua. A lava field formed from the 1991 eruption. As we climbed the lava debris, we observed the destroyed property and newly growing vegetation of pioneer species.
For our final night, our wonderful chef Vittorio prepared a lovely Italian meal followed by a cake as a farewell gift!
Catch up on Day 1 and Day 2 of Hills Road Sixth Form College’s geographical experience.