Sicily and its surrounding islands are home to many active and dormant volcanoes, the most active is of course the infamous Mount Etna which dominates the east coast. Mount Etna’s formation is associated with the subduction of the African plate under the Eurasion plate and a journey up it’s summit will allow students to learn more about this complex strato volcano, its eruption history and associated landforms. Mount Etna has exerted not only a strong influence on the landscape but also on the people living near it, which offers great opportunities for case studies on managing natural hazards.
With its rich fertile soil, beautiful sandy beaches and Mediterranean climate, the islands main industries are agriculture and tourism, which also offers great human geography case study options. If you are looking for some exciting geography mixed with a Mediterranean climate then Sicily is the place for your group.
On arrival transfer to your hotel in Taormina.
Spend the evening exploring Taormina with its lovely gardens and views of Mount Etna, followed by evening meal in the hotel.
After breakfast, your group will visit Mount Etna! This will be an expedition led by a specialist guide, who will discuss the volcanic processes and landforms of this famous Stratovolcano.
Free time in the afternoon, followed by evening meal in the hotel.
Today you will visit the Aeolian Islands. Lipari and Vulcano, to explore these volacnic islands for an excellent case-study.
Free time in the evening, followed by evening meal in the hotel.
Depending on your flight schedule, you may have time to visit the town of Zafferana Etnea, which offer a great case study for management of volcanic hazards.
EXTRA DAYS: You can add on extra days to the itinerary to visit more of what Sicily has to offer.
This is a suggested itinerary only and we are happy to work with you to develop a suitable packages for your group.
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