Etna Park

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Mount Etna covers an area of about 1600 square kilometres and is situated between the sea, the valleys of the Alcantara and Simeto rivers and the plain of Catania.

The Etna Park was instituted in 1987 and comprises the comuni (municipalities) of Adrano, Belpasso, Biancavilla, Bronte, Castiglione di Sicilia, Giarre, Linguaglossa, Nicolosi, Maletto, Maniace, Milo, Pedara, Piedimonte Etneo, Santa Maria di Licodia, Ragalna, Trecastagni, Viagrande, Zafferana, Randazzo and Sant'Alfio.

The park's area extends around the volcano which is the largest in Europe and one of the most active in the world, resulting in unique and unrivalled beauty, a truly fine natural paradise. Whether by car, on foot, horseback, mountain bike, by skiing or on the Circumetnea railway, there are a large number of permitted routes for touring and gastronomic, historical and cultural excursions. With the object of safeguarding the environment, the park is divided into four zones. Zone A consists of about 19,000 hectares (45,000 acres), almost all in public ownership and is the largest unspoilt space - the kingdom of birds of prey. Zone B is about 26,000 hectares (64,200 acres) in size and consists of small, privately owned agricultural plots. There is an abundance of ancient farm and manor houses. Zones C and D comprise an area of 14,000 hectares (34,600 acres) which is a pre-park area where consent has been given for some tourist constructions.
Throughout all four zones, the lava is spread out in startling shapes in which the folds, fissures and gorges provide many sites for the plants and animals. A century and a half ago, the animals constituting the Etna fauna included wolves, boar, deer and goats which have now all completely disappeared. Instead, living in the park today there are still porcupines, foxes, wild cats, martens, hares, weasels, hedgehogs, dormice, field mice and bats. Amongst the birds, raptors are predominant. The park's flora is extremely varied and rich, characterised by a number of factors, amongst which the volcanic nature of the mountain is predominant.

At Etna Park, there is tourist accommodation available in hotels, farm holiday, farmhouse, residence self-catering accommodation, b&b, rooms for rent, holiday homes, camp sites and tourist villages.

Agrigento and environs

Bed and Breakfast - Room rentals Lampedusa
Delfino Bianco Casa Vacanza
Residences - Flats - Holiday Houses Lampedusa
Le Cupolette by Licciardi Group
Licciardi Group
Delfino Bianco Casa Vacanza
Case al Mare Di Maggio
Le Cupolette by Licciardi Group
Licciardi Group
Agencies and Estate Agents Lampedusa
Licciardi Group

Messina and environs

Giardini Naxos
Hotels Giardini Naxos
Hotel Palladio

Hotels Leni
Hotel L'Ariana

Hotels Lipari
Hotel Tritone
Hotel Villa Meligunis
Hotel A' Pinnata
Hotel Residence Mendolita
Residence Hotel La Giara
Eolie Experience
Residences - Flats - Holiday Houses Lipari
Agave Residence
Residence Hotel La Giara
Hotel Residence Mendolita

Hotels Malfa
Hotel Signum
Hotel Punta Scario

Marina di Patti
Farm Holidays Marina di Patti
Agriturismo La Casa del Priore

Hotels Panarea
Hotel Hycesia
Hotel La Terrazza
Hotel Tesoriero

Farm Holidays Patti
Agriturismo La Casa del Priore

Hotels Salina
Capofaro Malvasia & Resort
Hotel Signum
Hotel L'Ariana
Hotel Punta Scario

Bed and Breakfast - Room rentals Stromboli
Casa del Sole
Casa La Pergola
Residences - Flats - Holiday Houses Stromboli
Appartamenti Russo Gaetano
Casa La Pergola

Hotels Taormina
Excelsior Palace Hotel
Hotel Villa Angela

Palermo and environs

Bed and Breakfast - Room rentals Palermo
B&B Alla Vucciria

Hotels Bagheria
Aspra Mare Paese Albergo
Residences - Flats - Holiday Houses Bagheria
Aspra Mare Paese Albergo

Hotels Cefalý
Hotel Tourist

Santa Flavia
Residences - Flats - Holiday Houses Santa Flavia
Lido Residence Porto di Spagna

Residences - Flats - Holiday Houses Solunto
Lido Residence Porto di Spagna

Trapani and environs

Bed and Breakfast - Room rentals Trapani
B&B Il Sole Blu

Castellammare del Golfo
Hotels Castellammare del Golfo
Hotel Cetarium
Albergo Pensione Tranchina

Isola di Pantelleria
Hotels Isola di Pantelleria
Mursia e Cossyra Hotel
Residences - Flats - Holiday Houses Isola di Pantelleria
Autonoleggio Blucar - Rental Services

Hotels Scopello
Albergo Pensione Tranchina