742 / Piano dell’Acqua – Monte Calanna

Information

lunghezzaLength
4.23 km
dislivelloMaximum difference in height
540 m
percorrenzaTravel time
2-3 ore
difficileDifficulty
medio /E
percorribilitàWalkability
ottima (trekking/bici)
arrivoArrival
Footpaths InterceptedSentieri intercettati
2
GrotteCaves
0
RifugiShelters
0

Description

The route departs at an altitude of 747 m a.s.l. from Trail no. 704, less than 800 meters from its end located at the hamlet of Ballo di Zafferana. It is frequently undertaken from this town because it allows visiting the surrounding geographical which has supplied water over the centuries and permitted the cultivation of fertile orchards and the removal of timber from the coppice woods.

Unfortunately, following the eruption of 1991-93, one of the nicest areas of Etna (Val Calanna) was lost after being flooded by lava. It featured an ancient fountain, which could be met when entering or exiting the Valle del Bove. After passing the 1991-1993 lava flows, the trail, which initially consists of a lava stone-paved driveway, then becomes a path between the “sciare” and climbs up to the top of M. Calanna. This consists of the remains of a1,325-metres high ancient volcanic structure that dominates the surrounding area. The route, just under 5 km long, overcomes a vertical drop of 578 m.

Caves

No Caves

 

Parking lots

Piano dell’Acqua

 

Shelters

No Shelters