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Why us ?

Licensed and authorised tour operator

Small groups (maximum 10 participants)

Certified expert multilingual guides

Insurance always included in the price

Itineraries and tours organised in detail

Security and flexibility in payment methods

I am Claudio, born in South Tyrol and grew up between Germany and Sicily.

The love for the mountains of my birthplace has awakened in me a passion for nature and the volcano Etna.

That’s how I became a hiking guide and together with a team of reliable friends, we founded EtnaWay and fulfilled our dream: to share with other people our passion for nature and Mount Etna!

We are proud to offer a range of unforgettable experiences of high quality and suitable for all, even the most adventurous!

We will show you the highest active volcano in Europe through the eyes of those who, like us, love and respect it. Come with us to discover the hidden treasures of the volcano.

We want our customers to be as excited about this volcano as we are!

Our strengths

Special offer

Exclusive walking routes, tailor-made for you, wide choice of languages, offers for families, attention to the customer. Guaranteed fun for every occasion.

Passion for nature

We will explore the highest active volcano in Europe with its diverse flora and fauna. We take you through spectacular landscapes, bare lava deserts, green forests, new and old eruptions.

Permits and safety

Tour operator authorised by the Ass. Tourism, Sport and Entertainment – Sicily Region, certified multilingual guides, insurance included, compliance with all safety standards.

Our EtnaWay Team

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Eddy Tronchet

Founder of Legendary Sicily

Born in Switzerland, his love of Italian culture, history and nature has brought him to Sicily, where he devotes himself to archaeology and his hometown of Taormina, in addition to Mount Etna.

Claudio Fazio

Claudio Fazio

Founders of EtnaWay, Guide

The walking Etna encyclopaedia Claudio has turned his passion into a profession to realise his vision of individual tours, quality and enthusiasm for this unique volcano.

Enzo Parrinello

Enzo Parrinello

Accounting, Office

With the utmost care and diligence, Enzo makes sure that everything is in order with the finances as well. He is also a valuable support in the office work.

Cristian Alessi

Cristian Alessi


Cristian, born and raised in Germany, has Sicilian parents and therefore speaks fluent German and English. He has always been fascinated by volcanoes and nature and loves to get to know different cultures.

Gianpaolo Carciola

Gianpaolo Carciola


Action, boundless freedom on the crater rim & love of nature have made Gianpaolo an Etna fan – reliability and a sense of responsibility an EtnaWay guide.


Leon Mangiameli


Born at the foot of the volcano, the Dutch-Italian boy grew up with a great passion for his homeland and an equally great desire to pass on details and legends about Mount Etna.

Consuelo Platania

Consuelo Platania

Customer care, administration

Consuelo takes care of our guests with her warm and charming manner and responds to all their wishes. Having lived in England for many years, she also speaks fluent English.

Our control centre in the office: Julia Beckers

Julia Beckers

Customer care, administration

As our control centre, Julia coordinates tours, guides, cars and helicopters in our office so that everything runs smoothly for our guests. She will be happy to provide advice on the phone in English.

Enzo Parrinello

Giuseppe Spina


The genuine Sicilian not only speaks perfect German, he also knows all of Sicily like the back of his hand and delights our guests with his wit, Italian charm and profound knowledge.

Explorer and adventurer Giorgio


Explorers, adventurers

EtnaDog Giorgio accompanies young and old on our tours. He explores Etna for you to discover the most beautiful places and biggest secrets.

Renate Enders

Renate Enders

Product Manager Southern and Central Europe

Renate’s love of Italy has also taken her from Germany to the south. She is passionate about organising hiking and round trips with a focus on Italy, Malta and Switzerland.

Christina Schmidt on a hike on Mount Etna with Giorgio

Christina Schmidt

Website management

Behind the scenes, Christina looks after the website content, translations and the welfare of EtnaDog Giorgio.

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