Grotta di Serracozzo, Etna cave
The Grotto di Serracozzo is a lava flow tunnel created during the eruption of 1971. Its length is about 350 meters, and its particularity can be seen in the initial part where the entrance is.
Start: Via Mareneve
Distance: circa 4 km roundway
Duration: 2 hours
Altitude: 1840 m
Difference in altitude: 100 m
Mappa sentiero: Etnanatura
How to get to the Serracozzo Cave
Once arrived at the Rifugio Citelli, go back for about 50 meters and take the path 723 Serracozzo trail.
The path climbs between beech and birch trees for about 100 m of difference in altitude with numerous ups and downs due to the crossings of waterways. After about 1.5 km you arrive at a hollow with no vegetation, where you will find a sign indicating the cave.
Inside the Grotta di Serracozzo
As soon as you enter you can notice a very impressive environment, characterized by a beam of light that enters at the top of the vault and gives a special atmosphere. The downstream section, on the other hand, is a steeply sloping flowing tunnel consisting of scoriaceous lava.
Surely the Grotta di Serracozzo is one of the most beautiful and fascinating caves of Mount Etna.