Climbing any mount is not my type of fun, a bit of climbing is ok, so we took the bike to 1900 metre, then a cable car to 2400, and we walk to 2900. Mt Etna is about 3250m and you are not allow to walk to the top anymore unless you are a bit crazy, and you can be sure it is plenty of them around here. The last eruption of ashes was only last year in December. It cover the snow and because apparently ashes are a good insulator the snow is still there underneath. In one of the photo a person is clearing the snow so it can melt. If it is not done it can be very dangerous ,if the snow melt under the ashes, it would make it to collapsed and when a poor bugger from Australia walk on the path he may get wet…On the way back we stopped at Taormina a hilltop town. Trails are leading from that town to the summit of Mt Etna. The town is known for the Teatro Antico di Taormina, an ancient Greco-Roman Theatre still used today.