ETNA: Workshop di Fotografia di Paesaggio 28-30 ottobre 2017 - SLPW
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“U MUNGIBEDDU” is the affectionate nickname Sicilians use to call Etna, the tallest and most active volcano in the whole Eurasian Plate. Join us in a three-day trip to experience and live it, photographing its most significant sceneries in the best times and from the best spots. An all-inclusive workshop with the constant support of experts and guides of the place.

High mountain Refuge (mt. 1700)

Bus, van, 4x4 Unimog, cableways

Difficulty levels:
Most of the routes are totally smooth. Climbing the summit craters requires a minimum of familiarity with mountain walks.

Number of participants:
Up to 12 students

Duration: 3 days
10/28/17 – 10/30/17

Visited places: ETNA

Etna’s most scenic areas: summit craters, Sartorius mount, Nero degli Zappini mount, Valle del Bove, Serra La Nave.

Workshop Price: € 590

€ 250 registration down payment by 14 October, 2017.
Full payment upon arrival, on 28 October 2017.

Tour Leader:
Riccardo IMPROTA


Payment Method:



Visited places:

Etna’s most scenic areas: summit craters, Sartorius mount, Nero degli Zappini mount, Valle del Bove, Serra La Nave.

Day 1: 10/28/17 Arrival at Fontanarossa Airport in Catania. Meet with the tour leader and the local guides; transfer by private bus to Citelli refuge. Illustrative briefing with an overview on the geographical area of interest and technical information on how to approach the volcano from a photographical point of view. First contact on the territory. Dinner. Chance for a night shooting. Overnight at the refuge.
Day 2: 10/29/17 Early wake-up, breakfast, set off to the summit craters. Meet with the volcano guide, who will be available for the group the whole day; preparation for climbing (mt. 3300) and shooting on the spot. Packed lunch on the mountain (mt. 3100); shooting between Valle del Bove and the summit area. Return by cableway and bus to Serra La Nave area for shooting at sunset in the Monte Nero degli Zappini area. Return to the refuge. Dinner and backup of the work done.
Day 3: 10/30/17 Dawn shooting on Sartorius mountains; breakfast and more shooting on Monte Conca (Piano Provenzana). Lunch and review of the work done. Afternoon departure from the refuge to the airport by private shuttle. Return flight.

What is included in the trip


  • Photographic workshop constant professional support

  • Guides and experts the best locations, volcano knowledge

  • 2-night accommodation in a refuge (1700 meters altitude)

  • Private shuttle Catania-Fontanarossa Airport/refuge and back

  • Ground transportation during the workshop bus, van, 4x4 Unimog, cableways

  • All the meals during the stay at the refugebreakfasts, lunches, dinners


  • Flights Arrival/Departure Catania Fontanarossa Airport (CTA)

  • Extra insurance coverage

  • Sherpa service all terms under “Important Information"

Important informations

FLIGHTS: Flights are not included in the workshop price. As soon as the minimum number of participants is reached, the tour will be confirmed and it will be possible to purchase your tickets. Once the trip is confirmed, timetables for departures and arrivals will be given, which all participants absolutely have to follow. The organization cannot guarantee to pick up delayers or take participants to the airports before the due schedule. The arrival/departure airport is Catania Fontanarossa (CTA).

SHERPA: An equipment transportation service to the summit craters is optional; costs vary according to the actual number of applicants (1 sherpa service moves up to 4 photo equipment for a total of €100.)

Supplemental fees

The workshop organization has a flat-rate agreement with the hosting refuge. It could be possible, according to the refuge capacity, to opt for a single or double/multiple room.



  • Macchina fotografica

  • Ottiche a corredo

  • Cavalletto robusto

  • Scatto flessibile o telecomando

  • Caricabatterie macchina fotografica

  • Hard Disk o pendrive capiente

  • Schede di memoria


  • Giubbotto o giacca a vento

  • Maglioni/Pile invernali

  • Abbigliamento a strati

  • Pantaloni pesanti

  • Scarponcini trekking

  • Cappello e guanti invernali

  • Occhiali da sole

  • Borraccia

  • Senso dello humour

  • Passione nel fotografare

  • Voglia di scoprire luoghi unici

  • Capacità di adattamento

Available(on demand)

  • Sistema Leica M Monochrom

  • Sistema Fuji GX617

  • Manfrotto Digital Director

  • Apple MacBook Pro

  • Apple iPad Air2

  • Supporti Gitzo e Manfrotto

  • Illum Lytro

  • Gigapan Pro


The down payment implies a commitment to participate to the workshop, which is coordinated by Etnawalk cultural association. According to the cancellation policy, 50% of the down payment can be reimbursed up to 8 days before the departure. After the seventh day from the departure, no reimbursement will be made. Participants are kindly asked not to purchase tickets before our final confirmation.


What described above is the planned trip program. We reserve the right to modify it in case of sudden events beyond our control. The reported details on these pages could be subject to change and discounting without notification. We reserve the right to cancel the tour in case the minimum number of participants is not reached. All participants have to take the trip in good health conditions and must be able to carry their equipment autonomously during the walks (a Sherpa service is available, if requested.)

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