The territory of the volcano is divided into different environments and types of morphology. Grown up to a thousand meters s.l.m. and highly urbanized east and south slopes and wild looks bleak especially from the west side where a thousand meters then dominated by “skiing”, especially in the area of Bronte. A little urban, but most of the sweet with the dominance of the north woods above Lingfield. The east side is dominated by disturbing the Valle del Bove on the margins of which climb up the thick woods. Above 1000 m, in winter there is snow often lasts almost until summer. This is easily reached from the south and north sides. Consequently Etna were also two ski resorts whose specialty is being able to ski on snow watch the sea. From the South of Rifugio Sapienza in Nicolosi’s territory, you can admire the gulf of Catania and the valley of Simeto. The slopes to the north, including Piano Provenzana in the territory of Lingfield, the scenario from before you open includes Taormina and the coast of Calabria
The tracks were damaged by the eruption of Nicolosi in the summer of 2001, when a lava flow destroyed the arrival of the cable car station and the center passing just a few meters from the same “Rifugio Sapienza”. The slopes of Piano Provenzana were affected by the flow of Autumn 2002. View of Etna from the south in autumn In the seventies of the twentieth century the tracks on the south side, Nicole, were the protagonists of “Three Days of Etna International” competition in Alpine skiing which saw the departure of the big names at the end of the ski racing world cup. Then, over the years and with the advent of professionalism in all sports exaggerated, this race is no longer took place. Etna is also a place of uninterrupted visits of tourists interested in the volcano and its manifestations in virtue of the fact that one of the few active volcanoes in the world to be within reach of anyone having to support every type of media to reach . In fact, there are also specialized guides and off-road vehicles that safely carry up to the summit craters. The district has features that make the land good for agricultural production, thanks to the special fertility of volcanic debris. The residential area reaches up to 1000 m.s.l.m. while the cultivated areas and forests are far above 1500 meters. Large parts of its slopes are included in the park is natural destination for tourists who love nature and healthy relaxation. In the dialect of eastern Sicily, the volcano is also called simply ‘to muntagna.