• This project is made by
    Carmelo Giuffrida,
    a Geologist and
    Naturalistic Guide.

    Contacts :

    Cell +39 338 219 7869


    Guided excursions in :
    Italian, English,
    Spanish and Portuguese

  • I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.
    Henry David Thoreau

    Nature often holds up a mirror so we can see more clearly the ongoing processes of growth, renewal, and transformation in our lives.
    Mary Ann Brussat

    In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
    John Muir

    When there is no place that you have decided to call your own, then no matter where you go, you are always heading home.
    Muso Soseki

    The Wilderness and the idea of wilderness is one of the permanent homes of the human spirit.
    Joseph Wood Krutch

    As you walk, you simply walk. Don’t go ahead, don’t jump here and there. Mind always go ahead or lag behind. Remain with the moment.

    You need special shoes for hiking - and a bit of a special soul as well.
    Emme Woodhull Bäche

    And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
    T.S. Eliot

    When you are going to hike – pack a light heart.
    Dan May

    It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
    Edmund Hillary

    It is in man’s heart that the life of nature’s spectacle exists; to see it, one must feel it.
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
    Anais Nin

    When I started my adventure in photography, I was suddenly introduced to the world around me. I can’t believe I have been so blind for so many years.
    Laura Tate Sutton

    Think what a great world revolution will take place when there are millions of guys all over the world with rucksacks on their backs tramping around the back country.
    Jack Kerouac

    Yin and Yang are not in competition or conflict to each other, but are complements of each other. Balance is not a state but a process. The Tao is a process, a dynamic condition of balance.
    Ray Grigg

    When one walks, one is brought into touch first of all with the essential relations between one's physical powers and the character of the country; one is compelled to see it as its natives do. Then every man one meets is an individual.
    Aleister Crowley

    Wilderness is the raw material out of which man has hammered the artifact called civilization.
    Aldo Leopold

    The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
    Carl Sagan

    Wherever you are is the entry point.

    Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connected.
    Chief Seattle

    For me and for thousands with similar inclinations, the most important passion of life is the overpowering desire to escape periodically from the clutches of a mechanistic civilization. To us the enjoyment of solitude, complete independence, and the beauty of undefiled panoramas is absolutely essential to happiness.
    Bob Marshall

    Gradually, physicists began to realise that nature, at the atomic level, does not appear as a mechanical universe composed of fundamental building blocks, but rather as a network of relations, and that, ultimately, there are no parts at all in this interconnected web. Whatever we call a part is merely a pattern that has some stability and therefore captures our attention.
    Fritjof Capra

    The longest journey begins with a single step.
    Lao Tzu

    All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. However, a path without a heart is never enjoyable. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy—it does not make a warrior work at liking it; it makes for a joyful journey; as long as a man follows it, he is one with it.
    Carlos Castaneda

    The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
    Paramahansa Yogananda

    To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
    Bertrand Russell

    I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
    John Muir

    If you imagine yourself as separate from the world, the world will appear as separate from you and you will experience desire and fear. I do not see the world as separate from me and so there is nothing for me to desire, or fear.
    Nisargadatta Maharaj

    Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
    Joseph Campbell

    A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
    Walt Whitman

    Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. . . Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
    Carl Gustav Jung

    A human being is part of the whole, called by us “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
    Albert Einstein

    The Tao is both singular and universal. It is open to all with the resolve and inclination to walk it. Those who do, however, take a variety of disciplines in approaching it, for the Tao extrapolates from the specific to the general. Dave Lowry

    The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you ar out there.
    Yasutani Roshi

    The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
    Joseph Campbell

    We are all born originals - why is it so many of us die copies?
    Edward Young

    Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning, and under every deep a lower deep opens.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars... and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers - for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are.

    If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.
    Raymond Inmon

    Utopia lies at the horizon. When I draw nearer by two steps,it retreats two steps. If I proceed ten steps forward, it swiftly slips ten steps ahead.
    No matter how far I go, I can never reach it. What, then, is the purpose of utopia? It is to cause us to advance.
    Eduardo Hughes Galeano

    The "paradox" is only a conflict between reality and your feeling of what reality "ought" to be.
    Richard Feynman

    Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye.
    Miyamoto Musashi

    Every man gets a narrower and narrower field of knowledge in which he must be an expert in order to compete with other people. The specialist knows more and more about less and less and finally knows everything about nothing.
    Konrad Lorenz

    Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.

    There are two kinds of climbers, those who climb because their heart sings when they’re in the mountains, and all the rest.
    Alex Lowe

    Changing the world begins with the very personal process of changing yourself, the only place you can begin is where you are, and the only time you can begin is always now.
    Gary Zukav

    Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.
    G. K. Chesterton

    No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.
    Victor Hugo

    The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think.
    Gregory Bateson

    What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.

    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
    Robert Frost

    Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life.
    Joseph Conrad

    In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.
    John Fowles

    I wonder how long this word will last, governed exclusively by the merciless, inhuman and immoral criteria of global economy.
    Seeing the shadow of distant islands, I imagined one still inhabited by a tribe of poets set aside for when, after the middle age of materialism, humanity will have to start to put other values into his existence.
    Tiziano Terzani

    No man can cross the same river twice because neither the man nor the river are the same.

    It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
    David Attenborough

    To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
    John Burroughs

    If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.
    Vincent Van Gogh

    Mountains inspire awe in any human person who has a soul. They remind us of our frailty, our unimportance, of the briefness of our span upon this earth. They touch the heavens, and sail serenely at an altitude beyond even the imaginings of a mere mortal.
    Elizabeth Aston

    The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity…
    and some scarce see nature at all.But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.
    William Blake

    As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can.
    John Muir

    Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything - even mountains, rivers, plants and trees - should be your teacher.
    Morihei Ueshiba

    Everything just as it is,
    as it is, as is.
    Flowers in bloom.
    Nothing to add.
    Robert Aitken

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Paseos por la naturaleza del Etna

dirigidos por un Geólogo y Guía Naturalista

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El Etna es el volcán más alto de la Europa continental, uno de los volcanes más activos del mundo y un lugar mágico y primordial. >>



Tiene más de 3300 metros de altura sobre el nivel del mar, su diámetro norte-sur es de unos 50 km, en la cumbre hay cuatro cráteres centrales y en toda el área volcanica hay más de 200 cráteres. >>

NE crater snow&wind

En esta parte de Sicilia, los primeros eventos volcánicos comenzaron alrededor de medio millón de años atrás, pasando por una fase inicial en el que el vulcanismo fue en su mayoría bajo el agua, a un desarrollo de diferentes volcanes subàereos que se superponen entre sí.  >>

Etna West

El resultado de esta larga y complicada evolución es el majestuoso volcán que vemos ahora, que sigue creciendo, evolucionando y a cambiar constantemente el paisaje. >>

Visitando el Etna se pueden ver a menudo ‘codo a codo’ dos aspectos diferentes de la naturaleza: el paisaje lunar de los flujos de lava recientes y, en un contraste surrealista, amplias zonas verdes donde la vegetación después de muchos siglos ha sido capaz de volver a colonizar y restaurar áreas destruidas por antiguas erupciones.  >>

Las peculiaridades de este medio ambiente van desde la geología a la vulcanología, de la tectónica a la botánica, de la mineralogía a la ornitología, entrelazándose con innumerables leyendas y miles de años de historia.  >>



Yo soy un geólogo y un guía naturalista y las excursiones que propongo tienden a destacar todas las facetas del Etna para descubrir su “esencia” y la energía de este volcán tan fascinante.  >>


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Creo que caminar es una disciplina fundamental en la experiencia de acercarse a la naturaleza y el monte Etna es un verdadero paraíso para el senderismo, debido a la presencia de muchos senderos de diferentes grados de dificultad.   >>

Etna N carpet of leaves

Una de las áreas, en mi opinión, más interesantes y que es donde suelo realizar mis excursiones, es en torno a la altitud  donde el bosque pasa al “Astragaletum” (zona de vegetación de alta montaña) y luego, en áreas más altas aun, en el desierto volcánico, donde sólo muy pocas especies sumamente especializadas logran sobrevivir.  >>


Durante una excursión podréis ver los cráteres y ríos de lava de diferentes edades, fracturas, cuevas volcánicas, valles volcano-tectónicos, árboles y plantas endémicas (especies que sólo crecen en esta zona) y algunos de los animales, pájaros e insectos que se han adaptado a sobrevivir en este ambiente tan extremo.  >>

La volpe sbadiglia

Esta propuesta es respetuosa del medio ambiente y es alternativa a las excursiones en jeep para “los turistas”, son auténticas excursiones con cero impacto sobre el medio ambiente, diseñadas para aquellos que creen que un enfoque equilibrado de la naturaleza puede ser un vehículo para el crecimiento personal y la armonía.

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Not Your Grandfather’s Sicily”  

de Ondine Cohane 

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“Después de unos pocos kilómetros en el camino hacia el Monte Etna, los pueblos desaparecen, dejando sólo el agudo contraste de las verdes zonas boscosas  y el paisaje negro de los rios de lava del volcán. Brillos del mar Jónico se ven en la lejania. Carmelo Giuffrida, mi guía, explica cómo el contraste de este paisaje se refleja en la irreverencia y en el fatalismo del carácter de las gente que vive aqui. Una casa puede ser destruida en una erupción, y otra, a pocos metros de distancia, se puede salvar. Salimos de la furgoneta y empezamos a subir hacia el valle del Bove. Aparte del ruido de nuestras botas en la ceniza volcánica, de vez en cuando un canto de un pájaros y el bajo ruido del volcán que se hace más evidente a medida que ascendemos, no hay sonidos. Durante la subida Carmelo y yo caminamos en silencio, salvo durante unas interrupciones para señalar unos árboles y plantas. Muchos de ellos tienen  asociaciones con la medicina y la mitologia. A medida que llegamos más alto, los árboles se reducen de dimension y se parecen más a bonsai de pinos. Una pareja de halcones revolotean por encima. Y entonces llegamos al valle del Bove, un enorme cráter que se asemeja a un primordial valle sin fin.

Como Carmelo se aleja a dejarme experimentar este lugar encantador por mí misma, el ruido se hace más intenso. Me siento allí para lo que parece una hora, observando el cambio de las sombras.
Carmelo, un geologo y un guia naturalista  de Catania, la segunda ciudad de Sicilia, en la costa oriental, dejò la isla durante un par de décadas de vivir en Nueva York, y viajó extensamente por las Américas  y la India. Despues de muchos años regresò a Sicilia y comenzó a trabajar como guía, introduciendo a los visitantes  la flora, la fauna silvestre y el verdadero carácter del Etna, la paradoja de creación y destrucción que es la realidad del volcán. Mientras caminamos de vuelta a nuestra conquista, discutimos el libro de Bruce Chatwin “En Patagonia” y luego cómo la personalidad del volcán (el creador, el destructor, y el ecualizador) se puede comparar a las deidades de la India, Brahma, Vishnu y Shiva.
Me quedé muy impresionada como las aventuras de Carmelo en todo el mundo lo han hecho tan en sintonía con los matices y detalles en su manera de presentar el Etna. Carmelo es parte de una nueva generación de  sicilianos, que está cambiando la forma en que los viajeros  experimenta la isla .
Sicilia, que una vez ha enviado lejos a sus hijos e hijas como mi país natal Irlanda, ha revertido el patrón migratorio debido a una nueva prosperidad.

El talento ha regresado y ha dado en el blanco! “

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Boris Bonanno

https://i0.wp.com/m3.licdn.com/mpr/pub/image-Pm9a4rcO6CdZ_f9dvUpg9kz11_rJrONsO2pmMvSP1Oj9rhRWPm9mM2rO1uS9R_Dv_XdQ/boris-bonanno.jpgQué decir de Carmelo Giuffrida? El es sin duda una de las guías naturalistas más preparadas sobre el volcán que podréis encontrar. Además compartir un día de excursión con él es una ‘gozada’ no solo por su preparación sobre temas de ciencias naturales y vulcanológicas, sino por su sonrisa, su simpatía e inteligente ironía, en un solo concepto diría por su agradable ‘compañía’.


“La Sicilia”

El portal sobre la isla de Sicilia

Aitor Pedrueza

aitorPara conocer en profundidad el Etna, apreciando los detalles en profundidad, como la historia del volcán, la naturaleza que sigue el ritmo del corazón del gigante Etneo, la fauna y flora endémica que habita en sus laderas o la mitología que rodea al volcán, se precia contratar a un guía profesional que nos “conduzca” por el itinerario paisajístico del Etna.

La Sicilia. es trabaja junto el guía Carmelo Giuffrida, vulcanólogo siciliano que conoce como pocos el Etna, y que después de recorrer y vivir por medio mundo realiza excursiones y rutas de todo tipo. Por un lado recomendamos su labor para no correr riesgos en un entorno que merece mucho respeto, pero sobre todo como garantía de no caer en la trampa de los tours en jeep al estilo “deporte extremo” o safari fotográfico que se anuncian por doquier. 

Las excursiones son adaptables a las condiciones físicas, intereses (históricos, naturalísticos, paisajísticos, botánicos o geológicos), y al tiempo con el que contemos. Una de las máximas de nuestro guía es su filosofía que combina perfecta armonía en sus rutas y un respeto por el entorno, sin alterar el medio ambiente. 

Carmelo habla por supuesto castellano, además de italiano, portugués e inglés, lo que facilita la comprensión de su vasta sabiduría y conocimiento del volcán.


“Rumbo a Sicilia”

Guía de Sicilia de Miguel Reyero


“Si busca algo más que la habitual subida al Etna, pueden contactar con Carmelo Giuffrida, un excelente guía naturalista de Catania. Tras vivir en medio mundo (por supuesto habla castellano), os trasmitirá sus grandes conocimientos sobre la geología, la flora y la fauna del volcán y su comarca. Desde limitados paseos por lugares tan fascinantes como el Valle del Bove a rutas de senderismo más prolongadas y diversas opciones de ascensos al Etna, tanto individuales como para pequeños grupos, y con distintos presupuestos. En cualquier caso conoceréis bastante más la montaña, su evolución, y como ha ido conformando la región y incluso a sus habitantes.”

“Carmelo,  pasión volcánica”

de Vicenç Planas

https://i2.wp.com/lh6.ggpht.com/-ptuOnK4frUM/T8O20LcbEcE/AAAAAAAAE6M/nhZOL2bycNo/s144-c/ProfilePhotos.jpgHace unos días, y gracias a la magnífica hoja de ruta a través de Sicilia que me propuso Boris Bonanno, tuve la suerte de conocer a Carmelo. Carmelo, aparte de ser un gran tipo, es un apasionado del Etna, un geólogo, y un guía naturalístico. Es decir, Carmelo tiene la suerte de trabajar en lo que le apasiona: hacer visitas guiadas al Etna. 

Yo soy una persona que acostumbra a viajar por libre y, aunque me gusta documentarme sobre lo que visito, raramente acudo al servicio de guías. En este caso, acudir a Carmelo fue una gran decisión, y es que sus conocimientos sobre el Etna son abrumadores y sabe transmitirlos con una pasión que, por desgracia, uno se encuentra en menos ocasiones de las que desearía. Durante las ocho horas que duró nuestra excursión Carmelo no solo me habló de geología, sino también de mitología, botánica, fauna, historia, y de tantas otras cosas. Descubrí que la geología tiene muchísimo más juego del que puede imaginar un neófito en la materia como yo, y que en esta vida todo cambia, incluso las montañas. Y es que en el Etna uno puede ver aparecer y desaparecer montañas a lo largo de su vida!. 

Al final de la excursión me llevó a lo que él llama su oficina: una especie de circo que le corta la respiración a uno si es que todavía no se la ha cortado el paisaje previo. Allí fue donde comimos, y donde Carmelo me habló de…taoísmo, si si, taoísmo!. Creo que fue la primera vez en mi vida en que más o menos entendí y me identifiqué con uno de los pilares del taoísmo: vivir en armonía con la naturaleza. Y es que este sentimiento es casi inevitable ante un escenario como el Etna y las explicaciones de Carmelo.

Gracias por todo Carmelo, y hasta pronto!



“El Etna”

de Ana Varela

Ana VarelaUn volcán como el Etna, con su peligro, su magia, sus explosiones, es un área protegida y preservada para futuras generaciones. Sorprende saber, o quizás no tanto, que la montaña es más conocida por foráneos que por propios. El patrón sedentario, la cercanía que lo hace rutina, la explotación económica y la desidia de sus pobladores son amenazas constantes al equilibrio ambiental. 

Carmelo Giuffrida, geólogo y guía naturalista, opina sobre el tema: «Para mí la naturaleza es de todo el mundo, me gustaría que, principalmente los jóvenes, tuvieran conciencia de que la naturaleza une varios lados interesantes: moverse, hacer deporte, divertirse, salir de la rutina y, lo más importante, acelerar tu proceso de evolución personal. Para quien se abre a la naturaleza, esta cuenta historias fantásticas. Si vemos la tierra como ser viviente, nosotros vivimos en la piel de la tierra y los volcanes son los únicos lugares donde la piel se renueva».

Moondo : El Etna


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Excursiones al Etna operadores independientes

Carmelo Giuffrida es geologo y habla varios idiomas, incluyendo Inglés, español, portugués e italiano. Él es un apasionado partidario del turismo ambiental y ecológico del Etna.



Hola Carmelo,
quería agradecerte por el día estupendo de excursion al Etna con mi grupo .
Todos disfrutamos muchísimo tu guía y explicaciones y penso que tu eres un hombre sensible , reflexivo, inteligente y muy amable!
Me gustó especialmente tu enfoque filosófico y espiritual con la Madre Tierra y sus trabajos.

Martin Hunt

Adventureline U.K.


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More than a guide for Etna Carmelo is primarily a good friend. When we first met something clicked immediately.

His attitude fits perfectly with our philosophy of organizing trips to Sicily in an authentic way and outside the mass tourism.

He has led several groups for us and not just during one day excursion to Mt. Etna, but also for a few days touring Sicily.

It has always been a great success!

We are completely satisfied with his work and when our guest go with him we do know that they are in very good hands.

This feedback from one of our guest who visited Mount Etna with Carmelo speaks for itself:

“One highlight of our trip was meeting the guide Carmelo, not only for his impressive experience about Mt. Etna, but also for his personal contact with us.

He shared his great knowledge about geology and botany with us, but also his particular view of nature and life in general.

That we all found very inspiring.

We hope to meet him again! “

Take a look at our video of him with a special day on Mount Etna: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HceMSE9S20Y

Mario Gorgone

Tururi Tours




We have been working with Carmelo for two years for naturalistic excursions on Mt. Etna. He is our favourite guide! His long experience and his gift of easily passing you even the most technical information allowed our guests to fully appreciate the excursions. From time to time he proposes new and tailor made excursions based on the rhythm and the level of the group, scrupulously following the changing weather conditions. He has a deep knowledge of  all the different realities of the Etna area, its wildlife, its flora and its geology. He makes you feel at your ease thanks to his empathy and sweet humour. Positive feedbacks have arrived since his first excursion and we wanted to publish them on this site to share the tourists experiences with those who are looking for a tailor made excursion, in contact with nature, far from mass tourism proposals.

Gaetano Mangano






Dear Carmelo,

It was probably obvious how pleasurable we found your excursion.
It was the highlight of our trip to Sicily.
You made your extensive knowledge of Etna available to us in a very understandable and interesting manner.
We will always treasure this experience.
On the bus trip to the airport we had a wonderfully clear view of Etna and could see there was activity around Valle Del Bove .We thought perhaps you were up there soaking in the essence of the mountain’s power.
Your gentle and friendly manner made us feel like friends.  We hope to return and do this once again..
Best wishes,

Kerry and Kathy Frederick
Birmingham, NJ USA


Un ringraziamento a nome di tutto il gruppo per la bellissima settimana di trekking sull’Etna.
In particolare un ringraziamento alla guida, Carmelo Giuffrida, per la disponibilità e professionalità dimostrata che si é conclusa con un rapporto di “amicizia”.
Carmelo é la Guida che tutti desidererebbero avere.
Speriamo di partecipare presto ad altre escursioni.
Un grazie ancora e un caloroso abbraccio.

Innocente Marcolini

Dear Carmelo,
I just wanted to thank you for guiding me up Mount Etna.
I really enjoyed myself and feel you are a terrific guide.
I will definitely send my clients to you.
Kindest regards,Andrea King
Travel Specialist
Everett, Washington

Hi Carmelo,

We were very happy with the tour you gave us of Etna.It was one the highlights of our visit to beautiful Sicily.Thanks again for sharing all of your knowledge with us.If I know of anyone who plans to visit Etna I will definitely recommend you as their guide.


Pat & Joan Tadie

Carissimo Carmelo,

siamo la famiglia camperista di Fermo – Marche ( Mauro, Alessandra, Andrea, Veronica e Luca ) venuta nella tua stupenda isola a metàgiugno e ormai letteralmente persa nei ricordi di quei giorni tant’è che non passa occasione per parlare di te, dell’Etna e della Sicilia a chiunque mostriamo le foto  del nostro viaggio.Desideriamo ringraziarti ancora per la bella giornata trascorsa insieme  durante la quale ci hai fatto letteralmente “innamorare”dell’Etna e della Sicilia stessa.
Il fascino di tutto ciò che con sapienza ci hai trasmesso non ci lascia quasi mai e ogni occasione o notizia che sentiamo alla TV a proposito della Sicilia è motivo di attento ascolto. Noi crediamo che tutto ciò sia stato possibile grazie al Vostro spirito siciliano, così accogliente, spontaneo ma allo stesso tempo nobile e contenuto.

Tantissimi saluti da tutti noi.

Fam. D’Ambrogio

Dear Carmelo,

After our first (very rainy) day back in Holland one of the first things we want to do, is to thank you again for the most interesting experience of our trip to Sicily, the one you have given us on Mt Etna.

We are still talking a lot about it and from time to time we remember each other to your wise words about undergoing the ‘now and here’. It is not easy to practise this advice in our daily-life experience in this always rushing country, but we were trying this before our trip and now that we have met you we will certainly go on practising!

We were all very impressed by the overwhelming nature of Etna and thanks to your extended knowledge and your friendly way of sharing it, we think we have experienced a little bit  of the effect nature can have on our personal lives.Summarising we all enjoyed our trip very much and we will certainly return one day!

Best wishes to you!

Joos Lenssen

Carissimo Carmelo,

a nome di tutti i ragazzi (e noi, insegnanti) della Scuola Europea di Varese, in gita in Sicilia lo scorso ottobre 2009 : GRAZIE!

Ci hai mostrato un lato umano, ecologico, interessante e pieno di emozione dell’Etna.

Difficilmente avremmo potuto vivere queste sensazioni senza il tuo aituo. Non lo dimenticheremo mai.

De verdad, muchísimas gracias Carmelo, eres único en tu especie. El mejor guía para amar el Etna.

Hasta la próxima “endémico” Carmelo.

Elena De La Morena García

Hello Carmelo,
we want to thank you for the unforgettable tour on Mt. Etna.


Merle, Joerg and Marystella Adler


Carmelo con il gruppo













Carmelo and the full moon

... and a heaven in a wildflower

blue peace

Visit my website www.etnatao.com

and Etnatao Channel on YouTube

Tat Tvam Asi

तत् त्वम् असि

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