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

    Contacts :

    Cell +39 338 219 7869

    etnatao@gmail.com

    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.
    Osho

    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.
    Kabir

    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.
    Osho

    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.
    Chuang-tzu

    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.
    Colette

    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.
    Heraclitus

    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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Passeios na natureza do Etna

com um Geólogo e Guia Naturalista


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Etna é o mais alto vulcão da Europa continental e um dos mais ativos do mundo e um lugar mágico e ancestral. >>


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Com mais de 3300 metros acima do nível do mar e um diâmetro de norte a sul de cerca de 50 km, o Etna tem no seu topo quatro crateras centralis e em toda sua área mais de 200 outras crateras vulcânicas. >>


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Nesta parte da Sicília, os primeiros eventos vulcânicos começaram há  cerca de meio milhão de anos com uma fase inicial essencialmente de vulcanismo submarino, seguida de uma evolução subaerial com vulcões sobrepostos uns aos outros.  >>


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O resultado desta longa e complicada evolução é o majestoso vulcão Etna que vemos agora, o qual continua crescendo e evoluindo, mudando constantemente a paisagem ao seu redor.  >>



A experiencia inesquecivel de visitar o Etna permite observar, ao mesmo tempo, a paisagem lunar de fluxos de lava em contraste surreal com as grandes áreas verdes, onde a vegetação depois de muitos séculos tem sido capaz de se regenerar de forma exuberante sobre as áreas destruídas por erupções anteriores.   >>



As peculiaridades deste ambiente, que incluem sus vulcanologia,  geologia, tectônica da botânica, mineralogia, ornitologia, são enriquecidas por suas inúmeras lendas advindas de milhares de anos de história.   >>


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Eu sou geólogo e guia naturalista com varios anos de experiencia no Etna.  Eu lhes proponho passeios que irão explorar as diversas facetas do Etna e descobrir a geologia e historia deste vulcão fascinante.  >>


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Acredito que ao longo de caminhadas poderemos desfrutar da inesquecivel experiência de explorar a natureza do Monte Etna através das muitas trilhas com diferentes graus de dificuldade. >>


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Na minha opinião, uma das mais interessantes partes de minhas excursoes é quando chegamos a um bosque com vegetação de alta montanha “Astragaletum”, na fronteira com áreas já bem elevadas, onde encontramos espécies de deserto vulcânico, e onde muito poucas delas e somente as altamente especializados conseguem sobreviver. >>


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Durante a excursao  você poderá observar crateras vulcanicas e fluxos de lava de diferentes idades, falhas naturais, cavernas vulcânicas, vales vulcano-tectônicos, árvores e plantas endémicas (espécies que crescem somente nesta área) e alguns dos animais, pássaros e insetos que se adaptaram ao longo de séculos para sobreviver neste ambiente hostil.  >>


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Minha proposta é a de oferecer uma visita ambientalmente amigável a esse regiao única no mundo. Propomos uma alternativa aos passeios de jeep para “turistas” e temos a ambição de oferecer excursões autênticas, com zero impacto sobre o meio ambiente. Nossas excursões foram concebidas para aqueles que acreditam numa relação equilibrada e harmonica com a natureza, onde as caminhadas oferecem simultaneamente um veículo para conhecermos e respeitarmos a natureza e a nós mesmos.


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Condé Nast Traveler Magazine

The world’s premier travel magazine

“Not Your Grandfather’s Sicily” January 2009

by Ondine Cohane


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“After a few miles on the road to Mount Etna, Sicily’s villages disappear, leaving just the sharp contrast of the forested areas (known as dagala) and the lava fields of the volcano,ossified and nearly barren. Flashes of the Ionian Sea are visible below.

Carmelo Giuffrida, my guide, explains how the split nature of this landscape is echoed in the character of the people who live close by—in their irreverence and fatalism. One house might be destroyed in an eruption; another, only feet away, spared. We get out of the van and start climbing toward the Valle del Bove. Apart from the crunch of our boots on the volcanic sand, an occasional birdcall, and a low grumbling from the volcano that becomes more apparent as we ascend, there are no sounds. The hard climb means that Carmelo and I barely speak, save for his pointing out trees and plants. Many of these have medicinal and mythic associations: One is thought to halt mortality, another is an antiseptic that Achilles supposedly used, and a third would hydrate lonely climbers when there was no water around. As we get higher, the trees seem more like bonsai than pine. A pair of falcons hover overhead. And then we arrive at the Valle del Bove, a vast crater that resembles an unending primordial valley.

As Carmelo moves off to let me experience it by myself, the rumbling grows more intense. I sit there for what feels like an hour, watching the shadows change.

Carmelo, a fifty-year-old naturalist from Catania, Sicily’s second-largest city, on the eastern coast, left the island for a couple of decades to live in New York, and traveled extensively in Latin America and India.Then he moved back and started to work as a guide, introducing visitors to the unique flora and wildlife and to the true character of Etna—the paradox of violence and nurturing—that is the reality of the volcano. As we walk back down from our conquest, we discuss Bruce Chatwin’s book In Patagonia—and then how the personality of the volcano (the creator, the destroyer, and the equalizer) can be compared to Indian deities.

I am struck by how Carmelo’s adventures farther afield have made him more attuned to nuance in his explanations of his home turf.

Carmelo is part of a new wave of Sicilians who are changing the way the island is experienced by travelers. Sicily, known for sending away its sons and daughters, is, like my native Ireland, reversing the migratory pattern as a result of new prosperity.

Talent is coming home, and making its mark!”



Guía de Sicilia

Rumbo a Sicilia

de Miguel Reyero


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Sin duda la mejor guía de Sicilia es la escrita por el viajero y gran conocedor de la isla Miguel Reyero. Editada por Laertes, Rumbo a Sicilia es un metódico recorrido por todos o al menos muchos de los rincones más significativos. Auna con gran calidad y cercanía para el lector, las magnificiencias de la Sicilia más conocida, con los parajes más recónditos y apartados.

“Una opción personalizada.”

“Si busca algo más que la habitual subida al Etna, pueden contactar con Carmelo Giuffrida, un  geologo y 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.”


Without doubt the best guide to Sicily is written by the traveler and “connoisseur” of the island Reyero Miguel. Edited by Laertes, “Rumbo a Sicilia” is a methodical journey through all or, at least, many of the most significant corners of Sicily. It unites with high quality and proximity to the reader, the magnificence of the most popular Sicily, with the most hidden and remote places.

“A customized option.”

“For something more than the usual excursion to Etna, please contact Carmelo Giuffrida, a geologist and an excellent naturalistic guide of Catania. After living in half the world (of course speaks Spanish), he will share with you his great knowledge about the geology, flora and fauna of the volcano and its vicinity. From easy walks in fascinating places like the Valle del Bove, to longer hikes for both individual and small groups  with different budgets. In any case you will know much more about the mountain, its evolution that had a great influence on the land and even to its inhabitants.”


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Excursions on Mt. Etna Independent operators :

Carmelo Giuffrida (last name mistaken) speaks several languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. He is an appassionate supporter of Etna’s environmental  and ecological tourism.



Qué 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’.


What about Carmelo Giuffrida? He is without doubt one of the most prepared naturalist guides on the volcano that you can find. Sharing a day trip with him is very nice not only for its preparation on natural sciences but also for his smile, his charm, his clever irony and for his friendly company.

Boris Bonanno

ShineSicily

Spain

http://www.shinesicily.com


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Hi Carmelo,

I just wanted to thank you very much for a super day with my group on Mt.Etna.
We all thoroughly enjoyed your guidance and explanations and I thought that you are a sensitive, intelligent, thoughtful, wise and very friendly fellow!
I particularly liked your philosophical and spiritual approach to Mother Earth and her workings – something that I certainly agree with!
Greetings!

Martin Hunt
Adventureline
Redruth,
Cornwall, England



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Meer dan een gids voor de Etna is Carmelo in eerste instantie een goede vriend.Toen wij hem voor het eerst hebben ontmoet klikte het meteen.

Zijn houding past precies bij onze filosofie van reizen organiseren om Sicilië op een authentieke manier en buiten de massa touristiche paden te ontdekken.

Hij heeft voor ons ook meerdere groepen begeleid en niet alleen om tijdens een dag excursie de Mt Etna te leren kennen, maar ook voor een paar dagen Sicilië rond te trekken.

Het is altijd een groot success geweest! Wij zijn helemaal tevreden met zijn werk en als onze gasten met hem op pad zijn, weten wij zeker dat zij in hele goede handen zijn.Deze feedback van een gast van ons die met Carmelo de Etna heeft bezocht spreekt voor zich:

Een hoogtepunt was de ontmoeting met de gids Carmelo, niet alleen vanwege de indrukwekkende ervaringen op de Etna, maar vooral ook door het persoonlijke contact met hem. Hij deelde zijn grote kennis over geologie en planten met ons, maar ook zijn bijzondere kijk op de natuur en het leven in het algemeen. Dat is door ons allen heel inspirerend gevonden. We hopen hem beslist nog eens te ontmoeten!

Neem ook een kijkje op onze video met hem van een bijzondere dag op de Etna:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HceMSE9S20YWij kunnen dus iedereen een excursie met Carmelo aanbeleven, geniet er van!

(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

Holland

http://www.tururi.org

Pour les excursions sur l’Etna nous collaborons avec Carmelo depuis plus de deux ans. C’est notre Guide préféré! Son expérience et son don pour transmettre des informations techniques simples a permis à nos voyageurs d’apprécier pleinement la visite. Carmelo propose des excursions personnalisées selon le rythme et le niveau du groupe et s’adapte scrupuleusement aux conditions météorologiques. En plus de ses vastes connaissances des différentes réalités  dans la région de l’Etna, tant du point de vue géologique, que de la flore et la faune, Carmelo sait immédiatement mettre à l’aise tout le monde grâce à son calme et à sa générosité. Des retours positifs dès les premiers voyages, nous ont donné envie de publier les témoignages sur le site afin de faire partager leur expérience à ceux qui cherchent une excursion sur mesure, au contact de la nature, loin du tourisme de masse.

We have been working with Carmelo for two years for the 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

VoyageSicile

GreenSicily

France

http://www.voyagesicile.com

http://www.greensicily.com


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


LA GUIDA CHE TUTTI DESIDEREREBBERO AVERE

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
USA


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.

Salute!

Pat & Joan Tadie
Toronto
Canada


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.

Greetings

Merle, Joerg and Marystella Adler
Frankfurt
Germany


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http://www.youtube.com/user/etnatao#p/a/u/1/8EgkoILnCM4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_exK_gWn4CM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTCP5sxkiH4&feature=related


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Tao

Carmelo and the full moon

... and a heaven in a wildflower

blue peace


 


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