The starting point is less than 2 km from the Sapienza refuge along the road connected with Zafferana Etnea at
the crossing point with the provincial road that rises from Pedara-Tarderia.
The first part of the path winds up rapidly through reforestation by Pino Laricio, characterized from a pavement
covered with shapeless volcanic paving stones. looking south-east, you can observe the numerous
adventitious cones and flows lava flows originating from the fissure and the eruptive vents, almost circular in
shape, of the eruption of 1792.
Once on the crest, at the height of the Canalone dei Faggi, you look out over the Vulcano-tectonic depression
known as Valle del Bove, a wonderful panoramic view that gives the visitor the opportunity to observe towards
the whole valley submerged by the ancient and more recent lava flows. From here is the mountain peak
Zoccolaro, Monte Calanna, the Deneri lace up to the summit of Etna where the central craters stand out.