Timpa Rossa

Timpa Rossa

From the souvenir shops of Piano Provenzana take the route made by the minibuses that go to the summit craters. Follow the direction to Monte Nero turning right. Once reached Monte Nero, take the way that goes round the mountain from the left and reach the refuge Timpa Rossa, crossing a dense beech forest.
This is a free entrance wooden refuge equipped with a well with non-drinking water, benches and tables. For those who want to stay overnight, the refuge can host until 10 people but there are no beds, so it is necessary to have a sleeping bag. Inside the refuge there is a wood stove.
To come back from Timpa Rossa take the main path that goes down through the wood until a fork and here turn right. Once out of the woods, go up the lava field on the left of Monte Nero.

Route Timpa Rossa

Data sheet

  • Travel time: 1 ½ hour
  • Overall length: 2,5 km
  • Difference in altitude: 200 m
  • Difficulty: 4/10
  • Start point GPS coordinate: 37.797525, 15.039309
  • Arrival point GPS coordinate: 37.818791, 15.023864
  • Elements of naturalistic interest: pine forests, “botton craters”, lava fields of 2002, beech forest, refuge Timpa Rossa, panoramic views over the Ionian coast, the strait of Messina, the Aeolian Islands and the Peloritan mountains.