Lake Gurrida is located on the northern slope of Mount Etna Park.
It is located in the only wetland on Mount Etna. When the Flascio Stream was dammed by an eruption in 1536, the lake was formed at 835 meters above sea level. Later, vineyards were planted.
In summer the water dries up, while in winter as the snow melts the lake resumes its appearance. Etna Park has created a Nature Trail to visit Lake Gurrida. It is considered a trail suitable for everyone, being allowed access even to the disabled.
The flora seems to literally resurface from the lake, completely adapting to the weather conditions and for this reason developing precise characteristics. All around grow black poplars and marsh reeds, willows, ranuculus and water carnations.
Visually, the background shows the volcano in all its majesty, including the extinct cones of Mount Spanish and Mount Maletto.