Exceptional road! Best part is up the mountain to Novara. Best ridden at your fastest pace to enjoy the twistees all the way up to Novara and then back down easy riding enjoying the view of the volcano. Mostly deserted but may be hard to overtake any traffic you may find. Minor issue with cows in some places. Spectacular road.
One of the best roads ever. It´s like constant go cart track. Central part have bit wavy surface
If you´re after a few hours of constant corners, this is it :)
I believe this route is great on the first half, from Terme Vigliatore to Portella Mandrazzi; lots of nice corners and pleasant scenery.
I thought this route was great on the first half climb. The road is in very good condition with lots of switchbacks.
From the base of Mount Etna, the SS185 winds its way down to the coast through secluded villages. It gets rather narrow at times but its still an enjoyable ride.