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Sicily's greatest natural attraction is also its highest mountain: Mount Etna, at 10,990 feet, is the most active volcano in Europe and the oldest recorded active volcano in the world.
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“active volcano” (204 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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95031 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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When visiting Sicily a visit to the vulcano Etna is almost mandatory. The lava formations make it seem as if you traveled in a Space ship to another planet. However, If you decide to take the cable cars up, I advise you to go all...More

Thank Thomastonnnis
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Reviewed today via mobile

Arrived at the cable car to find it wasn't running due to the high winds so a bus took us up to the 1st bit. It was so windy and we would have had to pay the same again to go any further. There wasn't...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

There is nothing quite like a volcano to feel the power of nature. We took a tour from the centre of Catania. A coach takes you from Catania to the base of the cable car. This takes about 90 minutes, with a rest stop. The...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very interesting trip, mama Etna as she is known affectionately by the locals, certainly awe inspiring and definitely makes you respect the power that a volcano wields. My guide showed me a time line of different lava flows from different events in time, including...More

Thank Kayleigh M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hike difficulty: easy-medium, anyone can do it. I've come back from this amazing hike today full of emotions! You can stay in Catania or Taormina. Taormina is a beautiful town, you can rent a car (€40 a day) to get to Etna hassle-free. Or if...More

1  Thank Alena G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We found a nice loop hike to a cave (Grotta Serracozzo) formed by the lava. The hike was lovely, as you will also hike along the rim of the Bove Valley. We started and ended at Rifugio Citelli. You can also get a coffee, drinks,...More

Thank woodenrabbit
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When we arrived it was chaos, multiple queues, lots of pushing and shoving. Once we FINALLY paid and got our ticket we had to fight our way through the multiple queues to get to the stairs up to the cable cars. We had already paid...More

Thank Kelly V
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and i joined with a group and visited Mt Etna.It was awe inspiring and although vastly different to Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, both caused me to moved by being in such close proximity to such wonders. Our guide actually lives on the mountain...More

Thank Leon B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a fascinating area with volcanic ashes from the 1800’s. There are long trails along the lava with hiking and treacherous climbing. The stark scenery is quite amazing. Our guide who was from the area was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of...More

Thank Diane L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A one in a life time experience. Worth having fought my fears of being eaten by lava after falling in the volcano lol I enjoyed seeing it a lot

Thank juliapossebon
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Jolun173
2 July 2018|
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Response from tosiapuccini | Reviewed this property |
The road isn’t dangerous in any way, not especially narrow, it’s not particularly winding either, nothing to worry about!
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Terence B
29 June 2018|
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Response from Sara Y | Reviewed this property |
We didn't take the cable because the top of the mountain was in a cloud and it was raining. But up to the cable car station the view is fantastic and you can see small volcanos and black soil all around
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Terence B
28 June 2018|
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Response from Sandi R | Reviewed this property |
From the parking lot up, walking around the caldera and hiking back down was at least 4 hours. Then add in the time to get to the mountain and back to wherever you are staying. Plan on a full day and go early. It also clouds... More
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