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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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95031 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

it would be criminal to be near Etna and not to make the effort to go up. One thing however it is bloody cold up there so even if it is sunny and hot at the bottom, no way can you go up in shorts...More

1  Thank Hitchcock2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

OCTOBER 2018. We came early by car wich was good. Parking payment is possible from 9 o'clock in the morning.But we were lucky to find a free parking spot early. We took the cablecar up and after this a jeep to the highest possible spot....More

1  Thank Ida W
Reviewed 4 days ago

seeing and hiking on Mt Etna was an amazing experience....our guide Ernesto was safety oriented, full of information and great with 4 X 4 travel. Beautiful, stunning scenery.

1  Thank Kmo1950
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Drove our rental car from Taormina, which takes about 1 1/2 hours. Easy drive. Once at the parking lot we took the gondola and from there a four wheel drive tour bus. Lastly, we hiked around one of the craters with a brief description of...More

1  Thank Steve V
Reviewed 5 days ago

Good road up but leave it to a local to drive. Fewer visit the top now. It gets windy and cold up there. Poor cafe and shops.

1  Thank f2s
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The tectonic plates of Africa and Europe meet under mount Etna on Sicily and again near Mount Vesuvius and across Italy. There have been many eruptions within recorded history. It is easy to drive by car or bus to a tourist station at about 7000...More

1  Thank Bobbrooksster
Reviewed 6 days ago

Actually, the bus took us part of the way, then we walked to the top. Beautiful and chilling at the same time

1  Thank Woodmont222
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first sight I had of Etna was a surprisingly moving experience.The peak appeared as a mysterious dark shape above the veiling clouds. For most of my stay,I was thereafter aware of its presence, it felt to me almost like a being,a kind of god,...More

1  Thank Explore779139
Reviewed 1 week ago

To see Mt Etna you either take all day to walk up to lower crater at 3000masl from carpark (fees required for entry/ lift part) or, you take a car or bus, parking is a fee for 1/2 or full day, pay fee for chair...More

2  Thank Cassie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't need to read a review. It's a volcano. Go walk on it. Hopefully you will have good weather. It was foggy when we were there.

2  Thank RayVuoleMangiare
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Andrew V
4 October 2018|
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Response from Oral A | Reviewed this property |
We drove up to the cable car station at Etna south, therefore, sorry I can not make any suggestions. However, I read the answers of other travelers for the last 12 hours which provide sufficient guidance by tour or bus.
16 September 2018|
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Yes you can use a credit card to pay
Naama M
30 August 2018|
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Response from Deb B | Reviewed this property |
You can still see the old lava flows coming down Etna. You can also see the large crater and walk up on top. Very cool!!