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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.