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Via Caronda 352/A | Catania, 95128, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was no one in the ticket office when we arrived, so we wondered how we would buy a ticket, but someone eventually came to serve us. The train is old and does not have comfortable of seating. You can find the timetable on-line and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HolidayForUs
Reviewed 15 November 2018

We hoped to do the tourist bit with the wine tour. However, being November, not enough tourists made the trip viable. So we travelled Circumetnea from Riposto to Catania. The train was late into Randazzo so the connection to Catania was missed. A TWO HOUR...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank MichaelP1V
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Travelled from Taomina on the normal train and it should have been straightforward to get to the station in Giarre, however the hotel gave us a map which involved a 15 minute walk and we got lost trying to find it. A very kind Italian...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bumblebeeCumbria_UK
Reviewed 5 October 2018

This is not a review of the railway trip as we found it impossible to access the railway terminal in Catania. Our Satnav got us to the correct place but there is absolutely nowhere to park and driving around looking for somewhere is a totally...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Ewingston
Reviewed 30 September 2018

12.40 euro bought 2 returns from Giarre to Randazzo. CR station in Giarre was 250 yards from main FS one. Tickets bought simply from the on-duty guard. Great way to view the base of Etna because our 2.5YO son was too small to be admitted...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank coh8
Reviewed 26 September 2018

we walked from our hotel Mercure to Borgo station /. Metro station next door .15 mins. booked tkts euro 8 each i think. dep 0838 .arrive Randazzo .had to stop for 2 hrs. no through train. no problems look round small town. church stop of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank alan p
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely train ride through the small towns that lay at the base of Mount Etna. Take the train one way and return by regular train along the coast.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ritay2018
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Leaving the metro at Borga we soon found the fce. Tickets are very reasonable. The first section to Randazzo consists of urban sprawl; some lengthy underground sections but also excellent views of Etna, lava fields and valleys and mountains to the interior. A gap for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We parked our car for free at Riposto station and bought tickets for the 9.15am train to Randazzo, return, €6.30 per person. Only 6 of us on at the start. Th train soon filled up. Very pleasant journey around the lower flanks of Etna, great...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank JGandIG
Reviewed 28 June 2018

As we took ages to find thr station and get parked we missed the train going all thr way round and had to settle for a shorter journey to Adrano. However we got the obligatory views of Etna before the cloud hid it. Adeano staion...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Teuchter_11
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rsa
16 December 2018|
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Response from RobertFGCarter | Reviewed this property |
The timetable is on line or you can get a copy at the tourist information centre Catania. There is a metro station next to Catania centrale that connects to the Circumetnea.
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ritay2018
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Response from alan p | Reviewed this property |
cant post web site links on trip advisor so type in FCE Circumetnea railway and also look at sicily-tourism /circumetnea railway ese 2 site will give you all the info you need to do the trip. type this into your... More
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Response from Samcat1 | Reviewed this property |
It was warm in Catania in December -- 65-70F. The Mediterranean sun kept things warm(ish) even with the cooler winds blowing from the sea. I needed a windbreaker in the mornings and evenings. When you get closer to Mt Etna... More
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