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Address: Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Sicily's greatest natural attraction is also its highest mountain: Mount...

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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We went there on Saturday and we enjoyed it very much. The shops there are very well equipped. There is a stall that sells all types of honey, one should try them out as the man... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Marsaxlokk, Malta
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Marsaxlokk, Malta
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there on Saturday and we enjoyed it very much. The shops there are very well equipped. There is a stall that sells all types of honey, one should try them out as the man gives free samples to everybody.

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Thank GeorgeW1952
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are here you must do a trip up Etna. We were here in Feb when there was snow up the mountain but it was very accessible. We took a tour - there are many available - but you can also drive up to the Refugio by car. You will miss a lot of the stories that way, but... More 

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Thank Qwido
Switzerland
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197 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took our rental car up the mountain. We didn't find our way up via Nicolosi like we had intended to. But we did make it up to the road on the south side and were rewarded with stunning views and a very cold and strong wind!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The cable car was closed due to high winds so we had to walk. No regrets. Just follow the road/track for an easy ascent. Walking gave easy stops and looks. Saves a lot of €'s in a cable car of 6 pax.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

She is beautiful and full of story. We went to lava cave which was very fascinating! Be aware of the weather though, it was rainy and got very windy when we did the hike.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove from the Sigonella area to Mount Etna with my family that have been residing in Italy for the last year. They drove their car and it was a beautiful ride. The different views from Mount Etna are beautiful. We walked around some of the craters, relax around, and had lunch at one of their restaurants.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try to ascend and make activities, If weather is fine you get it, otherwise we just try next time... Nice, air, view, at least we did not have luck and return to the city. Anyway at least we see the volcano most closer and the special seal of the area !

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you walk in Sicilia. You felt the "Godfather" history. And it's very nice. :-) The Mt Etna is a amazing tour. Nature. Volcano. Like a movie. Here you can take a pic of Mt Etna with Greek theatre, in Taormina.

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Grimstad, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family rented a car and drove to Etna from Taormina. The road was very nice and there was a very spacious parking place. We were a bit scared, of course because we saw the smoke from Etna from a distance. However to reach the summit and see the volcano further; you can take cable car (pay quite expensive for... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used the wonderful Circumetnea Railway Great experience. Train journey was really a great way to see the countryside

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