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Mount Etna

Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 82 Attractions in Catania
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Volcanos
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Group tours/bus tour
Traveler Description: Mount Etna is the tallest active volcano of Europe and the 2° most active volcano of the World. It's located in the east side of Sicily in the... more »
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Visited while in Sicily...fantastic...awe inspiring cable car ride...gave the bus a miss because it seemed to be ages waiting for enough people. But still worth the trip....

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The roads upto the mountain snake around past eruptions. The molten lava rocks and slides are so impressive to see. En-route you will see houses that were burnt and destroyed and remins of the rocks sprewn out from Etna. when you reach the visitor centre. You have to pay for parking. There are a number of restaurants in the vicinity... More

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Oswaldtwistle, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

I always wanted to go up etna. I just didn't realise how vast or high it is. I'm not a fan of heights really but can usually cope. Done Vesuvius twice. Was terrified but was told I would regret it if I didn't carry on after 1900m which is where the coach stops. It's a cable car and a jeep... More

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england
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We booked our trip with Viator. The tour leader from the coach was helpful and friendly and spoke five European languages. When we arrived at our destination, everything about our visit was clearly explained. You can stop at the first level and walk on a small crater, but this involved a much more slippery slope than higher up. Having a... More

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south
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

It's nice but why it cost so much? The entrance to Etna cost: Parking: about 2.5 euro. Visiting the mountain: 60 euro per person! It Include the cable car (about 15 minutes), the transportation to the top (about 10 minutes) and a payment to the local guide (about 5 minutes)… Even if you use the cable car it is still... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

After a harrowing drive to the cable car station, we went took the cable car up and were met with spectacular views of the surroundings. It was very windy the day we went up such that they stopped the 4x4 drives to the edge of the crater (another 5km by road). The top cable car station does provide excellent views... More

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Milan, Italy
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The cable car was very nice and one had a choice of climbing or having a bus available to go to a place near the crater.

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London
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Europe's most active volcano was the reason we went to Sicily. We stayed at the very southernmost tip of the island and it was a long trek by car to get there - but it was well worth it. It is huge, dominating the landscape and apparently 2.5 times the height of Vesuvius, which may or may not be more... More

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

On the day we arrived to catania we checked the weather forecast. Should take out On a clear day and be prepared to mountaintop wind and cold weather. Anyway landscape and nature are worth every cent from the 60 euro From those you have to pay there

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Cornwall UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Visited as teacher with school party. First the cable cars, then the buses along the cinder roads. Noticeable drop in temperature. The guide took us around the crater, and pointed out the major features of previous lava flows. There was activity at the summit crater so we could not climb further. The hot rocks are amazing and quite comforting in... More

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