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Mount Etna

Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 77 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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Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

All the toilettes are free BUT for the ones next to the STA bus pickup and drop off point. The ladies toilette were dirty and commanded a charge to use. I chose not to use these toilette after entering and seeing the state of cleaniness and asked for my money back. The man collecting the money asked me to go... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Spectacular views of an active volcano including witnessing a new fissure opening as we watched including awesome sound track a brilliant day out. We went with Go-Etna. The guides were knowledgable helpful and friendly. The only down side was that some folks had to sit in the rear row of seats in the Mitsubishi Pajero 4x4 used for our group... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We managed to go up to the top of Etna by cable car and then bus trip with walking to (almost) the summit. It was a great experience if only for the lunar landscape as a contrast to the lush countryside on the slopes below. The experience cost Euros 60 per person in total and it was worth it, I'd... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The view from the top is fantastic. The trip up the cable car then by minibus/tractor across the ash fields. It fascinating to see the dried lava and the steaming holes. No lava while we were there but you can still feel the heat in the old lava. It's very cold and windy so wrap up. At €60 per person... More

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Mount Etna is incredible. The views are amazing . It is windy up there but well worth the trip. Decent walking shoes required. A must do if you are in Sicily.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We booked our excursion (my partner and I) through the Thomson package. Firstly I should say we were under the impression it would be a small group (no more than 20) as we were getting dinner afterwards. Our mini-bus took us part the way up and then we went to the top in the mountain mini-bus trucks (I guess is... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Was taken there by guy with 4WD, and an Italian couple joined from another hotel. Great way to do this, particularly as the other couple were very friendly. Went only to 2000 metres and walked part way up. Got some great pictures and well worth a visit.

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Marseille, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Well worth doing, you drive or bus to the starting point then it is a long walk or there is transport. We were a bit surprised by the cost of the 'ski' lift that takes you about half way and the bus that takes you the rest! We saved 60€ by walking the 2nd part, well worth it only took... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Toured with Etna Tribe with my partner and young daughter. Had a fantastic trip and guide Andrea was very knowledgeable and really looked after us

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Lingfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We took a day trip with Excursions Sicily to Mount Etna and followed by wine tasting. Our driver Enrico was excellent. Great fun and our first stop was at a honey tasting venue - didn't know there were so many combinations you could have! Then up to Mount Etna which was as expected very eerie with all the lava flows... More

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