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Mount Etna

Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 78 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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Alblasserdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Special experience to be at the edge of a crater and nearby the still working crater of Edna. We took trip up with the gondle and further with the 4 wheel drive bus, up to 3000 mtrs.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Our group took the cable car and then the 4x4 vehicle followed by a walk with guide who was excellent. Etna is so vast it was an amazing experience. The weather was kind to us that day and it was like standing in the middle of the sky. The landscape is mysterious and beautiful and completely unique. You can't visit... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Mount Etna is a natural phenomena; whilst I can appreciate the necessity of commerce it is such a shame that the mountain is, in my view degraded by poor facilities. At 2000 feet which is the tourist hub there are a range of poor quality catering, revolting toilets and coaches. Plus nasty gifts of course. If you have a head... More

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East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We took a short hike up Mt Etna to the 2002 crater. It takes around an hour walking up the road to the peak. The peak is a three hour hike and must be attended with a guide as Etna is constantly active. For a larger fee (50e/person) we could have been driven to the top. Etna had erupted a... More

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Buford, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Ride up on the lift and walk as far as you can, the view is out of this world. Also you can pick up the lava and take it home! It's not cursed like in Hawaii.

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Hertfordshire
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We arrived at the car park & paid the 6 euro fee (I think) then set off up Etna. There are different options available & we took the cable car up. Had we been prepared beforehand we would have invested in the jeep & guide. Cable car ride good but at the top you still have a walk of c.... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Our visit to Etna was unfortunately at a time when cloud enveloped the top thus obscuring the view that would have been incredible. The cloud also meant that the temperature dropped about 20 degrees C so it did feel a bit chilly. However seeing the smoke billowing from this active Volcano and walking on this Lunar landscape made it all... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Took a ferry from the Port out of Malta for the day to Sicily. Bus tour to Taormina and then to Mt Etna. Great shops in Taormina and Italian pizza & drinks on a patio. Italian Gelatto (ice cream) too! Then up the mountain which was one of the highlights of the trip. Beautiful mountain area. Nice and cool and... More

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Tallinn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

we got an organized tour with guide and definitly it was a wonderfull experience which it made me descover Etna from a different experience and as I could never imagine....be there is just something you can't explain by words....

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Fort St. John, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We did a tour. Do not recommend this. I thought we were going to hike up the volcano. You are driven up and walk around for 5 min. Nothing that you can't do yourself.

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