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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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london
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Visited Etna by cable car during the day and also at night by car. Both times the views were awesome! The volcano was pretty active during the 2 weeks we stayed, rumbling non stop and exploding every few seconds. On the first visit we saw the devastating results of the last big eruption in 2006 with houses burried in black... More

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St. John's, NL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I like to think of Mt. Etna as a large black dragon, sometimes quietly sleeping, other times raging with fury. During our visit Etna was the sleeping dragon version. We drove to Mount Etna and our first stop was the base station at Rifugio Sapienza from where we took a cable car to 8,202 feet (2,500 meters). It was fascinating... More

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west midlands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Amazing experience although very expensive to go up in the cable cars...but well worth it! My children thought it was an amazing experience :)

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We went on a fairly cloudy day and did,nt get a bad veiw but on a clear day it would be spectacular! It's a lovely journey getting up there and the main parking area has all the facilities you would expect but only have a snack. Once you get up above the tree line where the eruptions have been, it... More

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Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

When you are at the bottom they say you need to pay for the cable car and then, to get to the top you also have to pay for a 4x4 plus a guide. We only paid for the cable car and ended up walking all the way up. The Walk took about 1.5-2 hours, following the sane path as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It's inexplicable, but to try my best to put it in human words, my visit to Mount Etna is undeniably one of the most remarkable experiences I had in my life by far. Honestly, I hadn't expected much from it; yeah they say it's the biggest active volcano in Europe, you can get there when you come to Catania, blah... More

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Attard, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

was amazing to visit. would like to go again. very large area to walk around but it was worth the trip

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Galway, Ireland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Coming from a part of The world where volcanoes are a distant worry it was amazing to see an active volcano shooting ash and smoke into the air and grumbling like a thunder storm in the distance well worth a drive and a cable car the views are spectacular, only wish we went on a sunset trip aswell!!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We booked a tour through our hotel with "Edi" who runs "alternative tours."He picked us up from the hotel and was a mine of useful information.he lives in a town at the foot of Etna and knows a lot about the region and the wines. He also works for the mountain rescue and is a mountain bike guide! Etna erupted... More

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

if you are on holiday in Sicily, do not miss this opportunity I guarantee you that the memory of this trip and the views that you will be indelible in your mind, if you are near Zafferana, just follow the directions to Etna south Rifugio Sapienza, are about 10 km of mountain curves, on arrival you will see the large... More

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