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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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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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 NEW

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 NEW

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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York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Our trip up Mount Etna was one of the most amazing experiences, we went on a clear day and could see for miles, the landscape is unlike anything I've seen (ok I've not been up any other volcanoes) but still it was like being on another planet. Our tour included caving, a dip in crystal water in a gorge, hiking... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Take layers, layers, layers!! Go for the sunset tour so you get to see the views from up top but then as it gets dark the lava starts to glow. You can never tell when it's going to erupt, but the sound of the rumbling, cracking and sitting lava is just something that can't be explained. It's not a cheap... More

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Tartu, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We drove to the half-way and then took the cable car and then again the bus to 2900 m. I preferred this way, we saw people walking too but it must be quite long. It is maybe more rewarding though. I loved this place, being able to look inside the craters and touch the warm soil. Be sure to wear... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

unique landscape and beautiful panorama up the Etna mountain. it is a must-see for sicilia and we didn't regret drive all the way up there : on the way down hill, you will find a lot of wineyards.

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