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Mount Etna

Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 72 attractions in Catania
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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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Brilliant experience! Jeeps, off road driving, cave visit, hiking, excellent lunch, Alcantara Gorge, small group, pick ups from hotel, informative guides.

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We were able to make this hike with a school group and got so much more information than we would have had we attempted it on our own. The landscape is stunning and, really, how exhilarating is it to hike an active volcano?? All in all, a beautiful day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

We drove to Etna from Siracuse and arrived at Etna around 10:30 in the morning. The first thing to note is you buy car park tickets from the shops or bus point. We decided to take the cable car and 4x4s up higher. You have to pay for a guide as part of this expense so for 2 adults and... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's not cheap but you have to do it when you're in Sicily - the cable car wasn't running the day we went to Etna, so we were shepherded on to all-terrain buses - a fun and scary ride round hair-pin bends through lava fields and snow - awesome!! The cafe at the highest point we were allowed to go... More

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We paid €30 each to take the cable car to the top, Instead we were driven up to a cafe in one of the buses which would only have cost us €21 ea!!! When i asked where the cable car was i was told it was closed for maintenance!!! Why did no one tell us this before we paid for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We were staying in Sliema, and decided to take the day excursion to see Mount Etna, Sicily. We left the hotel early and went to Valletta to take the first Virtu Catamaran of the day. The Catamaran is very big and comfortable and we arrived in Sicily 1hr 40 mins later. Met by a double-decker coach and travelled to a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Great ride up to Mt. Etna. Great lava flows, craters, and caves. do the trip later n the day, due to overcast in morning g that does burn off. Bring a jacket and gloves it is much colder up at the top of the mountain.

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Island of Gozo, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Although the trip was a bit long it is worthwhile. The scenery is fantastic and knowing the facts about the volcano is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Took the funicular and then the jeeps up to the highest point. Views are stunning though as the cloud comes in quickly would recommend to visit as early in the day as possible. Walked on the ice and lava with a guide - good footwear essential as the melting ice made for rather treacherous walking. Take warm clothes as it... More

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Cardiff, Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This October day was our last in Sicily. We were on a Riviera "Classical Sicily" tour which had rushed around the island, shoe-horning in too many treasures, allowing little free time to get close up and personal with this beautiful island, with its heady mixture of many cultures. We left our hotel, Baia Taormina, quite early with dark, lowering clouds... More

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