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Mount Etna

Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

B'Fast to die for on the terrace. Just amazing!!!! Great service great location.Looking forward to come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We went to Mt Etna with a tour from Palermo called Palermo walking tours. What a trip. Mt Etna you can hear before you get in the cable car or the bus to the top. Its scary but brilliant. We then went on to Taormina and saw the Greek Theatre which was amazing. Palermo walking tours were great and put... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We had originally booked a two person jeep excursion with Go Etna, not realising that they visited the North Side of the Volcano and would only visit up to 2000ft. With the help of our tour rep we cancelled that trip and booked again with Cassata Travel a trip to 3000ft on the South Side. We were collected at 8am... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We actually saw an eruption at night and it was amaizing. The next day we went to the top and took the 45 minute tour witch is included in full price (60 eur), it was like a walk on the moon. Since it is almost 3000 m high, you have to dress smart. The girls in shorts were really freezing.... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited when Etna was erupting. It is a once in a lifetime experience, it was amazing! We have some great photos from the tour. We went with Star excursions and booked it through Thomson, it was a full day tour, we stopped at a honey making place and sampled honey, then had the Etna tour. It included a 3... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Our visit to Sicily was everything we could wish for. My partner and our two sons visited for a week with every intention of seeing Mount Etna up close. The trip we took to Etna was exhilarating and a little bit frightening. We travelled by large off-road buses on very steep and winding paths to the latest crack in Etnas... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

As part of a trip to Sicily we had to visit Etna and were not dissappointed, the whole Catania area is dominated by its presence both now and it's past and gave a great insight into it's destructive powers of years gone by. Having travelled by coach to the base area where the souvenir shops etc are located we then... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We drove up ourselves ... It is a long way, but fascinating to see the landscape change and to emerge above the tree line to see the black rocks and shale. There were a couple of places on the way up where local families had stopped to picnic and walk in the woods, then on to the top of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

As a traveller for some 35 years we do not like too organised and too expensive excursions with too many people.Okay you are on the top and see the craters but i prefer to experience nature in another more quiet way. So we decide to go from the much less touristy and greener north side of the Etna vulcano. We... More

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Klofta, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The biggest live volcano in Europe is something you just have to experience if you visit Sicily. You can either organize the trip yourself or book the trip with one of the many companies which provide guided tours.

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