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Mount Etna

Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 82 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Europe's most active volcano was the reason we went to Sicily. We stayed at the very southernmost tip of the island and it was a long trek by car to get there - but it was well worth it. It is huge, dominating the landscape and apparently 2.5 times the height of Vesuvius, which may or may not be more... More

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Haifa, Israel
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

On the day we arrived to catania we checked the weather forecast. Should take out On a clear day and be prepared to mountaintop wind and cold weather. Anyway landscape and nature are worth every cent from the 60 euro From those you have to pay there

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Cornwall UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Visited as teacher with school party. First the cable cars, then the buses along the cinder roads. Noticeable drop in temperature. The guide took us around the crater, and pointed out the major features of previous lava flows. There was activity at the summit crater so we could not climb further. The hot rocks are amazing and quite comforting in... More

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Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Etna was awesome,with damage that was done even from years ago,still visible.The site,scenery was mind blowing as was the restaurant at the 1900m level.We were in Sicily for a week,and Rome for one week,and eating at this restaurant was the worse Sicilian or Italian food that I have ever tasted in my life.The wine,some local concoction in a jug was... More

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San Francisco, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Two of us went to see Mt Etna up-close as part of an itinerary in a Sicily tour group. Beforehand, I did not expect much other than perhaps a visitor center surrounded by vista points with distant views of the mountain. But to my surprise, people are allowed to go up almost to the summit and hike around the live... More

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Just to be on a live volcano was fantastic. To walk around one of many craters, with steam and the smell of sulpher coming from the vents was unbelievable. A visit not to be missed!!

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6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We hired a car, drove up to etna, paid 100 Euros for two people to get the cable car then 4 track vehicles then guide to nearly the top! Take a coat and jeans as it's cold up there! The cafe quite reasonable also!

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Standish, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We drove up the steep and winding road with great views through the lava fields to the 'base camp' which is a collection of shops/cafes and the bottom end of the cable car. The shops contained the usual expensive mass produced tourist tatt and it appeared that this level was plagued by flies. We took the cable car to the... More

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Calgary, Alberta
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We journeyed to Mt. Etna, but unfortunately it was one of our showery days so visibility was not the best. The trip up is very windy, and you observe the areas along the way where past lava has flowed. There are a couple of choices to walk to the top of the craters that vary in effort. It was disappointing... More

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Innisfil, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

everything... i just posted a review on it,but, it was full of adventure from the gondola ride to base camp, the bus ride to the top and the walk along the ridge of a crater, we were at 2945 mtrs above sea level, the trip down is just as exciting!

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