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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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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

10,000 feet of interest! Really enjoyed our day. Right to the top. Newly built cable car because the last one was destroyed in an eruption. Very impressive landscape! If you go to Sicily , just go!! There it is! Just go !

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Staines, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

If you can go up Mount Etna, then do. You won't regret it. The whole thing is spectacular from start to finish. Get to the area at 2900m if you can, a smoking volcanic crater is quite something to see. Cable car is easy - doesn't get too high off of the ground, and the rugged coaches are more comfy... More

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We chose to avoid the bus tours and made arrangements with SICILY OFF ROAD. Absolutely spectacular day! Our guide, Alfio, did an amazing job. His knowledge of the history of the volcano and surrounding villages and towns could only be gained by someone who grew up in the shadow of Mt. Etna. Alfio took us places you just can't see... More

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High Wycombe, England
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28 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you are anywhere within reach of Mount Etna, do make the time to visit. We went by coach first to 1,900 metres, where there are plenty of viewpoints, shops and eating places if that is as far as you want to go. Whilst my wife stayed at that level, I paid the extra to take the cable car, then... More

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Gnjilane, Kosovo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Search for Etnamoving company - amazing day, enthusiastic guides, ad Etna is definitely worth one day visit

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Visited while in Sicily...fantastic...awe inspiring cable car ride...gave the bus a miss because it seemed to be ages waiting for enough people. But still worth the trip....

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The roads upto the mountain snake around past eruptions. The molten lava rocks and slides are so impressive to see. En-route you will see houses that were burnt and destroyed and remins of the rocks sprewn out from Etna. when you reach the visitor centre. You have to pay for parking. There are a number of restaurants in the vicinity... More

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Oswaldtwistle, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

I always wanted to go up etna. I just didn't realise how vast or high it is. I'm not a fan of heights really but can usually cope. Done Vesuvius twice. Was terrified but was told I would regret it if I didn't carry on after 1900m which is where the coach stops. It's a cable car and a jeep... More

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england
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We booked our trip with Viator. The tour leader from the coach was helpful and friendly and spoke five European languages. When we arrived at our destination, everything about our visit was clearly explained. You can stop at the first level and walk on a small crater, but this involved a much more slippery slope than higher up. Having a... More

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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

It's nice but why it cost so much? The entrance to Etna cost: Parking: about 2.5 euro. Visiting the mountain: 60 euro per person! It Include the cable car (about 15 minutes), the transportation to the top (about 10 minutes) and a payment to the local guide (about 5 minutes)… Even if you use the cable car it is still... More

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